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Pima County Sheriff plans another effort to secure Stonegarden financing

Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 09:37:05-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — An earlier version of this story reported that the Pima County Board of Supervisors would vote on the Stonegarden Grant Tuesday. No date has been set yet.

The Stonegarden Grant is back before the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Sheriff Mark Napier says he could get approval for about $1 Million.

The money is used for Border Enforcement including; overtime and equipment.

Earlier this month the board rejected the funding in a 3-2 vote.

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Richard Elias, Ramon Valadez and Sharon Bronson are voting against grant approval.

In an email to his staff Sunday the sheriff wrote, "I spoke to the County Administrator and he believes that we would have three votes on the Board of Supervisors to accept at least a portion of the 2019 overtime."

Sheriff Napier says that's if the feds agree to compensate costs incurred by the county if overtime is used up.