a Sonoran Truth Editorial by Gracie O'Malley, May 26, 2015.
"A political group or council that
runs a town. A Junta can overtly
or covertly control decisions at
the highest level."
It is obvious from the last few council
meetings that the Cave Creek Council is
performing like a Junta. At what point in
time did this council become a Junta
mandating how someone should vote?
Let's examine some of the history of Cave
Creek's corruption, misgovernments, abuse
of power, and ask a number of begging
questions of the Junta leader, Mayor Vince
* When you returned from a Peace Corp stint in Peru you became
Director of the Tucson Race Track. What experience did you have in
this industry prior to joining the Peace Corp? What qualified you to
move from short order cook at the Silver Slipper Saloon in Frontier
Town to Director of the race track in Tucson? Who pulls your strings?
* Jay George sold the Cave Creek Water Company to Great American
Water Company for $2.5 Million. However, shortly thereafter the town
purchased the water company for $20 Million. Why did you approve this
transaction when the town performed absolutely no due diligence and
the cost was 1,000% more?
* Why did the town build an earthquake proof concrete water tank
instead of the steel water tank as originally designed at a cost in
excess of 500%?
* Why did the town build a water tank on someone else's property
requiring the town to pay $1.3 Million because of this encroachment?
* Why do you state that ADEQ mandated that Cave Creek build a new
Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) when this is not true?
Where is the proof of this requirement?
* Why did you approve borrowing $29.3 Million to build a WWTP to
serve less than 500 customers without inquiring and without knowing
whether the town had a reasonably assured revenue stream to service
the debt on that loan?
* You stated to the citizens that "Bad things happen if you don't come
to council meetings". Does this mean you are not to be trusted?
* Why would you consider restoring the Sonoran News as the town's
newspaper for it's legal advertising? The Sonoran News charges $17
per column inch, while the AZ Republic only charges $4.90 per column
inch. Is this one of the bad things that can happen if you don't come to
council meetings? Considering these economics to chose the Sonoran
News is blatant evidence of corruption, favoritism, and a breach of the
* Why is it that you and Sorchych are terrified of powerful women like
Shea, Kim, Eileen, Grace and Anna? Maybe it is the strength of their
conviction, honesty, or ability to survive his plummeting with their
integrity intact. Do you think Sorchych will live to see the day he
regrets his lies about these women? Will you? Or are you and Don just
going to curl up and blow away?
* Your council denies us, our civil rights, abuses our trust, abuses
their sacred oath, and abuses us verbally. Why do you no longer serve
the citizens or abide by their will? This tells the citizens one thing for
certain, you do not care about them or the lives they have worked so
hard to build. Have you lost your moral compass? You have committed
to stepping down as mayor at the end of this term. Your legacy
tarnished. The residents are looking forward to a new
mayor that will provide honest and
One day soon I hope to serve the town as
mayor with a loyal council, and trusted