Great Meeting with Pima County... Success w/follow-up

May 25th, 2018--ARIVACA, AZ Arivaca residents thought they were attending a meeting to save Arivaca businesses against a stalwart and unyielding enemy: Pima County. But rather than wait until the end of the public meeting between County staff and Arivaca residents for the big reveal, Supervisor Bronson, who represents the Arivaca area, said "You shouldn't be lumped in with urban Pima County. This isn't a one-sized fits all kind of place."

Carmine DeBonis (the Deputy County Administrator for Public Works) cut to the chase: "This is a quirky place...and we understand the unique nature of this here." The meeting concluded with promises that the County would issue two written notices to Arivaca Recycling and La Siesta Campgrounds permitting them to continue operations while working with the County to bring them into complaince. They also pledged to research ways to reduce fees and red tape.

Kenny Buchanan, informal mayor of Arivaca, said "We did this the right way. I'm so proud of our community. We came together, petitioned the Government our grievances and they responded."

Leslie Rivett