Friday, January 04, 2013

32 Days Until 2013 APS School Board Member, Mill Levy, and Bond Issue Elections.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 will be a day too late to start paying attention to the election of a majority of APS School Board members.  It will be a day too late to exercise any control over the encumbrance of more than a third of a billion tax dollars.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, will also be the day a Journal editorial will lament a 3% turnout in such an important election.

Members of the press have certain obligations; among them, the obligation to monitor government and power and then tell the truth about what they see,  They are obliged to manifest first loyalty to the people including providing them a forum in which to petition their government.. 

The Journal has an obligation to the people, to report the facts as they know them.

The Journal has 32 days to report to the people that the four incumbents running for re-election, David Robbins, Paula Maes, Lorenzo Garcia and David Peercy;
  • are party to a cover up of felony criminal misconduct by senior APS administrators, including refusal to produce the findings of at least three investigations into the public corruption and incompetence in the leadership of APS' police force and that,
  • are party to a denial of due process to hundreds of whistleblower complaints against administrators and board members and that,
  • have individually and collectively abdicated their obligations are role models of the standards of conduct they establish and enforce upon students, the Pillars of Character Counts! and that,
  • they will not, or can not, produce a candid, forthright and honest accounting of the last mill levy and bond issue money they spent at 6400 Uptown Blvd
The Journal has 32 days to tell voters about the ethics and
accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS, and that
four of the candidates in the election are complicit in its cover up.

A pox on them if they don't.

photo Mark Bralley

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