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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.

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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 Powers Hannley

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 focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

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