Meet Your City Officials 2022

(updated 01/12/2022). This post was prompted by the open seat on city council which was filled January 03, 2023. Kerry Glover was selected by the Kanab City Council to replace Celeste Meyeres as she leaves her council seat to join the Kane County Commission.

This post is the first in the series “Meet Your Public Officials.” Kanab City employs over 20 full-time employees. This post focuses on the city officials one would see at a Kanab City Council meeting and the applicants for the vacant seat.

This post includes three sections

  1. An interactive Google Slide Presentation of any evidence of public extremism and bigotry engaged in by the city staff pictured above
  2. Kanab City Council: selection & applicants for 2023 vacancy & role of Council Members
  3. Analysis of extremism & bigotry by Kanab City Council, applicants & support staff

For evidence from the Kane County Public Officials see KURW post Meet Your Public Officials: Kane County Commission & School Board 2022 Election.

1/3: Google Presentation of Kanab City Council Members & Support Staff

Directions for navigating the google presentation of 33 slides.

2/3: Kanab City Council: Applicants, Selection 01/03/2023 & Role

The photo above features the Kanab City Council ending 2022. Seven residents applied for the vacant seat following the election of Celeste Meyeres to the Kane County Commission (image below). Each applicant was given 5 minutes to answer three questions at the 01/10/2023 meeting. The Kanab City Council voted unanimously in favor of Kerry Glover (watch council meeting https://www.facebook.com/kanabcity to hear those answers and learn about the new tobacco ordinance and tax increase for new building for Kanab Police).

The role of City Council Members:

  • work part-time for the city, $400/month
  • voting in the best interest of the city (guided by City Plan, nothing personal, nothing partisan)
  • represent many view points in the community and provide the Council with advice based on a FULL spectrum of concerns & perspectives.
  • See Kanab’s visioning documents and general plan with ordinances.

The qualifications for City Council Members

  • Must be a registered voter in the municipality in which the individual is elected.
  • Must have resided within the municipality for which the candidate is seeking office for the 12 consecutive months immediately before the date of the election.
  • Must maintain a principal place of residency within the municipality, and within the district that the elected officer represents, during the officer’s term of office.
  • If the individual resides in a territory which was annexed into the municipality the 12 consecutive months immediately before the date of the election.
  • May not be convicted of a felony.
  • See qualification list at https://kanab.utah.gov/2263/2021-Municipal-Election

3/3: ANALYSIS of BIGOTRY & EXTREMISM by Kanab City Council, Applicants & Support Staff

Kanab City employs over 20 full-time employees. This post focuses on the city officials one would see at a Kanab City Council meeting and the applicants for the vacant city council seat.

This includes six elected positions: the mayor plus five member of city council, and the hired support staff: city manager, city attorney, recorder, land use coordinator, treasurer and an administrative assistant.

Of these twelve city positions,

Of the seven applicants for the open council seat by Celeste Meyeres,

  • only two are on KURW Hatewatch (Boyd Corry, owner Kanab Meats) and
  • the unanimously selected Kerry Glover’s evidence is insufficient for Hatewatch.

Kerry Glover’s evidence includes the encouragement of Covid disinformation and the “love it or leave it, don’t change us” rhetoric against those viewed as opposition. Rinda Alldredge references being targeted by Robert Redford, when in fact, Redford has been a long-time advocate of protecting Utah and recognized for that work by former Governor Herbert (https://www.parkrecord.com/news/governor-honors-redford-for-contributions-to-utah/)

For corrections, email me Michelle Galaria at mgalaria@protonmail.com.

Published by mgalaria

I resided in the Kanab, Utah area from 2009 throughout 2020. I am reformed right, 15 years now, with most family members still far-right. I lived 37 of my 48 years in rural America. I created KURW after I discovered that two people from Kanab who I knew were at the Jan 6th Capitol Insurrection and the continued threat warning from DHS regarding the far-right movement. Studies show new trends in extremist characteristics, feelings of fear/anger/betrayal, an increase in social media recruitment and incitement, and radicalization as quickly as six months. I had a lot of documentation from covering the six months of weekly Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter and MAGA events in Kanab. I used that documentation, public posts on social media, contribution from community members and outside organizations to create Hatewatch because I feel like that is the best way that I can address the call for awareness.

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