• BOS meetings held during business hours
    • 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.