The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson is sponsoring a forum to educate the public (and you voters) on the four propositions coming up on the Nov. 3rd ballot.
The forum will be held on Monday, October 19, 5:30 p.m. in the downtown Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone (south of Alameda Street), in the large meeting room on lower level LL1.
For more info, refer to the Blog for Arizona political blogsite, wwwblogforarizona.com. There will be pro and con speakers on Propositions 200, 400, 401 & 402.
Joyce Garland, City Budget Administrator, will speak on behalf of Proposition 400, the “Home Rule Option”. Then Paul Eckerstrom will speak on behalf of Propostions 401 and 402 (both regarding Tucson United School District), with Mary Terry Schiltz speaking against them. Both will answer questions from the audience.
Finally, Brian Delfs of the Tucson Firefighters Association and Larry Lopez, President of the Tucson Police Officers Association will speak on behalf of Proposition 200, and Brandon Patrick and Former Mayor George Miller will speak against it. If you want to view Captain Delfs and Mayor Miller who debated this proposition on KUAT Channel 6 on October 12: here’s the link at www.azpm.org.
There have been several campaign flyers arriving in the mail, and robo phone calls about these Propositions, so this is a non-biased way to find out more about the proposed measures and how they will be funded. This would also be your chance to find out more about the controversial Proposition 200, the Public Safety First Initiative, which is receiving a lot of press. For further info: Vote Yes website and the Vote No website.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which “encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.”
Parking is on the street, in the underground garage (free after 5 p.m.), or consider biking or walking to the Main library, or taking the Sun Tran bus.