- BOS meetings held during business
- Pima County Board of Supervisor meetings are currently held at 9:00
a.m., two Tuesday’s per month – while many people are working earn the money to
pay for their Pima County government through their property taxes.
- The Board of Supervisor majority has repeatedly denied attempts
to hold the meetings in the evenings – making the business of Pima County more
accessible to the most residents possible. County Administrator Huckleberry has
even said that it is not safe for people to attend meetings downtown in the
evening – I wonder how the businesses downtown feel about that statement? At
least one, if not both, monthly meetings should be held in the evenings.
- Use of
Certificates of Participation (COPs) to fund projects not approved by voters
- As mentioned in the section on crony deals in relation to
Diamond Ventures, COPs do not require voter approval but still encumber Pima County
with debt which must be paid back with our tax dollars. Through the years,
several bond propositions have failed, but Pima County has chosen to move
forward with several projects. When asked about the voters rejecting the
propositions, County Administrator Huckelberry has responded that the voters
only rejected the “funding mechanism.” COPs provide an alternative funding
source which should not be used to circumvent voter approval of projects.