Citizen’s Coalition asks – again – to hold an election to finally and  legitimately fill the position of Mayor

With the passing of Quartzsite “Acting Mayor” Charles [Chuck] Busby, a firestorm was created for Quartzsite’s Town Council as a newly formed Citizens’ Coalition pressed for an opportunity to vote in a Mayor for a second time.

Ed Foster, candidate for Mayor, has reviewed the moves since the election and has demanded the council review the situation as well.

Vice Mayor Charles Busby filled the position of Mayor following Steve Bennett’s resignation on August 27, 2008. However, the legality of his assumption of that role of Mayor is now being challenged.   Did Busby have the authority to simply step into the position of Mayor without an election?

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Сorruption Investigations


Investigators hired by Town Manager Alex Taft  were not properly authorized to conduct an investigation and — as private investigators — could not have acted had they discovered evidence of fraud.

Further, Taft did not have proper approval to spend taxpayer monies on the endeavor — an investigation which targeted specific individuals with whom Taft has been engaged in an ongoing battle over the lack of transparency at Quartzsite’s town hall and books that are not allowed to be seen even when property demanded under FOIA laws.

County Election official Shelly Baker had already admonished Taft and others in Quartzsite’s administration that there was absolutely no evidence of vote fraud in spite of their insistence that there be an investigation following the election of individuals with whom Taft had had numerous disagreements.

Taft is currently on administrative leave but it still collecting an $80K salary, despite the fact that she has been repeatedly documented violating the terms of her agreement to remain at her home[s] during business hours and to refrain from discussing town business with anyone.

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Mayor Steve Benett steps down

Bennett’s resignation presented Thursday evening did not come as a tremendous surprise to those in attendance at Tuesday evening’s regular meeting of the Quartzsite Town Council, August 26.

In it, evidence against Bennett’s concerning a tax debt allegedly owed the Town of Quartzsite was presented and discussed in detail, with Councilman Wes Huntley openly suggesting Bennett step down and forfeit his newly acquired position as Mayor, vacating a position he’d held only since May 21, 2008.

Bennett, a well-known businessman and builder in Quartzsite was regarded as a favorite choice among voters, easily winning his post despite strong efforts by competitors for the post of Mayor to discredit him and disseminate information concerning his alleged tax debt to the townspeople.

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2013 NOVEMBER 17 — Intending to disrupt a prolife rally utilizing whatever means necessary, a group of 5 feminists took on a crowd of over 2,000 and  and ‘a family tradition of corruption.’ READ QTOWN ARTICLE


2012 DECEMBER 11 — The replacement of Robert Kelly with Carol Kelly is being decried as ‘more corruption in Quartzsite’ and ‘a family tradition of corruption.’ READ QTOWN ARTICLE

Mrs. Robert [Carol] Kelly is set to replace Robert since his death 9 days before her appointment. Carol Kelly was the past administrator of the Quartzsite Senior Center where questions surrounded her departure there.

“I can’t believe they think this will work out for them,” stated one onlooker — vocal but concerned for their business if they spoke publicly . “Quartzsite has to get past the hiding of facts and figures, firing everyone that believes in standing up for the truth.”

Quartzsite officials have faced a deluge of community concern since the placing of three more town employees on administrative leave pending dismissal.

“These are people that were trained and employed by the town for a long time. We paid for that training. They are competent and trustworthy. Why are they allowed to fire them?

With a lawsuit pending against the town for firing the Quartzsite 10 — eight of which still stand — and a realistic expectation that those suits will settle for close to $1 million each as wrongful terminations — and three more suits on behalf of Michael Roth, Jennifer Jones and Michael Roth that are also expected to settle for large sums close of between $350,000.00 and $450,000.00 each, it is easy to see that the town will finally face the status of being ‘uninsurable.’


HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people are following what’s happening in Quartzsite. ‘Lawsuit City,’ a phrase coined by national media analyst and reporter Alex Jones, [INFOWARS.COM] seemingly represents the opinion of those weighing in across the globe. The WASHINGTON POST STORY HERE.

The county Sheriff, Don Lowry, has reportedly advised that the Sheriff’s Office will be ‘standing down’ and will not be answering calls for dealing with the situation in Quartzsite.

The big story today is whether or not the town is under martial law. As Ed Foster, the Mayor, reported in theMINESHAFT, there is no difference between a State of Emergency and Martial Law since law is suspended as are citizens’ rights during such an incident. Jennifer Jones made an appearance on national media again today and has won the support of hundreds of those people  studying in detail what has transpired in Quartzsite. Quartzsite is being reported in the media as a perfect example of what a corrupt town looks like.