On the ballot: Tucson City Council seats, council salary, minimum wage; Help us do interviews |
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson voters will elect three members to city council and decide on two proposals in the November 2 general election. The ballots will be mailed out on October 6.
We invite you to join our approval interview process via Zoom next week.
All contestants in the contested races are invited, and we have invited supporters and opponents to the voting measures.
Questions will be a mix of those from the Editorial Board, Star News reporters and Zoom participants submitted via chat and are asked by our staff.
Star’s editorial board is made up of Chairman and Editor John D’Orlando, Editor-in-Chief Jill Jorden Spitz and Opinion Editor Sarah Garrecht Gassen. Cartoonist and columnist David Fitzsimmons is part of the Opinion department but does not participate in approval decisions.
Please email Opinion Coordinator Sara Brown at [email protected] and she will send you the Zoom link. You can participate by computer or by phone. Videos will also be posted on Tucson.com/Opinion
Tuesday September 21Noon: Prop. 410
If approved, Proposition 410 would increase the board member’s salary from the current $ 24,000 per year to $ 36,000 per year; increase the mayor’s salary from $ 42,000 per year to $ 54,000 per year; increase wages in the coming years based on the National Consumer Price Index (inflation), reflecting the minimum wage law approved by voters in Arizona in 2016; implement the salary increases proposed in 2023 following the upcoming Tucson city council election.