Town Hall on Proposed Tax Increase for Tucson’s Future

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    When:
    November 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    2016-11-21T17:30:00-07:00
    2016-11-21T19:00:00-07:00
    Where:
    El Pueblo Senior Center
    101 W Irvington Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
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    ATTEND A TOWN HALL ON PROPOSED TAX INCREASE FOR TUCSON’S FUTURE – As part of an ongoing discussion regarding Tucson’s future, the City of Tucson is holding a series of town halls where the public can get information, provide input, and have questions answered about a possible sales tax question that could go to City voters in May 2017. The City’s proposal is tentatively for a half-cent City sales tax increase to fund equipment and facilities for the Tucson Police and Tucson Fire departments and to continue the Tucson Department of Transportation’s Road Recovery program to repair major and neighborhood streets. The first town hall will be held tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the William M. Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Another town hall will be held this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. 1st St. The final meeting will be next Monday at 5:30 p.m. at El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. If you can’t attend a meeting and have a question, please emailcomments@tucsonaz.gov.
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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).

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