The reason I’ve decided to do this is because of an article in the Missoulian today that declares Missoula will in effect by paying $102 million now for Mountain Water.
Remember, the city originally thought $50 million would do the job and then that $65 million would get it done. Now $102 million has been bandied about, this time by mega-bank Barclays.
It’s clear to me that I mean nothing in this town, that my family and I have zero importance. Your family is much the same way, and I think you know that.
Well, you could be one of the rich fat cats living in the South Hills, some bigshot downtown businessmen, or a university flunky, all depending on corruption in this town. I’m not, and I’d like to wipe the table of you folks and your unbalanced policies that have made my life difficult.
See, the only jobs we get here anymore are crappy service industry jobs and restaurant gigs. Why does Mayor John Engen have such a low opinion of the people of his hometown?
Maybe he’s sold out. Maybe that fat’s gone to his brain. Maybe he just isn’t very intelligent.
Voters are, and I’ll begin collecting the number of signatures I need to get rid of his ass. So how many are needed?
In the 2013 Missoula mayoral race, 17,159 people voted. There were 48,525 people registered to vote that year, and just 21,149 people did. As I said in July, Missoula’s low voter turnout favors me.
You need signatures from 15% of the people that voted in the last election.
- So maybe that’s 2,573 based on the number who voted for mayor;
- Maybe that’s 7,278 based on the number of registered voters;
- And perhaps it’s 3,172 based on the number of ballots cast in that election.
See, I’m not real sure, and I’ll probably have to call Missoula City Attorney Jim Nugent tomorrow to find out. But we’ve made calls before, and we think the number of signature we need to gather will be closer to 20,000…although don’t ask me why.
So I’ll start soon, and with one signature – my own.