If everyone's so concerned about border protection (and most of us are), why aren't the agents ON the border? I'm way up in Green Valley, and I see the BP cruising around here daily in their big gas guzzling SUVs. Then at shift changes, we see even more big gas guzzling BP SUVs speeding (like crazy) up I-19 to the Tucson HQs. So much waste. Why in the world was the HQ built so far from the border? What if all that wasted gas ($3.50+/gal) and time was put to better use ON the border? And that silly "border" checkpoint in Tubac. Seriously? Another waste of money.
- Deborah Cox
Wish there was a more extensive lunch menu that was available every day. The location is convenient and easy to get to from Green Valley, and a lot of us GV folks would love a great place to go to lunch. Several of us trekked up there recently and the place was closed. (Didn't occur to us to check on the hours; our fault.) So disappointed. We'll try again.
Welcome to the real world. I suppose the county should abide by the promises they made, but no longer should a government employee be allowed to retire after 20 years w/a pension and health care for life paid by taxpayers. To receive full retirement benefits, gov employees should be required to work until 62 or 65 as the rest of us do. The perception that these employees are paid less money than private sector jobs is not necessarily true, especially in a place like Arizona. I'd bet that very few people in Pima County make as much money as government workers. And very few have retirement benefits anywhere near what the county employees are receiving (if they have them at all). It's a little hard to feel sorry for someone who quit working at 50 and thinks everyone else should take care of him.
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