From Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik (aka “Steve K”):
As citizens of Arizona you are intimately familiar with the way our communities are being impacted by so much of the state legislation coming out of this session. Therefore I invite you as an individual to join me in standing up for the independent and unquestionable rights of our local governments to decide what is right for our communities. By clicking this link and signing this petition your affirmation will be automatically forwarded onto the State Legislature and to the Governor’s office. Please take the time to give your opinion a voice.
Steve Kozachik, Council Member
City of Tucson, Ward 6
According to his Chief of Staff Ann Charles, this request was sent to all local elected officials (City & County) and to the Ward 6 statewide listserve. I received two separate emails forwarding this to me. The petition with all signatures will be sent to Governor of Arizona Jan Brewer and all elected politicians in Arizona’s State Senate and State House.
316 people so far have signed this petition. Just click on the blue hyperlink above to read the petition and find out how to sign it. Copy of the petition below:
Stop Hurting Our Local Government
We join together as taxpayers and Arizona voters, in signing this petition which is being presented to the Arizona State Legislature, not based on party affiliation, but based on the long established principles embedded in our founding documents; that governmental overreach is inconsistent with the consent of the governed, local decisions must be governed locally.
1. We call on this Legislature to remove from its agenda all remaining bills that preempt local decision making authority.
2. Reverse any decisions that impede the ability of local governments to independently govern their communities.