If you read the Payson Roundup's recent eulogy to ousted local politician Kenny Evans, you probably couldn't believe your eyes. Besides doing virtually nothing as Payson mayor, including his infamous four year university, Evans also took credit for bringing Blue Ridge/Cragin water to Payson - an accomplishment of the preceding administration of Bob Edwards. Yet the Roundup lavishly praised his administration and questioned the intelligence of the voters who wisely ousted him and his lackey Michael Hughes.
Here, in the interest of balanced coverage, are some responses from local residents to the Roundup piece:
You have got to be kidding me....Kenny Evans on the RCEA (SLE) ?? His negotiating skills remain to be seen - no university partner after all these years and a hurry up scheme to build some infrastructure to show progress. His agenda was decidedly renounced in this primary election - neither he nor Hughes were chosen by the people to continue to serve Payson and the Rim Country. It's time for Evans to hang it up.