"Tucson is NOT SAFE," Elections, Haz-Mat Cleanup by Volunteers in Santa Cruz, TCFC Collaborations on National Stage

  • City of Tucson Mayoral election as well as Ward1, Ward2 and Ward4 council members, this November.  Ask the candidates about their views about enforcing our laws and public safety?  TCFC will continue to provide resources for asking important questions to evaluate candidates on issues of public safety.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori LIghtfoot loses re-election for not listening to the people about CRIME. 

"In analyzing how she went from “political rock star to rock bottom,” The Chicago Tribune claimed Lightfoot campaigned in 2019 by arguing crime was too high, saying she wanted Chicago to be the “safest big city in the country.”
However, crime reportedly skyrocketed on her watch. More than 800 homicides were committed in Chicago in 2021, the most in a quarter-century. The number decreased by 14 percent last year, but the homicide rate stayed nearly 40 percent higher than in 2019.

The city also reportedly experienced over 20,000 theft incidents in 2022, nearly twice as many as the previous year.

Police say that compared to 2022, crime rates have soared in the first three weeks of this year by 61 percent."


  • TCFC and the Santa Monica (California) Coalition find common interests and are discussing a national expansion.


  • Every week, the TCFC volunteer steering committee is investigating and discovering impediments (mostly self inflicted), the city and county are having to enforcing our laws and holding individuals accountable.  We have come to the conclusion that the only way to get back to enforcing our laws is through strong community engagement and outside pressure. Fortunately, Pima County administration is dedicated to finding solutions and is collaborating closely with TCFC. Your support matters, please continue spreading the word to grow the Tucson Crime Free Coalition.
    • This week City of Tucson Council Member Kevin Dahl, Ward3 published, proudly, the work of volunteers asked to clean up the Santa Cruz River at Grant Road. Much of the garbage collected was a result of the City of Tucson allowing people to live in the washes and included mattresses, clothing, sleeping bags, couches, feces, needles, polar pop cups, wood, tarps, building materials, etc.
    • Mayor Regina Romero and City Council leaders must enforce our laws, which forbid people to live in dangerous washes. This would prevent much of the haz-mat garbage from getting into the Santa Cruz.  The volunteers who put their health in danger by working in the haz-mat environment (the city hires haz-mat teams to clean the washes that flow into the Santa Cruz due to city workers feeling unsafe), can thank Mayor Romero and the City Council’s leadership for this unnecessary, preventable situation.  7000 lbs of garbage collected just at Grant road and they are proud of volunteers cleaning up the results of failed policies.
      Watch the story on KOLD TV news about washes from back in June 2022, that started TCFC:
      Watch the video of before/after, when haz-mat materials get to the Santa Cruz (Flowing Wells Wash in Ward3):
      • KVOA Video: Pima County and the Tucson Crime Free Coalition are joining forces to tackle the fentanyl problem in the community


      • TPD Detective Nate Foster - WakeUP Tucson - TPD Car Computers Failing - Audio Podcast - HOUR 3, February 27


      • Person killed by a Train at Near Estevan Park Homeless Encampment on March 1st.  Frequently in these deaths like by cars Fentanyl has been involved.
      • KGUN 9: City of Tucson homeless encampment reporting tool and execution failing after 5 months of operation.  Further examples of failed policy supported by Mayor Romero and City Council


      • UCLA Study: Some Mexican Pharmacies Passing off Fentanyl and Meth Laced Pills as Genuine



      • Anonymous

        Also a homeless entrenchment growing along Silverbell between Goret and Sweetwater on west side. Have to first find out if it’s city or county. Wonder how the new home development and the Silverbell Golf Course like it? Cops say put pressure on MAYOR and council etc.because they don’t like the negative attention. Plan to

      • Nate Foster

        The City is requiring all encampments not on private property be reported through this link.

        TPD Patrol Officers who are effective at addressing homeless camps are being told to stand down and not post 72 hour vacate notices on City property. Also Sergeants are being directed to route 911 calls about the encampments to the homeless encampment reporting link. Most of these encampment are near private homes and businesses. The City is enabling criminals to live on the streets and abuse drugs.

      • Anonymous

        We need to hold the Mayor and City Council accountable.
        I filed a complaint with the Hot Unit about an encampment by Wingate Subdivision by Escalante and Wingate Rd.. Due to resources nothing was done about the encampment and the resident of the encampment was found stabbed to death nearby. Seems to me that we need resources. Citizens of Tucson are filing Police Reports and with in days they get an email saying that Due to Resources the Crime that they Reported is not going to be investigated!

      • Anonymous

        Good job.
        Put on my to do list to write my Arizona State representative about that crime bill.

      • Anonymous

        Clarification of SB 1413: it would REQUIRE local jurisdictions to demolish camps illegally built on private property and REQUIRE local jurisdictions to prosecute the squatters for trespassing.

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