Mayor Gygi challenges former Councilman to a “fight / debate”

Written By: admin - May• 05•17

Mayor Gary Gygi issued the the following challenge to former Cedar Hills Councilman Ken Cromar (July 1994 to January 2000) and current Researcher for Cedar Hills Citizens for Responsible Government (CHCRG) to a "fight / debate" in an  April 11, 2017, at 10:02 AM email….

"Regarding my candidacy for Mayor, I have not made up my mind but if I choose to run, in the spirit of competition, I would love you to run against me.  That is a fight/debate I would love to have, in fact itching to have."

Gygi had continued an email exchange with Cromar that began when Cromar / CHCRG had informed and encouraged the City Council regarding newly passed Utah State 2017 Legislature to repeal home business licenses, amongst other things.  See CHCRG posting … 

In a follow-up email exchange Cromar had questioned the Mayor regarding his personal business practices run out of the Mayor's office, when the Mayor issued the "debate / fight" challenge.  (Note:  A 2015 GRAMA request produced photos of Gygi's campaign posters and personal business files  in Cedar Hills city offices, which raised ethics questions. – see pics below)

April 10, 2017 – 11:16 a.m.


Mayor Gygi,

There you go again.  When you do not like being confronted with the facts about your actions, you distract by addressing some issues, and ignore or repackage the “narrative” on the rest.  At least you are consistent.

I approached you on a legitimate public issue drawing your attention to new Legislation, to which many favorably responded.  When you came in late to the exchange, you politicized some of the discussion in a self-serving manner.  I responded.  Now you retreat.  That’s consistent and worthy of highlighting.

My last comment before I too intend to leave this discussion:  You have been proven to regularly abuse your power.  Mayor, you have abused, harmed, misrepresented and/or misled many people on the Council, Staff and CH residents, me and my family included.  

IF you choose to run again, in order to protect my CH friends, neighbors, family, Council and City Staff, please rest assured that I will consider it my public duty to seriously consider taking the time necessary to share numerous audio, video and documents with the alert the voters to your actions so they can vote intelligently.  

I hope that won’t be necessary.  I have much better things to do with my time.  I hope you do too.  Many CH residents would be grateful.



Ken Cromar


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