BY LEE STANFIELD
This is a letter that Lee Stanfield emailed to the mayor and each council member in response to resolution 22006 adopted on February 20, 2013. Note that our link keeps breaking because the URL keeps changing. Assuming this link to view all February 2013 legislation is not temporary, you can search for “22006″, and after clicking on the title of the resolution a link to the PDF should show up on the right of the page—Ed
I am beginning to wonder if I still live in the United States of America! I just read a resolution which states it was adopted by the Mayor and the City Council, who supposedly represent me…. and all the other citizens of Tucson.
If this document is actually correct in stating that it has been adopted by the Mayor and Council on Feb. 20, 2013….. then clearly, the Mayor and Council have no concept of what “representation of Tucson citizens” means, nor what constitutes an “emergency”!
Without any approval, discussion, or even knowledge of its existence by Tucson’s voters, this document gives the Air Force unconditional approval to use its own discretion (which historically has proven to be entirely lacking) to go ahead with their dangerous plans for Tucson.
This resolution will allow DM to increase by at least two-fold or more, the number of overflights of the very densely populated midtown Tucson, and allow round-the-clock overflights, and the introduction of whatever aircraft they wish, in whatever numbers they wish…. including the hearing-damaging accident-waiting-to-happen-experimental F-35!
The use of the term “emergency” is particularly despicable! In this case, it is not even stated what constitutes the so-called “emergency”, but is obviously being used to get around the fact that it was passed in great haste and secrecy, so as not to alert citizens of how they are being shafted!
I am appalled and very angry! How dare you sell us out so completely, so dishonestly, and without the knowledge of the majority of the citizens!
I expect a reply to this, an explanation, and a retraction of this damaging “resolution”!