by Jim Nintzel
The Weekly's reporting on Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller's decision to push transportation projects into her own neighborhood has had some unexpected consequences.
For example, as the Arizona Daily Star has reported, Miller called 911 because she said our reporting put her in fear for her life—and she asked the 911 operator if he could see about having the Weekly's story taken down from our website. You can listen to the call yourself here. It was bizarre enough that Fark.com picked it up and more than 100 readers weighed in on it.
Perhaps the most amusing part of ADI's coverage of our coverage is the claim that Pima County was retaliating against Miller supporters who live along Oasis Road by not paving the section directly in front of their homes—when in fact the section of road that remains unpaved is actually in Marana. We'd say that was an important detail that ADI glossed over.
BTW, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry was so concerned about Miller's fall that he wrote a letter to Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson.
“The attached Arizona Daily Independent article discusses Supervisor Ally Miller falling in a pothole in Oasis Road and includes a photograph of the incident,” Huckelberry wrote. “Since the Arizona Daily Independent is an online publication with limited exposure, I thought I should bring this matter to your attention so you could consider making the appropriate repairs, as well as provide this information to your Risk Manager, given the article’s implications regarding liability.”