The litany of lies and deception perpetrated on citizens finally caught up with MC’s elected officials and its political ruling class! In a record-setting turnout, the people, by an overwhelming margin, threw out incumbent Mayor Moody, Councilmen Hatfield and rejected Mark Kipphut, their hand-picked successor to 30-year incumbent Councilman Pullen, not to mention their PAC’s effort to thwart the tax rollback, which also passed overwhelmingly.
Throughout the campaign, as Wayne Orchard and I continued to highlight the evidence of the facts where we revealed how the public trust has been violated, those in power arrogantly packaged more lies & distorted truths in a campaign of empty rhetoric hoping that, as in years past, people weren’t paying much attention to the details.
But the people WERE paying attention and they ARE fed up!
This election helped to make it possible for MC’s government to be Of the People,” controlled BY the People, and is ultimately FOR what the MAJORITY of the people of MC want. Citizens who have been shut out, castigated, and vilified for speaking out against the egregious actions of the council are now solidly in the majority.
Simply put “We The People” demand the right to first give consent to decisions that may raise our taxes, put us into debt, take away our personal liberty about what we can do on our own property, and/or violate the standards of our city that are supposed to protect our wide-open spaces & more rural lifestyle!
June 14, 2016 is the first official meeting of our new city council. On that day a new mindset will guide our government where active transparency will help ensure that we stay accountable for the promises made to make our city hall OF, By, and FOR the people.