Will Cochise County vote to raise your property taxes on Monday? Should Arizona remove Confederate monuments from state lands? Is the city overstepping the mark by considering a contract with Fort Huachuca that a local business claims will cost jobs? And is it time for Bisbee to get tough on those who don’t pay their sanitation bills? These were just some of the topics we looked at during the first hour of this week’s show. Our guest, as usual, was Eric Petermann of the Sierra Vista Herald.
Assistant City Manager Mary Jacobs will leave Sierra Vista this month after 17 years in the job. She will become the new Oro Valley Town Manager in September. We asked Mary to reflect on her nearly two decades with the city, and to talk about the challenges faced, the opportunities presented, and what the future holds for our community.
Thanks to the opening of the Canyon Vista Medical Center in April 2015, we now have a state-of-the-art wound care center in Cochise County. Its director, Cindy Fulbright, came by to tell us more about this great facility. And the hospital’s volunteer coordinator, gift store and Thrive manager, Valerie Weller, also joined us to tell us about the many opportunities to learn more about health and well being, and how you can become a hospital volunteer.