Stadum’s confidence of automatically being re-elected as the status quo was reflected by his glib and arrogant answers during the recent candidate forums.
His recent disdain for following the letter of the law was recently expressed while seated on the dais complaining he had to recuse himself from voting on several matters which also required him to leave the room.
The Hi-Desert Star endorsed Bob Stadum stating: “…Although he has to recuse himself on sewer issues, he will be able to vote on this important topic within a year.”
In anticipation of running for office, Stadum jettisoned off his properties declaring he sold or transferred his holdings so that this would not be an issue. Stadum complained that he did all that work but was advised by the HDWD attorney, Best, Best & Krieger, he still could NOT vote on any wastewater matters for an additional year.
Here is the background regarding the FPPC rulings and attorney opinion letters:
Stadum has received warning letters from the FPPC as far back to March of 2007 and an opinion letter from BBK, Best, Best & Kreiger dating back to Nov.29, 2006 regarding his Conflict of Interest due to his owning several properties as a builder/developer. Knowing he had these conflicts of interest did not stop him from crossing the line in defiance continuing to stay on the dais and voting on District business. Cactus Thorns brought his voting record and FPPC letters to light in several reports:
March 17, 2010 Stadum REFUSES to recuse and remains on dais during Wastewater Step-Steg Presentation>>>LINK
May 1, 2010 Stadum-Big Stink in the Hi-Desert FPPC Conflict letters to Stadum come to Light>>>LINK
May 7, 2010 Stadum is Fined by the FPPC $3,000.00-Local radio station in denial, fails to report>>>LINK
May 9, 2010 Stadum (Commentary)-Director Should Resign>>>LINK
January 25, 2011 Stadum Receives Another FPPC Warning Letter>>>Document LINK
October 7, 2011 Stadum Walks from Home Mortgage-Moves up to Sky Harbor (Phase Three)>>>LINK
December 2011 Stadum Continues to Snub FPPC >>>LINK
August 4, 2012 Stop the Madness! Retire Bob Stadum!>>>LINK
September 20, 2012 Stadum Pokes Rib Co in the Eye for Their Foreclosure >>>LINK
For the past three years, HDWD Director has not been able to vote on the most important issue of the sewer project.
Stadum collected $1,400.00 per month for medical/dental and vision benefits for the past 13 years.
Stadum is paid a stipend of $125.00 per meeting and has collected up to $1,250.00 for attending ten meetings per month.
This was sent to me by a faithful reader of Cactus Thorns quoting fellow HDWD Director Sheldon Hough:
“Bob and Stanley governed our community with a combined total of 28 years…perhaps someone will ask them…why wasn’t the WasteWater project completed years ago? “
After sitting on the HDWD Board of Directors for 13 years, it is time to send Bob Stadum home to enjoy his retirement.
Updated October 21, 2012-This headline was changed on this story. This post was re-written to reflect the Hi-Desert Star’s endorsement of Bob Stadum.
Updated October 20, 2012-The Hi-Desert Star has added Bob Stadum’s name to their endorsements on their website and also in today’s printed newspaper. The newspaper also mentions Stadum will not be able to vote on Wastewater issues for one more year.
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