The Arizona Republic reported on Dec. 22 that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery was not going to charge legislators and lobbyists in the Fiesta Bowl investigation. There may not be enough legal evidence to clean house, but common sense dictates the people of Ahwatukee, and mayor-elect Greg Stanton needs to clean house on the Ahwatukee Village Planning Committee.
One of the lobbyists investigated was Doug Cole, a current member of the Ahwatukee Village Planning Committee. The list of politicians investigated was long, but the list of lobbyists is short. Cole is one of three lobbyists listed in the article. The people of Ahwatukee deserve better representation. Keep it simple; this comes down to ethics, right and wrong. Members who impact Ahwatukee’s future need to be held to a standard beyond approach. Cole needs to be replaced. As a resident of Ahwatukee, what are you going to do about it?
Chuck Murphy

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