Hypocrisy is alive and well in La Paz County!

In a public meeting held on December 17th, Skip Becker of the La Paz County Economic Development Corporation announced “the single largest investment ever in the Town of Parker!” Becker announced a $25 million hemp processing facility to be built by the Calyxar Group in Parker South on property that is already zoned for industry. …

Letters to County Supervisors

As most of you know, I am encouraging people to write additional letters to the County Supervisors prior to their January 6th meeting opposing the smelter and asking them to vote NO!  I have posted some suggested issues for people to raise with them, to give everyone ideas on what to write.  You can find…

Almost $2,000 to have Supervisor meeting in Parker rather than Wenden

This statement was posted in the Parker Pioneer online edition today in an attempt to reinforce the need to have the January 6th Supervisor meeting held in Wenden to give everyone an equal opportunity to have their voices heard.  An email was sent to all three Supervisors along with this post and also my blog…

Our Petition and Jan. 6th, 2020

Our community continues to speak out against the proposed smelter!  When we submitted the petition to the county prior to the P&Z meeting, we had 407 names.  As of today we have had 579 people sign the petition compared to the petition that Alliance and Rose Law Group put out there…they still have only 31….

Residents torch Alliance Metals smelter plans

Remember, this is not over.  The next meeting to determine the fate of Alliance Metals is Jan. 6, 2020.  We can’t let up on the pressure.  I will be publishing things that we can do in the next few days.  In the mean time, if you haven’t seen the article in the Wickenburg Sun about…

P&Z Meeting

According to the American Institute of Certified Planners one of the principles they aspire to, as part of their overall responsibility to the public is this: “We shall give people the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the development of plans and programs that may affect them.  Participation should be broad enough to include…

Winning Together

The December 5th P&Z meeting last night was a very exhilarating experience.  It is so good to be a part of a community who is not afraid to stand up for itself in the face of this kind of adversity.  It was awesome. As many of you know, there were about 275 chairs set up…

Viva McMullen Valley Video

For those who have not seen it yet, Marcus De Leon, an independent Hollywood movie maker/writer has created the first of several videos about the proposed smelter in our community.  I urge you to check it out and to subscribe to his You Tube channel so you can be notified when subsequent episodes are posted….

Alliance Metals PR Release

The most recent press release from Alliance and Rose Law Group was just published in the Parker Pioneer and an article regarding this permit was published today on AZCentral, which is the online version of the Arizona Republic. As I have mentioned in prior posts Alliance is trying to make the intent to grant the…

P&Z Meeting Preparation

December 5th is fast approaching.  We need to make sure that everyone who cares about the future of McMullen Valley is prepared to attend the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.  Just as a reminder, it is on the 5th at 3:00 pm at Centennial Community Center. It would be great also if as many people…