John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: Pima County bond survey deadline extended
On Friday's show:
We bgan with Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker, who talked about the school rankings and AIMS scores released Thursday by the Arizona Department of Education. Vail School District earned "straight As" from the ADE. Baker talked about how his district shares its secrets with 81 partner districts through its Beyond Textbooks program. He complemented state schools Superintendent John Huppenthal's call for increased education funding.
29 min: We interviewed Lea Marquez Peterson, the president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, who talked about her latest column in Inside Tucson Business, "'Stronger in Numbers' theory works to help businesses be heard." Other subjects included immigration reform, the proposed I-11 highway, Pima Co. bond requests and upcoming events hosted by the chamber.
51 min; Nicole Fyffe, executive assistant to Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, advised our listeners that the county extended a bond survey through Aug. 9. Go to www.pima.gov/bondsurvey to participate.
65 min: Jack Nueman, chairman of the Pima Animal Care Committee, encouraged listeners to participate in the bond survey and support new facilities for the Pima Animal Care Center.
81 min; We finished the show with Benny White, a Vietnam veteran and the Republican representative on the Pima County Election Integrity Commission. White had just returned from the funeral of Medal of Honor recipient Col. George "Bud" Day. He also wants listeners to participate in the bond survey, promoting about $5 million in funding for new ballot machines.