A Message from Supervisor Ally Miller

Dear Pima County Citizen,

 

When I ran for office in 2012, I did so on the promise to do everything I could to reduce non-essential spending and bring transparency to our local government. As a result, I have once again placed an item on the agenda to hold public study sessions on the Fiscal Year 2015/16 County Budget. 

 

Although Supervisors Valadez, Carroll, Bronson & Elias voted this down when I placed it on the agenda in 2013, I am hopeful they will now vote in favor to allow tax payers the opportunity to attend study sessions on the budget.

 

If you feel it is important to hold public meetings on the County budget, please come to the upcoming Tuesday, February 3rd, Board of Supervisors meeting or write to my fellow Supervisors to encourage them to vote for a more transparent, budget discussion and process (see below for press release sent on Friday). 

 

Public involvement in your local Government is a great way to send a message to your elected officials.  The meeting starts at 9:00 am on the 1st floor of the County Administration building located at 130 W. Congress in Downtown Tucson.  If you have any questions or need further clarification, please call my office (520) 724-2738. 

 

Thank you for allowing me to serve you; I will continue to uphold my promise to the taxpayers of Pima County and appreciate all of your support and kind words. 

 

Pima County Board of Supervisors to Vote on Holding Public Study Sessions For Fiscal Year 2015/16 Budget

 

(Sent January 30, 2015) - (Pima County, AZ) - The Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether or not to hold public study sessions on the Fiscal Year 2015/16 County Budget at the upcoming Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd.

 

Supervisor Ally Miller, District 1, submitted the item to the Clerk of the Board on January 28th for discussion and vote at the upcoming Board meeting.  In 2013 Miller urged the Board to hold public study sessions on the budget but her motion failed due to lack of a second.  As a result, she then held her own study sessions with the County Administrator and staff and invited members of the public who packed the Board meeting room.

 

In regards to the upcoming vote, Miller stated, "Due to increased constraints on funding, it is critical the County Supervisors agree to hold public study sessions which will enable the tax payers to participate in the budget discussion process."  She went on to say, "I am hopeful my fellow Supervisors will join me in supporting transparency, especially when there is talk of another tax increase which we undoubtedly must avoid."


The Board of Supervisors will discuss and vote on this issue at the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd at 9am.  Meetings are held on the 1st floor of the County Administration building located at 130 W. Congress in downtown Tucson. 

 

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Sincerely,

 

Ally Miller

Supervisor, District 1

Pima County Board of Supervisors

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