After weeks spent on what was likely administrative leave that violated the contract with Town Manager Alexandra Taft, the Quartzsite Council came out of executive session and voted to terminate her. There was no discussion or explanation. Many speculate that Taft had been threatening a lawsuit. If she pursues one, she will be paying to defend her actions, instead of the taxpayers.
This is the most recent in a string of terminations that include Town Attorney Martin Brannan, Assistant Town Manager Albert Johnson. Planning and Zoning Director Nora Yackley, and Police Administrator Janet Brannan.