June 2, 2002
. . . YOU DECIDE
Land speculators and developers want to import over 100,000 people to the desert around an aging radioactive/toxic waste dump and have devised a multi-phased plan to achieve their goal.
After we collected nearly 12,000 signatures demanding a public vote on the speculative plans to create two cities in the desert, the backers sued to keep you from voting on their plans.
Continued Destruction of The Sonoran Desert
A carpet of red-tiled rooftops, broken only by groundwater-fed golf courses, will replace the fragile desert ecosystem. Caravans of golf carts will replace wildlife corridors. Land values will rise and the surrounding State Trust Land will be sold for more development, leading to more crime, higher taxes, less water and increased risk to public health.
Citzens have donated more than $20,000 to bring this issue to the voters, but we need more. We need at least $25,000 more to fight the appeals and bring this issue to the ballot box.
Any Amount will help. Make checks payable to:
Water "wake up call" needed as levels fall, by Bob Svejcara, Northwest Explorer, June 6, 2001
US Census Bureau; http://www.azcentral.com/news/census_popcounties.html
County Budget Includes New Courthouse, By Lannie Bethka, Apache Junction News July 2, 2001. According to the article, property valuations have increased an average of 8% over the last 10 years. Property valuation is used as the basis of property taxes. A yearly increase of 8% over 10 years is equivalent to a 215% increase in 10 years.
 County holds line on taxes, by Alan Levine, The Casa Grande Dispatch, June 5, 2001
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