Monday, March 3, 2014

Ally Miller's 911 Call Makes Fark.Com

Posted By on Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM

The Weekly's reporting on Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller's decision to push transportation projects into her own neighborhood has had some unexpected consequences.

For example, as the Arizona Daily Star has reported, Miller called 911 because she said our reporting put her in fear for her life—and she asked the 911 operator if he could see about having the Weekly's story taken down from our website. You can listen to the call yourself here. It was bizarre enough that picked it up and more than 100 readers weighed in on it.

  • Arizona Daily Independent
In related news, Miller herself set out to investigate the Oasis Road situation with the help of the Arizona Daily Independent, which published a curious screed that included the detail that Miller tumbled into the street while looking at potholes. A photo of Miller sprawled in the street was removed from the ADI website, but we've got it here.

Perhaps the most amusing part of ADI's coverage of our coverage is the claim that Pima County was retaliating against Miller supporters who live along Oasis Road by not paving the section directly in front of their homes—when in fact the section of road that remains unpaved is actually in Marana. We'd say that was an important detail that ADI glossed over.

BTW, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry was so concerned about Miller's fall that he wrote a letter to Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson.

“The attached Arizona Daily Independent article discusses Supervisor Ally Miller falling in a pothole in Oasis Road and includes a photograph of the incident,” Huckelberry wrote. “Since the Arizona Daily Independent is an online publication with limited exposure, I thought I should bring this matter to your attention so you could consider making the appropriate repairs, as well as provide this information to your Risk Manager, given the article’s implications regarding liability.”

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