This current group running things in the shopping district has
made a direct connection with me and this event and the others,
emanating from whoever their activity director is, has made me
prouder of the town than I have been in many years. This, dear
friends, has made me a loyal shopper.
Having said that, I want to also take this opportunity to point
out that I did not see Councilman Dave Weaver in attendance at the
event, although I saw many others from the city of Glendale, some of
whom were involved as presenters of awards and some who came simply
to show support for an important asset within our city, namely
I would not have written to make this observation about Mr.
Weaver's absence from the festivities were it not for opening the
paper to read the "Best of the Foothills" section of the News-Press
the other day. I am truly disgusted that Dave Weaver has chosen to
use the "Best of" section to campaign for reelection. He even goes so
far as to include a phone number for those who wish to assist with
his reelection to call in. Judging from the numerous "eggs" he has
laid related to Montrose in recent times, I'm surprised he didn't
receive an award for "Best Poultry Farmer." I'll bet his campaign
phone line advertised in his "acceptance" of the best politician
award was just ringing off the hook with happy Montrose residents for
whom Mr. Weaver has time and again proved his undying love. If "no"
votes were counted as kisses, Montrose would be smothered by Weaver's
affections by now.
I find it truly offensive that my elected city official, Dave
Weaver, did not take the time to acknowledge the 91st anniversary of
the Montrose community, but has the gall to use his inclusion in the
News-Press "Best of" section to campaign with an appeal made directly
to those he just snubbed. It sure seems like Weaver is continuing on
his merry march toward political oblivion.
Thank you, Mayor Quintero, for caring about Montrose and
supporting this part of the city. Thank you, councilmen Manoukian and
Yousefian, for also supporting us and showing us your respect by
attending our founders' event. I would also like to say thank you to
the members of the Glendale city staff who participated.
I have been wondering who in their right mind would want to buy a
home and live inside the new Town Center fortress being planned. Now
I realize that Councilman Weaver would be the perfect candidate.
After all, he hasn't instigated any trouble there yet. In fact, he
seems to be leading the charge to ram this project through.
I'm sure once the Town Fortress is completed, Weaver could head up
the homeowners' association entombed within the fortress walls. He
certainly isn't representing, or for that matter respecting, me and
my community as an elected official.