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Re: “The Skinny

Hmm...it turns out that Supervisor Richard Elias got his copy two days late. Incompetence in the delivery system, or is someone playing games? In either case, Huckelberry played the Weakly's editor by not mentioning Elias when he sought another hit piece on Miller. Could Charles be the source of the game-playing? Just because we're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after us! And by the way -- how many taxpayer dollars WERE spent on public art for the Huckelberry Loop?

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Posted by AVL on 11/06/2018 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Once again the Tucson Weakly's editor carries out his mission to attack Supervisor Miller and divert attention from Charles Huckelberry's clear insubordination. First, the county administrator is a hired employee who is legally responsible to the Board of Supervisors. Miller is an elected member of that Board, and therefore, one of Huckelberry's bosses. Second, the public has a right to know the cost of things, and one of the jobs of the BOS is to ferret out that information for the public. Third, since the BOS is elected and Huckelberry is not, he works for us, all of us. But he forgets that regularly.

Supervisor Miller has asked a simple question relating to fiscal integrity: How much money has been spent on public art for the Huckelberry bicycle loop? Our employee is refusing to provide that information -- which is insubordination. But that is not the story in the Weakly, whose editor continues his Trump-like attacks on Miller. Please, dear readers, look at what Supervisor Miller has said and make up your own minds:

I am a duly elected representative of the residents of District 1 of Pima County, said Supervisor Miller on Wednesday. As such, I believe it is my duty and within the scope of my authority to request information to assist in carrying out my duties. Huckleberrys response is clearly an act of insubordination. It is my opinion that County Administrator Huckleberry is violating the civil rights of the residents who elected me to this position.

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Posted by AVL on 11/01/2018 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Divided House Race

It should be noted that at the Citizens for Picture Rocks candidates' forum August 21, all the LD 11 candidates (except Quiroz, who didn't attend) spoke out in opposition to routing a new Interstate 11 through the Avra Valley, calling for improving I-10 instead.

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Posted by AVL on 10/04/2018 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Wow! 47 "dislikes" when I posted the link to the actual proposition and Huckelberry's memo so people could see for themselves that 1) there will be another bond vote in 5 years; 2) there will be another $1.5 million needed for maintenance; and 3) taxes will, in fact, go up as projected valuations increase. So: did you read the proposition and you dislike it? Or do you dislike that I made it available so people could think for themselves?

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Posted by AVL on 09/22/2018 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Hey, She'sGottaGo, I'm sorry to confuse you with the facts, but read Charles Huckelberry's words for yourself, or else persist in your own delusions:

http://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/S…

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Posted by AVL on 09/20/2018 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Smoke and mirrors: The bond money will not cover the anticipated $1.5 million in increased maintenance costs in just the first year, and the ten year plan actually only covers the first five years, after which another bond election will be necessary.

The County Administrator has been touting that there will be no increase in property taxes with this bond measure. That is not true. First, taxes are currently scheduled to go down as existing bonds are paid off. That wont happen and the secondary property tax rate will remain the same. But: projected growth in the secondary property tax base increased assessments will raise the rate from between 3.21 percent and 4.68 percent yearly (see Section 5.2). So: no tax increase but you pay higher taxes. Smoke and mirrors.

Section 4.2.1 of the ordinance states the overall goal for road repairs is to fully repair and preserve all 1891 miles of paved County maintained roadways within ten yearsrepairing the worst of these roads within five yearsApproximately 70 percent of the road miles are in failed or poor condition.

Section 4.2.4 states, however, that by implementing the County Road Repair Plan in the first five years, it is anticipated that the Countys share of bond proceeds will be sufficient to repair or reconstruct 560 miles of the worst roads.

Do the math: 70 percent of 1891 miles is 1324 miles, and 560 miles is just 42 percent of that, less than half, of the roads in failed or poor conditions. And the math, along with common sense, says that another bond election in five years of equal money still wont get the job done.

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Posted by AVL on 09/20/2018 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Arizona Runner Up on Worst Highway Upkeep

Hmmmjust read a story about the 10 states with the worst rural roads, and Arizona is not on the list: https://tucson.com/news/data/states-in-dir…

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Posted by AVL on 08/18/2018 at 7:02 PM

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