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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.

View AZPM interviews online – candidates for Pima County Supervisors in Districts 1 and 3

Arizona Public Media (AZPM, Channel 6 PBS) interviewed  District 3 Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson (a Democrat who has served since Jan. 1997, currently the Chair) and her Republican challenger Kim DeMarco.  These interviews were conducted separately.

Also interviewed this week was District 1 Democratic candidate Brian Bickel.  One term District 1 Republican Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller “did not respond to repeated requests” to be interviewed by AZPM.

View this Metro Week show here:

https://www.azpm.org/p/featured-news/2016/9/23/96849-pima-supervisors-election-new-majority-at-stake/

District 2 Supervisor Ramon Valadez, a Democrat, is running unopposed.

AZPM will be hosting interviews for District 4 and 5 candidates and Supervisors on September 30.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.

NW Park to be dedicated for former Pima County Supervisor Ann Day – updated

the late Pima County Supervisor Ann Day

the late Pima County Supervisor Ann Day

Ceremony set for Sept. 24 to dedicate park in honor of former Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ann Day

“Pima County officials will unveil a sign formally dedicating a northwest Tucson park in honor of former Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ann Day, who died in a traffic collision May 7. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at Ann Day Community Park, 7601 N. Mona Lisa Road, located at the southwest corner of Magee and Mona Lisa Roads.

Speakers include Jill Watters, Day’s daughter; District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Chair of the Board of Supervisors; District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll; County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry; as well as other supervisors and neighborhood representatives:

Diana Boros, Casas Adobes West 2 Neighborhood Coalition; Donna Heidinger, La Canada/Magee Neighborhood Association; and Betsy Sandlin, Romero Neighborhood.

On June 7, the Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved renaming Northwest Community Park in Day’s honor. She represented District 1 for three terms, from 2001 to 2012. She also served in the Arizona Senate for 10 years.

During Day’s tenure on the Board, she strongly supported Pima County parks and had significant involvement with creating the Northwest Community Park. She vigorously advocated for funding the dog park and the ramadas located at this facility. Securing funding for the covered playground equipment was one of her last actions while serving on the Board.

### Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation adds a vital dimension to the quality of life for residents and visitors in Pima County. NRPR operates and maintains 46 parks, 23 trailheads, 13 community centers, The Loop and hundreds of miles of trails for recreational pleasure and manages over 250,000 acres of conservation lands open to outdoor recreation pursuits. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PimaCountyNRPR/.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:

Valerie Samoy, Valerie.Samoy@pima.gov, 520-724-5220

Carolyn’s note: Supervisor Ann Day was a Republican, youngest sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Pima County Board of Supervisors votes to ban texting while driving

Pima County Bd. of Supervisors in a unanimous vote (5-0) today passed an ordinance to ban texting while driving a motor vehicle, effective within a month.  The ban however, still allows speaking on a cell phone. Here’s what the ordinance states:

“A person may not, while driving a motor vehicle on a highway, manually manipulate a handheld electronic device for any purpose other than to initiate, receive, or engage in voice communication.”

Penalties:

“A person who violates this section and is not involved in a motor vehicle crash is subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00), plus any other penalty assessments authorized by law. D. A person who violates this section and is involved in a motor vehicle accident is subject to a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00), plus any other penalty assessments authorized by law.”

Exemptions are law enforcement and emergency personnel, bus drivers, while on private property, and while the vehicle is stationary.

Several persons (mostly bicyclists) testified in favor of this proposed ordinance brought forth by the Pima County Sheriff’s Dept.  Sheriff Chris Nanos spoke in favor of this proposal, as did LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley, who said he was the first to introduce this type of legislation in the Arizona House of Representatives 10 years ago. Apparently only Arizona and Montana have no state laws against texting while driving. Firefighter Brendon Lyons testified about being severely injured when hit by a “distracted driver” on Oct. 4, 2013. He showed a video of the accident and his long, painful recovery. He also brought in a mounted display of his shattered bicycle. Oro Valley Vice Mayor Lou Waters testified in favor as well, for the sake of “public safety”.

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