Congratulations to Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly for blowing the hypocrisy whistle on the new City Council in last weekâ€™s Skinny.
Apparently, after campaigning on impact fees, and beating up the Republicans for not implementing them fast enough, the freshmen councilmen (Uhlich and Trasoff) were part of a unanimous vote to essentially wave fees for a commercial development on the south side for the Barclay Group â€“ a heap big out-of-town special interest corporate type.
Not one, but both hapless dailies took editorial positions in favor of voting by mail. This is astounding. Are they really that naÃ¯ve, or are they just stupid? Even Tom Danehy of the Weekly got this one right! This has been in the news lately because the Old Pueblo Politburo is discussing this latest iteration of Motor-Voter for city elections. I suppose that their experience has shown that committing voter fraud in Tucson is far too costly and inefficient.
If you would like to read a rant by yours truly, check out â€œThe F-Word is the Bottom Lineâ€ under â€œArticlesâ€.
Have a nice day. (insert smiley face here)
Speaking of Tom Danehy, Tucson’s premier local talk radio program, Inside Track with Emil Franzi and friends, may now be found at 690AM KVOI “The Voice” from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturdays and 7:00 to 9:00 AM on Sundays – Emil and Tom mix it up during the Saturday show.