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Eddie Maddock: To Buy or Not To Buy

SedonaEye.com columnist Eddie Maddock reports on the Sedona closed to the public March 24, 2020 City Council Meeting.

Sedona AZ – Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic mandate requiring individuals to remain socially distanced by at least ten feet, the Sedona City Council meeting on March 24, 2020 was, perhaps as an understatement, peculiar if not downright eerie. In center seat at the dais as usual was Mayor Sandy Moriarty flanked by City Councilwoman Jessica Williams in her typical end seat far to the Mayor’s left and Councilman John Currivan seated at the opposite end. Vice Mayor John Martinez and remaining Council members, Bill Chisholm and Scott Jablow, were strategically located in seats generally occupied by Sedona residents. At the onset of the meeting Mayor Moriarty acknowledged that in conforming to the proclamation of March 18, 2020, this City Council Meeting would not be open to the public in compliance with Coronavirus restrictions.

In order to address some public concerns, Councilman Currivan made the request for more discussion relating to consent agenda AB 2570 – Approval of a Resolution authorizing a Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement for the City of Sedona to purchase the property located at 430 Forest Road (APN 401-160-71) located in Coconino County, City of Sedona, Arizona, for the sum of $480,000 for use as a parking structure. Specifically he cited concerns relating to a possible scope of unknown results, particularly with regard to the potential for economic decline and even a recession.

With current lodging occupancy dropping 70% to 75%, essentially shuttered restaurants except for takeout or delivery and other businesses slipping toward the brink of closing and, with Sedona’s primary source of revenue, its sales tax obviously in jeopardy, wasn’t Councilman Currivan’s question exceptionally timely and appropriate?

City Manager Justin Clifford, however, offered assurance that necessary funds could safely be transferred from Uptown parking meter proceeds and purchasing the property at this time would preserve the ability to maintain progress on a long term project: Providing Sedona with a much needed parking structure.

Sedona AZ Forest Road viewpoint – Exclusive SedonaEye.com photo credit Eddie S. Maddock 2019

A stipulation in the 430 Forest Road Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Sedona, Buyer, and Daniel E. Saunders, Trustee of the Daniel Saunders Revocable Trust, Seller, included agreement that no commissions shall be paid and Buyer (City) agrees to leaseback the Property to Seller at no cost for a period of up to nine (9) months from the date of the Agreement. Both parties agreed to employ Empire West Title Company as the Escrow, and enhanced the affirmation that neither party has contracted with, retained or otherwise employed a real estate broker relative to this Agreement.

Motion to approve was unanimous by Sedona City Council.

Therefore, the second of two transactions to create an Uptown parking facility is now in progress. The first, of course, is the land presently owned by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, allegedly to be deeded to the City of Sedona at some future date.

Is that not a catchy phrase? “At some future date” who will be seated on the Sedona City Council? Who will be the City Manager? Sedona has been advertising for another City Attorney, and likewise there will be a turnover of other staff members.

Will this well-meaning transaction ultimately be justified, or down the road stifled with redirection for purposes unrelated to the stated cause for which it was purchased?

Or eventually will that questionable acquisition slip through the cracks and become a permanent, but unwarranted asset of a Chamber of Commerce, obligated to serve only their members, many outside Sedona City Limits and not contributing to the city tax base.

But most of all, when and if Sedona merchants including the lodging industry fail to produce adequate revenue to maintain even the barest essentials at City Hall, what will be the source of funding?

Sedona residents sit back and consume a breath of fresh air and sigh with relief. We do NOT have a Sedona property tax. You see in the darkest of times there is always something for which to be grateful, and in Sedona one really needn’t look too far.

529 Comments

  1. Meredith says:

    makes me cringe when I hear that said, people need to learn history

  2. Genesis says:

    Proof that we need Trump was the outrageous coverage and comments by Pelosi and her gangs of disgusting media and leftists. They are at war with America and our values.

    Cuomo thinks it’s okay to threaten to close synagogues but no churches because Jews don’t obey? Eh tu Hitlers‘ Cuomo and DeBlasio?

    How dare you say that Trump downplayed the virus by standing ALONE on his balcony and saluting Marine One and waving to the hundreds of photographers and news people gathered AFTER removing his mask AFTER climbing the steps to his residence and standing ALONE.

    You people would have eaten Roosevelt in a wheelchair after polio.

    We don’t give in to fear itself like Trump paraphrased Roosevelt. He NEVER downplayed coronavirus, he said DON’T LIVE IN FEAR.

    We are Americans and we go about our lives and stand up in the face of adversity. We take precautions as we can.

    To you who wished Trump death may your wish come true for you or one of your loved ones.

  3. Adele, Sedona says:

    Thankful for you @genesis to speak to light. Karma willing pandemic darkness will be extinguished.

  4. Peter says:

    In agreement with other posters I was ashamed to be an American yesterday. Our lack of decorum and humanity is taught by parents and teachers who didn’t have the right to contaminate their children or others. This is a great country and we are a great people in a great society. You want to succeed in it then start by changing your attitudes. You can’t blame anybody but yourself for staying home and taking checks and not doing a job. If immigrants without language and money can succeed then you born Americans aren’t trying.

  5. Meredith says:

    Peter you said it better than me

  6. Pat says:

    Pelosi Intractable. Look it up. She defunded police by $600 mil and funded illegals by the same amount. WHAT? NYC shutting down again because it won’t follow the CDC safety guidelines because it’s difficult to follow scientific protocols. Like NYC they’ve already taught you to heel and stay home.

  7. Douglas Andrews says:

    Last year, during an event at Hillsdale College’s DC campus, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, was asked the following question by a former student: “What role, if any, should the faith of a nominee have in the confirmation process?”

    Her answer: None.

    She elaborated: “We have a long tradition of religious tolerance in this country. And in fact, the religious test clause in the Constitution makes it unconstitutional to impose a religious test on anyone who holds public office. So whether someone is Catholic or Jewish or Evangelical or Muslim or has no faith at all is irrelevant to the job.”

    Judge Barrett has clearly given plenty of thought to this issue, and for good reason. “I do have one thing that I want to add to that, though,” she said. “I think when you step back and you think about the debate about whether someone’s religion has any bearing on their fitness for office, it seems to me that the premise of the question is that people of faith would have a uniquely difficult time separating out their moral commitments from their obligation to apply the law. And I think people of faith should reject that premise. All people … have deeply held moral convictions, whether or not they come from faith.”

    Religious bigots like Bill Maher were unimpressed, though. Or perhaps they’re just constitutional ignoramuses. “Apparently, the pick is going to be Amy Coney,” Maher said shortly after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. “We’re going to be saying the name a lot because she’s a f—ing nut. … Amy Coney Barrett. Catholic. Really Catholic. I mean really, really Catholic.”

    Maher must be blissfully ignorant of that “religious test clause” mentioned by soon-to-be Justice Barrett — a clause found in Article VI of our gloriously pesky Constitution that says: “but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

    No. Religious. Test. Ever.

    Regardless, when did a religion practiced by more than 50 million American adults become a pejorative? Why, Joe Biden himself is a Catholic. Granted, he’s a weak one, a fake one, a religiously intolerant one who supports open borders, abortion on demand, the redefinition of words like “marriage” and “family,” and gender-dysphoric men who demand to use our daughters’ bathrooms and compete against them in sports. But he’s a Catholic, mind you.

    Biden, in fact, has called conservative Christians “the dregs of society.” Oh, his handlers will argue that he said no such thing. But in September 2018, when he prostrated himself before the radical — and deceptively named — Human Rights Campaign, he said those who’ve “tried to define family” and thereby opposed the agenda of the “LGBTQIA+” community are committing “a crime” and are “a small percentage of the American people, virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.” (Skip ahead to the 40-minute mark of the video.)

    More recently — last week, in fact — Nikitha Rai, deputy data director for Scranton Joe’s Pennsylvania operation, said, “I’d heavily prefer views like that not be elevated to SCOTUS, but unfortunately our current culture is still relatively intolerant. It will be a while before those types of beliefs are so taboo that they’re disqualifiers.”

    So Biden’s point person in Pennsylvania yearns for a day when the views of traditional Christians (and Jews and Muslims, for that matter) are verboten. And leftists think conservatives are intolerant?

    Democrats and their media toadies have, in recent years, become increasingly fond of a particular expression made popular by the late poet Maya Angelou. “When someone shows you who they are,” she said, “believe them the first time.”

    Fair enough. Biden and his campaign staff have shown us who they are. They’re anti-religious bigots. God willing, people of faith will remember that on November 3.

  8. Heather X. says:

    Ditto

  9. Bye trump says:

    Bye bye trump and Mcsally
    Lol. The truth hurts

  10. Pure Clean NoPork $1200 Checks says:

    Just Send Second Round of Stimulus Checks, Trump Says

    He calls Pelosi’s bluff and demands a clean bill of funding directly to Americans.

    Thomas Gallatin · Oct. 8, 2020

    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump told Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to stop negotiations with House Democrats over another COVID-19 relief bill until after the election. “Nancy Pelosi is asking for $2.4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19. We made a very generous offer of $1.6 Trillion Dollars and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith,” Trump explained. “I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill.”

    Many in the mainstream media — and even some in conservative media — lamented that Trump was throwing in the towel, that he was essentially conceding defeat and maybe even the election itself. Furthermore, news of Trump’s decision sent the stock market tumbling as Wall Street’s anticipation of another massive government bailout went unmet.

    But that was all early Tuesday and, as is so often the case, Trump’s negotiating was just getting underway. By Tuesday evening, Trump suddenly returned to the table and essentially upended it by calling on Pelosi to agree to a simple, clean, and lean bill authorizing $1,200 stimulus checks for every American and nothing else. “If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?”

    The art of the deal.

    Trump further called for a second clean bill providing funding for the airline industry and small businesses. “The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business,” Trump asserted. “Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!”

    Trump called Pelosi’s bluff. Democrats have sought to take advantage of the coronavirus to funnel billions of dollars to poorly run blue-state governments rather than getting funds directly to the American people. Pelosi admitted as much when she responded to Trump’s latest offer: “All the president wants is his name on a check. And that doesn’t — we’re here to honor our heroes, crush the virus, put money in the pockets of the American people beyond a check with his name on it.”

    The brilliance of Trump’s action here is its simplicity. If the U.S. government is going to spend trillions more dollars in helping hurting Americans endure this coronavirus-induced economic malaise, why not send those funds directly to them, free of pork and government carveouts?

  11. @Bye trump says:

    “The truth hurts”

    As does a bustier that’s too tight

  12. Not only says:

    Not only is trump gonna be a ONE TERM president…… He missteps are also going to be the reason Democrats are going to have a majority in the SENETE . So thank you Mr Trump for your service to the Democratic Party .LOL Not to mention AZ is about to have 2 Democratic Senators. Oh yes one more thing. Mcsally’s licking Trumps boots has enabled her to be the 1st person to LOSE two SENETE elections in 2 years. That’s quite an accomplishment. Congrats.

  13. Eddie S. Maddock says:

    To those who have inquired about the status of Sedona Eye, wondering why there have been no new articles for several months, it’s suggested you contact the owner/publisher as listed in the “contact us” provision at the top of the page.

    As a proofreading participant during the previous production of the printed version of Sedona Times (now online Sedona Eye) that changed under the direction of new producer/publisher C. Bentley Hill. Therefore without present editorial or production involvement it’s suggested that would be the appropriate source to contact for answers to your questions relating to present and future plans for Sedona Eye.

    In the meantime, continue to contribute comments which is evidence this little publication most assuredly draws interest from readers who freely and generously are willing to share their views and opinions. Good job!

  14. Marc says:

    If people don’t vote for Trump it’s because they can’t handle truth and their money and their futures. Biden was the source of Iran getting nuclear weapons and China getting deals that left America without PPE stockpiles and medicines. Biden will raise your taxes for WHAT?? You already have the highest taxes in Sedona and can’t handle your budget!!

    Shame on you Sedona. Didn’t we suffer enough under the Democrats?

  15. Henry says:

    Collin Rugg from Trending Politics reports, On Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and in favor of religious freedom after Cuomo targeted religious groups with extreme restrictions.

    He needs to resign. What a (Deleted by editor) power grabbing ego maniac.

  16. Norm Leahy says:

    The U.S. government has poured trillions of dollars in relief and stimulus into the economy in the wake of state-imposed economic lockdowns earlier this year. But a group of European researchers has taken a different look at the costs of fighting the coronavirus: what it cost to save a life.

    According to a report in Agence France Presse:

    Researchers from HEC Paris business school and Bocconi University in Milan have reached a sobering calculation: the closures beginning at the pandemic’s onset in March through May saved 29,000 lives — at a cost of $169 billion, or around $6 million per person.

    “Governors saved lives on the one hand, but reduced economic activity on the other,” Jean-Noel Barrot, a professor at HEC Paris and member of France’s National Assembly, told AFP.

    Squaring the $169 billion cost with the trillions spent on relief isn’t easy. But it may indicate that the U.S. economy was much weaker, and state and local governments less financially stable, than they appeared before the lockdowns were imposed.

    The other calculation – that each life saved cost $6 million – is a bit cold. Valuing life solely in dollar terms devalues what the late Julian Simon rightly called the “ultimate resource” – mankind’s limitless potential to overcome challenges and improve the quality of life.

    That ultimate resource is on full display inside the pharmaceutical labs that are bringing highly effective coronavirus vaccines to market in record time. Still, the data provide a tangible price tag for current and future restrictions on economic activity…and whether society is willing to pay that bill. (Usliberty.com)

  17. Linda says:

    I just got an email from actblue ( Democrat party leftists ) and it was from Lincoln Project Republicans asking me to donate and help defeat 2 Republican senators in Georgia!!! Any Republican who would answer that bogus email isn’t a Republican.

    The Republican Party needs to disenfranchise Lincoln Project supporters and remove all their funds. Cindy McCain was awarded for her financial and arm twist help to elect Biden with the ambassadorship to UK. That’s was elitist Democrats do. That’s why the power is worth sacrificing the masses – you and you and you and me. That’s how Arizona went blue because certain Republicans like McCain and Flake and others sold us in Arizona out.

  18. JD, West Sedona says:

    A recent comment posted elsewhere brought me back to this subject. Why would city planners not put a hold on moving ahead with this project until things settle down and there’s better direction of where the economy’s is headed? Is the lack of common sense at city hall an even worse disease than COVID-19?

  19. Marty Sedona says:

    Considering the despicable display by tourists at the Chapel of the Holy Cross and parking areas for hiking trails, these city planners better reevaluate their priorities. With the absolute lack of rain and extremely high fire danger, the results of your over promoting Sedona have proven to be negative in many ways.

    Cut the pork spending to chamber of commerce and other bogus groups. Provide a legitimate City of Sedona Visitors and not financing that of the C of C. Your ill conceived priorities continue to ruin the beauty of Sedona. ENOUGH!

  20. Andrew & Sally says:

    @Marty Sedona, you are right on. ENOUGH! What better time to pull in the reins and face reality with the ongoing pandemic, the exit of the former C of C CEO, and a brand new year: 2021. Time to change direction, all right.

    Trash plans for the four story parking structure. Reclaim ownership of the Jordan Road property. Take appropriate care of infrastructure that continues to deteriorate due to overuse by tourists.

    Do the jobs for which you are paid, City Staff. And City Council, perform for the reasons you were elected – to serve the residents of Sedona who voted and approved you as members of our city council. Make responsible decisions for those of us who live here and made incorporation happen which was NOT accomplished by tourists and present “takers” who reap unwarranted benefits.

    Follow legitimate rules and everyone will be better off – visitors AND residents. Cut pork spending like endless “studies” being done by people who use generalities and haven’t a clue about the uniqueness of our surroundings. As long as you remain in your ivory tower(s) and ignore the obvious things will only continue to deteriorate and you should all be fired (staff) and city council members, including mayor, be recalled.

    It’s up to the voting residents to enforce action – and elected officials, put up or shut up.

  21. Kevin says:

    What this city and chamber of commerce front man aka Steve Segner doesn’t tell you is that the tourists MAY pay a higher share of the taxes collected BUT THEY ARE ONE OFFS, A WEEK HERE OR A FEW DAYS TIMES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS.

    I don’t believe the city’s numbers for tourists. First it’s impossible like an ADOT man o=pointed out in a meeting on actual road usage numbers collected using the cameras on I-17 and I-40. Adot can tell you how many times you got on and got off those roads with their cameras.

    Second WE RESIDENTS PAY THOSE TAXES ON OUR PURCHASES DAILY.

    IF WE’RE ONLY A CITY OF LESS THAN 5k YEAR ROUND RESIDENTS, IT’S THOSE 5k THAT PAY A DISPORPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF THAT TAX REVENUE AND NOT THE TOURISTS. THE IMPACT ON OUR RESIDENTS IS MULTIPLE TIMES ANY IMPACT ON TOURISTS.

    Tourists don’t pay their fair share. Residents pay the tourists share and theirs and no fairness enters the equation.

    Get it? Hundreds of thousands pay a small percentage more than the 5K year round residents. (deleted by editor) Steve Segner and City Council.

  22. Bingo! says:

    Thanks to those who came forward to clarify it was “residents” of Sedona who voted (albeit it foolishly) to incorporate Sedona. Therefore, how about taking your BS about tourists paying ALL the taxes and stuffing it where the sun don’t shine? As if WE residents don’t pay your exorbitant and ever increasing sales tax? And is it not the “tourists” creating the ongoing requirement for improvements and maintenance of our infrastructure? Example: the need for a humongous multi story parking garage?

    Fortunately incorporation was approved with the condition of NO CITY PROPERTY TAXES. And it would take voter approval to have it implemented. As our quality of life continues to deteriorate the constant advice from one of the apparent pets at city hall would have us believe otherwise.

    Sedona was a tourist town BEFORE it ever incorporated! Big surprise? Yesterday traffic here was so backed up in all directions one would never know any pandemic(COVID-19 or otherwise) existed. It’s shameful, disgusting, and an ongoing ruination of this once extraordinary place.

    Wise up. Take a hint from Mother Nature. Endless months of no rain will soon change the complexion of our beauty forever. Add the gosh-awful possibility of a huge forest fire and then try to claim having all the answers. Get it?

    Oh yea – HOPE THIS HELPS!!

  23. Nancy says:

    car exhaust impacting our rainfall, acidity higher

  24. Fred says:

    Meetings predicting Sedona real estate market is done and our prices are beginning to fall, brought about by the new administration policies. We aren’t a tourist town except in carpetbaggers wallets. Vote them out. Send them home like Garrison. It can be done.

  25. Melanie Jameson says:

    @Nancy “car exhaust impacting our rainfall”

    What rainfall? Although agreeing that auto exhaust most assuredly impacts our daily lives, the fact is we are currently in a La Nina weather pattern, severe at that, after having for the past several years witnessed the El Nino climate flow which has blessed us with sufficient water replenishment via monsoon and more typical weather changes.

    Mother Nature is not happy with the damage Sedona City control continues to allow. Mr. City Manager, is it time to renege on that 8 year sweetheart contract you put in motion with the chamber of commerce? By then it’s very possible you, too, will be long gone.

  26. DVY says:

    Don’t know about you but I got a $600 check dropped into my savings account today. Thank you President Trump and the Republican Party. If you elect two Republicans from Georgia, we will get $2000 more. Vote accordingly.

  27. Bill, west Sedona says:

    The bile that came up watching Face the Nation this morning won’t ever happen again. I will never watch it again and I’m going to try and influence others not to watch it again. It’s full of bias and unchecked hate. Turn it off forever.

    The station and anchors are involved with hating everything Republican that they can’t even find a decent word for this lifesaving vaccine. Now they’re promoting the idea that we Americans are getting more than our fair share of it and it needs to go to poor and disadvantaged nations first. FU. We spent billions of our money now and what’s due in the future developing it for us, and we’re sharing it and manufacturing it at their and the world’s no cost or payback. Tell (deleted by editor) China to pay for it and provide it free of charge because they caused it, but no way will they because China bought all the PPE and pharmaceutical chemicals before being found out they had infected the world with the help of Russia (SINO pact) and the WHO. China caused this death plague and it was America to the world’s rescue. FU to the WHO and China and Russia, you pay out of your pockets without us subsidizing your chemical warfare on the world. Your leaders and scientists committed the murders. You killed blacks and browns and whites and reds and every color, not me, not America. China and Russia didn’t have many deaths, how was that? Explain how they we’re immune and the rest of the world wasn’t? FU. Face the Nation and other propaganda shows aren’t getting my viewership and I’ll boycott advertisers on any and all shows like theirs. Join me Sedona and beyond. Stop being stupid dumb asses. Get the vaccine and take your friends and family. If it isn’t convenient who gives a (deleted by editor) because it’s here a year earlier than expected. Call the Chinese and Russian embassies and complain.

  28. @bill says:

    ty shout out

  29. Not that Jennifer says:

    rain dance time

  30. Gregg says:

    When did we become people who despise and hate this great land? This assembly of good and decent people gathered from the earth’s far corners? It doesn’t seem right. It isn’t right. This land deserves better than you haters. This land is your land, my land, the land you fail.

  31. TracyJ says:

    America will survive and we’ve learned to have term limits on everyone elected to Congress. Locally we need to rise up and do recalls.

  32. Jeff, Cottonwood says:

    What is happening to this country. Scary. What is happening to Sedona. Terrifying.

  33. Doug says:

    Russians hacked US government agencies and the Chinese hacked US social and pharmaceutical networks after killing 7%+ globally with a biological. Population control goals fulfilled for years. Environmental and climate initiatives reached for years. Permanent loss of individual independence 32.67%. SINO Centralized globalization goals reached 51.82%.

    Now begins the do as you are told era. Now begins the end of Sedona. Tourism will dwindle and or end because you will not be allowed to travel free will.

    Purple Georgia? Or is it voting while black, voting while white, voting while Asian, voting while Hispanic, voting while female, voting while gay, voting while male, voting while young, voting while old, voting while uninformed, voting while influenced, voting while D, voting while R, voting while legal, voting while illegal, voting while dead…?

  34. Tomorrow Today says:

    We be purple Arizona. Don’t forget voting while anti religious and religious. Aborting babies is important biz here and we need to give religion a smackdown.

  35. Debbie says:

    I’m a Republican and now that the courts have spoken about the electoral votes and Georgia senators, it is time to move on to elect Republicans in 2022.

    We are stuck with political hacks in the interim but we will survive and get to work as a newly focused party.

  36. Bonnie says:

    @debbie Shout out to you & other Republicans. Time for Trump to gracefully withdrawal from the scene and show the people he is a world class leader. He can do guest tours and open a museum. He can run for office in 2022 as a Senator or Congressman or in 2024 as a presidential candidate. Those people supporting him better be running for local elections to carry his message or shut up.

  37. Peter says:

    Police are saying ANTIFA or other affiliated anarchists did this at the Capitol. Only a few dot inside the building and many left when ordered out. There were hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors there all day long and even after Trump left (he was there only an hour) and a small violent group with a pre plan to ruin this day and make America look bad sis this.

  38. Kafka says:

    Trump’s message and video to go home peacefully and support law enforcement was blocked by Twitter and disallowed to retweet. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

  39. Steven says:

    Pelosi and the Clinton Foundation – they did this

  40. Did you hear. says:

    Georgia has followed AZ’s lead and voted in 2 democratic senators. Trump drove your Republican Party over a ditch.

  41. Democrats NO Way says:

    Cuomo and others are promoting a Bill as Democrats to be able to detain people who don’t wear masks or are seen not wearing masks or who don’t get vaccines be sent to jail without bail for 72 hours.

    Murderers get immediate bail rights. At least 1/2 of inmates in San Francisco jails were released this week because some people are using emergency powers created by this event.

    Rumor has it that this event was paid for by California and Soros Democrats to obscure the California release of prisoners and the Bill that allows the California and New York
    governors to put people in jail based on their mask failure even if alone on a trail in the Berkshires or Redwood forest.

  42. Isabel, VOC says:

    Georgia votes in 2 turds and they’ll be voted out next election.

  43. Ronda Li Chen, Jefferson says:

    Bet you won’t print this.
    President Trump has already agreed to an orderly transition for January 20, when Biden is sworn in as president of the United States and he did it immediately after the electoral votes were certified by Congress. The media isn’t sharing that information and you can do what’s right because the media won’t but you won’t.

    (SedonaEye.com editor: We did.)

  44. Ray says:

    The Democrats have failed to arrest rioters destroying federal and state and personal property throughout the country this entire year and longer and they get (deleted by editor) in their pants over this!!!

    The Puerto Rican’s shot 5 congressman when they entered the capitol building with guns in 1954. Read your freaking history America and media. Saw a professor on CNN stating that nothing like this has happened since the civil war!! Man should lose his job for stupidity. The reason. It’s still happening in Portland today. It was wrong and the people should be prosecuted to the highest degree that matches what they did. Thousands and thousands of people were there peacefully. Trump can say whatever he wants about the election being unfair, it was and we all know it including the winners, but it’s the people who entered the capitol who are responsible for their behaviors. The tens of thousands of others who heard him speak didn’t so that and any good lawyer knows that proves what Trump said wasn’t seditious. Get over yourselves and know that when Biden gets in, you white people will suffer at his and Harris hands. Democrats hate you and they hate blacks and brown and any color that disagrees with them because they have to usurp your power to exist. Vote Republican in 2022 and 2024.

    Are we going to impeach the government of Portland, Seattle, St. Paul and in Chicago etc. Federal buildings were burned and ransacked and destroyed?

    I don’t see Democrats calling for the removal of those city and state governments. Why not?

    There was no coup, there was no insurrection, there was a group of lawless people who were not controlled properly from accessing the capitol building and we need to fix the security problems that allowed this to happen. Fix Portland and NYC and other places that can’t xo tell their lawless citizens. That’s what we have police and courts for except you that want to defund them.

  45. Steve Segner says:

    President Trump has already agreed to an orderly transition for January 20, oH the biggest liar in the world said so? and after he caused the death of 5 people , let give him a break. Lets all remember the pandemic he side would just disappear! we need to impeach one more time and ban him from future office.

  46. Magda, Flagstaff says:

    @steve you’re wrong & what @ray says is true

    South Americans Cubans Mexicans look down on many Puerto Ricans because the stereotype is lazy and on government help. Look online and learn why professionals and poor have fled the island in this past. If you want to prosper there you’ll pay a lot of graft and get nothing in return, stealing is big business. I know this because my grandmother was PR and she left for New Jersey and told us not to be like her family but get an education and never go back there. We have nurses and anesthesiologist in our family and we have a policewoman and teacher and students and small businesses to show for her inspiring us. Thank you MamaCarmelita for not listening to people like @steve. We love visiting Sedona and it’s been a year and well visit when weather’s nice again.

  47. Dave’s in Big Park says:

    I’m not wearing mask except when I want to because the science hasn’t proved its effectiveness. It’s signaling only. I’ll wear it when in crowd because I’m not wanting to get your colds and flu for sure, but don’t even think about trying to arrest me because I’ll lawyer up and sue you and keep you in courts for years. I’ve got the money to do it. I’ve got the skill set. I’ll decide to get vaccine maybe in couple years after all the kinks are out of it. My choice not yours and not any government.

  48. Gretchen says:

    SedonaEye you’ve got to get on this to push truth not fabrications, we’re overrun with negativity and nasty business w/o your people calling out the liars and lies. Thumbs up Edie Maddock and thumbs up Sedona Eye and thumbs up to truth and light.

  49. @magda says:

    sister ditto

  50. Sharrie S. A. Gatlin says:

    Who Calls 74 plus Americans a malignancy !!??Excuse me Mr Brennan but 74 plus millions of Americans who may or may not agree or disagree with me and my opinions are not a malignancy in this country, they are necessary voices of American discussion in a democracy. I support Biden but I don’t agree with everything he thinks and that’s okay by me. It makes me take a deeper look at what I hold as an opinion and my disagreement with Biden may make him think deeper and act as a Unifier which hasn’t been apparent yet.

    We voting Americans support our troops, our institutions of democracy, our freedoms and secure borders and funding law enforcement for peaceful and civil enforcement of our laws. We support science with the knowledge that science and medicine isn’t the end all and be all for decisions.

    We support religious beliefs and freedoms. We support individuals rights to free speech and life liberty and pursuit of freedom.

    The progressive leftist censorship will never be America or American. Mr Brennan once knew better and should act and speak better. Be no evil. Be an American, not another countries ha handmaiden. Americans are spunky individualists and they are as a culture lawful, tolerant, colorblind, and giving. We need leaders of no less. We need honesty and integrity in our leaders.

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