AZ DAILY STAR - SEE TCFC OP-ED Published Sunday, June 11, 2023
Thank you to the Arizona Daily Star for publishing the op-ed written by your Tucson Crime Free Coalition steering leaders. TCFC believes “visible solutions are needed for a safer community.” It is our hope that our elected leaders will begin to see substance abuse (specifically fentanyl and methamphetamine) and crime with the same urgency that TCFC and our membership does. We highlighted several solutions that we have been working on that can be implemented right away to begin creating positive outcomes.
County Prosecutor Laura Conover, Mayor Regina Romero, and Chair Adelita Grijalva for the first time, a month ago, "acknowledge and accept ownership of the single most pressing issue facing our community, the toll the fentanyl crisis is taking on our community.” Unfortunately, we are not seeing any evidence of this to date.
Board of Supervisors, led by Supervisor Scott, Grijalva and Heinz in partisan vote, restrict free speech at Supervisors Meeting June 6th, 2023
All Supervisors except Christy and Bronson voted to restrict speech. Supervisor Scott put forward a motion to cut Call to the Public to 1 hour and as expected they voted to restrict in a partisan vote. Thank you members for your 150 emails asking supervisors not to restrict free speech. 2 emails were in favor.
TCFC PRESENTATIONS THIS WEEK
Tucson Association of Realtors and Southern Arizona Home Builders Alliance. Special Thanks to Shawn Cote for giving TCFC the opportunity to present
GOP Legislative District 18 - Special thanks to Alan Nichols for giving TCFC the opportunity to present.
MEDIA: Listen to Josh Jacobsen, WakeUP! Tucson, Chris DeSimone Show June 9th
Josh Jacobsen talks with Chris DeSimone about TCFC and our current activities as well as a more in-depth description of what is happening on our streets!
Josh starts in HOUR 2 at timestamp 18:20
CLICK HERE: https://www.kvoi.com/onair/wakeup-tucson
The questions generated from our members for the candidates of the upcoming City of Tucson Primary Election (8/1/2023) have been sent to all candidates below that will be on the ballot.
The questions and instructions were sent to the candidates at the emails below which are their official email contacts provided by the City Elections department. TCFC sent the questions and instructions from two sources to ensure verified delivery.
The answers from the candidates will be posted in our newsletter on June 26th for you to view.
EARLY BALLOTS GO OUT JULY 5th!
Below is a list of the candidates and offices:
PRIMARY ELECTION, August 1, 2023, CANDIDATES
ROMERO, REGINA (incumbent)
Re-elect Regina Romero for Mayor
REPUBLICAN Wittenbraker Mayor
Ackerley for Mayor
Victoria for Tucson City Council
Miguel Ortega for Council
SANTA CRUZ, LANE (incumbent)
La Lane for Tucson City Council
CUNNINGHAM, PAUL (incumbent)
Cunningham for Council
Lisa Nutt for Tucson Ward 2
Shack Ward 2
SPICER, M. PENDLETON
LIBERTARIAN Spicer 4 Tucson
REPUBLICAN Kaplowitch Ward 4
LEE, NIKKI (incumbent)
Nikki for Ward 4
Here is the list of questions:
1. Why are you the best candidate for this office?
2. What are your top 3 priorities for the office you are running for?
3. Tucson Police staffing remains low. What strategies would you support, not limited to maintaining market wage parity, to sufficiently and more quickly grow the ranks of TPD?
4. Substance abuse (specifically fentanyl and methamphetamine) and crime are among the most discussed issues in our community. What strategies would you support to mitigate these issues?
5. Tucson’s economy still lags the state and region and is ranked among the lowest for the 11 western state metropolitan statistical areas. What strategies would you support to improve workforce development and grow higher wage job opportunities in the city?