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Her stated goal: "Stop them from building the baseball stadium at taxpayer expense. I have had nothing but positive returns from people. . . . They're outraged over the sales tax."
Asked how she could overcome the political forces that aligned to create the tax levy in the first place, Jarrett responds, "You saw what happened to Jim Bruner, didn't you?" Bruner, the former county supervisor once considered a shoo-in for Congress, was drubbed in a Republican primary for a House seat. Jarrett believes Bruner's role in approving the stadium tax led to his political demise.
Finally, Richard Duncan is acting as his own attorney in a lawsuit he has filed to stop the stadium project. Duncan, who describes himself as "a professional indigent," filed a complaint alleging that the supervisors' vote to levy the tax should be voided because they had conflicts of interest. Specifically, he notes that Colangelo had worked on Supervisor Wilcox's campaign. Duncan also claims that the state constitution prohibited the supervisors from sitting as the stadium district while the county had a budget deficit.
Duncan, who used to run a roofing company, realizes that his is an uphill battle. "The only thing I can hope for is that this [lawsuit] might be the straw that breaks the camel's back," Duncan says. "It's wrong for them to tax the people without their consent.