DISTRICT 5 DIGEST: FEBRUARY
Welcome to District 5 Digest! Our mission of this newsletter is to demystify the role of local government in our community and keep you up to date with County politics. As a life long resident of District 5 and now as Pima County Supervisor, it has always been vital to our shared community to know what's going on in our community and how everyone can get involved. Please share widely with your community and as always, please reach out to our team at with any questions or concerns.
Policy Updates in February
Board Meetings Update Highlights
Eviction Moratorium in Pima County
10 million dollars approved for early childhood education in Pima County
Joint multijurisdictional meeting with the City of Tucson in regards to COVID response
Reaffirming opposition to Rosemont Mine
Eviction Moratorium in Pima County
Early Childhood Education
The Board of Supervisors voted to allocate $10 million of the upcoming fiscal year budget to fund early childhood education opportunities for low-income families. The scholarship program will specifically target families whose income is under 200% of the federal poverty level and details are currently being worked through. More details forthcoming.
A special thank you to Mayor Romero and the Tucson City Council for approving $1 million dollars to help Pima County fund this effort.
Joint Meeting with Pima County Board of Supervisors and the Tucson City Council
This was a historic meeting and the first in decades to meet between the two jurisdictions.
This meeting discussed COVID 19 efforts between the City and County and seeing how they can work together to end this pandemic.
Vaccine supply is a major priority for both jurisdictions and working with the Federal government and the state to ensure our community has enough supply to keep up with vaccine demand
Tucson Mayor and Council voted to create an amicus brief to support Pima County in their lawsuit regarding the county-wide curfew that was imposed to limit the spread in the County.
Reopening more indoor functions and businesses will not be considered until rate of infection per 100,000 drops to about 100. The trend in COVID 19 cases is dropping so the community is hopeful.
Reaffirming Pima County's Opposition to the Rosemont Mine
Removing "illegal alien" from County code
If you would like to share a public comment to the board and read at the Supervisors Meeting, please email and ask they read it aloud to the Board.
January 2nd, Supervisor Betty Villegas swore in Adelita Grijalva to the office of Pima County Board of Supervisors District 5! Adelita Grijalva is the first elected Latina woman to hold a seat on the Pima County Board of Supervisors and Betty Villegas is the first Latina woman to serve on the Board!
Thank you Supervisor Betty Villegas for your service to the residents of District 5!
Photos & Media from February
Secure Housing & Eviction Prevention
Resources from the Conversation:
Conversation with Tucson Mayor Regina Romero
COVID 19 Updates
For the most up to date information on COVID 19, vaccinations, and testing, please visit the Pima County Health Department's website.
The People of District 5
Youth Spotlight: Maritza Alday
Maritza has been appointed as "America's National Miss Arizona Junior teen 2021-2022"! She is in 6th grade and goes to St. Josephs Catholic School.
Her platform as Miss Arizona Junior teen is to help frontline heroes and youth on their own. She chose this platform because she was able to see for herself the work her older brother does in Healthcare, and how stressful and mentally draining it has been for all Healthcare Heroes during this pandemic. As for youth on their own, she wants to be able to help them stay in school, have a group home or a home to
go to, where their is stability, food, clothing and simply someone to love them and show support for them. Without our community, this would not be possible
In her free time she loves spending time with her friends, she's a all star cheerleader at Pinnacle Athletics and dances folklorico at Viva Performing Art Center.
Her advice to all youth is get involved in something you love! Follow your dreams, and remember sky's the limit, but most importantly, always stay in school!
If you know a young person in our community who you think should be highlighted, please email their information to us at email@example.com!
Business Spotlight: Los Jarritos Mexican Food
At Los Jarritos Mexican Food we have a solid reputation due to our specialized knowledge in the elaboration of Mexican food. Since 1980 we have considered ourselves experts in the subject of preparing our original recipes. We are always accompanied by the most efficient, professional and timely staff to provide you with the satisfaction you deserve.
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Get to Know Your County Government
Statutes? No, not the ones we see at local parks. Statutes are the laws in place that guide the decision making of local governments. Last month we gave you five facts about the Arizona Revised Statutes. Here are five more facts, specifically about Title 11.
Each Title is broken down into chapters and articles
Chapter 1, Article 1, 11-112 Outlines the County Seat for Pima County and the legal description
Chapter 2 Focuses on the Board of Supervisors
Chapter 2 consists of 14 Articles
Chapter 2, Article 2 outlines general provisions for the Board of Supervisors
Women's History Spotlight
A section to celebrate important women in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona State, United States.
Josephine Brawley Hughes
Ran the Arizona Daily Star, when husband became AZ Governor
Founded the Arizona Suffrage Association
Teacher in Tucson’s only public school for girls
Helped found the Arizona Suffrage Association