Thursday, September 8, 2011
Lizarraga usurps Foster as mayor of Quartzsite
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 candidate and former Councilman Jose Lizarraga was sworn in as mayor, in a special meeting of the Quartzsite Town Council. The unusual action was not undisputed. Town Attorney/Town Prosecutor Martin Brannan's contention that it was a lawful maneuver was questioned in a written complaint, by The DESERT FREEDOM PRESS publisher and mayoral candidate Jennifer Jones. Mayor Ed Foster, who was recalled by the wife of Councilman Jerry Lukkasson, was expected to retain his position for another week, until the regular council meeting.