John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: Kromko on failed red-light petitions
On Monday's edition:
We began the show with Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker, who welcomed students back for the new school year and discussed his district's expansion of charter schools.
20 min: We were joined by Mary Laughbaum, the director of the Supportive Services to Veteran Families program at the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter. Laughbaum explained the program for homeless veterans.
36 min: We interviewed Glenn Hamer, president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who gave a review of his speech last week to the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also talked about proposed immigration reforms and the chamber's support of Arizona's Medicaid expansion in the face of a possible referendum.
50 min: Next up was TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, who talked about this year's budget, the new multicultural curriculum, TUSD's $300,000 PR campaign and pay increases for some longtime teachers.
75 min: We talked to petition organizer John Kromko. Kromko and his supporters failed to get the needed signatures to place on the ballot a ban on red-light cameras in Tucson.
92 min: We finished the show with developer and City Hall commentator Richard Studwell, who talked about proposed hotel deals downtown, streetcar construction progress, pension reform and upcoming Tucson City Council races.