by Greer Warren

PCDP’s new speaker series, Civics 2.0: What They Didn’t Teach in Middle School, kicked off on July 21 with Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik addressing the question: Tucson City Council: What is it and why do I care?

Civics 2.0 is a free series open to and aimed at the general public, offering topics of interest and relevance to Pima County residents. These are not fund-raising or campaign events.

Steve talked for an hour about the council’s structure and function, and important issues with which the council is dealing, including the 3M water contamination litigation, Broadway Boulevard widening, and asylum seekers then at the Benedictine Monastery. Steve answered questions about how Tucson residents can get involved in city government through boards, committees and commissions. He stressed the importance of voting in the upcoming city primary and general elections, this year by mail-in ballot through the U.S. mail, not at your usual polling place. 

The Civics 2.0 series continues from 2 pm-3 pm on Sunday, August 25, when Arizona House Rep. Kirsten Engel (D-LD10), and Arizona State Sen. David Bradley (D-LD10), will discuss the recently-completed 2019 Arizona legislative session: what worked, what didn’t, why it was so weird, and why you should care, at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Rd. Get free tickets at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-arizona-legislative-session-what-worked-what-didnt-and-why-it-was-so-weird-tickets-66463675643.

Please join us, and bring your friends and neighbors.