Mohave County does NOT care about our fire districts and campaign sign violations

A few weeks ago I tried to look up fire district candidates at the county website.  I wasted a lot of time and found NOTHING.

Eventually I thought about this during County business hours and I called.  I was transferred to a lady who told me that the County does not list the fire district candidates on the web. Anyone can call and they will tell you.

Is there ANYTHING Mohave County could do to show more disregard for the safety of the residents?

My next question was who to contact about  campaign sign violations outside city limits.  Incredibly, she informed me that the County does not enforce regulations.

So here we have Joe Campbell, LMRFD fire district candidate.

His signs are all over Meadview and there is NO mention of who paid for the sign, no website, no email, no phone number, NO way to contact him.

Campaign sign violation
I have NO idea WHY Joe Campbell is running and I had no way to contact him.

I think Joe attended ONE (1) LMRFD board meeting a few months ago.

He NEVER contributed ANYTHING and never once shared ANY idea on how to get the Meadview station properly staffed or anything else.

Currently we have AT BEST one (1) guy at the Meadview fire station.  He does NOT live here, doesn’t know the roads and most important, can’t transport patients anyway because two (2) people are required to move patients into the ambulance and one is to drive and the other attends to the patient.

Joe Campbell has to be the most talented politician around:

Joe provides absolutely NO info whatsoever and by violating campaign sign laws, made it impossible for me to ask just a single question.

And that’s the MEADVIEW way. As established by COM, candidates can lie with impunity, questions and recording is NOT allowed.

It’s not just the fault of the people / cliques who run Meadview that just about EVERYTHING is beyond mediocre.

Our ultra conservative “fix your own roads and drive yourself to the hospital” BOS couldn’t possibly care less about our fire districts.

To not even list the fire board candidates on the County web site and to NOT enforce campaign sign laws really takes the cake!

LMRFD is not the only district with constant legal and financial problems.
Some news stories about other Mohave County fire districts:
https://forum.highdesertdirt.com/mohave/general-fire-and-emergency-news/

LMRFD has been bankrupt TWICE in the last 8 years and might just head towards the 3rd insolvency — all while Meadview has at best one guy at the station.

I was so happy to meet Theodora Koeppen, a temporary board member new to Meadview and very competent.  She gave me hope for LMRFD.  But the corrupt forces on the fire board kept her from running, claiming that she was not eligible to be on the board and therefore she missed the deadline to file the papers for her candidacy.

I sure hope that Ellen gets elected and her much more informational ad is here:
https://forum.highdesertdirt.com/mohave/2018-lmrfd-fire-board-elections/ellen-reh-bower/


11/1/18

Dear supervisor Bishop,

Who decided that the County would not list fire district candidates on the county election site and that the County will NOT enforce campaign sign violations?

Mohave County does NOT care about our fire districts and campaign sign violations

Appreciate your comments,

Christine Baker


Of course I’ll update with the response.

10 Responses to Mohave County does NOT care about our fire districts and campaign sign violations

  1. Our district is not a county agency. In fact I have learned it is not a fire tax we pay but a service fee. In fact, and I will confirm next week that election of “commissioner”, which should a board of directors since this not a county agency might be illegal and has been since the merger. Also what I have learned talking to some legal people is the monthly meeting is not covered by AZ law and technical can be a closed meeting to all residence who did not opt in when the merger happened.

    • Keep trying, Randy.

      Hopefully you won’t be able to get rid of me until the legislature changed the fire district regs to REQUIRE video recording and posting so all residents can see what’s going on. I sure have better things to do than waste 50+ hours/month on this sorry excuse of a fire district.

      Sadly, with people like you there’s not a chance for any improvement to our quality of life and residents will continue to die instead of receiving the medical care they deserve.

  2. Wow Randy, I can’t wait to hear more about this. I don’t believe our famous district supervisor knows this, otherwise I’m sure she would have opted out of being near it(us).

  3. Christine, I am aware of only one insolvency (bankruptcy was never filed and all debts were paid before the new Board took over). That was in 2013. When was the other one?

  4. Ellen, bankruptcy IS insolvency, what they did was like a Ch. 13 for people. For corporations it’s a Ch. 11.

    And BTW, all debts did NOT get paid! The people whose money got wasted got absolutely NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING.

    Especially the people of Meadview, who still only have one guy, at best.

    Does LMRFD have any plans to pay that debt?

    The first fire district bankruptcy was I think in 2010 when Meadview went bankrupt, then in 2013 again, roughly every 3 years.

    • I don’t mean to split hairs, but being a stickler for accuracy, I must say that neither LMRFD or Grapevine Mesa FD went bankrupt. Bankruptcy allows for keeping of property and restructuring of debt into payments over a period of time. Neither situation occurred with LMRFD or GMFD. The County funded the LMRFD while their Administrator sold off all unnecessary equipment, negotiated reduced payoffs for leases, and funneled ALL but essential operating expenses toward paying the debt off by a specific target date. If that target date had not been met, the LMRFD would have been dissolved. GMFD never even got that far into insolvency, because it consolidated into LMRFD in 2010. The LMRFD was looking good financially at that time, primarily due to artificially inflated property values in the District that temporarily increased tax revenue.

        • Also, Ellen, you bring up a very good point:

          ” The County funded the LMRFD while their Administrator sold off all unnecessary equipment”

          I asked Flynn in writing for a listing of assets and assets sold, but never got a response.

          Do you have a listing of assets when Flynn took over and a listing of everything he sold, with the price and who it was sold to?

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