Dang it. But I hope The Weekly gets a new weirdo at the helm. I really enjoyed how you cared for this silly little paper. The touch of a strong woman helped its presence in the community. Congrats on that!
And, congrats on your new adventure. I will catch up with at some point and we can lunch at Delectables.
Love ya. Anne
Thanks for all your hard work for an important community institution, Mari.
I do it all the time.
The YWCA is a great place for you to put your skills and your beliefs to work. The deep rooted tenets of Christianity that they stand for will be well served.
Advocate that they stop funding abortions with tax dollars.
Push to return prayer to public schools.
Promote tax reductions to empower the lower/middle class to a higher position of economic benefit.
Replace ACA with Affordable Health Care that allows women to become empowered and develop entrepreneurship skills.
The list is endless, best of luck to you on those efforts.
I have never read the Weekly for CW13's comments.
CW 13.....all you have to do is STOP READING.
Not on the backs of working people. If you can't pass a property tax, we don't need a sales tax.
Our property taxes are near the lowest, our sales taxes are near the highest. Much as I hate to say it, the teabaggers are right on this one...
Temporary tax? Come on people how do you think they got us to a combined rate of 8.1%.
Absolutely NO on 101.
Charles Smith is correct in stating that this issue should have been decided with a bond to ensure that money raised stayed in Tucson.
How many times has the Tucson Weekly stood on its soap box and warned us of the elected thieves in Phoenix who have no conscience about taking money from children and then using political shenanigans to never pay it back -- and you want us to send more money to them?
I would rather write a check for $100 to the police and another $100 to the fire department than to see the city throw more money away on maintaining a roadway system that fails to improve moving around Tucson and only provides job security for the companies that half-ass chip-seal and oil-paint the loose gravel that is already there.
As a side note to n7iqv, they may have said they were beautifying Campbell with the tree project, but the reality was there were too many accidents during morning and evening rush hours by individuals using the turn lanes as rush-hour lanes. It was easier to say Were making the roadway pretty than Tucson drivers suck!
Why do I feel like the timing of this is to otherwise fund a wasteful City government that's willing to lose federal funding because (and I don't care what you call it) Tucson is a sanctuary city. That judge's ruling is not going to stand and anyone with half a brain knows that.
If you vote yes to give those stooges more money you're nuts.
The "need" for a sales tax increase is due directly to the failure of the Mayor and Council to focus more on the basics, and less on the special interest programs.
How much did the Stone Avenue and Campbell Avenue tree planter project cost, vs simply resurfacing the existing roadway? What need was there to disrupt left turn traffic on those streets?
How many police cars are approaching 200.000 miles, and why was the money not directed to vehicle replacement programs, while the City "leaders" are tossing money to keep empty oversized buses on the streets?
Do you like the way the City spends money where not necessary, while not keeping Fire trucks on the streets? Go ahead and approve this list of shenanigans. If this makes no sense to maintain the status quo, then
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 101.
My fellow library advocates might be interested in a plan for a privately funded national library endowment, which among other things would at least help cushion libraries against the stupidities of short-sighted politicians:
Articles about our plan have appeared in the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Library Journal and elsewhere.
Sadly, the Gates Foundation is actually winding down its Global Libraries initiative. We need to reverse this via a multi-donor endowment. The .0000000001 percent could create it with just a speck of a speck of the billionaires' spare change.
Here is contact information for the Gates Foundation:
Educate Mr. Gates about our needs!
It is difficult to leave a job you love, but your new job will be rewarding. Bringing change to Arizona is needed. And the grass roots is where it happens. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Here's to a brighter future.
Why is this not a Bond Election rather than a Sales Tax? As the article points out, the 2012 Bond Election Moneys were properly spent.
The problem that I have with the Sales Tax is that from the Beginning of the Year (January 1, 2017) All Sales Tax Collections are now processed through the Arizona Department of Revenue in Phoenix. And we know how much Phoenix and the State want to take the Tucson and Pima County funds to be used in other parts of the State. (Where are all of our HURF Funds?)
Even the Chamber says the City has been spending the Bond Funds properly.
This election should be a Bond Election rather than a Sales Tax Election.
Congratulations on your tenure at the Weekly and I can't wait to see what you do in your new position.
Well, the ultimate reason we have lousy roads is a car culture that is incredibly wasteful and virtually impossible to maintain.
To show how ingrained this culture is, we have the spectacle of the local progressive paper trumpeting the "vital" need to spend 100's of millions more on it. And what are we buying? Cars and trucks for police and fire as well as the roads themselves.
All this in order to cross increasingly long miles of sprawl which looks like everywhere else: mostly covered with asphalt for cars to drive and park.
Congrats Mari! Thanks for everything you do. Break a leg at the YMCA!
Congratulations and good luck to you Mari!
Vote NO on tax increase. We never get what they promise. Don't be fooled again. This City needs change of leadership.
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