HOW THE WORDING OF MESA'S
"CHARTER" BYPASSES THE ELECTORATE, AND CANCELS VOTERS RIGHTS.
"The exact legal duties" of the mayor of Mesa, according to section "203" of the
"charter" is really nothing more than a member of the city council and chairman of council meetings. Also, he is a
ceremonial figurehead with no more power than the other rubber-stamps council members. Section "203"of the
"charter" states; "Neither the mayor nor any other council member shall have any administrative duties."
From the foregoing, the reader will see that the mayor---and all of the other council members--has absolutely no
administrative power, either individually or collectively. They are simply lackluster rubber-stamps currently
dominated by the appointed administrators.
The mesa "charter" mandates that these representatives of the electorate remain that way.
So, seven city council members are the "only" elected positions in the mesa city government. They are responsible
to the electorate for little more than rubber-stamping appointive, administrative edicts. this is in direct
violation of the people’s rights that are embodied in the Arizona and the U.S. Constitutions, that every past and
present mayor and council swore to god, to themselves and to the people to uphold; whatever happened to "just
powers" being derived from the consent of the governed?"
"Just powers" have historically been considered to be separated powers such as, "legislative," "administrative,"
and "judicial.""Consent of the governed" relates to the electorate having direct control of these clearly separated
powers. But in mesa, while the "charter" futilely attempts to separate these powers, it fails miserably.
Section "303' authorizes the city manager to be "responsible" to the council for the administration and
coordination of all departments. But, section "205c" prohibits the council from making administrative inquiries
from any of the administrators of employees other than directly through the city manager.
So, separation of powers is violated and council responsibility is prohibited by denial of authority because: (1)
the historic separation of government powers is violated by section "303" making the administration "responsible"
to the council." (2) Under "205c," the council can in no way be responsible when their inquiries or non-criminal
investigations must be directed "solely through the city manager."
From the charter, then, while it is clear that the appointees are not prohibited from "coordinating" individual
council members, these council elected are prohibited from contacting or investigating-first-hand- the numerous
A big problem that has arisen in this muddled structure of the powers of government is twofold, (1) the powers of
the legislative (council) and the powers of the administrative (manager) sectors are interlocking rather than
separated. (2) While the council is directly responsible to the electorate, the administrative appointees are, in
fact, responsible to no one, not even the electorate.
Under the socialistic Mesa "charter" an oligarchy has been created quite similar to the method of government in the
old defunct Soviet Union.
"Oligarchies" are rule by the few wherein the electorate is bypassed.
So, the mesa "charter" is without a doubt the real and direct cause of all the abuses, exploitation and extortion
of the people, police problems in mesa as well as in chandler and some other Arizona cities plus the cause all
other fiscal corruption in mesa.
When "we the people" of mesa decide we want to put an end to government abuses and secure a better future for our
children and theirs, and have honest government with those we elect being directly accountable to us, giving us the
protection guaranteed by our Arizona and U.S. Constitutions that they swore to uphold, we must unite and insist
that this highly abusive, (otherwise useless), corruptive "charter" be completely