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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating a weekend incident in which a resident of Tucson’s northwest side was injured by a javelina.
Nearly 300 people, mostly veterans and their families, were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new State Veteran’s Cemetery in Marana.
When the primaries ended in August, most candidates turned their attention to this week’s general election, but Ruben Gallego was looking farther down the road.
When the Arizona Legislature last passed an increase in the state gas tax, President George H.W. Bush was celebrating the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was the top-grossing film in the country.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors in December will take a second look at a proposed 50-acre development in the Catalina Foothill area after a 4-1 vote favored delaying a decision in an Oct. 21 public meeting.
Pima County recently released the latest update of Pima Prospers, the county’s comprehensive plan that would set policy for growth and prosperity for the next 20 years.
You’re invited to celebrate the completion of the 14-mile Julian Wash Greenway segment of The Loop on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Cries of “corruption” rang out in the Pima County Board of Supervisors hearing room after a number of frustrated county residents alleged that Chairwoman Sharon Bronson intentionally and prematurely adjourned an Oct. 14 meeting without allowing some audience members to speak during call to the public on a newly controversial topic related to supervisor spending.
When I decided to run for county Supervisor, I campaigned on the principles of transparency and accountability. I remain committed to those values and continue challenging questionable county practices and expenditures. Unfortunately, the current board majority prefers the status quo which has gotten us to where we are today: saddled with massive debt, disastrous roads, and the highest property tax rate in the state.
In the Sept. 10 issue of the Marana News, information Mr. Shaun McClusky says he obtained through a Google search is incorrect. In the article, Mr. McClusky claims that the county is not doing its homework. Further, he is quoted as saying, “I’m not opposed to upgrades. I’m opposed to $22 million in bonded money, when if you Google the top 10 no kill shelters – which apparently the supervisors and Huckelberry aren’t smart enough to do – you’ll find that the number one no-kill shelter in America is in liberal Austin, Texas, and they did it for $9 million. On that site they even have 37 pages of how to accomplish it.”
The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 7 voted unanimously to move forward with plans for a 15.6-mile interstate linking interstates 10 and 19, connecting Raytheon Missile Systems to the University of Arizona Tech Park in an area being called aerospace parkway.
As threats to national and global security continue to increase, Raytheon Missile Systems president, Taylor Lawrence, said it’s important Southern Arizona’s largest employer continues to have the opportunity to grow.
Voters will have the chance to decide in November whether to approve a $22.34 million bond that would be used to fund a new Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) facility.
Two candidates are running for the open seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors, each promising to repair the college’s credibility after Pima has faced probation by its accrediting body, acknowledged sexual harassment of employees by a former chancellor, and falling enrollment.
Road repair continues to be a hot topic in Pima County, and now, a Sept. 26 memo released by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry looks to clear up what he says are common misconceptions on how the county uses its Department of Transportation (DOT) funding.
The Picture Rocks community will again be celebrating Halloween with Trunk O’Treats at the Community Center on All Hallows Eve, Friday, Oct. 31. Neighbors dress up their cars and trucks and provide treats to hundreds of costumed children, with help from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation, Picture Rocks Senior Club, Citizens for Picture Rocks and District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is giving an ultimatum to municipalities that are seeing rising costs related to the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC): pay for the increases or see animals taken or received from that jurisdiction euthanized.
Candidates for Legislative District 11 State Senate and House of Representatives will appear at the second 2014 Election Forum sponsored by Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road. Former State Representative from Picture Rocks Jennifer Burns will again moderate as invited Senate candidates Jo Holt (D) and Steve Smith (R) respond to questions submitted from the community.
After devastating floods in Arizona in 1976, 1977 and 1978, the Arizona State Legislature established county flood control districts as special taxing districts to provide floodplain management and flood control improvements. In Pima County, the Board of Supervisors created the Pima County Flood Control District in 1978 with the board serving as the district’s decision-making body.
Last month, I invited about 160 people, including Pima County supervisors, Tucson City Council members, state legislators, educators, school board members, faith community members and nonprofit leaders, to understand the impact poverty has had not just on poor individuals and families, but on the community as a whole, and asked them to work together with the county to eradicate it.
Voters will decide in the November election whether or not to approve a $22.34 million bond to fund upgrades for the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC).
In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year tenure as a Pima County Supervisor. Meanwhile, she suggested the condition of our roads is the fault of a Supervisor in office less than 2 years. While this clearly demonstrates Bronson’s unwillingness to take responsibility, the board majority’s lack of vision and urgency regarding road repairs for the past two decades is certainly no secret to the rest of us.
Apparently Brian Clymer, Esq. does not attend many Pima County Board of Supervisor meetings. If he did, he would have a better idea of what really goes on in Pima County. Supervisor Miller votes 90 to 95 percent of the time with the other board members. She does not vote with them, when something is not transparent or not in the best interest of the tax payers.