While TUSD board member Mark Stegeman and the Three Sonorans have had many disagreements over the years, when it comes to numbers that is something the economist and the mathematician can find common ground on.
Republicans: We must all support Doug Ducey since as the Treasurer he has the experience to get us out of our budget crisis. Just ignore that it happened under his watch…
Tucson City Manager and former Tucson Police Chief Richard Miranda is finally calling it quits.
This action comes in the midst of several serious debacles, including the budget controversies and the huge lawsuit the city lost this week that will allow citizens to finally have access to public information the city was hiding illegally.
Now change is coming as Chicano fat-cats Manuel Isquierdo from Sunnyside and Richard Miranda leave and hopefully can cause no more damage by raiding the pots paid into by the poor.
Don’t worry about Miranda, though, as he is is making off with plenty of taxpayer dollars.
To grasp the depth of the issue, recall that our city manager is Richard Miranda, the former Tucson police chief. He retired in 2008 after spiking his own pension with a sell-back of accumulated sick leave. The Arizona Republic, which has been covering municipal pension problems in Arizona, reported that Miranda now gets $137,724 per year from his public-safety pension, on top of his $202,000 salary.
So, we are to trust a man who greatly benefited from this system to rein it in.
via Arizona Daily Star.
This was after Miranda made half a million off of our tax dollars. Read more on Tucson City Manager quits after leaving city broke and morale broken…
Cam Juarez: That statement that we made that [budget] decision superficially is not something I appreciate, so I would say that this is a response to a criticism [by Lillian Fox] and its intentionality, but I appreciate it though.
Adelita Grijalva: Okaaayyy…
As I spend my Thursday morning getting caught up with TUSD (by the way, where is the video?) I am here listening to the audio of the community speaking to the board and literally have tears in my eyes.
This was going to be the focus of my next article, but then something really troubled me at the end of the call to the audience.
Today we let the mathematics speak for itself. We compare the Cabinet costs of Arizona two largest school districts; Mesa and Tucson Unified School District.
The salaries for the Mesa Cabinet includes Base Pay + Performance Bonus + Cell Phone Stipend + Vacation Payout. The salaries for the TUSD Cabinet includes Base Pay + Performance Bonus + Stipend + Free Short Term Disability + Vacation Payout.