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South Tucson Council Special Meeting introduces appointees for 'Citizen's Bond Committee'

Committee to decide on recommendations to the council for decisions related to fire budget
South Tucson City Council Special Meeting
Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-17 13:47:09-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — South Tucson city council members have selected their appointees for a Citizen's Bond Committee. This committee was brought to the council as an idea from council member Roxanna Valenzuela on April 2. The committee was created by each council member selecting a South Tucson resident.

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The selected residents will make recommendations to the council on the best financial direction to take with the budget for the fire department, including whether it would be worthwhile to add property tax bonds to the ballot for the November 2024 election.

South Tucson's regular meeting was canceled for April 17 and a special meeting was held Monday, April 15, to introduce the appointees. The appointees were given an update on the issues preventing South Tucson from making decisions.

Council member's Selections of Appointees:

  • Mayor Paul Diaz: Scott Sears
  • Vice Mayor Herman Lopez: Arlene Lopez
  • Acting Mayor Rita Rogers: Melissa Brown-Dominguez
  • Council member Roxanna Valenzuela: Dan Eckstrom
  • Council member Cesar Aguirre: Karen Karl
  • Council member Brian Flagg: Dwight Metzger
  • Council member Anita Romero: Dennis Latrell

For more on this meeting, visit

Reyna Preciado is a reporter for KGUN 9, she joined the KGUN 9 team in July of 2022 after graduating Arizona State University. Share your story ideas with Reyna by emailing or by connecting on Instagram, or Twitter.