While conservatives in Southern Arizona love to hate the government, it is that very government that provides our top jobs in Tucson; Raytheon, DM Air Force base, the University of Arizona along with the state, county and city jobs. Most of the latter exist to serve the former; this is a military town that survives off of weapons of mass destruction and war.
In case you missed the Barrio Hollywood event (I did not notice anyone from the Arizona Daily Star there in person, however the Tucson Weekly and AZPM were there to witness the event first-hand), our write-up of last week’s historic vote is here and video highlights are below.
People in power usually learn quickly that it is easier to apologize afterwards than to get permission in advance.
What is done is done and we must all “move on”… right?
Most students, if they quit midway through their term, would end up failing a class. That’s because they don’t have the Pedicone Privilege where you get a bonus for giving up and not finishing what you started.
When elected officials lie to their constituents and then refuse to release public records there are remedies that the people can use to hold these elected officials accountable. When determined people unite to demand accountability and transparency from their government; they cannot be stopped easily with silly tricks or guest editorials. This is the lesson that the Mayor and Council need to take from the events of last week.
Scores of concerned City residents have voiced their opinion to the Tucson Mayor and Council regarding the proposed sale of the publicly owned El Rio to a private entity. One Councilmember has decided to end her support for the controversial and secretive land deal that she once hailed as “a win win for everyone.”