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Re: “Vote No on Prop 205

"First, tRump is a buffoon."

tRump would be at least a thousand rungs higher on the intelligence ladder if he had the intelligence level of a buffoon.

That Orange douche is so much less intelligent than any buffoon.

Posted by AZ/DC! on 11/04/2019 at 2:14 PM

Re: “It’s time for Tucson’s mayor and council to get a raise

Being on the city council or the mayor is NOT supposed to be a full time job. They don't need a raise, they are just showing their corruption.

4 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Michael Hecht on 10/28/2019 at 9:47 AM

Re: “It’s time for Tucson’s mayor and council to get a raise

Every City employee is making more than the people that are supposed to oversee them. How did that happen, was it unions? Funny that the elected are managed by the voters and the underlings increase pay for everybody else.

2 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Welcome To Cowtown on 10/25/2019 at 1:25 PM

Re: “It’s time for Tucson’s mayor and council to get a raise

except for the mayor, city council jobs were designed to be part time? Don't disagree with the raise, but if they are in fact full time jobs, I don't see members of the community quitting current jobs paying in the low 40's, plus benefits, to accept a 4 yr job that they will lose if they don't get reelected (by making appropriate decisions, fighting the right battles, and most important raise money to get reelected. Did the writers of this article not understand that?

Your article is incomplete...City council doesn't spend money, it votes on the recommendations from the city manager, and other much higher paid staff of the city, who do the heavy lifting . Mr. Ortega, the current MGR, earns over $225,000, his executive assistant over $175,000, and numerous police, fire department, city attorneys, city staff, et al, earn over $125,00.


The last time this issue was voted on, in 2017, it was handily defeated. I would suspect it gets dusted off and reintroduced every 2 years or so.

For me, it's not about the quality of the people who run for these posts, it's that the tax base (yes more jobs, more development) hasn't increased enough for the city, to attract the talent this article hints at.

4 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 10/25/2019 at 12:10 PM

Re: “It’s time for Tucson’s mayor and council to get a raise

Build roads that don't run with water when it rains -- and not that cheap chip seal crap.

Increase police response time with more officers and community service officers.

Stop getting sued for stupid stuff that you should have known about.

Stop shaking down any new business ventures for money up front.

Stop making deals with questionable real estate developers.

Bring back incentives for movies and television shows to film here.

Don't piss off Raytheon.

Don't piss off the U.S. Air Force.

Leverage the University of Arizona to create business opportunities and community value.

Last, but not least, work within the law, or work to change the laws, to make Tucson a safe place for everyone to include those who come here at the peril of their lives in their home countries.

35 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 10/24/2019 at 9:06 PM

Re: “It’s time for Tucson’s mayor and council to get a raise

Sure, as soon as Tucson is no longer one of the poorest cities in the nation.

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Posted by PaulAZ on 10/24/2019 at 7:38 PM

Re: “It’s time for Tucson’s mayor and council to get a raise

Why? What have they do to desire a raise.

4 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Garbo on 10/24/2019 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Vote Yes on Prop 205

With a name like "Tucson Families Free and Together," you know you have to do your own research. Why would anyone vote NO for something like that? I know that this was an opinion piece, but some information on the actual Prop would have been nice. I urge you all to read the actual proposition and make your own INFORMED decision instead of thinking you are voting for rainbows and "togetherness."

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by J Dunaway on 10/22/2019 at 1:09 PM

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