RESUMEN DEL DISTRITO 5: MARZO 2021

¡Bienvenidos a District 5 Digest! Nuestra misión de este boletín es desmitificar el papel del gobierno local en nuestra comunidad y mantenerlo al día con la política del condado. Como residente de toda la vida del Distrito 5 y ahora como Supervisora del Condado de Pima, siempre ha sido vital para nuestra comunidad compartida saber qué está sucediendo en nuestra comunidad y cómo todos pueden participar. Comparta ampliamente con su comunidad y, como siempre, comuníquese con nuestro equipo al mandar un correo electronico a district5@pima.gov con cualquier pregunta o inquietud.

 

Atentamente,

Adelita

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Fotos y medios de Marzo

La Caras del Distrito 5

Juventud Destacada: Maritza Alday

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¡Maritza ha sido nombrada "Miss Arizona Junior adolescente nacional de Estados Unidos 2021-2022"! Está en sexto grado y es estudiante en la escuela Católica St. Joseph's.

 

Su plataforma como adolescente Miss Arizona Junior es ayudar a los héroes que trabajan en cuidado de salud y a jovenes que no tienen apollo familiar. Ella eligió esta plataforma porque pudo ver por sí misma el trabajo que hace su hermano mayor en el cuidado de la salud y lo estresante y mentalmente agotador que ha sido para todos los héroes del cuidado de la salud durante esta pandemia. En cuanto a los jóvenes solos, quiere poder ayudarlos a permanecer en la escuela, tener un hogar grupal o un hogar para ir, donde hay estabilidad, comida, ropa y simplemente alguien que los ame y les muestre apoyo. Sin nuestra comunidad, esto no sería posible

 

En su tiempo libre le encanta visitar con sus amigos, es porrista con el grupo Pinnacle Athletics y baila folklórico en el Viva Performing Art Center.

 

¡Su consejo para todos los jóvenes es que se involucren en algo que les guste! Sigue tus sueños y recuerda que el cielo es el límite, pero lo más importante, ¡quédate siempre en la escuela!

 

Si conoce a un joven de nuestra comunidad que crea que debería destacarse, envíenos su información por correo electrónico a district5@pima.gov.

La Caras del Distrito 5

Promovemos la representación cultural para todas las edades y llevamos una gran selección de joyas, así como autores y títulos reconocidos tanto en Inglés como en Español. Promovemos el conocimiento sagrado de nuestra cultura y de nuestra hermosa comunidad.

 

El 2 de Enero de 2021 abrimos nuestra ubicación de ladrillo y mortero en asociación con el Hotel McCoy. En la actualidad, nos mantenemos fieles a nuestra visión y ampliamos nuestro inventario a otros autores de POC, 'Best Sellers' y Autores locales.

Actualizaciones de COVID 19

Hay varias formas de recibir su vacuna COVID, consulte el gráfico de arriba para saber dónde puede inscribirse. Para obtener la información más actualizada sobre cómo obtener su vacuna COVID 19, visite pima.gov/covid19vaccine .

News from the latest Health Department press conference:

  • The numbers are in! Schools without mask mandates are 3.5 times more likely to have a COVID-19 outbreak than schools with an early masking requirement. You can read the study here.

  • The booster/third shot has been approved by the CDC at least six months after your second shot for certain situations: 

    • Those who are 65+ years old or in a long-term-care setting SHOULD get the third shot.​

    • Those who are 50 to 64 years old and have an underlying medical condition SHOULD get the third shot.

    • Those who are 18 to 49 years old and have an underlying medical condition MAY get the third shot.

    • Those who work in an occupational or institutional setting in which on easily can be exposed to COVID-19 MAY get the third shot. 

  • ICU bed capacity remains at less than 5 percent, resulting in ER delays and slow transfers here from rural areas. The problem is due not to hospital space or beds, it is a shortage of staff

TESTING CHANGES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY FOR PIMA COUNTY SPONSORED SITES.

  • Through partnerships with Arizona State University, Premier Medical Group (PMG) and Paradigm Labs, Pima County is offering free COVID-19 testing, with some exceptions.

  • You CAN get tested for free at a Pima County testing site without a doctor's order if:

    • You are age 5 or older and have symptoms of COVID-19 or are a close contact of someone 

  who has tested positive for COVID. Note: if you had an initial negative test you SHOULD 

  quarantine and retest in 3 to 7 days dependent upon your vaccination status if symptoms 

  persist. Tests can be done with a home test kit or at the County-supported test site.

  • You CAN NOT get tested at a Pima County testing site if:

    • Your testing is needed for occupational or work-required reasons.

    • You do not have COVID symptoms and are seeking a repeat test within 14 days of a previous 

  test.

  • Due to high demand for COVID-19 testing, we encourage University of Arizona students and employees to schedule their free test through the University’s testing program.

Stay safe everyone! Mask up, wash your hands, and get vaccinated.

Para obtener la información más actualizada sobre COVID 19, vacunas y pruebas, visite el sitio web del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Pima.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Actualizaciones de políticas en Marzo

September 7th Meeting

D5-Sponsored Voter Registration Day Proclamation - September 28th

  • Our office worked with the League of Women Voters and the One Arizona Coalition, which includes Mi Familia Vota and Coalition for Change, to register students to vote.

National Suicide Awareness Month

  • Suicide is the tenth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and the suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by 35 percent since 1999.

  • Pima County encourages residents to stand “Together for Mental Health,” increase understanding of mental illness and access to mental-health resources to reduce the occurrence of suicide in our community.

Amicus Brief in Support of Arizona School Board Association (ASBA) Mask and Vaccine Mandates

  • The Board of Supervisors had previously voted to support local school districts implementing precautions to keep students and staff safe.

  • This Amicus Brief will explain that “issues raised in the ASBA Complaint that are germane to the duties of Pima County and the Pima County Health Department, and the health and welfare of Pima County Residents.”

  • This item passed 4-1, with Supervisor Grijalva voting in favor.

Allocation of AZ Bowl Funding to Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) Nahui Ollin Wellness Program

  • The Board of Supervisors voted to allocate $38k in funding to this CPLC program.

  • The Nahui Ollin Program offers Chantlacah O.G. (Homies, Original Gente) Chantlacah O.G. allows a space to engage in critical dialogue on healthy manhood and masculinity.

  • These are the funds that would have gone to sponsoring the Arizona Bowl, and that were withdrawn due to sexist comments made by the founder of Barstool Sports, the title sponsor of the Arizona Bowl, as well as concerns about Barstool Sports’ online content.

  • This item passed 4-1, with Supervisor Grijalva voting in favor of this reallocation.

Disincentives for Unvaccinated Employees of Pima County

  • At the previous Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted to incentivize employees who received their vaccine with a $300 bonus.

  • This policy was successful. As of August 16th, 2,865 employees, or 46 percent had received at least one dose of vaccine. As of September 3rd, 4,427, or 66 percent, of employees had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

  • On September 7th, the Board voted on disincentives for employees who do not get vaccinated.

  • The disincentive is a $45.51 vaccine surcharge per pay period, or $1,183.26 annually, for all unvaccinated employees on the County insurance plan.

  • Employees who have a valid medical or religious exemption would not be subject to the surcharge.

  • This item passed 4-1, with Supervisor Grijalva voting in favor.

Acceptance of $2 million in Federal Funds to Provide Shelter Services for COVID-19 Positive/Exposed Asylum Seekers

  • Providing extra hotel sheltering allows for isolation and quarantine of people referred by Casa Alitas.

  • This is the best way to keep asylum seekers, and the community at large, healthy and safe.

  • This item passed 4-1, with Supervisor Grijalva voting in favor.

 

September 21st Meeting

D5-Sponsored “Falls Free Pima Falls Prevention Awareness Month” Proclamation

  • September is Falls Free Pima Fall Prevention Awareness Month.

  • From the proclamation: “slips and falls impact people of all ages in Arizona, resulting in personal and financial tolls for older adults in Pima County and the health-care system.”

  • This was presented to Pima Council on Aging.

D5-Sponsored "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" Proclamation

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • The pandemic has exacerbated social and livelihood stresses and circumstances that lead to partner violence.

  • October 21st, 2021 is Wear Purple Day to raise awareness of domestic abuse, so remember to include something purple in your outfit that day.

  • This proclamation was presented to Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. 

Update on Emergency Eviction Legal Services Program and the Rental Assistance Program

  • Supervisor Grijalva requested an update on these programs at the board meeting.

  • Over $27 million in rent and utility assistance paid out and/or obligated to 4,325 eligible households across this County. 

  • According to Arizona Public Media, "Pima County in particular leads nationwide in getting these federal funds to renters in need. The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports that Pima County has approved or paid nearly 80% of its share of the funds."

  • The County will roll out an outreach program to landlords who may not be aware of the program.

  • Eviction filings are down from pre-pandemic levels, from 250 evictions per week to 142 evictions per week.

  • Through September 3, 2021, 198 tenants have been referred to counsel (in the legal services program) and 137 rent assistance applications were initiated and assigned to a caseworker for processing. 

The Election Precinct Consolidation

  • This would have reduced the number of election precincts from 249 to 207.

  • The BOS voted unanimously against this item. Supervisor Grijalva is committed to making voting as accessible as possible.

Justice Court and Constable Reprecincting

  • Supervisor Grijalva voted in favor of Option 1, which passed with a 4-1 vote.

  • This option protects the rights that are guaranteed by the Voting Rights Act.

Sun Corridor Inc., Contract for $650,000

  • Supervisor Grijalva voted against this contract.

  • The item passed 3-2.

  • The County provides a fourth of the funding for Sun Corridor, and Supervisor Grijalva would like a ten-year longevity study to see how many companies attracted by Sun Corridor have stayed in Pima County, how many companies hire local employees, and how much of the revenue from these companies stays in Pima County.

Certificate of Participation to Fund $50 Million in Road Repair Projects

  • Supervisor Grijalva voted against this item in April because so little of the funding would be dedicated to District 5.

  • Only 2.5 percent of road repair projects would be in District 5.

  • This item passed 4-1, with Supervisor Grijalva voting against it.

5% Pay Increase for Employees of Pima County

  • This item passed unanimously.

  • While Supervisor Grijalva supports an increase in compensation, since two years ago was the last time employees received a pay increase, she believes that general percentage increases do not address issues of compression. 

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Destacado de la historia de la mujer
Una sección para celebrar a mujeres importantes en Tucson, Condado de Pima,

Estado de Arizona, y Estados Unidos.

María Luisa Legarra Urquides

  • 1908-1994

  • Mejico americana

  • Valedictorian de ASU

  • Ayudó a establecer Oury Park

  • Sirvió en muchos comités presidenciales

  • Alumnos de la Universidad de Arizona

  • La escuela primaria Urquides lleva su nombre

  • Conocida como Madre de la Educación Bilingüe

Photo courtesy of the Daily Star 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!