By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times
“I’m going to do something a little unorthodox,” said John Hornewer, pacing on the church stage in his work boots. He pulled his cellphone out of a belt clip. It was time for a wake-up call, he explained. “I’m not a rule-player, in case you didn’t notice.” The PowerPoint screen above him listed a name and a phone number.
Hornewer has a shock of grey hair and was wearing a T-shirt with the logo of his company, Rio Verde Water Hauling. A microphone in one hand, with the other he punched in the number of Karen Peters, a Phoenix deputy city manager.