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Mayor Walkup says, ‘No sunshine here’

Last week I posted 2 stories about downtown Tucson land deals currently being considered by the Mayor and Council– one urging the M&C to dump the convention hotel deal (for now) because it is too financially risky for taxpayers and the other urging the M&C to discuss the hotel and the Gadsden (1, 2, 3) deal in the sunshine.

Councilman Steve Kozachik sent a formal appeal to Mayor Bob Walkup asking that these discussions be public. Unfortunately, Walkup chose not to heed Kozachik’s request. Both of these development issues are on today’s M&C agenda as “Executive Sessions” (AKA, non-public).

If you want to voice your opinion about these issues– or anything else facing the City of Tucson– there is a Call to the Audience at tonight’s regular M&C meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m.


This entry was posted on October 19, 2010 by in Bob Walkup, City Council, downtown, Steve Kozachik, Tucson and tagged , .
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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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