Discussions About the Issues

We recently had the opportunity to provide some alternative information with Counsel Mr. Timothy A. La Sota at a breakfast meeting and on KMOG hosted by Charlie Seraphin.  The Town of Payson had a lengthy presentation on why the Propositions are illegal in their enforcement.  During that meeting, it appeared that some difficult questions were not asked, and answers to unasked questions were not provided to the Council. Most Town Councilors voted to repeal the Propositions.  We suspect that is partly because Town Legal did not provide all the information for and against the purported repeal.  Does Town Legal have a duty to provide complete information, or is the obligation to justify the Town’s course of action?  Do Councilors have an obligation to ask questions on behalf of the citizens?  The questions may be answered during the next contract discussion for services or the election cycle.

There is no animosity when people take action based on incomplete information.  The Town has not yet filed an answer to the suit.  Hopefully, that will occur soon, and a copy can be posted.  With luck, they will provide the complete rationale for their decision.

Thank you to FM103.3/ AM1420/ KMOGCountry.com  for hosting Board Members Stephen Otto and Jeffrey Aal for a radio interview on May 31st, 2023.

Transparent Payson radio interview
Interview on KMOG with Charlie Seraphin

Various issues were discussed, and community members had the chance to call and ask direct questions.  One of the issues discussed was the apparent intimidation of citizens when they disagreed with the Town.  A full post about that issue may be found here.  The use of an “emergency ordinance” was also discussed.

We appreciate the opportunity to discuss the issues.  It can be difficult for people to listen to the show live.  If you could not tune in, the audio may be found below.  Charlie always starts with a prayer then he jumps right into the issues.  We appreciate his insight and inquisitive style.  If you fast forward, please allow time for buffering.

The radio interview:


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We also had a breakfast meeting at Tinys.  The event was videotaped if you would like to watch it.

The breakfast meeting video:

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Information and understanding are essential to voter involvement.