Supervisor Ally Miller Responds to Goldwater Institute Letter

TUCSON, AZ: Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller today responded to a letter that was she was copied on from the Goldwater Institute, addressed to Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson. The letter from the Goldwater Institute was concerning the recent contract established between Pima County and World View Enterprises, regarding the establishment of a spaceport.

Supervisor Miller strongly questioned Pima County’s decision to enter into the contract, stating, “I strongly objected to this deal and questioned whether this was a violation of the Arizona  gift clause per Article 9, Section 2 of the Arizona constitution.  I also questioned whether an ’emergency’ procurement  per ARS 41-2537 was necessary or legal… I believe Pima County should be focused on funding core services such as road repairs and step increases for the Sheriff deputies.  Investing in a high risk private sector company isn’t the business of county government.” You can read Supervisor Miller’s full response in our most recent newsletter HERE.

The letter, written by James Manley, a senior attorney for the Goldwater Institute, requested that Pima County immediately terminate its contracts with World View Enterprises, as well as cancel all its Certificates of Participation, after determining that such actions taken by Pima County were in violation of the Article 9-Section 2 of the Arizona State Constitution. A response from Pima County was requested by the Goldwater Institute on or before April 8, 2016. You can view the full letter HERE.

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SUPERVISOR ALLY MILLER SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

TUCSON, AZ – Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller is accepting applications for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Oversight Committee. The mission of this committee is to guide the implementation of the Neighborhood Reinvestment program and to make formal recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for approved projects that meet established funding criteria.

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Oversight Committee meets quarterly at 9:00 AM on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The current seat for Pima County Supervisorial District 1 on the Neighborhood Reinvestment Oversight Committee was vacated by Bryan Hague.

Applicants are required to be residents of Pima County Supervisorial District 1. Interested parties must submit a letter of interest and a resume by mail to: Neighborhood Reinvestment Oversight Committee Appointments, c/o Sherry Potter, 130 West Congress Street, 11th Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701.

Applicants may also submit their letter of interest and resume by email to district1@pima.gov or by fax to (520) 724-8489. Please call (520) 724-2738 for further information.