Vote San Tan Valley Incorporation Has Responded to The Queen Creek Lawsuit
The Vote San Tan Valley Incorporation Steering Committee has responded to a lawsuit filed by the town of Queen Creek challenging the incorporation process. You can read their exact press release below.
QUEEN CREEK TOWN COUNCIL TELLS PINAL COUNTY AND INCORPORATOR VOLUNTEER – AGREE TO QUEEN CREEK GROWTH AREAS OR WE’LL SUE YOU
On April 13th, the Queen Creek Town Council instructed their attorney to file a lawsuit to stop the San Tan Valley incorporation vote. Their attorney filed a lawsuit the next day.
Here is VOTE SAN TAN VALLEY’S response to the Queen Creek council.
With the utmost respect, we have not agreed with many of the decisions you have made in the growth of Queen Creek. We especially are concerned that you really want San Tan Valley citizens to just take whatever territory you do not want for Queen Creek – all the while you take the San Tan Valley residents’ sales tax money to help run Queen Creek.
You are not the decision maker for 100,000+ citizens who have been battered around the goals and decisions of others. San Tan Valley residents have goals that are different than Queen Creek but willing to put it into the hands of a democratic process and hold an election. You run to the courthouse to raise issues, not belonging to Queen Creek, but those of other entities to stop the democratic process.
You have named a volunteer grandmother as a defendant in your lawsuit in your attempt to subvert the democratic process because you can use unlimited taxpayers’ dollars to prosecute the case against her. Meanwhile she must dip into her family budget to pay for an attorney. Oh yes, you’ll have the Pinal County taxpayers pay to defend against your lawsuit on others’ issues also.
Your stubborn stance that you have first dibs on controlling territory in Pinal County to the exclusion of all others is mistaken. Democracy means that we all compromise. Apparently, all the fine words about respecting others’ rights to self-determination spoken at the council meeting mean nothing to the individual members of Queen Creek Council when we disagree with you.