Date 
Item/Video
Notes
Yes Votes
No Votes
7/5/2016
Public Records Requests Part 2
Supervisors Discuss the policies for Public Records Requests.  
No Vote
No Vote
6/21/2016
Public Records Request
Supervisors Discuss the policies for Public Records Requests.
Elias, Bronson, Valadez,
Carroll

6/7/2016
Tentative Budget Adoption 
This was the final vote on the Tentative Budget Adoption from the continued vote on May 24th, 2016. This sets the ceiling on the Primary Property Tax Rate. Due to the Ruling on the State Cost Shifts, the County Administrator actually proposed a 10 cent decrease from this year's property tax rate. Supervisor Miller believed this was a good starting point and voted to approve this budget ceiling. The final budget adoption will be on July 5th, 2016. 
Miller,
Elias,
Bronson,
Valadez
Carroll
6/7/2016
Caterpillar Lease
The Board of Supervisors Approved a Lease Agreement at 97 E Congress for Caterpillar to move their Regional Headquarters to Tucson
Miller,
Bronson,
Elias,
Carroll,
Valadez

5/24/2016
Tentative Budget Adoption (Primary Rate)
 The Tentative Budget adoption for the Primary Rate was proposed. This included a proposed 10 cent primary property tax increase. The vote was split two-two and the vote was continued until June 7th. 
Bronson, 
Elias
Miller, Carroll
5/24/2016
Tentative Budget Adoption (Secondary Rate)
This was the final Budget Hearing scheduled for the Board of Supervisors. The Secondary Tax Rates included a two cent increase for Flood Control. Supervisor Miller voted against the Library District, Stadium District and Flood Control District Tentative Budget Adoptions. 
Carroll,
Elias,
Bronson
Miller
5/17/2016
Traffic Safety Ordinance
The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a traffic safety ordinance that banned individuals from panhandling on medians. This was the third time an ordinance similar to this has been put to a vote. 
Miller,  
Valadez,
Bronson, 
Carroll
5/3/2016
Wastewater Code Text Amendment
Discussion and Vote on the Wastewater Code Text Amendment. It was stated that it was stated that a rate increase was not necessary, even though there was a proposed rate increase that was voted down in August of 2015. 
Miller,
Elias,
Valadez,
Bronson,
Carroll

4/5/2016 
Snyder and Bowes
Discussion and Vote on moving a statue from Snyder and Bowes to a different area. 
Miller,
Elias,
Valadez,
Bronson

3/15/2016 
World View Enterprises Public Water Line 
The Board of Supervisors entered into an IGA with the City of Tucson for construction of a water line for World View Enterprises for $329,000. The City of Tucson has agreed to reimburse Pima County for this cost. I voted against this because I don't believe we should be funding World View Enterprises, a private sector company. I am also concerned about the City of Tucson's ability to repay the county for these construction costs. 
Carroll,
Elias, 
Valadez,
Bronson
Miller
3/15/2016 
Pay Back of Development Service Fees
The Board had a discussion about the repayment of a $5.3 million loan from the County's general fund to the Development Services Enterprise Fund. The County Administrator suggested we spend this money on "Economic Development." I do not believe we should raise the Development Services fees at this time so we can encourage a more business friendly environment. In the event that permit fees increase and we do receive these monies back in the general fund, the most critical need for these monies is road repair.
No Votes Taken
No Votes Taken
3/15/2016 
Paid Parental Leave
The Board approved an added benefit of six weeks of paid parental leave at 66% of the employee salary. I did not support this package because only 12% of private sector workers have access to paid leave.  Three states including California, New Jersey and Rhode Island have paid paternity leave where the workers pay weekly into this insurance program for this benefit. Since we are unable to fund Sheriff deputy step increases, and other employee raises, now is not the time to be adding more benefits for employees
Elias,
Valadez,
Bronson
Miller,
Carroll
1/19/2016 
World View Enterprises 
The Board approved a 20 year lease agreement with World View Enterprises that gives World View $15,000,000 in COPS (over $20,000,000 including interest) to build a facility. Pima County will not see profit on this investment until year 18 of the lease. Pima County will be losing over $4,000,000/year from year 8 to 15 in the lease agreement. The Board was expected to vote to give money to World View without reviewing any of the financial information on the company. 
Carroll, Valadez, Elias, Bronson
Miller
1/5/2016 
Racy and Associates Contract
The Board approved two contracts for lobbying services provided by Michael Racy and Associates that total $310,000. Mr. Racy will be lobying the state legislature for the legislative agenda approved by the board in December which includes a gas tax and sales tax.  
Carroll, Valadez, Elias, Bronson
Miller 
1/5/2016 
Sun Corridor Contract
The Board voted for TREO, now known as Sun Corridor, to get a contract for $441,000 with an optional $221,000 to provide economic development for Pima County and Southern Arizona. Pima County Taxpayers have invested $7.6 million in TREO since 2005 and have received very few results. 
Carroll, Valadez, Elias, Bronson
Miller 
1/5/2016 
Green Valley Council  
The Board voted to approve for a $75,000 contract to provide general services for the Green Valley Council. Supervisor Carroll already has an office in Green Valley to support this community. 
Carroll, Valadez, Elias, Bronson
Miller 
12/15/2015 
2016 Legislative Agenda
Discussion and Vote on the 2016 Legislative Agenda. 
Carroll, Valadez, Elias, Bronson
Miller 
12/15/2015 
Lease Agreement with the University of Arizona for Roy Place 
The motion was to extend the term of the existing lease by 25 years to December 31st, 2040. The lease is for $100 a year for prime downtown placement for a total of $2,500 in revenue to Pima County. 
Carroll, Valadez, Elias, Bronson
Miller 
12/15/2015 
Rillito Park Foundation to Provide Operations for Rillito Regional Park
The Board voted to continue this item due to many unanswered questions coming from the Board of Supervisors. The Rillito Park Foundation would provide an agreement for the non-exclusive operation of the Rillito Regional Park for a 5 year term. The motion was to continue the item and was unanimously approved.
Miller, Bronson, Valadez, Elias, Carroll

12/1/2015 
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Land Purchase
The Board Approved the purchase of 8.09 acres of vacant land from St. Demetrios Church for $931,000. A private appraisal prepared by the Southwest Appraisal Associates determined the market value was $650,000. The appraisal was emailed to all Supervisors on Monday, November 30th. The Pima County appraisal was $850,000.  
Bronson, Valadez, Elias, Carroll
Miller
11/10/2015 
Canvass
Pursuant to A.R.S. 16-642 A, canvass of the election results for the November 3, 2015, Consolidated Election. Discussion with Elections Director Brad Nelson
Miller, Bronson, Valadez, Elias, Carroll

11/10/2015 
Take Home Vehicles
Comprehensive Report and recommendations regarding County Vehicle use. Discussion/direction/action  
Bronson, Valadez, Elias, Carroll
Miller
10/6/2015
Board of Supervisors Use of County Vehicles
Discussion and Vote on the Board of Supervisors use of County Vehicles. Supervisor Miller made a motion to discontinue the Board of Supervisors use of County Vehicles. Supervisor Miller turned in her County Car last year because she did not believe the Tax Payers should have to pay for her car. 
Miller
Bronson, Valadez, Elias, Carroll
9/15/2015 
Bond Implementation Plan Ordinance
The discussion and vote on the Bond Implementation Plan Ordinance for the November 3, 2015 Bond Election.
Bronson, Valadez, Elias, Carroll
8/17/2015 
Increase in Sanitary Sewer User Fees
The County Administrator requested the Board approve 3% sewer rate increases for 2016 & 2017. Supervisor Miller thoroughly questioned the County Administrator and Wastewater Director on conflicting information received regarding their request to increase sewer rates.  As a result, her motion to deny the increase of Sewer User Fees on residents and business owners was supported and passed in a 3-2 vote. 
Miller, Bronson, Carroll 
Valadez, Elias
8/17/2015 
Tax Levy Resolution for FY 2015/16
Levy For Property Tax Increase for FY 2015/16
Bronson, Valadez, Elias
Miller, Carroll
8/11/2015 
Pima County Economic Plan for Years 2015-2017
The vote on the Pima County economic plan. The plan is heavily dependent on the $815 million - November 2015 Bond Election passing, it advocates for a gas tax increase and lacks sustainable economic development for the 5th poorest region on the Country. "This is not a plan for economic development, this is a plan for economic suicide and I firmly believe that we're going to put such a burden on the taxpayers of the this community that we are not going to be able to move forward and I think we all know that taxes are a direct deterrent to economic development."-Supervisor Miller
Bronson, Valadez, Carroll, Elias 
Miller
6/16/2015 
Final Budget Adoption for FY 2015/16
Approval of the Final Budget for FY 2015/16
Bronson, Valadez, Elias
Miller, Carroll
6/16/2015 
Library District Final Budget for FY 2015/16
Approval of the Library District Budget for FY 2015/16. Included an increase of $.08 per $100 of assessed value. Following approval of this tax rate, the library district rate has increased 49% since 2013. 
Bronson, Valadez, Carroll, Elias 
Miller
5/19/2015
Tentative Budget for FY 2015/16
The vote to approve the tentative budget for FY 2015/16 - this included a tax increase in the Primary and Secondary tax rates.
Bronson, Valadez, Elias
Miller, Carroll
5/12/2015
Eagle River Land Holdings to Sell Property to County for $1,006,782
The Board of Supervisors approved this purchase of property from Eagle River Land Holdings to use it for a parking lot for the Regional Wastewater Department. Supervisor Miller did not vote to purchase this building and wanted the County to prioritize spending on Sheriff Deputies step increases and road repair before purchasing another piece of property
Bronson, Valadez, Carroll, Elias 
Miller
5/5/2015
Prohibition of Solicitation on County Right of Ways
Due to an increase in calls around the area of Ina and La Cholla and Orange Grove and La Cholla, Supervisor Miller decided to bring an ordinance to the Board regarding solicitations on the County Right of Ways. All other jurisdictions in the area, including Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana and Sahuarita have ordinances already in place.  Members of the public spoke in support of this item yet the other Supervisors didn't have any comment on the issue and did not support the ordinance.  
Miller
Bronson, Valadez, Carroll, Elias 
4/21/2015 
Vote on Putting Bond Ordinance to Voters
The County Administrator proposed an $815 million dollar bond project to the Board of Supervisors to send to a special election. The bond is separated into seven different questions. 
Bronson, Valadez, Carroll, Elias 
Miller
4/14/2015 
Pavement Preservation Allocation
The Board of Supervisors voted to halt $1.9 million of funds designated to pavement preservation out of the $5 million originally allocated. Supervisor Miller stated her concern with halting the $1.9 million stating that constituents cannot trust the Board & the need for road repair was a priority for all residents.. The motion was to complete the paving on Silverbell Road and not pave any other roads the remainder of the Fiscal Year. (Supervisor Carroll Absent) 
Miller, Bronson, Elias 
Valadez
4/14/2015 
Executive Session for Pima County v. Willet
Pima County Board of Supervisors Settled with Martin Willet for a total of $1.8 million for a full settle of all claims. 
Bronson, Valadez, Carroll, Elias 
Miller
2/3/2015 
Budget Hearings for FY 2015/16
Budget Hearings to allow the Board the opportunity to meet and thoroughly examine the County Administrator's budget. It would include testimony from each department head. and the director of finance. The motion was placed on the agenda by both Supervisor Miller and Supervisor Valadez.
Miller, Valadez, Bronson, Carroll, Elias 

1/13/2015 
BOS Policy on Discretionary Spending
This was the continued discussion on the use of some Supervisors using their office budget monies to make donations to their favorite charities. Supervisor Miller made the motion to end the practice, citing the Goldwater Institute threatening legal action and that Pima County was the only County in the State to allow this practice.  The other Supervisors ultimately, unanimously approved. 
Miller, Valadez, Bronson, Carroll, Elias 

1/13/2015 
Foreign Trade Zone Agreement
The Board of Supervisors Unanimously supported Home Goods building a distribution facility. The contract requires them to create jobs and provide good benefits with some reductions in property tax for 15 years. This will help establish Pima county as a hub for the foreign trade zone and hopefully bring more businesses and jobs in the future. 
Miller, Valadez, Bronson, Carroll, Elias 

10/21/2014 
Allocation of Office Operating Expenses
Discussion on the Goldwater Institute's October 10th, 2014 letter to the chair of the Board threatening legal action on Supervisors using taxpayer monies to donate to their favorite charities without a public purpose. The letter included a possible adoption of a new policy, or change to an existing policy regarding individual Supervisors allocations of office operating expenses to outside organizations and non-profit agencies. The motion was to continue the item to a future date.  
Bronson, Valadez, Elias, Carroll 
9/16/2014 
Discretionary Use of Supervisor Department Budget Funds 
Supervisor Miller placed this item on the agenda for discussion and Vote regarding the Board of Supervisors using discretionary office funds to donate taxpayer monies to outside organizations. Supervisor Miller made a motion to end the practice. Instead of ending the practice, Supervisor Valadez made a substitute motion, to instead have the Board try to be more transparent and "publish" the last 2 years of spending by the Board. (Supervisor Bronson Absent)  
Valadez, Elias, Carroll 
Miller
8/18/2014 
Tax Levy Resolution for FY 2014/15
Vote for the Tax Levy FY 2014/15
Bronson, Elias, Valadez
Miller, Carroll
6/17/2014
Final Budget Adoption for FY 2014/15
Approval of the FY 2014/15 County Administrator Budget. Results in a 17% increase or a .6114 tax increase in the primary property tax rate.  
Bronson, Elias, Valadez
Miller, Carroll
6/17/2014
Adoption of Library District Budget for FY 2014/15
Approval of the FY 2014/15 Library District Budget. Includes an increase of $.06 which is an increase of 16% in the Library District secondary property tax rate.  
Carroll, Bronson, Elias, Valadez

Miller

6/17/2014
Adoption of Flood Control District Final Budget for FY 2014/15
Approval of the FY 2014/15 Flood Control Budget. Includes an increase of $.04 which is an increase of 15% in Flood Control secondary property tax rate. 
Carroll, Bronson, Elias, Valadez
Miller
5/13/2014 
Study Sessions for County Administrators Recommended Budget for FY 2014/15
Supervisor Miller placed this item on the Agenda to allow the Board the opportunity to meet and thoroughly examine the County Administrator's budget with corresponding tax increase.   
Miller, Carroll
Bronson, Elias, Valadez
5/13/2014 
Inter Governmental Agreement with U of A Health for County Appropriation of $15 Million
Supervisor Miller stated that basic, core services such as road repair needed to be addressed instead of allocating taxpayer funds for Graduate Medical Education. The GME students are not required to stay in Pima County following completion of their studies and as a result, county residents receive no return on their investment of tax dollars. Pima County funds GME at a rate 8 times the amount of what the State of Arizona used to voluntarily fund residents across the State. 
Carroll, Bronson, Elias, Valadez
Miller
5/6/2014 
Rezoning Sabino & Cloud
This item was a rezoning for a high density rental housing development in District 1. The rezoning was denied by the Planning & Zoning Commission. Pima County Department of Transportation also had concerns about the project. Residents overwhelming opposed the project, invoking a super majority which meant 4 Supervisors had to vote for approval in order for it to pass. 
Supervisor Miller tried to come to a compromise and made a motion to continue the item. The motion was not seconded and Supervisors Carroll, Elias, Valadez and Bronson approved the project without regard to the majority of residents in opposition.
Carroll, Bronson, Elias, Valadez
Miller
2/18/2014 
Pavement Preservation Project Allocations
Supervisor Richard Elias made a motion to take road repair monies from District 1, and allocate the monies to District 4. District 1 residents pay 1/3 of the property taxes in Pima County, yet when Supervisor Miller took office, she inherited the highest percentage of failed roads in all of Pima County. 
Carroll, Bronson, Elias, Valadez
Miller
10/1/2013 
Vote to Make Audio and Video of Board Meetings Available to the Public
Supervisor Miller made a motion to allow the public to have access to view the meetings on demand and available to the public via the internet 
Miller
Carroll, Bronson, Elias, Valadez
6/18/2013 
Adoption of County Budget
Supervisor Miller stated that she would not support raising the primary property tax rate and that funding should be re-prioritized to fully fund core services such as roads and Sheriff's Department salaries/step increases. Pima County has the highest property tax rate in the state coupled with 2 times more debt than all counties combined. 
Bronson, Elias, Valadez
Miller, Carroll
6/18/2013 
Adoption of Library District Budget
16% Tax Increase
Carroll, Bronson, Elias, Valadez
Miller
6/4/2013
Ordinance to Prohibit Pedestrian Solicitation in County Right of Way
Supervisor Miller placed this on the agenda to ensure safety of motorists and pedestrians. All surrounding jurisdictions have similar Ordinances in place.  
Miller
Carroll, Bronson, Elias, Valadez
1/8/2013
Approval of County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry's Salary
The County Administrator's salary and contract was approved for $320,000. He has been in his position since 1994 and is the top paid Administrator in the State and most likely the US - making more money than the County Administrator of LA County and Cook County, IL. Here is a link to the County Administrator's Contract.
Valadez, Bronson, Elias 
Miller, Carroll


Elias

Below is a list of key votes that have occurred in the past 4.5 years during Supervisor Miller's term representing District 1 on the Pima County Board of Supervisors. To view a video clip of the discussion and vote on the specific agenda item, click the item description on the table below.

Supervisor Ally Miller District 1 
Supervisor Ramon Valadez District 2
Supervisor Sharon Bronson District 3
Supervisor Ray Carroll District 4
Supervisor Richard Elias District 5


Highlights of Voting Record:  2016 - 2013

Voting Record

Date 
Item/Video
Notes
Yes Votes
No Votes
5/2/2017Jenny Brite contract​Library District website maintenanceBronson, Valadez, EliasMiller, Christy
5/2/2017TMM Family Services contractSenior and Veterans Housing Project (forgive loan and extend affordability period)Bronson, Valadez, EliasMiller, Christy
5/2/2017Rosemont Copper 401 CertificationMove forwardBronson, Valadez, EliasMiller, Christy
5/2/2017Condemnation of property (La Cholla Blvd: Overton Rd to Tangerine Road)Condemn real property interests where necessaryBronson, Valadez, EliasMiller, Christy
5/2/2017World View EnterprisesLease-purchase for 1805 E. Aerospace ParkwayBronson, Valadez, Elias, ChristyMiller


Highlights of Voting Record:  2017


"Each Supervisor may represent a District, but each vote affects every resident of Pima County." 
- Supervisor Miller


Supervisor Ally Miller District 1 
Supervisor Ramon Valadez District 2
Supervisor Sharon Bronson District 3
Supervisor Steve Christy District 4
Supervisor Richard Elias District 5