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Christy: The more things change in Pima County government

"Jan Lesher's tenure as Pima County administrator is off to a rocky start, marked by an inability to step out of Chuck Huckelberry's shadow to chart her own course, and clouded by the suspicion of her being a willing participant in keeping public information hidden."... 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»

What the Devil won't tell you

Do diligence: Huckelberry's stealth retirement a product of incurious Pima County supes

Chuck Huckelberry's secret retirement is more a function of a Pima County board not asking enough questions about their top dog's contract than a plan for that wily old dog to deceive — or at least receive. ... 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»

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»