Has the County Attorney’s decision to prosecute juvenile drug smugglers made a positive impact on border crime? Brian McIntyre joined us to talk about why he took this approach and the consequences. He also discussed the current opioid crisis and how his office is addressing the issue, and we asked him to give his perspective on the state prison population – are we sending too many people to jail?
First hour topics included the Tombstone School District policy regarding guns, the latest businesses coming into Sierra Vista, the potential for refuse fees to rise, and the decision by the Friends of the Sierra Vista Library to move their bookstore from a free space to a site where they will be paying rent.
County news and community events were the focus of the third hour. We looked at the new services offered by the County’s Development Services Department, an application before the Planning & Zoning Commission for a pig breeding facility, an increase in passport fees, and a free workshop offered by the Health Dept. for people with chronic conditions.