Recent news below from Mike Stauffer, a candidate that Tequila Party Movement members are collecting petition signatures for in order to replace racist Joe Arpaio.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has mismanaged millions of millions and taxpayer dollars.
Once again, the cities and towns are subjected to Arpaio’s incompetence and mismanagement and the taxpayers must foot the bill for his corrupt, self-centered policies. As I stated in my note on January 29 (http://tinyurl.com/7fd42bu), Arpaio is jacking up the jail fees on the cities and towns that must use the MCSO jails for their arrests. Arpaio’s lack of management skills, lack of fiscal responsibility, and lack of desire to cooperate with the other jurisdictions in the county do not allow for innovative, mutually beneficial solutions. In fact, Arpaio’s stubborn clinging to his self-awarded status of toughness has led him to refuse to participate in and actively block any innovative progress.
As sheriff, I will seek out new ways to share cost burdens with the other jurisdictions in Maricopa County. Some of the jail operations burden can be shared by assigning MCSO Detention Officers to existing detention facilities in the cities and towns to assist with county bookings and transporting of prisoners to county facilities and court as necessary. This will allow the city/town police officers and detention personnel to remain in their jurisdictions and return to patrolling your communities faster. I will also work with the courts to implement video court appearance technology, which will help insure on-time court appearances.
I will seek out innovative ways to reduce jail costs, while providing high quality, constitutional services to the people of Maricopa County.
(See Mike Stauffer’s First Year Plan here (http://www.votestauffer.com/Stauffer2012/The_Mission.html) for more details on his plans for cost/personnel sharing for jail operations)
Read the Arizona Republic Article Here: