MEMBER CALL TO ACTION FROM TCFC:
If you are a citizen, property owner or business owner and are willing to share documented issues that you are having around your property or business, please contact us at email@example.com. Help us advocate for our Tucson. If you see the problems but are unwilling to work on solutions out of fear of the Mayor and Council or flat-out apathy, we get what we deserve.
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Below is a letter that was submitted to Mayor Romero and Councilmember Dahl as a respectful “ask for help” from a property owner that has had enough. TCFC applaud’s the effort coming from this property owner to bring more light to the issues in our community. We need many more voices like this, that is why we have included a "Call To Action" this week. To date this property owner has not received correspondence back from Mayor Romero or Council Member Dahl.
LETTER FROM ONE OF OUR BUSINESS MEMBERS:
"Mayor & Councilmember Dahl’s office,
I surrender as a desperate property owner of industrial buildings located at XXXXXX address. To date we have had all our windows broken, the electrical service has been completed gutted, a hole has been cut in the side of the building and now the telephone service to the project that provides monitoring for our fire alarm has been completed gutted, so we have no current fire alarm protection. We file police reports on all know vandalism & property crimes, and we have NO TRESPASSING signs posted throughout. What are we doing as a community to mitigate the damage and destruction to our community and personal property? At this point our insurance carrier will not provide coverage due to the vacant nature of this building for our claims. We have suffered at least $50,000 worth of damages. I NEED YOUR HELP; OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOUR HELP. We have just lost one of our existing tenants who has elected to vacate our property due to property crime and vandalism. I have copied an adjoining property owner on this email as he is suffering as well.
We own and operate property throughout Tucson and unfortunately, we are experiencing this same problem on almost every property we own within the city limits. I need your help as I am not sure what I can do personally to curtail this onslaught of lawlessness. Please help.”
TCFC Supported AZ Senate Bill Released for Bipartisan Consideration
For months now, TCFC and Senator Justine Wadsack (LD17) and her team have been working on submitting bills for bipartisan changes to state law. Early potential support is coming from Representative Consuelo Hernandez (LD21). The purpose of these bills are to allow for more comprehensive treatment of those suffering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) as well as Serious Mental Illness (SMI). These treatment options include the establishment of court systems and involuntary custodial drug treatment of criminals outside of jail. TCFC will be reporting more on this in the coming weeks. We are Grateful to be having these conversations with Senator Wadsack and Representative Hernandez.
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