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Re: “Troubled Tram

Better service will just increase use which will cause additional degradation. If you can't leave it alone just close it. That's the only way we can preserve anything. Take it away from the people.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by William H on 02/19/2018 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Troubled Tram

i am SO happy to read this. the current tram service is atrocious - - it is loud, inconvenient, tourguides are terrible, and for the owner to say he can't figure out credit card machine operation?? it's called Square. What a jerk. This is a long time coming !!!! Can't wait for better things for Sabino Canyon!

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jill1 on 02/17/2018 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Growing Pains

I'm glad that developers are building within and around downtown Tucson including the so called 'historic' district. I'm also glad that the inhabitants around this area are leaving. The more the better.

I'd keep this so called Historic District as is but the problem is that most of the houses and buildings are NOT well maintained. This place deserves the name "Skid Row District".

The owners of these "historic" buildings/houses that want to preserve the 'personality' of these districts are scared that their main source of income, UA students, would flock to these brand new modern mid-rise buildings.

Would you rather live in a run down house or in a nice brand new high rise building?

Californians and Memphis investors, please invest in poor Tucson, AZ.

10 likes, 43 dislikes
Posted by Kelly A on 02/17/2018 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Growing Pains

I thought infill is meant to fill in empty parcels around Tucson; when was the intention changed to mean tear up our neighborhoods to line the pockets of out of town developers. I live on 5th Ave., 1/2 block from The District. It is not a lovely addition to our historic neighborhood: with its arrival, many long-time inhabitants sold their homes and moved away and every time that starts happening, it is the beginning of the end. This building will add nothing but unwanted crowding, noise and congestion to the area. The funky little six-block stretch of 4th Avenue is a destination spot for eating, drinking, people watching and shopping and the small business owners are invested in the personality as it has developed. If this comes to pass, and I truly hope it does not, it will be nothing but a big bite out of the flavor of Tucson.

23 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jeanne Fearson on 02/17/2018 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Growing Pains

If this is what the "Infill Incentive District" means, how about we just take 4th Ave. out of it and limit anything adjacent to 4th to three stories. Right at the beginning of the IID it states a purpose to "provide better neighborhood protection," and this is the EXACT opposite!
If you want to build in a "Warehouse Area," find an actual warehouse and replace it, not a functioning local business on Tucson's most unique street. And if it's student housing you want, keep it around the University and downtown; build your student housing elsewhere Memphis carpetbaggers!

25 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Joe on 02/16/2018 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Growing Pains

They can try saying it's not student housing, but "prices of $750 to $900 per studio" in Tucson are definitely for those whose rents are paid by Mommy & Daddy California.

46 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Swedlund on 02/15/2018 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Growing Pains

Sigh. Tucson needs affordable housing for the downtown area, no question. Student housing on 4th Ave? Not so much. Anyone want to take bets on how long it will take for the majority of property owners on 4th Ave to sell to developers? Hello, Mill Ave. Goodbye, historic and funky Tucson.

36 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Catherine Penn Williams on 02/15/2018 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Growing Pains

Historic Downtown Tucson is practically gone anyway (replaced by the ugliest buildings possible),
Might as well start the " renewal" on 4 th NOW.
Good Bye Historic Bario, Hello Ugly TCC/La Placita. Goodbye La Placita, the colors made you softer and more relevant to the area. Hello more generic ugly downtown buildings.
Anybody see a trend here?......

5 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Azfan on 02/15/2018 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Growing Pains

Steve K. all I've heard from you for the past 4 years is we need density along the street car. What is it going to be? Density or no density or only the density you select?

13 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by Carlos Ruiz on 02/15/2018 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Let Love in

The first sentence was meant to be in quotes, as was the word normal in the sentence about autism. I dont know why that didnt go through. Some apostrophes appear to have been cut out as well.

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 02/12/2018 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Let Love in

people respond well to being less lonely, but some people reject the closeness of others. Why? Because human beings have boundaries. Not everyone wants the same degree of closeness, and not everyone wants to be close to every other person on the face of the earth. We welcome or reject people based on whether or not they seem safe and whether or not their personalities mesh well with our own and what the context of the situation is (e.g., its okay to French-kiss your spouse, but not a total stranger at the supermarket who has expressed no interest in you).

Also, not everyone is neurotypical. I have read that autistic people are less likely to be as interested in human social interactions as normal people.

In sum, this is a complex subject that cannot be reduced down to a simple formula.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 02/12/2018 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Dreamer Dilemma

For DECADES, the DUPES of the Lunatic Left Wing and the Democrats have been promoting ethnic division and race-based politics (aka "racism")

Pit America's diverse ethnicities one against another, inflame racial passions, until an angry citizenry is driven to civil war: Then impose the Police State.

This is a CLASSIC communist strategy !

0 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Roy Warden 1 on 02/08/2018 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Hoop Dreams

I thought you girls would do a lot better. Maybe your catching on to me.

0 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 02/06/2018 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Hoop Dreams

Keep it up. You're getting there.

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Posted by CW13 on 02/05/2018 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Said in Stone

What a great article! Kelsey is an amazing artist!! I am so happy she was featured in the Tucson Weekly. She also has some of her art at Empire Pizza, located in downtown Tucson. Congratulations Kelsey, the recognition is well deserved.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Debbie Blank on 02/05/2018 at 5:08 AM

Re: “Dreamer Dilemma

IMO with a CBO of an estimated of 26 billion over 10 years for these illegal aliens I hope it doesn't happen..Tweet your congressman and and senator to end DACA, Sanctuary city's and in state tuition for illegal aliens. OR we all get out our check books.

DACA is just like the TPS program (Temporary Protective Status) the goal for Democrats is permanent placement in the U.S. "Deferred" or "Temporary" are just terms used to mislead. These are programs used by Democrats to import as many refugees from the third world as they can then fight to keep them permanently.

Democrats say you can't deport 11 million people? end the incentives, benefits and they will leave on their own by the millions. Illegal aliens demand a clean dream Act. Translation? none or limited provisions for border security. As for the Wall? Chuck and Nancy say it won't work. The Border Patrol says its mandatory if we want security. I'll go with the Border Patrol's advice. Anything Chuck & Nancy want can't be good for the "citizens."

There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000 jobs American Citizens don't have or will be in competition for. There not all picking strawberries they take great Jobs. Good enough jobs to buy homes put their kids through college. So when you hear of the "contributions by illegal aliens paying taxes." Remember that also is at a cost in jobs citizens should have.

Some of the costs associated with illegal immigration. We've been paying this for decades and they want it to contiinue.

*The CBO estimated it will cost to American taxpayers is 26 billion over the next 10 years.

*The cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student. This does not include the billions spent on bilingual education for illegal aliens.

*Now city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported.

*2012 illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our politics.

*20% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At $21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison---U do the math.

*$3Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3 MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

*$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (foodstamps),WIC, & free school lunches.---All can be found on google.

1 like, 23 dislikes
Posted by misty callahan on 02/04/2018 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Hoop Dreams

Only 13? C'mon, you can do better than that.

1 like, 23 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 02/04/2018 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Hoop Dreams

Pulitzer Tommy instilling a WORK ethic in young people !? What's wrong with this picture ?

2 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 02/03/2018 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Dreamer Dilemma

" the administration's plan is a "hateful, xenophobic immigration proposal" reminiscent of racist quotas from the 1920s"

Any proposal to cut immigration rates is racist? This is BS straight from the playbook of cheap labor industries that profit from dirt cheap labor. There is nothing wrong with cutting immigration rates. The fact is it would greatly *help* minorities in this country by increasing wages. It's the Democrats who are playing games with Dreamers' lives in their quest for more and more immigration that are the hateful racists.

3 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 02/03/2018 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Criminal Compassion

No, Reagan and the republican party were interested in exploiting cheap labor, and benefiting from the misery of the working man.

Republicans, prior to Trump (who is a common sense "populist"), were ALWAYS interested in driving DOWN the cost of labor. LESS paid to workers meant MORE money for the "Fat-Cats" who own the means of production.

What's ASTONISHING is the Left Wing has supported fat-cat profits by supporting illegal entry and an oversupply of labor which ALWAYS means misery for the working man!

5 likes, 43 dislikes
Posted by KitWarden on 02/01/2018 at 5:26 PM

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