Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson is a city in Arizona. It is the county seat of Pima County.

Elections

2015

See also: Tucson, Arizona municipal elections, 2015

The city of Tucson, Arizona will hold elections for mayor and city council on November 3, 2015. A primary will take place on August 25, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is May 27, 2015, for primary candidates and is September 24, 2015, for general election candidates. Three of the six city council seats are up for election.[1]

Lobbying

See also: Arizona government sector lobbying associations

Tucson spent $140,000 on lobbying the first two quarters of 2010,[2] and $210,000 in 2011.[3]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

Tucson is a member of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, a government sector lobbying association.[4]

Ballot measures

Ballotpedia has an article about ballot measures in Pima County.

Pension reform

Tucson voters may decide on an initiative to reform the pension system of their public employees from the defined benefit plan currently in use to a defined contribution plan, similar to a 401(k)-style plan.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Arizona city websites
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget
    • Budget is published.[5]
    • Budgets are archived to 2002.[6]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are available.[7]
    • Minutes and agendas are archive to 2003.[8]
  • Elected officials
    • Elected officials are listed with contact information.[9]
  • Administration
    • Administrative officials are listed with contact information under respective department.[10]
  • Zoning and permits
    • Information on zoning and permits is available.[11][12]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[13]
    • Audits are archived to 2001.
  • Contracts
    • Information on purchasing and contracts is provided.[14]
    • Current Bids are posted.[15]
    • Awarded bids are posted.[16]
  • Public records
    • Information on how to obtain public records is available.[17]
  • Taxes
    • Local tax information available online.[18]

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • A link to the Arizona League of Cities, a government sector lobbying association, is available,[19] but no explanation as to what the organization is present. No other lobbying information is available either.

External links

References

  1. City of Tuscon, "About City of Tucson Elections," accessed September 19, 2014
  2. Tucson on Open Secrets, 2010
  3. Open Secrets, 2011
  4. Member of League of Arizona Cities and Towns
  5. Budget
  6. Budget archives
  7. Agendas & Minutes
  8. Meeting archives
  9. Mayor and Council
  10. Administration
  11. Planning and development
  12. Permits
  13. Internal Audits
  14. Purchasing & Contracts
  15. Current Bids
  16. Awarded Bids
  17. Public records
  18. Taxes
  19. Arizona League of Cities