Category Archives: Jean Bishop (incumbent)

New pictures of the Joshua Tree massacre

Here are some new pictures of the Joshua Tree massacre on Pierce Ferry and Greggs Hideout (Antares on the other side of Pierce Ferry.)  They’re done drilling the new well and I’ve been told they’ll keep on clearing going up Patterson Grade, but I have no first hand knowledge.  I will do more research and I’m thrilled that Jan Emming is looking into this now as the people of Meadview and Jean Bishop are so indifferent.

The issues are not only the protection of Joshua Trees, desert tortoises and our precious eco system, but the farmers are using up our water and polluting our water and air with pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.  I would not object to SUSTAINABLE agriculture producing organic food for LOCALS, but growing almonds in monoculture right there is just not right.   We have so much land all over the county (such as along 93) with not a whole lot of  vegetation to begin with.

WHY HERE?

They cleared a LOT MORE and while I was told they would go north along Pierce Ferry, they also cleared west on Greggs Hideout.

Looking north from Greggs Hideout road
Looking north from Greggs Hideout road

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Video: 8/1/16 District 4 Supervisor Candidates introductions

Introductions

Rick Armstrong:

Incumbent Jean Bishop:

Mervin Pitchfork Freedom:

Krystal Gabrielson:

Incumbent Jean Bishop on her voting record:

She said absolutely NOTHING!  She had a long day attending the supervisor board meeting, but to not remember a single critical vote …  You got to hear it to believe it.

If Ms. Bishop would like to provide a listing of “important” votes and her positions, I’ll be glad to add it here.

Video of the 8/1/16 Mohave County District 4 Supervisor forum in Golden Valley

RELATED VIDEO:   8/8/16 Video of Sheriff Candidates Forum


The turnout was great and Butch Meriwether did a fantastic job organizing and moderating the forum — thank you Butch!  

He also has a website with his commentaries, opinions and analysis of many local issues.  Butch is one of the few people in this county capable of rational thinking and concise writing.

It is hard to hear the questions that were asked because the cooling system was so noisy and the audience didn’t have a microphone, but most answers make it obvious what the questions were.

Unfortunately, the audience was OBSESSED with the roads.

And I can’t blame them, but I think it would have helped to have the audience submit their questions in writing prior to the forum, sort them by subject and then have Butch read the questions (with the mic).  We would d have had a lot more time for issues other than roads.  And we would have had time for FOLLOWUP questions.

I found the forum VERY informative and all three unedited videos are now posted below.

I hope to SOON get to posting excerpts from the forum so you can hear the candidates’ views on specific issues to make it easier to decide who to vote for.

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

It was great to hear a CHALLENGE to Jean Bishop’s claim that the GV Fire District will go broke if the state takes over the prison.  According to a person in the audience, the prison never paid ANY tax for the fire district because it’s not in it. These are issues we need to examine!

Update 8/4/16: Apparently the prison is not in the fire district, but had a contract with the fire district and the state will likely contract with the fire district too.  Another NON crisis resolved.

What’s with this obsession to NOT increase taxes?

I noticed that many candidates emphasize how they will NOT vote for a tax increase. Apparently incumbent District 4 supervisor Jean Bishop is so afraid of being branded a “tax and spend liberal”, she refused to answer my questions about her 1/4 cent sales tax increase proposal. Jean Bishop’s evasive response from my post aboutContinue Reading