Thursday, August 6, 2009

Here's hoping that VBO stays in Gilbert

Remember Valley Business Owners (and concerned citizens)? They are the ones who have been causing trouble in Mesa for awhile, taking on everything from the smoking ban to Riverview and everything in between (more recently, they were pro-Waveyard, but anti-bond). They are also the reason why Mesa has to vote on any sort of facility that costs more than $1.5 million.

Well, the good news is, instead of attacking Mesa, they are off causing trouble in Gilbert. They are going against Gilbert's recent sales tax hike, gathering petitions looking to cause, you guessed it, an election. The hilarious part is that they have no idea how many people are part of their organization. If they ever called a meeting of the organization, would they even know who to invite? Anything coming from VBO always seems to come from the same 3 or 4 people, which doesn't really seem to be a very big swath of business owners from across the valley.

It looks like the main folks have all pretty much moved to Gilbert, so hopefully, they will spend more time causing trouble down there. However, this is more of an issue for "Gilbert Issues" if anyone else gets that started.

1 comment:

Heath Reed said...

Thank goodness they are in Gilbert. They have already done their damage here in Mesa. They are a worthless orgnization that only causes the taxpapers more money in the long run. Its too bad they had to go off and screw what could have been an amazing facility at the 101 & 202 in the NFC champs. Too bad people allowed them to screw our city for too long. I am happy we ran them out.