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CONTRACTS REVIEWED BY THE SUPERVISORS ....
July 12, 2018 -- Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry released the World View Incident Investigation Report today. As many remember, World View Enterprises experienced a "balloon rupture" (a/k/a explosion) on December 19, 2017 while conducting testing activities.
The 2015 $815 Million Bond Proposal included a number of projects which voters flatly rejected. Despite the voters' saying "NO" to these projects, the Board majority continues to ignore the will of the voters and approved the following contracts:
Project: Old Courthouse - Total Budget: $18.5 Million (projected total project cost est. at $25 million-plus)
Following an Executive Session, the Supervisors unanimously approved release of a privileged attorney-client communication regarding:
"Review of ACLU Memo, Power of County Board of Supervisors to Prescribe Policy for the County Jail."
Conclusion from the County Attorneys states:
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BOARD ROOM ... TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2018
"The ACLU Memo incorrectly analyzes the legal authorities cited in it, and ignores other relevant Arizona authorities addressing the scope of the Board's authority over elected officials .... The Sheriff--not the Board--has general authority to operate the jail ...." Read the full document discussing the Board's and the Sheriff's authority regarding the operation of the Pima County Jail.
MILLER EXPLAINS VOTE ON RESOLUTION FOR BOND ELECTION
FLASH NEWS! WORLDVIEW INVESTIGATION REPORT
Supervisor Miller was the lone "NO" vote on the Supervisors' agenda item to place a regional road repair bond proposition on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Miller explains her vote (via telephone) to the other supervisors stating:
"I don't know why the voters of this community would approve a bond and trust this Board with more money. Voters said 'no' to the courthouse. Voters said 'no' to additional soccer fields in the 2015 bond election, as well. Yet, this Board approved moving forward with both projects." Read Miller's press release ....
VOTERS SAID "NO" - BOARD MAJORITY APPROVES CONTRACTS
All contracts are available for viewing by clicking on the hyperlink:
$3,307,000 awarded to Visit Tucsonto promote and enhance tourism, business, travel, film production, youth, amateur, semi-professional & professional sports development and marketing. Supervisor Miller vote: Yes. Funding source: General Fund
$44,308 awarded to United Way of Southern Arizonato provide assistance in operating the 2018 Employee Combined Appeal Program (ECAP) Campaign for distribution to charitable organizations. Supervisor Miller vote: No. Funding source: Community & Economic Development - General Fund.
$650,000 awarded to Sun Corridor to increase the number of export-based jobs within the region which in turn is expected to accelerate expansion of the tax base. Supervisor Miller vote: No. Funding source: General Fund.