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10/9/2012 12:25:00 PM
Coming Election requires critical decisions
Williams-Grand Canyon News

To the Editor:

We are faced with a number of questions that will shape the future of our country one way or another.This is just as important on the local level, as well as national.

We have local elected officials who are hired to represent us. When they stray from their responsibility, they need replacement.

Example: when this Wind Farm was installed on Perrin Ranch north of Williams, the adjoining residents for the most part, didn't want their retirement homes obliterated on the landscape with an industrial complex. Over 100 of our residents went to the Coconino County Board of Supervisors meeting the night of the vote to express their dissatisfaction of its location, and what it would do to our community. It passed unamanious, which says that they didn't care about the people they represent so they turned their backs on them. This creates a self serving Government.

Matt Ryan, our local representative changed his vote on our appeal, but the fact remains, he took part in the original deception of our people. We don't need these kind of people in our local government.

Now that A.P.S. came forward last February and exposed this wind farm as not cost effective, not dependable and not productive during the peak season it is needed most, we now have a permanent eyesore, wasted millions in tax subsidies, and increased future rate increases for the very expensive maintenance and overhead costs that we were left with, because of this worthless venture on behalf of our local leaders.

This is just one example of many that our elected officials get us into by not listening to the people, not doing their home work, and lending an open ear to sales tactics from outside contractors.

Please remember these issues when you go to the polls. Vote them out.

John Lee

Williams, Ariz.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Ron Pauly

I bet if you followed the money it would show why the wind farm got forced on everyone.I did find the anouncement in our paper and the new electric rate hike on the same page sadly funny,well thats how i remember it.
I thought our airport was a bad idea to.It was there for years with people who used it happy with it the way it was.Now its a costly mistake.
Again certain people made out well.Theyre relatives to.

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