Tom Morrissey for Payson Mayor: An Ethical Choice.
Tom is committed to a clean race. No mud slinging, no name calling. WE can’t ignore the obvious. As a community we have to recognize the issues and the broken promises by the incumbent Mayor.
A Story of Omission.
Interesting selective reporting on research in the Payson Roundup story “High stakes race”, the mayoral race between Tom Morrissey and Craig Swartwood. The paper neglects to mention the BIG broken promises and maneuvering made by Mr. Swartwood as Mayor.
Tom stresses open and accessible government with regular town hall meetings. Tom thinks people should get to vote on such an ambitious, expensive plan as the Rumsey Park Master Plan which would include two ice rinks for Varxity sports academy. He thinks the people should have the final say. Do you?
You could never accuse the current Mayor of trusting the people he represents to vote on major issues, like sales tax or the dramatic land use change on town owned land called Rumsey Park. Because the only voters he needed were from 5 members of the council. The Mayor did not consider the merchants on Main Street when planning the striping changes on Main Street until after merchants balked at the original plan.
Mayor Swartwood promised the people they could vote on any sales tax increase. Mr. Swartwood also indicated a single term.
Mayor Swartwood’s story is one of broken promises.
But let’s help him keep the promise about only serving one term.
This is how you can help Tom help Mr. Swartwood to keep a promise: We need signs in yards and palm cards passed out and if anyone could host a meet and greet with your friends and neighbors. Please contact us to learn how you can help.