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Supervisor Ally Miller Responds to the Passage of the Traffic Safety Ordinance

TUCSON, AZ – On May 17, 2016, the Pima County Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance No. 2016-30, the Traffic Safety Ordinance, prohibiting trespassing on the traffic medians of county highways.  The ordinance also directs the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to determine priority intersections for the placement of “No Trespassing” signs.  This long awaited safety measure is the result of residents working diligently together, and signifies the residents’ role as stakeholders in the revitalization of their community.

Supervisor Ally Miller voted in support of the Traffic Safety Ordinance and stated, “I want to thank the residents for their efforts to ensure the ordinance was finally passed.  Residents first approached me about this problem in 2013.  Now, with the passing of the Traffic Safety Ordinance, I am hopeful the residents will once again feel safe and secure in their neighborhoods.”

In April 2016, a public town hall was held in District 1, attended by Supervisor Ally Miller, Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos and County Attorney Barbara LaWall where county residents expressed their grave concerns about panhandling along county highways.  Following the public meeting, this ordinance was brought up once again to the Board of Supervisors and was passed.  Supervisor Miller further stated, “the passing of the Traffic Safety Ordinance is an example of how communities and government can work together to problem-solve community issues.  It’s a great example of collaboration, coordination, and community mobilization with government—approach communities can model to realize their full potential.”

Supervisor Ally Miller, elected in November of 2012, is currently serving her first term as a member of the Pima County Board of Supervisors representing District 1.  Supervisor Miller holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from The University of Arizona and Masters in Business Administration from The University of Arizona Eller School of Management, and has been a resident of Pima County for more than 30 years.

 

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Supervisor Ally Miller Recognizes CRUSH 1011 during April 19th Board Meeting

TUCSON – Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller today gave special recognition to the members of the CRUSH (Creating Robots Under Severe Heat) 1011 team for winning the 2016 Colorado FIRST Robotics Team Award in Denver, Colorado.

The team, composed of students from the Sonoran Science Academy, ranked 4th out of 48 participants in the qualification rounds, and won the elimination round with 6 wins and 0 losses. Supervisor Miller recognized CRUSH 1011 for their outstanding achievements by presenting them with a proclamation, proclaiming the month of May as “STEM Education and CRUSH 1011 Robotics Team Appreciation Month.”

You read the full text of the proclamation here.

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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.