Supervisor Rex Scott Targets Gun Pre-emption Law

Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott, representing District 1,  addressed critical topics in his talk to Democrats of Greater Tucson on August 23, 2022. Rex, a Democrat, was elected to represent District One in Tucson in 2020. Gun violence. Supervisor Scott is leading a challenge to the state law pre-empting local control of firearms. Taking a … Read more

Supervisor Rex Scott Recaps Challenges of First 7 Months in Office

Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott took office in January, at the height of the Covid pandemic, and immediately had to confront issues regarding evictions, childhood education, county roads, affordable housing, redistricting, and higher water prices. Speaking at the LD9 meeting on August 24, 2021, he recounted how he solved most of the issues. The hot … Read more

Marcos Ysmael: How to Find Help for Tenants Facing Eviction

Video editing by Anne Simmons. As the June 30 termination looms for the federal eviction moratorium, Marcos Ysmael, the Pima Country Housing Program manager, is acting to rescue Arizonians from eviction. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) might extend the moratorium on COVID-related evictions beyond June 30, he told Democrats of Greater Tucson … Read more

VIDEO: Miranda Schubert, Candidate for City Council, Ward 6, Calls for Housing Justice

Miranda Schubert is a candidate for Tucson City Council, Ward 6. She has been an academic advisor in Tucson for the past decade, now at the University of Arizona in the Department of Physiology. She is the chair of her department’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion working group and also a member of the Steering Committee … Read more

VIDEO: ‘Rebel Constable’ Kristen Randall Helps Tenants Facing Eviction

By A.J. Flick Even before the pandemic, there was a quiet revolution brewing among some Pima County constables, particularly how eviction notices are handled, which inspired former hydrologist Kristen Randall to run for constable. Constable Bennett Bernal led the revolution of “rebel constables.” “He told me there was a different way to do the job. … Read more

Pima Supervisors Devote $2 Million to Avoid Tsunami of Evictions Coming April 1

UPDATE: The Board of Supervisors voted to direct up to $2 million to support legal defense costs for residents facing eviction, and it also entered into a new contract with several testing contractors to continue the county’s free COVID-19 testing program. The eviction defense motion, proposed by Supervisor Matt Heinz, will create a program funded … Read more