Skip to comments.What's the Deal with Tucson and the Air Base?
Posted on 03/05/2013 6:11:12 AM PST by WXRGina
Now therefore be it resolved by the mayor and council of the City of Tucson, Arizona, as follows:
Section 1. That the City of Tucson Mayor and Council hereby recognizes and supports the missions and long term viability of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the leadership of Davis-Monthan to make the appropriate decisions when balancing National Security and community needs when it comes to their existing and future military mission and assignments.
Section 2. The various City officers and employees are authorized and directed to perform all acts necessary or desirable to give effect to this Resolution.
Section 3. Whereas, it is necessary for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of the City of Tucson that this Resolution become immediately effective, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage and adoption.
Passed, adopted and approved by the mayor and council of the City of Tucson, Arizona, February 20, 2013
(Excerpt) Read more at tucsonaz.gov ...
I'm just wondering what this means, and why they are declaring an "emergency." Maybe there is nothing to this, but it sounds strange, as if the Council is handing power over the City to the military.
Translation: “PLEASE DON”T CLOSE!”
Ah! Well, I guess that could explain it.
Sequestration scare tactic.
On the first page of the resolution, the Council remarked on how the Air Base had won an Obama award, well, a Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Award.
The sequestration nonsense is really getting old—last month.
My youngest works for a civilian sub contractor at Ft. Hood. She said the FedGov employees they work with are going to work 5 days a week and only get paid for 4 for the next 22 weeks. And they can’t take vacation or sick time.
Maybe it's just an attempt to keep the base, but why would they have to do this to do that.
It sounds to me like the peace, health and safety of the city might require the confiscation of those nasty guns at a time TBD by Hussein, maybe pretty soon.
I checked and the mayor and 5 out of 6 ward officials are Dems.
Well, removal of the aircraft in storage there to another location is impossibly expensive.
Democrats. That makes this even more creepy—since when do Democrats love their Air Bases and the rest of the military? I guess when it means “revenue.”
Yes, maybe it’s just a “don’t close our base” thing, but why the “emergency”?
Well, it’s better than being unemployed like alot of regular folks are. Also, they’ll end up getting their back pay. Can’t necessarily say that in a private sector job where you just get cut hours or lose your job, period.
The Tucson City Council is the most incompetent governing board I know. The city is overwhelmingly Democrat and elects a bag of onions to govern it. Some of the stupidest people this side of Massachusetts and Chicago live here.
But the cops and sheriff’s deputies are good old boys. An order to confiscate firearms would have to be done by military personnel.
Federal employees will work 4 days a week and get paid for 4 days.
I wonder what the federal workers who are on the compressed work schedule are going to do? When I was working for the TX guard, we were on the Tue - Fri work schedule with 10 hour days.
I doubt the FedGov workers let on to the fact they will get back pay.
I have no idea how your scenario would work.
Well then, that explains it totally. Our sheriff has also told us that he would not enforce gun confiscation laws, but he hasn't said whether he would deny access to federal personnel...