Tom Westmoreland — A Counterfeit Conservative

TOM-ACC-Tom-mugWhen I recruited Tom Westmoreland to run for a city council position in early 2013 I did so because he seemed like a solid conservative. He was coming from the private sector. He had a long history of working to promote conservative political issues such as gaining state control of Federal lands in Utah. He seemed to know a lot of other conservatives in the state, which would’ve been a great asset to our small, backwards city.… Read the rest

Were the City’s Rodeo Donations Fraudulent?

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Just when we all thought the city’s rodeo drama was over, a new scandal has emerged. Apparently, the Pony Express Days Rodeo Committee never got formal approval from the IRS to operate as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity.

In a March 18, 2014 public meeting Jared Gray, a director of the committee’s board of trustees, explicitly stated that they were a “501 non-profit.” They have also heavily implied as much in the marketing material they have produced since then.… Read the rest

Donna Burnham: The Political Windsock

burnham-mugOn March 4, 2016 Donna Burnham announced via her friends at the Daily Herald that she was running for the Utah House District 2 seat that is being vacated by David Lifferth (R). This district includes Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs. But before voters do anything crazy–like put her in charge of voting on even bigger government budgets–they really ought to learn a little about her not-so “conservative” record in Eagle Mountain.… Read the rest

2015 Municipal Election Results

The results are in and every single incumbent politician has now been replaced! Here are the official election results for 2015:

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Incumbents that have left us:

Mayor Heather Jackson — defeated by voters 2013
Council Member Nate Ochsenhirt — defeated by voters 2013
John Painter — chose not to run for re-election 2013
Rich Steinkopf — defeated by voters 2015
Donna Burnham — chose not to run for re-election 2015
Ryan Ireland — chose to not run for re-election 2015

Thank you Eagle Mountain City voters!… Read the rest

Help Wanted: Door hanger hangers, Pay: lower taxes

 

Whew! I never knew the mere anticipation of my door hangers being distributed throughout the city could cause so much angst on Facebook!

If you want to see what all the hullaballoo is about, check out the scanned copy of the door hanger below and then read on about why this door hanger is the absolute best way to help clean up the corruption in our city.… Read the rest

Romney Institute of Public Management Honors Ifo Pili

This larger than life banner celebrating Eagle Mountain City Administrator Ifo Pili’s success now hangs in the atrium of the Marriott School on BYU Campus.IMG_20150501_160813065

Shortly after becoming the city’s chief administrator in fiscal year 2013 Pili started raising the salaries of the city’s employees dramatically. I’m sure they were grateful even if the city’s taxpayers weren’t!… Read the rest

Mayor Jackson Pulls a Fast One

City residents recently received the following notice about radical changes that a local developer wants to make within the city before Mayor Heather Jackson leaves office. Shouldn’t major changes like these be left to the next administration instead of being forced through during a lame duck session? Certainly, there isn’t enough time to thoroughly debate these changes during the holiday season when most people would rather focus on their families.… Read the rest

Building Department Fails Residents Again

On December 2, 2013 a local concrete contractor poured the pads for a garage and basement without any thermal protection even through temps that night and in the following days reached far below freezing. This was strictly against the city’s building codes and it guaranteed that the future owner of this house will be stuck with weakened concrete that will most likely chip in the coming years.… Read the rest

Election Fraud in Eagle Mountain

During the August 13, 2013 municipal primary election in Eagle Mountain City there were numerous irregularities in the vote counting process that prompted me to investigate the possibility that the election might have been stolen. After a couple weeks of research I compiled my findings in a report, which I then forwarded to various government officials around the state in the hope that we could get a recount that would conclusively determine whether the election results were honest or fraudulent.… Read the rest