ALERT – District 1 TEP work planned for upgrade of underground equipment near East Skyline Drive

TEP work will be performed to upgrade underground equipment on and near East Skyline Drive beginning in November which will help improve electric reliability for customers in the area. Lane closures and other traffic control measures will be required during this work, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 and continue for

Pima County Taxpayers Once Again Face Inequity

From the University of Arizona’s budget report FY2019: With these key features in place, the FY2019 budget of $2.643 billion represents a $56.7 million or 2% increase over the FY2018 budget. The Educational and General portion of the budget is $1.271 billion and represents a $20.8 million or 1.7% increase over FY2018. Once again, the

Supervisor Ally Miller Questions Accelerate Diagnostics Lease Agreement With Pima County

Supervisor Miller explained her opposition to the County’s renewal of a lease agreement with Accelerate Diagnostics. She noted that the figures provided by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry are “a moving target,” meaning that they have changed over the years. As you can see, in memos created in 2019, Mr. Huckelberry claims the County has spent

For Immediate Release: Pima County Supervisors Delay Budget Vote – Miller Proposal Keeps Services Intact, Prevents Tax Increase

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019,  the Pima County Board of Supervisors, in a 4-1 vote, accepted Supervisor Ally Miller’s proposal to consider a Property Tax Neutral budget. As a result of the vote, staff will now evaluate the various scenarios presented by Supervisor Miller.  These scenarios would preserve pay raises for county employees including the Sheriff’s

District 1 Representative Fight For Local Roads and Transparency

On April 23, Pima County residents came from far and wide to share their concerns with members of the Transportation Advisory Committee. Supervisor Miller’s appointee to the Committee fought hard for local road repairs and increased transparency: Supervisor Miller’s appointee Albert Letzkus calls for accuracy in meeting minutes Pima County Transportation Advisory Committee adopts road

Canoa Hills Golf Course Purchase

June 12, 2018 — Pima County Board of Supervisors voted today to release two Attorney-Client Privilege documents regarding tax implications for the Canoa Hills Golf Course, and Administrator Huckelberry’s withholding of information from other Board members. Supervisor Miller requested the release of these documents for public inspection.  The question remains:  At what point does a

Golden Pins Bowling Alley: Due Diligence or Do Nothing?

On May 15, 2018, the Pima County Board of Supervisors in a 3:2 vote approved an Acquisition Agreement to acquire the Golden Pins Bowling Alley located at 1010 W. Miracle Mile for the contract amount of $2,941,600–which is nearly 30% higher than the appraised value.  Supervisor Miller opposed the acquisition citing issues with the appraisal and questioned

Supervisor Ally Miller’s Alternative Budget Plan

I encourage you to take a look at my Alternate Budget Proposal.  Through budget reallocation, I was able to identify over $31 MILLION in the FY 2018-19 budget that can be used to fund our critical road repairs.   ​Institute “efficiency improvement goals” in all departments and hold departments responsible for managing and meeting these goals Immediate