Utah's first black woman mayor elected
Good luck Mr. Curtis, your work is cut out for you but you are up to the task.
Please start cleaning house soon and start at the top of each department.
I hope you will do something about not allowing HOA's to be built in our City.
They are a nightmare to live in. Most of the Board can not handle their own
finances let alone part of ours. This seems to me to be taking HOME OWNERSHIP
out of the hands of the people who live in them and we pay taxes to the city for
roads and have to pay for the roads in our HOA's and the people of the city use
them also. HOA's are a nightmare, as I repeated before.
Anyone who thinks John Curtis is a Democrat or has Democrat ideals does not know
John Curtis. If you don't believe me contact him directly on his cell phone. He
is willing to answer anyone's questions.
As a former Provo City Department Director for 28 years, I wanted to take a
quick moment to respond to the comment made about "cleaning house" of existing
department directors. I know all of them very well and the City is very
fortunate to have such caring, dedicated professionals. I also know that many
citizens misunderstand their role. It is their role to give their best advice
and counsel to elected officials and, after the elected official makes the
decision, to implement it to the best of their ability regardless of whether
they think it should be handled another way. I know they will give their best
efforts and advice to a new Mayor, and I hope he will take time to get know
their outstanding talents. Eric MausserHR ManagerCity of
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Congratulations on your win Mr. Curtis. I didn't vote for you, but I will
support you as you work towards your goals. Please keep in mind that if you
make no progress and don't keep your promises, you will be replaced next
election and I will do my part to make sure that happens.
I can tell you a thing or two about Provo east-side snobs without compassion,
who would throw out needy tenants and even accept foreclosure to protect their
"zoning" and property values. Too bad that if the home goes into foreclosure
their values will be lost. Someone in Provo does need to open their eyes to
what their out-dated zoning is doing and how desperate times are not considered.
It's all about the almighty and selfish dollar.
Congrats & Thank you! Provo is ready for change!
Now this former DEMOCRAT will bring down Utah county. Great!Now
that the real estates agent have him in their back pocket, we'll see what
happens.Sad day for Provo.
Exactly which departments heads need to be cleaned up? What corruption needs to
be cleaned up? What’s wrong with Provo?
Nobody called this a mandate. People in provo only want to be perceived as
having a higher ethics standpoint. It all sounds and looks like politics as
usual so why do so much belly-aching. HORNBERGER!!!!
Good for the winner! TOUGH ON GANGS!!! That needs to be the focus EVERYWHERE!!!
GET RID OF GANGS, PROMOTE YOUTH ACTIVITIES, DRUG PROBLEMS WITH YOUTH DISAPEAR
FOR THE MOST PART!!! Time, and Things to do for ALL kids will promote a healthy
future for ANY CITY! Low Taxes attract business and spending and shopping in
business districts! All this equals one thing, MORE REVENUE!!! More revenue
equals more money to spend on what you not only need, but what is wanted to
attract MORE business, more GOOD residents, QUALITY PEOPLE which equals
"GROWTH"!!! When will somebody other than this guy figure it out, it is very
simple really, I PROMISE IT IS!!!
I voted for you, John, and I'm optimistic that we can move past the entrenched
ideas and people of the past to a new path towards a better future for EVERYONE
in Utah. I trust you when you say you are looking out for all areas and citizens
of this city. In you I saw a candidate who truly seems like a uniter, a fresh
perspective, and a listener with a considered opinion and vision. I'm looking
forward to putting our time and money into things that matter and that will work
rather than questionable and unneccesary projects and mandates. I believe in you
and entrust you with our mutual dreams for our city. I have to add that I was
impressed with your campaign worker in my area--Kameron. He worked tirelessly
for you, as did many others who believed in you. Best of luck!
As one law-abiding citizen who has suffered constant harrassment by Provo's
government and its Machiavellian neighborhood council chairs for far too long
now, I am thrilled at the change and hopeful that the city will become serious
about democracy and upholding the Constitution of the United States. That
constitution guarantees everyone the right to live in their home without spying
and bullying from big government. May the new council and administration repeal
some of the stifling and petty laws that discriminate against BYU students,
renters, and landlords.
The good ol boys win again. Curtis, backed by Curt Bramble, Valentine, Keith
Grover...the list goes on and on. Can Provo not get over this. Oh, and to
those "property rights" people. Say goodbye to what little is left of your home
value. I would say we see a drop in home value 20+ thousand per home. I can't
believe people want more rentals. It is already at 57%. Provo will be the next
A contentious election which drew a mere 18% of the electorate? The winner got
a little over half the votes meaning that about 10% of registered voters cast
their ballots for him. Hardly a mandate. It sounds like most people in Provo
just didn't care. Does that say something about the city of Provo or about
people's attitude towards government in general?
I thought people in Utah county were of higher morals and ethics. From the
posts, this doesn't seem to be the case.
John, Congratulations, Great Job on winning the election. I look forward to
A great day for property rights in Provo. So tired of rancor in my tree street
neighborhood from some brothers and sisters who only vision goverment as "BIG
BROTHER". Elated, excited and incredibly happy to think finally there could be
a majority who want HEALING (Rick Healey), UNITY (John Curtis campaign slogan
"safety, prosperity, unity) and a loyal american, military reserve officer, who
happens to be a woman with an obvious latin last name. Go Laura Cabanilla you
do represent the majority.
Hey John- good work last night in the race. Your cool demeanor shined in the
last couple weeks especially with the silly things that were coming at you from
the other side. The Daily Herald debate cinched it for me. Good work here.
Those wounds he talks about were deliberately inflicted by Curtis and the those
behind the campaigns of the three newly elected council members. They mislead,
twisted, and smeared until the average voter didn't know what to believe. Most
stayed home.The dirty politics were shown to be effective. Will
Provo ever have a clean race again?The special interests, which
helped the winners outspend their opponents more than 3 to 1 on average, can
expect a handsome return on investment.
Congratulations Mr. Curtis. Now's your chance to "heal" a city. The difference
between SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson & Mayor Becker should be your model. It was not
the form of government, but personalities that created the discord. Transparency
in government will allow a healthy tension between the two branches, and give
the citizens a chance to scrutinize what their govt is doing. There's a reason
each branch has its own staff on the state and national level, and the same
reason stands for separate staffing at our city level. Neither branch should be
a rubber stamp body for the other branch and each should have the opportunity to
research and arrive at its own conclusion. And someone still has to do the work,
whether its your staff or the council's staff. Good luck and best wishes for a
new provo. Rely on transparency and the constitution and you'll be fine.
Good luck to mayor-elect Curtis. You have a difficult challenge ahead cleaning
up 12 years of mismanagement and millions of millions of dollars of wasteful
spending. It is now time to start the clean up by starting at the top of
several departments where the mismanagement, failed leadership and lack of
vision of mirrored the current administration. Good leaders do not let
themselves get bullied or coerced by bad leaders. Good leaders stand up for
what is right and point out that which is wrong. They do the right thing. This
is a void that must be filled in Provo because these types of leaders don't
deserve the trust they have been given if they are so easy to sell out.
It is now time to clean house, starting at the top of each department.
John ran a clean campaign and worked really hard to get this. He has succeded in
everything he's ever touched. Mayor will be no different. Congratulations JOHN
Yes! I hope promises are kept about the west-side. It is time to oust some of
the old timers who were partisan to their own agendas. Don't let me down folks.
Are a good indication of what residents think of the job done by city leaders in
recent years. We want new blood.
Yeah!!! I am so happy about this win for John Curtis. We are in need of a
change in Provo. I met John Curtis through my Husband 10 years ago. I was
impressed then and when we hosted a neighborhood meeting with John I became even
more impressed! I am excited for the changes! Way to go John!
You beat the machine in Utah County...Now what are you gonna do???