Streetcar vs. Public Safety

This story was started by the Arizona Daily Star and now has now been picked up by KGUN 9. The streetcar costs have already gone over budget and the costs for running it will be drawn from the City's general fund. Over the last 5 years, the City of Tucson has looked to plug holes in it's budget by taking from the exact people who work the hardest to keep the city going. COT employees have endured rising benefit costs, lower pay, elimination of merit increases, furloughs, lay offs and even the elimination of positions. When is enough enough? When will the City of Tucson prioritize correctly and realize that public safety is far more important than any streetcar? It is time for all of us to remind our Mayor and City Council what our prioirities are and exactly what our city budget should be paying for. A streetcar? Suntran? Failing golf courses? New zoo attractions? Below you will find the email addresses for the Mayor, City Manager and City Council. Make your opinion known and make your voice heard. You will also find the City Council Meeting Schedule, they do a "Call to the Audience" at every meeting so you can tell them in person what is most important to you.

http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/174696081.html

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/st-yr-streetcar-subsidy-is-m/image_03c10d91-10d6-5c46-848f-d417c404e0ef.html

 

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild – [email protected]

City Manager Richard Miranda – [email protected]

Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero – [email protected]

Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham – [email protected]

Ward 3 Council Member/Vice Mayor Karin Uhlich – [email protected]

Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott – [email protected]

Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres – [email protected]

Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik – [email protected]

Upcoming City Council Meetings

Follow this link to get the schedule and rules for the "Call to the Audience"

http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/files/clerks/2012_revised_meeting_schedule.pdf