Monday, September 14, 2009

Tucson: Tucson Arts Advocates - PROP 200 Community Forum this evening


From: AzActionfortheArts []
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 11:48 AM
Subject: Attn: Tucson Arts Advocates




Tucson Arts Advocates

PROP 200 Community Forum: TODAY Monday, September 14


It is important for the arts community to participate and express your concerns about the potential elimination of funding for anything except police and fire services in the city of Tucson.


Local Proposition 200 prescribes specific mandatory minimum staffing levels for police officers and mandatory minimum response times for the Tucson Fire Department including minimum firefighter staffing levels to achieve these response times. These mandates would have to be met by the City of Tucson within five fiscal years with prescribed minimum yearly increases. To meet that fiscal charge, the City of Tucson is faced with the challenge of the elimination of funding for all outside agencies.


The PROP 200 Community Forum will address:

  • Who was the sponsor of this ballot initiative?
  • What would proposition 200 do?
  • What would it cost the city if this initiative passes?
  • How might these additional costs be paid for?
  • How would proposition 200 affect the city of Tucson's current financial outlook?
  • What is the affect on the non-profit sector and Arts and Culture in Tucson?


The panel for the evening will be moderated by Peggy Hutchison, Executive Director, Primavera Foundation and will include Chuck Huckleberry, Pima County Administrator; Mike Letcher, Tucson City Manager; Marian Lupu, former Director, Pima Council on Aging; and the Honorable George Miller, former Mayor of Tucson.


Details: Monday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Randolph Clubhouse, Copper Room, 600 S. Alvernon Way.

For more information contact Joy Wilcox at or 520-620-6067.



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