now lets vote LOTO or Havasu?
Lake Havasu City, AZ recently underwent a recall election for its mayor - and subsequently a new city council. The new group has been raising a lot of eyebrows with all their new "shake up" policies - including this one:
No Moor Time Left In Channel?
by Roger Galloway, TSN
LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ - City council staff are looking into the destinct possibility of ending all mooring in the English channel. This is a major controversial issue. Mayor Harvey Jackson supports the measure and he just may have the votes.
It will surely produce an outcry from local businesses and of course, the thousands of boaters who visit the city throughout the year.
The proposal may also include a ban of all alcohol in the channel. This would effectively mean boaters would have to cruise through the channel and be on their way. Those seen drinking alcoholic beverages could be arrested. Mayor Jackson believes the "party atmoshere" has gotten way out of hand and legislation should be enacted to ban the mooring.
Mooring & Budget On Council Agenda
by Monette Wesolek, TSN
LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ – Lastnight's Lake Havasu City Council work session focused on two topics: enforcement in Thompson Bay and Bridgewater Channel and the 2006-'07 budget.
The Council requested staff bring recommendations to a future council meeting regarding the Annexation of Thompson Bay and the elimination of mooring and or alcohol consumption in the channel. The hot topic during budget discussions was personnel, and what additions are needed within the police and fire departments as well as within the city service departments.
Recommendations on this matter will be brought before the council at a later date.
Last edited by BK; 01-04-2006 at 12:15 PM. Reason: changed title
now lets vote LOTO or Havasu?
Too many Baby-Boomers turned Blue-Hairs turning down the fun at all our favorite places. Its all a bunch of crap.
It wont stop Havasu from being a party lake. The only thing they can do to stop that is make it a dry lake!
The tried to kick everyone out of Copper canyon and everyone went to the Sand bar. They tried to kick everyone out of the sand bar and everyone went to the channel, the heat has been coming down on the channel and people go now go to Steamboat. There's also the "mini sand bar". There will always be other places to raft off, hang out, and party on.
The dip****s that live there don't seem to realise it's people like us (boaters) that put alot of money into their economy!
The stats show that around 70% of the homes owned in Lake Havasu City are by CALIFORNIA residents. I am in that 70%
I wonder which state the new mayor is from?
Here is the council:
with all the money there bringing in you would think they could maintain informational buoysOriginally Posted by Semper Fi
oh, one other thing. they replaced the buoys 1 week after fining me even though i sent them pictures of the buoys.
thanks, i feel better now
Last edited by Steve_H; 01-04-2006 at 06:52 PM.
Looks like the conservatives are going to have a battle on their hands...
"Moor-In" Successful; Mayor Responds
by Roger Galloway, TSN
LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ - The “Moor-In” protest at the English Channel yesterday was a huge success for organizer Gregg Staples and many others who object to Mayor Harvey Jackson’s proposal to create a limited mooring ban in the channel. Staples says, “easily 110 to 115 boats participated” and he was both elated and surprised at the huge turnout.
Hundreds and hundreds of boaters and other locals who walked over to the south side of the channel lent their voices to the event. One boater displayed a large sign stating “We live here and we Vote." He also claimed he voted for Jackson, but “it was a big mistake.”
Staples told TSN: “The point is the locals just cannot tolerate this sort of thing and we’re not going to tolerate it. We are a very powerful voting block. It’s not a single issue thing. There are a whole lot of things going on. The whole thing is centered around Brian Springberg’s ‘enough’ (a prominent local businessman). This is just another enough.” Staples added that the mayor and certain members of the city council are “out of touch with the folks in town.”
Meanwhile, Mayor Jackson and Councilman Bruce Hinman were at the Lake Havasu swap meet in a special booth set up to talk to citizens about their problems.
The mayor defended his anti-mooring proposal saying he represents “50,000 people in this town and they have the rights to that channel.” He also told TSN that no one group is going to tell him “they have any more rights to the channel than any other citizen.” He wants boats to be prohibited on the “narrow parts of the channel, and says it was prohibited anyway before 1998. He said there should be a sign saying no mooring or no parking in those narrow parts and there may be a, “legal distinction on mooring, but he, 'could care less about it.'” He wants everyone in the community to come to the channel and bring their entire family and be welcomed.
Jackson again wanted to clarify he only wants “narrow” parts of the channel to have “no mooring.” He added that he sees no change in the “fatter” or broader parts of the channel and would leave that as is.
Councilman Hinman says he’s listening to various proposals from the citizens, and one that intrigues him is the idea of one-way north boat traffic only during big weekends. He was at the swap meet to hear ideas from the public.
Hinman says he is bothered by an increased party atmosphere and wants to look at the impact of preventing all alcohol in the channel. He also believes the city attorney and the council will have a resolution on the matter next month or in early March. Hinman said he’ll look carefully at the changes offered.
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Same story, different lake. We just have to get old and fix it.Originally Posted by Semper Fi
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