John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: Sunnyside's Dong says override crucial for district
On Wednesday's edition:
We started the show with an overview of the Sunnyside Unified School District, and the potential impact of a budget override on November's ballot. District officials said passage of the override would help avoid cuts early childhood education, security monitors, arts teachers, music teachers, nurses, parental involvement assistants, avoid elimination of middle and high school athletic programs and support personnel.
25 min: We were joined by Ward 3 Tucson City Council candidate Ben Buehler-Garcia, who talked about his "Plan of Action." The Republican, seeking office for the second time, gave his positions on police and fire funding, street maintenance, property crime and his ideas for growing revenue and continuing the resurgence of development in the Downtown area.
51 min: We talked with TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, who discussed the lifting of a ban on 7 Mexican-American Studies books, the state's official approval of TUSD's culturally relevant classes, approval of a new magnet school plan and allocation of $500,000 for efficiency audits.
70 min: We then spoke with financial advisor Shelly Fishman, who focused on Medicare and the current open enrollment period.
88 min: We finished the show with Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, who gave his take on protests against Tucson police enforcing provisions of SB 1070, the ending of the Rio Nuevo investigation, planned TCC improvements, the management of Tucson municipal golf courses and Tucson's "General Plan."