Warning: include(/var/www/rrnweb/includes/joomla_init.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home2/rrnews/public_html/templates/redrocknews1.5/index.php on line 328

Warning: include(): Failed opening '/var/www/rrnweb/includes/joomla_init.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/opt/php54/lib/php') in /home2/rrnews/public_html/templates/redrocknews1.5/index.php on line 328

Breaking News:

Close

Online Poll

How far away will you travel on summer vacations?

Sponsored By:

Tlaquepaque Village

Out of Africa offers sleep-over near animals

Out of Africa offers sleep-over near animals

Lions and tigers and bears - and hyenas, oh, my.Should you choose to accept Out Of Africa Wildlife Park's offer, just a chain-link fence could be separating you from these...

The Sedona election has already turned ugly.

In a “he said/no, he said,” controversy during the recently held forum at the Keep Sedona Beautiful encampment, both

candidates for mayor presented different stories on how a possible open meetings law violation caused one of the

candidates not to attend the forum.

Apparently, City Councilman Jerry Frey was told it would be a violation if he, current Mayor Rob Adams and two current City Council members attended the same forum this past Thursday night.

This is a fact. It is an open meetings violation if four or more council members attend any function together.

What makes this truly interesting is that former KSB President Barbara Litrell filed a violation notice with the state’s attorney general, claiming that four council members had dinner together this past year when decisions were made regarding the lights on State Route 89A in West Sedona.

Ironically, it’s those very lights and the lack of light or the so-called Vegas night lights that have made this an election that looks like it could be the dirtiest of all time here in Sedona.

SedonaElection.com has been created to supposedly give the “facts” regarding all candidates running for council and mayor.

However, they are all members of a group fighting the possibility of lights on State Route 89A.

There is also a political action committee being promoted by Adams’ wife to make sure Adams gets the right people in office to support his agenda.

However, they did not interview all the candidates running.

Funny, I thought the mayor’s agenda should represent all Sedonans.

Oh, that’s right, a so-called “majority” of Sedona residents oppose the lights and support the proposed National Scenic Area legislation. Again, who says so?

They do. Who are “they,” you ask?

Apparently these are people who think they have answers to all the issues facing Sedona.

Why can’t they just let the residents of Sedona make informed, intelligent decisions based on facts rather than all this

propaganda being thrown around out there?

Why is it that the “side out of power” always complains when they don’t get their way, even if they are in the minority.

Why is it that the president of KSB basically handed an open microphone to the current mayor of Sedona and encouraged him to promote himself? This just doesn’t seem fair to me.

Who is Steve DeVol, current KSB president, and what has he done for Sedona, other than spout off about the proposed NSA legislation?

When are we going to learn that everyone has different

viewpoints and opinions on a variety of issues and that each of us has the responsibility to keep the facts straight? We should tell the truth when we speak and keep these biased, uninformed opinions out of city politics.

I encourage everyone to listen to all the campaign messages out there. Please make your own good, informed decision on the type of people we want to represent us and don’t buy into the nonsense that many naysayers are trying to cram down our throats.

 


Leave your comments

0
terms and condition.

People in this conversation

  • Thanks for saying what many of us are thinking. It was KSB under Candidate Litrell's leadership who filed the bogus Open Meeting Law violation against some City of Sedona Councilors in 2008. BTW a website: www.sedonafacts.wordpress.com has published the complaint letter of Mrs. Litrell and the AZ AG's response.<br /><br />It's hard to believe that KSB overlooked the Open Meeting Law requirements. <br /><br />And didn't Mrs. Litrell say she had lived in Sedona for 6 years? Don't think that's exactly correct either. Mrs. Litrell seems to get the truth confused with fiction.

Other Headlines

Potential bond refinancing could save city $1M
Potential bond refinancing could save city $1M

Think of it as refinancing your home but on a much grander scale.

For the last decade, the city of Se [ ... ]

Kawano shares Code Talker tales
Kawano shares Code Talker tales

Japan native Kenji Kawano has made a career of shooting Navajo Code Talkers who served during and sh [ ... ]

More News

Latest Sports

D-Backs rebound for big win heading into finale

D-Backs rebound for big win heading into finale

Clay Christensen hit a 215-foot shot over the center-field fence Wednesday, May 27, in a 17-6 sweep of the Camp Verde Mariners on the road for the Sedona Diamondbacks. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s pretty...

Sedona Weather

Fair

53°F

Sedona, AZ

Humidity: 41%
Wind: S at 8 mph
Sunday
Sunny
62°F / 93°F
Monday
Sunny
59°F / 91°F
Tuesday
Sunny
56°F / 88°F

Sedona Gas Prices

Lowest Gas Prices in Sedona
Sedona Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com