Special District 4 County/City Town Hall

    May 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Udall Center
    7200 East Tanque Verde Road
    Tucson, AZ 85715

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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. About 25 people in attendance to listen to Supervisor Carroll speak of the upcoming bond election in Nov. 2015 for 7 (cafeteria style) proposals, esp. Prop. 425 re: road repair. Carroll also addressed the upcoming Sunday closing of 8 branch libraries. Councilman Cunningham also emphasized the road bonds as a “responsible way to fix the City’s failing roads”,and spoke of the need to balance the City budget. Several voters spoke up against the upcoming bond election as raising more taxes. building libraries when unable to maintain current ones. End of the evening Henry Jacobs from So. AZ Rescue Assn. spoke of their all volunteer group whose mission is public safety. They go out on about 100 rescues per year, founded in 1958 when boys scouts got caught out in a freak snow storm. One of their rescue trucks & equipment was outside for viewing. Questions from the audience included Agua Caliente Park proposed funding, extending Sun Link streetcar, future of Banner UMC formerly Kino Hospital.

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