Sheriff Mark Dannels rallied supporters to attend this week’s Cochise County Board of Supervisors meeting to address concerns about pay levels for his staff. More than 100 people turned out for that meeting and you can hear our discussion on this with Eric Petermann, of the Sierra Vista Herald. We also touched on the progress of the school bond, as well as plans by the city to carry out a study of the Sierra Vista airport, potentially costing $150,000. There was some good news on the local jobs front and we asked the question, ‘Are our lawmakers too sensitive?’
Economic development has been a big focus for the City of Sierra Vista and one of the people in the hot seat is Mike Cline, who became the economic development analyst in January. Find out about his thoughts on the local economy and how the city is planning to help businesses.
A new signature event takes place over Memorial Day weekend that hopes to draw thousands of visitors to the city. Adam Curtis, the city’s public information officer, dropped by to tell us all about Savor Sierra Vista, which will include food, wine, hiking, music, and general merriment. We also have the details on lots of events taking place this weekend and into next week.