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The Tucson agenda

Christy fairly needles fellow Pima Supes, Tucson-area governments set to start approving budgets

No, Republicans, "crazy" isn't a prerequisite for making life hard on Democrats, as Supervisor Steve Christy proves with some smart bird-dogging. ... Read more»

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Pima County finalizes 129 vote centers for August primary, November election

Pima County on Tuesday approved a list of 129 vote centers, which will allow voters to cast a ballot no matter where they live in the county. The system replaces a precinct-only setup, and will be in place for the August primaries and November general election. ... Read more»1

The Tucson agenda

Tucson looks to invest flush city budget surplus in public safety, streets & transit

Tucson's $158 million "fund balance" creates opportunities for the City Council to spend on transportation and public safety priorities. Plus, more in our quick look at what's planned for local government meetings this week. ... Read more»

Cleaning up Tucson's South Side water pollution part of Grijalva enviro bill

Local leaders in Southern Arizona came together Wednesday to throw their support behind the Environmental Justice for All Act, a congressional bill that aims to treat pollution in communities of color as a civil rights violation and create local funding for environmental cleanup. ... Read more»

Pima Supes OK Lesher's contract; Huckelberry getting $1.1 million in 'excess' pension

Jan Lesher, the new Pima County administrator, will be paid $260,000 per year, significantly less than her predecessor, Chuck Huckelberry — who is being paid out $1.1 million more in retirement than documents revealed previously.... Read more»

Lesher appointed Pima County admin after Supes accept Huckelberry resignation

Jan Lesher, for years the second-in-command of Pima County bureaucracy and for months the acting administrator, was appointed as the replacement for Chuck Huckelberry on Tuesday, as the Board of Supervisors voted to negotiate a contract with her.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Huckelberry's two scoops of a double dip — pension scandal or business as usual?

Pima County's top administrator is poised to nearly double his income after taking a small cut to his salary. It's called a pension "double dip" and Chuck Huckelberry just set himself up for one. It's a scandal, right? Yes, it is. And no, it's not. ... Read more»

Exclusive

Huckelberry retired 9 mos. ago, withheld info from Pima County supervisors

Although it was announced last week that Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry would leave his post in the wake of a devastating bike crash, records revealed by the Tucson Sentinel show the longtime local government honcho actually retired on July 4, 2021, and began receiving his pension.... Read more»

Pima County gov't workers get extension to COVID leave after unanimous BoS vote

Pima County government employees will have more time to use paid pandemic leave if they're infected with COVID-19 or stay home to deal with outbreaks in schools, after a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.... Read more»

Pima COVID mask mandate will end Feb 28 after supervisors nix extension

Despite recommendations from county staff, a December measure that requires the use of masks in indoor public places will expire on Feb. 28 after the Pima County Board of Supervisors refused to extend the mandate for another month.12,539 cases in Arizona... Read more»2

Pima County voters will have choice of polling places with new 'vote centers'

Pima County voters will be able to cast ballots at their choice of locations, rather than assigned precinct sites, after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the change ahead of the 2022 primary and general elections. ... Read more»

Pima County looks to extend COVID mask mandate through March

Pima officials are asking the Board of Supervisors to extend the county's mask mandate through the end of March, as the numbers of new COVID-19 cases and deaths remain above the levels when the requirement was put in place in December. ... Read more»

Pima County Supes adopt Native land acknowledgement for board meetings

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will open meetings with an acknowledgement of the "ancestral homelands" of the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe, after a 4-1 vote Tuesday. ... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima Supes to take 3rd swing at land acknowledgment; Marana town manager gets new contract

Pima County supervisors are expected to approve starting each meeting by acknowledging the people who called our valley home before European settlement. Plus more local government action in the Tucson agenda.... Read more»1

Pima County doubles paid parental leave to 12 weeks for gov't staffers

Pima County employees will have up to 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to expand the benefit. The change will cost the county about $1.2 million annually. ... Read more»

Pima County Supes consider adding Native land acknowledgement to meetings

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider on Tuesday adopting a land acknowledgement to be read before each meeting that would mention the history of Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui people in our area.... Read more»

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