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Revenge of the Greens: Sinema's petard & other takeaways from Tuesday's voting

Pima County's election night played as expected, Arizona had a surprise for Sinema and something strange is happening in Phoenix: What I learned in the 2018 midterms.... Read more»

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Nov 9, 2018, 5:27 am
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Folks living in Home Owners Associations finally woke up and voted No on Pima County Road Bonds.  They pay monthly fees for services, special assessments for streets, garbage collection and the likes, yet also get robbed to pay city and county taxes.  Why should they vote for more property taxes on top of their association monthly dues and fees?  Homeowner developments are a way for developers to have an easy way to avoid many city or/and county land restrictions and let the City and County off the hook to provide services.  Lots of voters are waking up to the unfair practice of paying for other folks services and the high month HOA fees as well.  Now that they had some organized opposition watch how difficult Bond and tax measures are going to be getting passed.

Nov 9, 2018, 5:42 pm
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“Two years ago, I opined that Sedgwick could be a stabilizing force on the board, so I got a fool-me-once thing going on over here.” I am sorry you feel that you were fooled, Mr. Morlock, but I would like to know why. The fact is that I have been a stabilizing force on the board, and TUSD is doing better and better every day. Yeah, we (I) had a rough start, but as you so eloquently pointed out previously, I am human (and was a neophyte).

Now I can claim a part in stabilizing TUSD—not least because I voted to rid the District of (more than one) overpaid elitist, to hire an honest and hard-working superintendent, Dr. Trujillo—a truly stabilizing force in TUSD. Why would you refuse to recognize that? Granted, TUSD still has a long way to go before it gets to all-around great, but that does not justify ignoring the tremendous progress that has been made.

Although the Board is not often featured in the news anymore, I figured you, of all people, would understand that “no news is good news,” that one reason for the silence is that there are few fireworks to report from our board meetings. TUSD is on the up-and-up. And, the personality wars are over, if I have anything to say about it. (And I do.)

Also, I don’t think the question is whether we can or should hope Ms. Counts will help (we can and should); instead, it is whether Ms. Counts has the backbone, as she claims she does, to stand up to “power” and do the right thing, in the name of our students, educators, and community members. Or will she go weak in the knees and vote in a “liberal” block, as though her popularity depends on it?

You recognized in 2016 that I faced a “personal crapstorm” after I got elected and, to survive it, had to reach out to all sides. See: http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/…/sedgwicks-surprise-win-may…/ Will Ms. Counts face the same crapstorm? If not, why not? To whom will she owe the favor of a clean face? Or will she get dirty? Will Ms. Counts have the fortitude to vote with or against Foster and Grijalva, as is best for TUSD? Will she allow the District to continue its upswing under the leadership of Dr. Trujillo? Or will she cow-tow to power, to back-scratching, and secret deals that will benefit her personally at the expense of our public school system? I am not sure. Hope does spring eternal though….

Nov 13, 2018, 10:15 am
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Re: the Greens impact on this election - My numbers may not be up to date, but last I checked there were somewhere in the neighborhood of 600,000 registered Democrats that were too busy, lazy, self-absorbed, or otherwise civically-challenged to vote for in this year’s Senate race. So, other than cutesy snark value, mocking the those that actually bothered to vote, albeit for the Green Party, is neither helpful nor does it even come close to calling out the real reasons for the close race for Senate.

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