Monday, February 19, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

ACT NOW! USE RIGHT TO SPEAK TO COMMENT ON BAD ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS

ACT NOW!
from
from The Sierra Club via
The Climate Action Group

USE RIGHT TO SPEAK TO COMMENT ON BAD ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS


It is likely that a couple of bills to allow the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to take control of important water programs will come to the Senate Floor early next week. We are particularly concerned about one of them, SB1493. This would be a first step in giving ADEQ control of a critical Clean Water Act program that protects washes and wetlands.Please ask your senator to vote NO on SB1493!

ACT NOW! CURRENT LEGISLATION TO USE REQUEST TO SPEAK

ACT NOW!  
from
The Climate Action Group

CURRENT LEGISLATION TO USE REQUEST TO SPEAK FOR


Support SCM1012 by using the Request to Speak (RTS) system (This is a good opportunity, while it rains, to put some time into getting this system up and running.  We'll help.  Call or write with questions. scvclimatecoalition@gmail.com)

Sherry Sass, Sally Connelly and Andrea Dalessandro ask us all to support the Nogales Wastewater Fairness Act (SCM1012), because it is so important to LD 2 and all of the southern AZ region, including Tucson.  SCM1012 urges the US Congress to support the Nogales Wastewater Fairness Act, text of which follows in blue.

This bill directs the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission to charge Nogales, Arizona, an equitable proportion of the costs for operating and maintaining the Nogales sanitation project, which should be based on the average daily volume of wastewater originating from Nogales. The sanitation project includes: (1) the International Outfall Interceptor and the trunkline, which is a sewer line that carries wastewater along the U.S. and Mexico border; and (2) the Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The bill declares that Nogales is not obligated to contribute any capital costs of repairing or upgrading the project.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

ACT NOW! County Supervisors to Take Up Stonegarden Vote Again on Tues.2/20

ACT NOW!  
from
The Immigration Action Group

County Supervisors to Take Up Stonegarden Vote Again on Tues.2/20


Pima County Supervisors meeting:  
Tuesday 2/20 at 9:00am, Board of Supervisors Hearing Room

Pima County Administration Building, 130 West Congress, 1st Floor 
If you are planning on going to the Pima County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday 2/20 here are some specifics:

Richard Elias has set the StoneGarden reconsideration for a time certain at 10:30 am  on Tuesday 2/20.
He will start hearing speakers who have signed up for call to the public at this time.

Stonegarden allows a Border Patrol agent to immediately detain motorists after a traffic stop by a deputy sheriff, something the agent could not legally do alone. Stonegarden enables this “pairing” of agents and deputies.

The federal Office of the Inspector General (2017)  found weak oversight, no metrics, objectives or benchmarks. These issues have not been corrected in eight years. Most Stonegarden money goes for overtime pay, which perpetrates a cascade of related costs for fringe benefits. 

See Laurie Jurs' Op-Ed in This Sunday's Green Valley News for more information.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

FYI ! Meet n Greet Corp Commission Candidates

FYI !



ACT NOW !
from
The Immigration Group

Call Supe. Valdez to vote No on Stonegarden

Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to reject money offered to it by the federal Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of furthering collaboration between our local Sheriff’s Department and Border Patrol.  This funding, known as “Operation Stonegarden” grants, allows for joint operations between our local Sheriff and Border Patrol.  This grant helps the Sheriff’s department to assist the BP by pairing department officers with BP staff to allow BP to detain vehicles for lengthy amounts of time.

Supervisor Ramon Valadez of District 2 has decided to change his vote to a “yes” and he needs to hear from his constituents!  He is the swing vote – he can single-handedly bring back Operation Stonegarden funding to Pima County (the other four Supervisors appear to be firm in their original positions).

Parts of Sahuarita are in Valdez’s District 2.  Consult the map at the link below and if you are Dist. 2, please contact him:  Call 520-724-8126 during regular business hours and ask for Ramon Valadez’s office or email:  district2@pima.gov 


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

FYI ! Holly Lyon -What is the Arizona Democratic Party Up to

FYI !  
from
Electing Progressive Candidates Group

Holly Lyon AZDP Sr.Vice Chair-What is the Arizona Democratic Party Up to