editor: fred miller June 3, 2022 Wire #32/May/22
Unfortunately in this edition I did not heed my own admonition, "not every thought in your head, needs to be said Fred." Soooo, read on and on and on for houses that sold near you, rumination on inflation, council agenda and background, Bisbee churn, Word, and more.
There has been a steady litany from conspicuous idiots in Phoenix-some running for office-about how the election of 2020 was stolen. Actually the case is that those loudmouths are thieves. The election was the fairest and most scrutinized in history. But those goniffs are still trying to steal it.
This definition seems to fit; "Stealing may be caused by jealousy, low self-esteem, or peer-pressure. Social issues like feeling excluded or overlooked can also cause stealing. People may steal to prove their independence, to act out against family or friends, or because they don't respect others or themselves."
So when talking about these people it is past time to call them what they are; thieves and liars.
I liked the leak of the odious draft abortion decision. I think supreme court discussions and deliberations should be televised. These nine people cloaked in mystery, pontificating about matters that deeply affect you and me, should not be shuttered like medieval monks cogitating about how many angels dance on the head of a pin. Let some TV light into those chambers! And remember when you hear or read about the supreme court bring up your visualization that those people are naked under their gowns.
Did you know...that if you have surplus veggies, you can sell them at a 50% to you/50% to the market table run by Tracy and Doug at the Bisbee Saturday Market. First come first served. The market continues to do well with well over 50 vendors. If you haven't been in awhile its enjoyable and you may even see people that you know!
I hope to get a couple single issue Wires out soon. One of news sources and another on How to Do Research with some good sources for politicians' sugar daddies and mommas. Not for everybody but useful to some.
And finally, ya gotta do something. It has become clearer in the past year that there is an authoritarian party well into formation, nationally as well as locally. Congress continues to uncover the the half assed planning for the Jan 6 insurrection. At the local level Robert Montgomery, chair of the Cochise County Republican Party lied and signed a document saying he was a alternate delegate. David Stevens, the CC recorder, went to a 'ballot integrity summit' last year with Mark Fichum the legislator/white supremacist wanna be. Many, many other examples of organizational efforts are underway. It has become a crusade against democracy, a taking away of individual rights, and a top down administration of education.
So we got lotsa jobs to do from handing out petitions, working on campaigns, apply to be a poll worker (https://www.cochise.az.gov/348/Poll-Worker-Information), register voters, and more.
THE POOL IS OPEN! 1 Higgins Av Lap swim 8:30 am -Noon Open swim 1:00 pm-4:30 pm ..............LOOK AT THE STARS! Pie and Sky on June 3, 7-9 at 519 Melody Lane. Use telescopes! See things you have never seen! Eat pie! Do not smear sugary fingers on the telescopes. ................. JETS OVER BISBEE? INCREASED FIRE HAZARD? ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION? Due to community pressure, the comments on the scoping (a pre EIS procedure) have been extended till June 3. The U.S. Air Force is proposing increased F-16 flyovers over the Chiricahuas, Peloncillos, and other areas of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico in the Tombstone Military Operations Area (MOA). They are asking for more airspace, lower altitudes, release of environmentally hazardous radar foolers confetti, and more. There will be an EIS following this process and another opportunity to comment. If you have technical expertise, please weigh in. To register your comments go here: https://www.arizonaregionalairspaceeis.com/comments/ For more information go here: https://peacefulchiricahuaskies.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/NEWS-RELEASE-final-from-Peaceful-Chiricahua-Skies-050922.pdf ................. BRATS at the JONQUIL JUNE 5 4 PM....BRATS fundraiser at the Jonquil with live music, food, and bourbon tastings! Featuring southern soul band, Miller and the Other Sinners, and Three Chord Bourbon. Keep those doggies rollin, rollin, rollin....cause the Bisbee Rolling Art Transport Society rolls through the streets of Bisbee in October a spectacle ya don't wanna miss. .............. ALTERNATIVE CLINIC The free clinic will be from 10 to 12 on June 4th, at the Presbyterrian Annex, 24 Howell Ave. Appointments are necessary for all offerings except Reiki. The clinic is always free, however we do accept donations. To book your session or for more information email email@example.com, message us here, or text Maggie 623-262-0143 .............. WARREN MEETING The Historic Warren Community monthly meeting will be Tuesday, June 14th. Tat the Calumet and Arizona Guest House, 608 Powell St. at 6 pm. Author Gary Dillard will be talk about Bisbee history. For more information; https://www.facebook.com/Historic-Warren-Community-110705548221179. The group aims to bring neighbors together to revitalize the Warren area through thoughtful planning & partnerships that highlight Warren's history & architecture; support, promote & attract local business; organize & promote events to build community & pride of place. ..............LIBRARY TO HOLD COMPUTER CLASSES Beginning June 14, The CQ library will be hosting seven basic computer classes in; intro to computer, internet, word processing, excel, powerpoint, google drive, and publishing. . Call 432- 4232 for more info and to sign up. .............. LOTSA PEEPS IN JAIL
David Morgan posted in people of bisbee FB page a few weeks ago that there was "A reported 252 persons in Cochise County Sheriff's jail(s) the highest total for a very long time. He also mentioned that most of them are not, "related to illegal immigration or transportation of illegals."
If you are interested in seeing who is in jail and/or a photo these urls will get you there. This is as of 5/28.
the 7-day Arrest/Mugshot report is here (takes time to load): https://www.cochise.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7174/Mug-Shots
the current CCSO jail list is here: https://www.cochise.az.gov/documentcenter/view/1094
DOUG STANHOPE If you want to see our favorite local comedian when he had hair, take a look at him rolling around with a comely young woman-who is now the aging face of an insurance company- in a very funny commercial for men who have commitment issues and want short relationships. Doug, fortunately for us, did not want to be a capitalist pimp and did not go on to be a famous commercial comedy name and make millions with bland comedy routines (or maybe he did and failed and that's why he is in Bisbee?), nor has he been slapped on a stage...Yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBK4I6hm5l8 Brighten your day and go here for a copious amount of material: https://www.dougstanhope.com/
................. Arizona Water Defenders... ...have succeeded in getting more than sufficient signatures to put a proposal for formation of a Willcox Basin Active Management Area (AMA) on the November 8, 2022 ballot. They presented the information to the Cochise County Board of Supervisors at its work session on May 13, 2022. The group is attempting to get enough signatures to put a second AMA, Douglas, on the ballot. They have until July 6 to sign people that live in that basin. (Only Old Bisbee and Saginaw are in that specific AMA. All other bisbee addresses are not included. Check here for the map on their site). Go here for more info: https://www.arizonawaterdefenders.com/ ................. ALTERED BOOKS The Friends of the Copper Queen Library are gearing up for this year’s Altered Books Show Fundraiser, which will be held August 25 - 27, 2022 at the Central School Project. Artists are able to pick up entry forms at the Copper Queen Library and the Central School Project, or click here to download a form to print yourself. Artists may submit up to two pieces, and all pieces must include a book element. Space is limited, so we prefer wall hanging pieces if possible, but we appreciate any and all of your beautiful work! The Friends of the Copper Queen Library and Central School Project are not responsible for theft or damage. Questions? Call (520) 234-0830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .................. BISBEE SENIOR CENTER Lotta action at the senior center these days. New leadership and trying to involve more people. They also need some help. Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/Bisbee-Senior-Center-160265347338651/ ................ WALK EVERY SINGLE STREET An interesting approach to know a city. When I first moved to San Francisco, I walked every day for three months getting to somewhat know the city. I estimate I covered about 20% of the available streets. In Bisbee I've probably walked about 50-60% of the streets over the past 25+ years. How many have you walked? https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/04/every-single-streeters-explorers-city-street-urban-landscape?utm_term=627263ba3cdfbceaa77eae2b2b976ec6&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUS_email ............... FAMILY HEALTH AIDES Last year, Arizona became the third state in the nation to allow people to be trained and hired by home health agencies as licensed health aides to care for family members under 21 who qualify for long-term, around-the-clock care. The https://des.az.gov/services/older-adults/family-caregiver-support launched April 1 with the goal of easing burdens on the families who need the most support. Parents are trained in the lower acuity parts of their child’s specific care plan, including things like G-tube feedings, medication administration, and tracheotomy care. Home health agencies can then direct nurses that are available to cases with higher level needs, like children on ventilators or IVs, or whose health is more at risk, as Tori’s was last summer. https://www.azmirror.com/2022/05/02/new-program-hires-parents-to-care-for-their-medically-fragile-children/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=2af8f274-269b-4a2f-97e6-249db50566b3 ............... SHERIFF INFLATES MIGRANT FIGURES In an article in the Arizona Republic, Sheriff Mark Dannels was caught out for using inflated figures during a Fox news broadcast. He apparently used all the Tucson Border Patrol stats as if they were only Cochise County therby inflating the apprehension and 'got-aways' stats. He did not provide comments in response to the article. ............ ART GALLERY SLATES NEW OPENINGS Bisbee is fortunate to have a gallery and museum of this distinction in our little burg. As word spreads this is going to help all of us; local artists, galleries, businesses, CoB, and residents. And check out this show, it is all about the face, as it were. ARTEMIZIA FEATURES PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER SCHOELLER Internationally renowned photographer Martin Schoeller is coming to Bisbee to exhibit his work at Artemzia Foundation’s Annex Gallery at 24 Main Street. The show will feature his fine art “close ups” including a 62” x 40” portrait of Barack Obama. The exhibition opens Tuesday June 28th from 5pm to 8pm and the show runs through September 10th. The artist will be attending the opening and the general public is welcome. Schoeller is best known for his close up portraits and has shot covers for many magazines including Time, National Geographic, Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone. His Nike Ads of Colin Kaepernick won several awards. Among his series: Death Row Exonerees, Holocaust Survivors, Identical Twins, Female Bodybuilders, Drag Queens and Portraits of famous and not famous people. Visit www.martinschoeller.com for a look at the many facets of Schoeller’s work. Coming shows at the Annex Gallery include French street photographer J.R. https://www.jr-art.net, graffiti legend Cey Adams www.ceyadams.com and street artist Swoon who is currently showing her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art www.swoonstudio.org. The Artemizia Foundation encompasses a contemporary, graffiti and street art Museum at 27 Main St. with a commercial Annex gallery directly across the street. Artemizia exhibits a collection of modern masters including Willem de Kooning and Pablo Picasso, juxtaposed with contemporary masters such as Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Kara Walker, and Yayoi Kusama, alongside street art masters Banksy, Swoon, JR and Vhils, to provide 20th to 21st century perspective. The Foundation’s collection of 600 pieces by 90 artists from 35 countries includes paintings, prints, and sculptures, as well as digital NFTs. The Annex Gallery at 24 Main St. is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 4pm. The Museum is open by appointment only. Go here for more information: https://www.artemiziafoundation.org ............ The City of Bisbee has secured bonds to pay for $21 mil of the $22 mil Public Safety Retirement System (PSPRS). The City had hoped for the bonds to cover the entire amount but the revenue from the general fund would only cover the lesser amount. Unfortunately due to rising interest rates, the City did not get the lower percentage interest it had hoped for and will pay 5%+ on the bonds. It is about 1% lower than what is now being charged. The $1 mil left unfunded by the bond will be paid from the budgeted amount in the general fund.It is a better deal than existing, but short of what was hoped for. ............. Local businessman Jim Mullen (He bought and is reviving the Copper Queen Annex) has been beating the drum for increased taxation of empty lots and buildings in the business district as one way to stimulate economic development. In a call to the public and letters to the editor he said taxing empty lots as if they are worthless doesn't make economic sense. And he said that empty buildings should have to pay a escalating vacancy tax in order to incentivize owner-often out of towners-to either sell or rent their buildings. It's a good idea and hopefully the city and county will look into it. Several bigger cities are using some variation of this model to get vacant property back on tax rolls. Check out his letter in this week's Observer.
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2022 7 PM
#2 will give you an idea of coming events; the Bisbee Royale applies for a liquor license
#3 The owners of 118 Tombstone Canyon are are appealing an order that found the them in violation of city building codes. According to the city inspector, they rebuild a crumbling retaining wall without proper permits.
#4 is a public hearing on truth in taxation levy that will go on the ballot. It will raise property taxes a teeny amount.A necessary thing for the city.
#5 Adoption of the final budget. Last chance for public input. a copy of the budget in in the background.
#6 If this passes you can go in front of the council in person and 'give em hell harry'.
#7 There were 3728 registered voters in 2020. This pays for the election services provided to the city by the county.
#8 An MOI twixt Bisbee Vogue and the CoB spelling out the regulation of activities in Higgins Hill park.
#9 Bisbee Vogue is donating four tents to CoB and will be allowed to use them for events in 2022/23. The CoB will own the tens and can rent the tents any other time.
#10 Lithik construction low bid for rebuilding a retaining wall at 229 tombstone canyon. They got the contract at $54k+, other bids were $83K and $168k.
1. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Subject to availability of funds
2. Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Session of Mayor and Council held on May 17, 2022.
Approval of the Resignation of Donna Pulling from the Transit Advisory Committee
Approval of a Park, Facility, and Right-of-Way Use Permit for the Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee for the use of Arizona Street (between Briggs Avenue and Ruppe Street) for the Cars & Bikes on Arizona Street Show to be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 6:00am to 5:00pm.
Approval of a Park, Facility, and Right-of-Way Use Permit for the use of several streets for the Coaster Race Trial Run on July 2nd, Pre-Sets July 3rd and the Race on July 4, 2022.
Approval of a Park, Facility and Right-of-Way Use Permit for the Bisbee Rotary Club for the use of Cole Avenue, Bisbee Road and Arizona Street for the Annual 4th of July Parade on Monday, July 4, 2022, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Approval of a Special Event Liquor License Application submitted by Bisbee Pride, Inc. for an Event to be held on Howell Avenue, Friday, June 17, 2022, from 6:00pm to 12:00am (midnight).
Approval of a Special Event Liquor License Application submitted by Bisbee Pride, Inc. for an Event to be held outside of the Convention Center, on Friday, June 17, 2022, and Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 6:00pm to 12:00am (midnight) each day.
Approval of an Application for an Extension of Premises/ Patio Permit submitted by Electric Brewing for an Event to be held at 1326 W. Highway 92 #7, Bisbee, Arizona on Sunday, June 12, 2022; Joseph Charles Fredrickson, Applicant.
Approval of an Application for an Extension of Premises/ Patio Permit submitted by Electric Brewing for an Event to be held at 1326 W. Highway 92 #7, Bisbee, Arizona on Sunday, June 19, 2022; Joseph Charles Fredrickson, Applicant.
Approval of an Application for an Extension of Premises/ Patio Permit submitted by Electric Brewing for an Event to be held at 1326 W. Highway 92 #7, Bisbee, Arizona on Sunday, June 26, 2022; Joseph Charles Fredrickson, Applicant.
Approval of a Liquor License Application for the Bisbee Royale located at 94 Main Street, Bisbee, Arizona; Michael David Page, Applicant.
3. Discussion and Possible Approval to go into the Board of Appeals for the Building Code with a Public Hearing to render a decision on the appeal filed by Deborah Hall and Paul Till, property owner of 118 Tombstone Canyon and Discussion and Possible Approval to come out of the Board of Appeals for the Building Code.
Joe Ward, Building Inspector / Code Enforcement
4. Public Hearing on Truth in Taxation and Public Hearing and Discussion of the FY 2022-23 Proposed Budget for the City of Bisbee.
Keri Bagley, Finance Director
5. Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution R-22-11: Adopting the Final Budget for FY 2022-23 for the city of Bisbee; Adopting the Alternative Expenditure Limitation for FY 2022-23.
Stephen J. Pauken, City Manager
6. Discussion and Possible Action to return to in-person meetings for all Boards, Committees and Commissions.
Ken Budge, Mayor
7. Discussion and Possible Approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with Cochise County for Election Supplies and Services.
Ashlee Coronado, City Clerk
8. Discussion and Possible Approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Bisbee and Bisbee Vogue Inc., for the Coordination and Implementation of Recreational Activities at Higgins Hill Park.
Steve Pauken, City Manager
9. Discussion and Possible Approval to accept the donation of 4 tents (1-40’x20’ and 3- 20’x20’) from Bisbee Vogue, Inc.
Matthew Gurney, Public Works Director
10. Discussion and Possible Approval to award the RFP for the wall replacement at 229 A Tombstone Canyon to Lithic Construction Inc.
Matthew Gurney, Public Works Director
11. Discussion and Possible Approval to award the RFP to replace the Senior Center Roof to Landmark Metal Builders.
Matthew Gurney, Public Works Director
12. Discussion and Possible Approval of a Contract with Fireworks Productions of Arizona for the 4th of July Fireworks.
Jim Richardson, Acting Fire Chief
13. City Manager's Report:
Update on City Hall project
Update on the sale of the Hillcrest building
Other Current events (No Discussion)
COUNCIL COMMENTS OR FUTURE AGENDA ITEM SUGGESTIONS: (Council members may suggest topics for future meeting agendas, but Council will not here discuss, deliberate, or take any action on these topics.)
...............BISBEE BUSINESS CHURN................
There are a couple items of note both involving Local and Tempe entrepreneur, Joseph Lewis. The Cochise County supes have approved the purchase and development of Old Bisbee High School . Two entities submitted developmental and financial proposals and the county supes picked Lewis. His proposal estimated the cost at the $7 million to turn the structure into 32 one and two bedroom apartments. You can see the project details in his proposal, as well as the people who will be working on it, here: https://destinyhosted.com/cochidocs/2022/BOS/20220510_2341/6391%5FOld%5FBisbee%5FHigh%5FSchool%2D%5FSunny%5FTempe%5FInvestments%2Epdf. The background documents are here. Staff Memo Response to RFP from Old Bisbee High School, LLC Ordinance Staff Presentation $$$$$$$$$$$ Turquoise Valley Golf Course is up for sale The 175 acre Golf Course at 1794 Newell in Naco is for sale for $2,750,000 listed by Zoned Properties of which Lewis is a broker. The listing I viewed on loopnet.com in the investment highlights that is has unrestricted views of the Mull (sic) mountatins, located in an designated Opportunity Zone, and water rights. Can't remember the original purchase price but I think Joseph got it for $600k-$700k. A bit of background...Joseph Lewis and his wife Melissa Lewis own Sunny Tempe Investments that for the old high school project is dba as Old Bisbee High School LLC. The company was incorporated in 2003. In Bisbee, Lewis also owns two short term rentals, the Acacia building, the defunct Turquoise Valley golf course-recently put up for sale, and the Bisbee Social Club. In the 90's he was a council person in Tempe serving two terms. In July 2021, he joined Zoned Properties as an inhouse designated broker. Zoned Properties is a company that finds real estate for emerging legal Cannabis companies. From Business Wire; "Throughout his career, Lewis has owned and managed a portfolio of commercial, industrial and residential properties, including historical retail properties, industrial site developments, vacation home rentals, and other unique project developments. $$$$$$$$$$$ The historic Canyon Rose Suites/Allen block building has been sold. It closed at $2mill. Eleven retail spaces, eight suites. Brett and Alison Van Gorp owned the property for 30 years. The new owners are Californians, Mark Gray and Nicole France. $$$$$$$$$$$
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FOR SALE
The ten room Schoolhouse Inn at 818 Tombstone Canyon is for sale; $899.000
The former American Legion building at 57 Subway (behind Roka) is for sale for $795,000. It has been in the process of remodeling for the past couple of years. Apparently was going to open as a brewery and bar. Although listed with 10 parking spaces, the spaces actually are on a lease from the Bisbee Restoration Museum
Double P Roadhouse is for sale at 600 Romero St/Hwy 92. $675,000.
The former 2nd Amendment Gun store location at 1326 #5, in the San Jose square is for sale, $100,000. The following remain for sale..
The Convention Center/2 Main
High Desert Market/203 Tombstone,
the Stock Exchange/15 Brewery,
La Ramada/1948 S. Naco,
the former Tombstone Canyon Inn/102 Tombstone Canyon,
Letson Loft/20-26 Main,
................. COB SHORT TERM RENTAL POLICIES https://www.bisbeeaz.gov/2426/Vacation-Rentals-Short-Term-Rentals
Despite the ignorance emanating from DC, the economy is doing very well thank you, but inflation hmmm....lotsa bitchin about it cause the price of most everything seems to increase every month. If you read 10 economists there are 10 different current causes and future scenarios. And they tend to reduce the economy to statistics forgetting it is people and how they are affected that is important. However with the well known economist George Carlin as my guide this abbreviated explanation may help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac. Inflation is about STUFF. At a very basic level the country is experiencing a rapid increase in many product prices because there are too many people wanting too few products. You want it=demand; You can't get it=supply. Now that you understand the cause of inflation (Wow, Fred you cleared that up!).... The main cause is, and remains, the Pandemic...The African guy that was digging out copper and the Chinese guy making semi conductor chips, and Mexican woman tending their corn, and the white guy who drove a truck, got sick. They passed the virus on to other people and they and their families got sick. So the whole family didn't work. The kids didn't get cared for so one of the other people who wasn't sick had to stay at home and tend to the kids and couldn't work. There were lots of sick peeps who couldn't work. Capitalist porkers really don't do all that much; it is workers who keep things going as the pandemic decisively proved. If all the countries that were affected were multiplied by many workers that produce many raw materials, and multiplied that by the factory workers who couldn't work cause they and their families were sick, and the myriad other workers who couldn't work, economies come to a halt; It's a labor shortage which then became a shortage of Stuff. The supply chain of labor goes like this; truck drivers got it from the miners and factory guys and gave it to the shipyard guy who gave it to the sailor and the ship quarantined cause everybody on the ship had it. And then what Stuff did get on the ships, couldn't get off the ships in the US cause the guys who ran the cranes were sick. And the Stuff that was unloaded piled up because they ran out of room to put the vast quantities of Stuff. So the ports ran out of storage space; no storage space, couldn't unload the ships that then made big circles in the ocean off the harbors for weeks-at one count 150 ships loaded with Stuff. Many truckers got sick, but if they were working, they often couldn't get to the Stuff cause of all the congestion at the ports. So all the Stuff was stuck on both ends and Stuff was all over the place. Less Stuff was getting to the trains on containers cause of the trucker shortage and so less Stuff got to the destinations. And when Stuff finally did get to stores there were few customers nor were there workers to service the non-existent customers. The supply chain, interrupted at every point was a fuckin mess. That scenario was writ large across whole industries and product lines; everything from toilet paper to tape, computer chips to couches. (And that is the reason I could not get a replacement water filter for my refrigerator.) A related cause... was that as the pandemic grew and customers huddled at home, demand for goods first dropped and then really picked up cause you know how much time you had on your hands and what do US people do best? Buy Stuff. As more people didn't work, but PPP began trickling into bank accounts, demand was increasing, supplies of Stuff were decreasing and only sporadically replenished. so there was a shortage of Stuff. Except gas. There was a lot of gas cause nobody was driving, we were all at home buying Stuff that couldn't get to us. The price of gas went way down. And then finally, the vaccines started flowing and people got shot up and began going out again. (Including the people who didn't get shot up who were going out all along...causing the pandemic to last much longer than it would have.(They didn't/don't understand social responsibility goes with the freedom they brandished like some sort of conspiratorial but-it turns out-very porous cloak). So as people went out more, they drove more but since production of gas-from the wells to refineries to the stations- had been curtailed, supplies were limited and prices rose in response to that demand. And then Putin started a war. That compounded the problem by further disrupting production and supply. Whatta mess! Fookin Pootin. And this is why Biden is not to blame for high gas prices, contrary to the mouthbreathers muttering in the conspiratorial Fox corner. So what did some of the major corporations do? Haysus! What a fuckin opportunity! The top 25 Oil companies made $205 billion in 2021. The top 5 Oil companies made $34 billion in the first quarter of 2022. And they weren't alone. Almost every industry has big profits in latter 2021 and 1st quarter 2022. They hiked prices because Stuff was scarce and US consumers-being nervous without their gadgets, gizmos, exotic food, and transportation-paid higher prices. Many corporations are now fat with huge profits, and cause those big corporations are really good at whining and stuffing politicians coffers, they are trying to weasel out of paying taxes. If you are still here, I'm winding down...(Lucky for you dear reader, I'm not getting into the policies and naming politicians and corporations that decades ago decided to outsource manufacturing and create a wobbly supply chain that yielded tremendous profits, took huge numbers of jobs away from the US and created conditions for an underclass.) Some of the conditions I described continue to the present. For instance China has quarantined much of their productive areas, as well as entire cities such as Shanghai that just had a 60 day total quarantine lifted and Guangzhou (Gwang Jow, your language lesson for today).That has continued to exacerbate supply problems. Sporadic supplies of Stuff both frivolous (cheap lawn chairs) and critical (IV fluids), continue. Like inflation for other goods, housing is the same; pent up demand and an acute shortage of existing houses pushes prices higher. It is limited because of the continuing rippling effects of COVID. Not many new houses being built. Changes in the workforce-more people working remotely; a shortage of construction workers due to the pandemic and constrained immigration; intermittent shortages of construction raw and finished material; and overall supply chain problems mostly worker/pandemic related-manufacturing, transportation, distribution. Factor all that in and it is understandable why housing prices have risen in many town and cities. Except those places where people do not want to live cause it was never desirable in the first place. Whew, are you still here...? During the past couple of years even though trumpie was not alarmed, many seasoned people in the government were and so they though they had to get huge amounts of money to people in order that the economy didn't completely crash.(because of the aforementioned conditions.) So they got together passed lotsa legislation that basically gave every man, woman, child, and ummm grifters lots of dough so they could...spend it. On essentials and on frivolous Stuff. But then prices of Stuff kept rising which was not predicted and supply chain problems did not go away as was predicted, and the pandemic did not go away as they predicted it would, and so we currently have lots of inflation for all kinds of Stuff. And lots of politicians, talking heads, and economists lying that they predicted all along that inflation would last. And the labor market...The report that came out this week had an amazing stat; there are two jobs open for every person looking! Unemployment is close to being 2%. Workers are earning more-though not at the same scale that business are making money. Small businesses particularly, but large also, are having trouble finding workers. That will continue for some time because....workers enforced unemployment during the pandemic apparently started lots of people thinking that they didn't want to work on Maggie's farm no more. Combined that with remote working, moving, and a huge number of peeps changing jobs, you get a labor shortage. So there you have it. A simplistic, left a lot of things out, analysis....If you have gotten this far congratulations and reward yourself by taking a hot bath with oil and good smelling stuff. And then take a look at what your neighbor's house sold/bought for below. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ HOUSING SALES There were thirty Three sales in March and April totaling $8,312,200; 18 houses in March for $4,791,200, and 15 in April for $3,521,000. This continues double digit housing sales for almost every month in the past two years. It will be interesting to see if rising mortgage rates damp sales. Old Bisbee continues to lead sales, but there were 18 sales in districts other than OB. 15 Old Bisbee, 7 Warren, 5 San Jose, 6 ‘Other’ Location List/Sold 603 Carbajal $38,500/$35k 1589 W Highway 80 $69,700/$69,400 517A Mayor Av. $79,900 /$85k 30 American Ave. $80,000 511 Santa Cruz Dr. $82,000 207 Hazzard $105,000 475 Park Pl $107,875/$103k 103 Park Pl $110,000 15 Yucca $146,600//$140k 202B NW Brewery AVE $150k/$145k 3 Bornite $159k/$157k 34D Opera Drive $179,000 208 Hazzard $189,900/$190k 2142 S. Kentucky St. $196,000 552 E. Mulberry Lane 199k/$189k 602 Bisbee Rd $210k/$200,000 411 Hovland $220k/$222k 514A Brophy $249k/$242k 108 Nighthawk $249,500/$$235k 414 Van Dyke $250k 1368 W. Cameo St. $265k/$278k 420 B Tombstone Canyon $295,000 207 13th Terrace $325k/$300k 628 Tombstone Canyon $324,900/$312.800 426-C Brophy Av. $318k/$328 67 A & 71 Brewery $295k/$330k 411 Roberts $335k/$330k 501 W. Vista $425k/$415k 9 Clawson Ave $430k 410A Mason Hill $425,000 63 Brewery $500,000 (housed Sense of Place Gallery. They have moved to Hwy 92 in the former Ecoasis building) 310 Ohara $535k 800 Congdon $890k/$830k .............. BUILDING PERMITS Continuing to follow the hot job market, a whopping 54 permits were issued in March with another 36 in April. The total of residential work done was a tad shy of $1,000,000. There was one modest permit for a new building. The first I have seen in several years. Commercial permits, with one exception for Speedway gas, were anemic. Residential permits were mostly for maintenance issues such as roof, AC/Heat, walls, paint. There were also some for room remodels or additions. Building permits have rarely dipped below 20 per month in the past several years. That is one of the reason that retail sales continue to grow. SALES TAXES (for actual sales two months prior, in this case January and February) As many people have commented on the lack of parking and the numbers of people in town they are correct; December, January, and February reflected a huge increase in tax collection over previous months. Bed taxes rose to almost $60,000 in January but dropped in February to about $30, (February is a shorter month by a three days),Regular taxes on lodging were up substantially in January at $46k and dropped substantially to $21k in February. Restaurant/bar sales were ok in January at about $47k+, but almost doubled to $84,000 in February. Be damned if I can figure out the restaurant bar sales. Retails sales bumped up to $1099,742 in February, a jump of $13k over January. Home consumption of food also dropped in January then ros to $53k in February. Internet sales also rose in February to about $23k. .............. Articles of Incorporation.
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So you expect a non English speaker to learn the English language?…. Or reasons why English is weird.
The bandage was wound around the wound..
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
We must polish the Polish furnigure.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Sincere there is no time like the prestn, he though it was time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
Laid is pronounced like Paid, but not said
And said is pronounced like bread but not bead and bead is pronounced like lead but not lead.
I’m not content with this content.
I object to that object.
I need to read what I read again.
Excuse me but there’s no excuse for this.
Someone should wind this post up and throw it in the wind.
Plato and Play dough
Just a few Homophones will drive you batty…
Walk & Wok
Ball & Bawl
Bacon & Bakin’
The lawyer said to Peter…The fact is, the peck of pickled peppers you, Peter Piper, picked was on private property.
I swallowed a dictionary. It gave me thesaurus throat I’ve ever had.