Speak Up Pima County


Pima County Bd. of Supervisors meets tomorrow September 5th,  at 9 a.m., 130 W. Congress St. on the first floor. Agenda online:


Go to our Calendar listing for more info on Supervisor Ally Miller’s recent remarks, and the agenda items regarding them.

Any member of the public can speak at Call to the Public, item # 7.

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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. 22 people spoke today at Call to the Public. About 5/6 were in favor of Supervisor Ally Miller and her “white & proud of it” statements, 5/6 against her; others spoke in favor of DACA young people, environmental protections, free speech. After executive session, the Board voted 5-0 to release privileged attorney-client memos from Chief Civil Deputy Andrew Flagg dated 8/17/17 and 8/28/17. No other action taken with regard to this issue. Stay tuned for info on those memos. LD 2 State Senator Andrea Dalessandro, former District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll, Ward 6 Council candidate Paul Durham in attendance. Dalessandro spoke in favor of keeping DACA.

    UPDATE: Attorney Andrew Flagg’s memos attached to agenda, items #17, #18, no basis to censure Supervisor Miller.

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