Is the City of Bisbee facing bankruptcy if it cannot meet its funding requirements for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System? Mayor David Smith joined us to discuss this pressing issue, which could have dire consequences for the city and its taxpayers if nothing is done by the state legislature to fix the PSPRS. We also asked him about the $2.1 million debt run up by local businesses and residents who have failed to pay their sanitation bills, and he also explained why he was hesitant to give the annual Bisbee 1000 some of its event permits.
Topics discussed during our first hour with Eric Petermann of the Sierra Vista Herald included property taxes and whether they should be raised, the recall of city council members by George Nerhan in Huachuca City, and the City of Sierra Vista’s new assistant city manager.
In our third hour, sponsored by SSVEC, we spoke to staff from Premier Alliances, a non-profit that helps people with barriers to employment. Find out about the great work they are doing to overcome this issue in our community, and why they are supporting an upcoming triathlon for area youth, including kids with special needs.