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Walking papers: Streets workers used city gear for side jobs

3 Tucson workers resign before firings, 2 others axed

Five Tucson streets workers — including a division administrator - are no longer employed after an 11-month investigation led the city to move to fire them. City officials allege the workers performed side jobs for personal gain at the city's expense, and that a Department of Transportation leader "treated the Streets division as a personal enterprise."

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1770 comments
Sep 6, 2012, 1:30 pm
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Wow…and these are just incidents that we know about. I wonder how many we don’t know about…

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Sep 6, 2012, 2:00 pm
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Not at all surprised Tucson has no money. I have a feeling this is par for the course. What about the supervisors of these employees? Where is the supervision?

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Sep 7, 2012, 9:08 am
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Too bad for these guys that they were hired. If they were elected, the voters wouldn’t care and just blindly vote them back in.

Where’s Steve K to say we should just forget about the theft and “move on”?

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