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The Effort to Recall Mayor Phil Goode has FAILED!

It is reported in the Daily Courier today (Thursday, March 21, 2024) that Stan Goligoski is withdrawing from the race to replace the Mayor, and the recall committee stated they have not gathered enough signatures to move forward with the recall effort.

Mayor Goode has been subjected to accusations of misconduct, malfeasance, sexual harassment, failure to adhere to his oath of office, and conducting unlawful city business behind closed doors, all of which have been proven false.

Many thanks to Mayor Goode's supporters.  It was through you that we got the message out and were able to defeat this destructive and misguided effort.

You can read the Courier article HERE (need a subscription to read).

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Who Should Really Be Recalled? - Buz Blog

In this blog post by Buz Williams, the links between the previous mayor and Stan Goligoski are discussed, questioning their intentions in overseeing the adoption of the PUSD curriculum over the past decade.  Which brings into question the true intent behind the effort to recall Mayor Goode at this time.  You can read the post HERE.

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AZFPI - The Missing Outrage over Leaked City Documents

The linked article in the AZFPI blog covers the lack of any coverage by the local newspaper over the illegal act by someone in City Government or City Staff leaking confidential city documents. This not only harms the person(s) cited in these documents, it subjects the city to potential litigation and creates an atmosphere of distrust and fear that future confidential business or personal information will be "leaked" whenever someone in the City decides they are above the law.  Go HERE for the full article.

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Saving the Rodeo Funding – Harry Oberg, Former Prescott Mayor - Prescott eNews

Harry Oberg provides key insights and solid recommendations on resolving the issue with the $15.3M distribution from the state to Prescott Frontier Days, Inc.  Mr. Oberg also clarifies some of the distortions being written about and circulated on what the Prescott City Council knew about the proposed upgrades to the rodeo grounds and the distributions made by the legislature.  You can find the whole article HERE.

NOTE: The Daily Courier declined to publish this letter.

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AZFPI - The Rodeo and The Recall

This article is an in-depth look at the Prescott Frontier Day's finances and the tie between the rodeo and the recall campaign.  Well worth your time to read.  Go HERE for the full story.

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The Need For Transparency – Buz Blog

The February 1st, 2024 edition of the Prescott eNews has a blog post from Buz Williams that talks about how "transparency" plays both ways.  The recall campaign talks a lot about transparency of government, but we should also be looking at the people behind the recall and how "transparent" they are or are not being.  Please have a look at the article HERE.

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Claims of Sexual Harrassment Are False

Once again there are those who are circulating damaging and false claims against Mayor Goode.  These recent claims are that Mayor Goode sexually harassed a city employee.

 

Please click on the PDF documents below to view letters from the Prescott HR Department and the City Attorney refuting these claims.

These documents can also be found on the City of Prescott website.

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Learn More About the Development Agreement Between the City and Arizona Eco Development LLC (AED)

Instead of rumors and misinformation from the Recall crowd, hear the facts from the City of Prescott Attorney, outlining the status of the Development Agreement.  An update was provided at the 1/23/24 City Council Study Session and can be viewed HERE, starting at the 00:52:46 time mark.

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AZFPI - Misuse of the Prescott Mayor Recall Process

Arizonans for Promoting Integrity (AZFPI) has posted a new article on their blog regarding the recall effort.  The article questions the purpose of  the recall and examines the people behind this effort.  Please go to THIS LINK to read the entire article.

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Prescott City Council Clears Mayor Goode of any Violations

The City of Prescott has released the following statement:

Prescott City Council Actions Regarding Mayor Goode and City Manager

Posted on December 20, 2023

  
Following the conclusion of the Executive Session on Tuesday, December 19th, Prescott City Council voted to release a statement regarding the results of a recent investigation of Mayor Phil Goode.  At the afternoon voting meeting, Council voted unanimously to accept a settlement agreement with City Manager Katie Gregory, ending her employment with the City of Prescott effective immediately.

The motion and statement following the executive session reads as follows:
MOTION BY COUNCILMAN MOORE TO RELEASE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT RELATED TO AN INVESTIGATION:

THE COUNCIL IN EXECUTIVE SESSION HAS REVIEWED THE INVESTIGTOR’S (sic) REPORT RELATED TO COMPLAINTS ALLEGING THE MAYOR’S CONDUCT VIOLATED THE CITY CHARTER AND DETERMINED THE CONDUCT DID NOT VIOLATE THE CITY CHARTER. PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT THE CITY AND COUNCIL CANNOT COMMENT FURTHER REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF THIS INVESTIGATION;

SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN MONTOYA: PASSED (7 – 0)

Please follow THIS LINK to learn more.

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KYCA Radio Interview - Mayor Goode and Mayor Pro Tem Cantelme - Part 1

Mayor Phil Goode and Mayor Pro Tem Connie Cantelme are interviewed by Jason Zinzilieta, host of the KYCA PM Show, Tuesday, December 5, 2023.  Please follow THIS LINK to listen as Mayor Goode and Mayor Pro Tem Cantelme discuss the recent issues at City Hall after the abrupt firing of Dr. Robin Sobotta by the City Manager.

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KYCA Radio Interview - Mayor Goode and Mayor Pro Tem Cantelme - Part 2

Mayor Phil Goode and Mayor Pro Tem Connie Cantelme continue their interview with Jason Zinzilieta, host of the KYCA PM Show, Monday, December 11, 2023.  Please follow THIS LINK to listen as Mayor Goode and Mayor Pro Tem Cantelme discuss the recall effort.

Morning Newspaper
AZFPI Against Abuse of Recall Process to Unseat Mayor Goode

Arizonans for Promoting Integrity (AZFPI) has posted an article on their blog regarding the recall effort.  The article goes through several of the accusations made by the recall committee and effectively demonstrates the errant nature of the recall effort.  Please go to THIS LINK to read the entire article.

AZFPI also submitted a guest column to the Daily Courier outlining many of the same rebuttals to the recall effort.  You can read that article by clicking on THIS LINK.

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Council Member Cathey Rusing Responds

Council Member Cathey Rusing submitted a guest column to the Daily Courier that addresses the errant nature of the recall effort.  Her column provides great historical background regarding the airport, outlines the events leading up to the dismissal of the Airport Director and addresses the current recall effort.  You can read the article by clicking on THIS LINK.

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Harry Oberg Discusses Transparency in Government

In this Guest Column for the Daily Courier, Harry Oberg addresses the criticism levied against Mayor Goode regarding transparency in government.  The issue is related to the number of Executive Meetings that have been called during Mayor Goode's first term in office.  Mr. Oberg provides clarity on how and when Executive Sessions are called.  You can read the article by clicking on THIS LINK.

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