Tag Archives: Pima County Board of Supervisors

Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee’s public meetings re: proposed sales tax increase

If you can’t make any of these meetings, please go online and give your input about this proposed 1/2 cent sales tax increase. Speak up Tucson.

Former Supervisor Ray Carroll appointed to Justice of the Peace in Green Valley

Former District 4 Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, who stepped down in Dec. 2016 just months short of 20 years at that job, was appointed today by his former fellow Supervisors to be Justice of the Peace in Precinct 7, serving Green Valley. Carroll applied for the seat, along with 7 others, after JP Lisa Royal quit in August, 2017 to become Administrator of the Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts in Tucson.
 Prior to this Carroll has been employed (Community & Government Relations)  with the  Amity Foundation (http://blogforarizona.net/former-pima-county-supervisor-ray-carroll-joins-amity-foundation/)
 Motion was made by District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy, 2nd by District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson.Vote was 4-1  with Supervisor Ally Miller against.

Former Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll

Carroll is a non attorney, as were most of the applicants (including Michael Acosta, Gary Halkowitz, Janie Stover) seeking this position. The only attorneys who applied were Ron Newman (also a JP pro tem) and Mathew Cannon. Two of the applicants (David Kryder and Barbara Blake) are Hearing Officers in Small Claims court, and non attorneys as well.  Info on the 8 applicants here:  link to AZ Daily Star article: http://tucson.com/news/local/candidates-seeking-vacant-green-valley-jp-appointment/article_c9b2f700-3fee-54a0-a728-88a6fc4248d0.html

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Speak Up Pima County

Pima County Bd. of Supervisors meets tomorrow September 5th,  at 9 a.m., 130 W. Congress St. on the first floor. Agenda online:

https://pima.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=552209&GUID=E15D76B2-8B74-4089-9D76-6A670372E6C9

Go to our Calendar listing for more info on Supervisor Ally Miller’s recent remarks, and the agenda items regarding them.

Any member of the public can speak at Call to the Public, item # 7.

Former Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll joins Amity Foundation

Five-term Pima County Supervisor to Confront Arizona’s Deadly Opiate Epidemic (press release)

Ray Carroll joins Tucson-based Amity Foundation, returning to his roots in state’s private non-profit sector.

 Just short of 20 years as Pima County’s District 4 Supervisor, rather than seeking a sixth term Ray Carroll has decided to focus on battling Arizona’s historic opiate crisis, which kills more than two Arizonans daily, a 74% increase since 2012, by joining Tucson-based non-profit Amity Foundation.

Former Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll

 

Amity formed in 1969 to address the opiate crisis of the 1960’s and was originally called Tucson Awareness House. Carroll will immediately address the threat of a $77 billion cut in Medicare & Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. If passed, it will drastically cut AHCCS funds over the next 10 years, which would be disastrous to health and mental health care systems in Arizona and hurt those in need.

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Proclamation of “Project Period Month” – December 2016

On November 22, 2016 the Pima County Board of Supervisors declared December 2016 as “Project Period Month”. Photos below are of the board meeting, where attendees donated $250 cash for this project at the YWCA of Southern Arizona. This project is aimed to assist homeless women with feminine hygiene products, with a goal of collection of 500 boxes of products and $1000. Donations can sent to the YWCA, and dropped off at Walmart-East, Tucson Jewish Community Center, and  Pima County, plus online websites (listed below).

Pima County Board of Supervisors, with YWCA of Southern Arizona staff receiving proclamation of "Project Period Month"

Pima County Board of Supervisors, with YWCA of Southern Arizona staff receiving proclamation of “Project Period Month”

Info on this project: http://www.ywcatucson.org/site/c.elLYJiOZKqLcG/b.9352811/k.7A81/Project_Period_Facts.htm

Go Fund Me campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/projectperiodpimacounty

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Watch AZPM interviews online – candidates for District 4 and 5 Pima County Supervisors

Interviewed on Arizona Public Media (AZPM, Channel 6 PBS) Metro Week yesterday were two challengers for the open seat for District 4 Pima County Supervisor, since long term Republican Supervisor Ray Carroll is retiring.  Republican Steve Christy and Green candidate Josh Riley were both interviewed.  Carroll has endorsed Christy for this seat.

Also interviewed were District 5 Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias (a Democrat who has served since Feb. 2002) and his Green Party opponent Martin Bastidas.  These interviews were conducted separately as well.

View this Metro Week show here:

https://www.azpm.org/

Districts 1 and 3 Supervisor races were covered in last week’s Metro Week show:http://blogforarizona.net/view-azpm-interviews-online-candidates-for-pima-county-supervisors-in-districts-1-and-3/

District 2 Supervisor Ramon Valadez is running unopposed.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.