Quartzsite: Where the Sh#t Hit the Fan

I found the whole situation of Quartzsite, AZ quite fascinating and did a bit of googling to try to find some context.  I may be way off base because only locals can truly know the issues involved and all issues have supporters and detractors.

As far as I can see, the BIG ISSUE here  is due to LaPaz County signing a contract with Yakima  Compost Company of Woodinville, WA  for operations to truck in and process biosolids  aka “sewage sludge” on a tract of land adjacent to an existing landfill in Parker, AZ (the La Paz County seat)   about 35 miles north of Quartzsite.  Quartzite is the junction of Interstate 10 and Hwy 95

La Paz County and Yakima Composting Company  had a dispute and the contract was broken.  The case went to court and the judgement went against La Paz County to the tune of $9.5 million dollars.   The County (with a population of less than 21,000)  has not paid and interest has accrued to date for a grand total of $14 million and will continue adding interest until  the judgement is satisfied!

Various parties have proposals on the table as to how to satisfy the court ordered judgement and the partisan politics  haave devolved into the disorder shown on all the Youtube videos.

Basically, “The Sh*t Hit the Fan” in La Paz County and Quartzsite has the videos to prove it!


Public Private Partnership proposal
Article briefly describes the of the proposals.
  The last comment  by The Desert Freedom may be a post by the woman who was arrested while trying to address the town meeting.


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Dr. Eowyn
9 years ago

Fascinating! Good detective work, Grannie!

Do you know why the contract was broken? Also, what is the town of Quartzsite’s role in this, since the contract was between La Paz County and the composting company? Was Jennifer Jones — the citizen who was physically removed from Quartzsite City Council’s public meeting — somehow involved in the contract dispute or in the uncovering of the city council’s corruption?

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Mad Angel is on FB
9 years ago

YES…good job!

9 years ago

https://powerandpolitic.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/chief-jeff-gilbert-guilty-or-not-guilty-find-out/ Just to give you a piece of the article. Below is the town of Quartzsite’s Code Enforcement Policy. I am just going to say it. Your town is screwing you every day by having the most lenient regulations. Instead of suing the town and town employees try changing the town’s rules, add more restrictions to the council and town employees. They are able to run this town into the ground and harass, intimidate and push any one around they like because there is not enough regulations to stop them. It’s called beating the system when you are the system.… Read more »