Happy Labor Day!; Challenges ahead for the coming Fall and Winter 2023/2024

Happy Labor Day!; Challenges ahead for the coming Fall and Winter 2023/2024


Labor Day is a time to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

TCFC hopes you are spending time with your family and friends for this unofficial date of the end of Summer!

The Coming Challenges Ahead for Fall/Winter 2023/2024; Unchecked Drug Addiction; Lack of Enforcement of our Laws and Failing Policies of Incumbent Candidates Including Mayor Romero and City Council 

Nearly a year ago, the Tucson Crime Free Coalition (https://tucsoncrimefree.com) was founded by Kevin Daily, Monica Carlson and Josh Jacobsen. We are citizens, school and community leaders as well as business owners. Due to the very visible decline of Tucson, we saw a need to create solutions, and shine a spotlight on the consistent failures of public policy and lack of enforcement by our elected officials in Pima County and the City of Tucson. 

Over that time we have grown from 3 to over 4500 concerned citizens including business owners who have highlighted the danger created by failing policies and lack of enforcement by the City of Tucson. Substance abuse, (specifically fentanyl and methamphetamine) and unchecked crime is deeply impacting the lives and livelihoods of the citizens in our community. We communicate weekly with our members on solutions as well as highlight the failures of policies, elected leadership is making us feel unsafe in our own community.  

We originally thought that if we engaged directly and highlighted the issues, our elected officials would seize the day. They did not, but instead, some of them have doubled down on their failed policies.  The only ones that stepped up were Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Supervisor Steve Christy, Pima County Administrator Jan Lesher and Deputy Administrator Steve Holmes. We are working collaboratively with Pima County Administration and solutions are being put in-place but the progress is slowed by our electeds who still won't acknowledge that drug addiction and crime are making us unsafe, and that Tucsonan's across all walks of life are paying the price. 

With YOUR HELP and the help of our partners (we work with many people behind the scenes) at the city, county, state and federal levels, that we have formed relationships with over the last year, we will be stepping up our effort to new levels to influence change and redirect these proven public policy failures.

We will need your help and we will provide ways to "move-the-needle" with simple engagement.

Let's keep moving forward.  We are not limited by what others are doing elsewhere. In Pima County, we can decide how we are going to solve this problem and what steps to take!

KOLD Channel 13 highlights the failure of Leadership continued by our elected leadership with the failures we see in Justice Reform everyday on our streets and in our closed down businesses.  Many of these failures sit at the doorsteps of Laura Conover, Pima County Attorney

CLICK HERE: Failures of Pima County Criminal Justice Reform


  • susan Stacy

    I totally agree with all the above, I feel helpless in correcting our situation. Myself or my family can’t vote as we live in the county. We pay many more taxes in the city, but the law prohibits us from voting these people out who need to be removed from office. If anyone has a suggestion on how to give the business owners operating inside the city limits the power to vote for city officials. What can we do to help stay on top of this horrific situation.

  • Anonymous

    The local lawsuit against sweeps of fentanyl addicts stolen property swap meet camps has been dropped.
    In order to force the City of Tucson to enforce it’s own already existing laws against squatters camps trespassing and to punish individual officials for refusing to enforce those laws, the Arizona Legislature must revive the bills by State Senators Wadsack and Kavanagh to make those things happen then override the next vetoes by Gov. Hobbs.
    “Citing the problems in Tucson, Sen. Justine Wadsack, R-Tucson, pushed through legislation earlier this year to require local governments, on hearing of any homeless encampment, to notify everyone on the site they have 24 hours to leave and take their property with them. If someone refused, the city or county could take possession of the items and dispose of them if they weren’t claimed within 14 days.
    Another provision said anyone camping on private property is guilty of trespassing and could be prosecuted.
    The measure was vetoed by Gov. Katie Hobbs…
    A different measure sponsored by Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, met the same fate.”


    Keep up the good work, TCFC!

  • Anonymous

    You know the graffitti? On the porsch building? Well heres an idea follow the money….. surely youre not suprised anymore.

  • Anonymous

    I had a dream 12 years ago to fix this miss but no one will start it and until we do and stop bringing the immigrants over the border 100,000 in 10 months so far tucson will not survive this. Over 30,000 homeless here so far and growing everyday doing drugs at parks churches our stores bus stops in our washes ( where our drinking water comes from😡start today stop talking and take action now not later!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m new to AZ so I need to know if the AZ judges have to stand for elecion evey-so-often like they do in Cali. If they do, you have your answer. Organize like you did for the recent city elections and make the people aware of each judge’s record. If they do not have to stand for election, a push should be made to get that passed as a state law or an amendment to the AZ Constitution if that is necessary. Judges might have the discretion to go easy on defendants, but they still have to follow the law and the mores of the community and their personal biases and the directions of other governmental figures should always be subordinate to the electorate and their laws.

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