Pima County Budget hearings

    April 7, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    130 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ


    The April 7 meeting will include a series of presentations by the Finance and Risk Management staff about the budget process, the various County funds and the general governmental revenues and expenditures that are not assigned to particular departments.

    At each meeting, department heads and elected officials will discuss:
    • Requested operating department expenditures, revenues and operating transfers;
    • Major programs and related services provided by the department and their associated costs;
    • Significant changes between the adopted 2014-15 budget and requests contained within the 2015-16 budget;
    • Major budget issues the department is facing in 2015-16; and
    Requests for supplemental funding.

    April 7
    • County Attorney
    • Clerk of the Superior Court
    • Justice Court Ajo
    • Justice Court Green Valley
    • Justice Courts Tucson
    • Juvenile Court
    • Superior Court
    • Sheriff

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. First of 5 Budget hearings well attended today. County Adm. Chuck Huckleberry gave intro remarks, followed by staff info on County funds, the budget process, and general government revenues. Then Pima County Atty. Barbara Lawall and her team presented about their office expenditures/budget for 2015/2016; followed by Judge Simmons of AZ Superior Court, along with Judge Quigley from Pima County Juvenile Court. Additional info presented by the Clerk of the Superior Court Toni Hellon, Judge Maria Felix and Adm. Doug Kooi of Pima County Consolidated Justice Court. Pima County Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Nanos speaking right now for their department.


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