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.