Equity Forum for all Tucson City Council candidates

“Come hear what your 2017 City Council Candidates from Wards 3,5, and 6 have to say about equity. Hosted by Arizona Center for Empowerment andSouthwest Fair Housing Council (SWFHC)

Candidates will be asked to address questions related to:

Affordable Housing
Workers’ Rights
Immigrant Rights
Food Justice
Quality of Life
Systemic Racism
Community Development
Public Safety
Disability Rights
And more…

Jump up on our community soapbox and pose your own questions about equity to the candidates, too!

For questions email: rachel@swfhc.com.”


Who’s running:

Ward 3:  Paul Durham (D) vs. Gary Watson (I)

Ward 5: Richard Fimbres (D), incumbent, unopposed

Ward 6: Mike Cease (G), incumbent Steve Kozachik (D), Mariano Rodriguez (R)

One response to “Equity Forum for all Tucson City Council candidates

  1. Candidates present tonight: Ward 3 Independent Gary Watson, Ward 6 Green candidate Mike Cease and Democrat incumbent Steve Kozachik. Welcome by Changemaker HS officials, then introductions by the 3 candidates, followed by questions prepared by the students: Define equity and relate individual & campaign story; how help people in cycle of misdemeanor crimes which affect poor & people of color; define homelessness & how provide adequate housing for low/moderate income people; should local law enforcement aid ICE arrests; do you support DACA funding; what is role of City of Tucson in improving schools; how assist in mobility & pedestrian infrastructure. Then questions from the audience were how handle fines/fees in criminal justice system (unclear question); how hold Pima County responsible for detention of undocumented immigrants; support for Office for legal defense of noncitizens; why vote for the Green Party; support for Strong Start Tucson Prop. 204; would you encourage planting of more trees & vegetation mgmt. across City? About 60 people in attendance at this forum, including former PCC Bd. member Georgia Brousseau.

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