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Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton officially attended his first city of Phoenix meeting today at 3:00 P.M. Mountain Standard Time.  It was an interesting meeting as everybody was eager to see the new mayor in action.  A variety of issues were voted on.  One agenda item that would out source the legal part of negotiating with city of Phoenix workers on their union contracts on behalf of the city was voted on to be decided at a later date.

Mayor Stanton showed no nervousness or apparent apprehension as he stated to councilperson Diciccio to please route his questions of the city attorney through him after apparent strain between the councilperson and the city attorney had occurred.  This incident occurred because council person Diciccio was asking why the city attorney had not followed up on calling the independent Inspector General's office as he had instructed him to do regarding former mayor Gordon and his dealings with the foreign corporation known as "Veolia".

There were two citizens that spoke on some different agenda items and on the outsourcing of negotiations with the city of Phoenix's workers. At times, one of the elderly citizens went far over the allotted speaking time for citizens on agenda items, yet mayor Stanton was calm and collected.  There was only one time that this elderly citizen when chastising former mayor Gordon and was apparently speaking to mayor Stanton, that the new mayor was helped out by council person Diciccio and that was when the elderly citizen asked the mayor what he should call him and the mayor said he really didn't mind what he called him, to which council person Diciccio spoke to the citizen and said that he should address the mayor as "mayor".

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  •  Follow the truth wherever it leads us to. (1+ / 0-)
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    Now...will the city of Phoenix turn a blind eye towards the killing of Marty Atencio by some Phx. PD and Sheriff's deputies or...will the new mayor Stanton hand the investigation over to the U.S. Dept. of Justice?  
    The sad thing is that now because the city of Phoenix has been implicated right along with the killing of a Persian Gulf vet, Marty Atencio, there is a good chance this dastardly crime will be swept under the rug since...Joe Arpaio the Republican now has competition from Greg Stanton, the democrat, in other words both major political parties are involved and both: "Live in glass houses".  Unless...Mayor Stanton and a courageous city council person will publicly declare their strong support for the U.S. Department of Justice to step into and take over the investigation of Marty Atencio.  But...again...will president Obama have his man Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general investigate a democrat run city?  I wouldn't take bets.  And...even though I strongly believe Maricopa county Joe Arpaio sheriff and his deputies should be tried for at a minimum manslaughter or murder, that doesn't mean I will be silent when the city of Phoenix allows manslaughter to be committed by its Phoenix police officers in the case of my fellow Persian Gulf veteran Marty Atencio ! Justice...should not be a democrat or republican thing and I would ask my democratic grass roots activists friends to go to the city of Phoenix council meeting as I did today and to ask the democratic mayor of Phoenix to turn the investigation of the murder of Marty Atencio over to the Department of Justice. Now...would anybody like to hold their breath until the city of Phoenix run by a democrat does so? Follow the truth where it is...which is at the door step of the city of Phoenix and Joe Arpaio !
    Native Phoenician and Arizonan
    Persian Gulf vet 90-91/ Iraq III vet 05-06
    Leonard Clark

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