Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 11, 1976 · Page 7
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 7

Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, February 11, 1976
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1975 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N Police hired by town Oro Valley gets force Oro Valley's Town Council has created a three-man police force after getting an opinion by State Atty. Gen. Bruce Babbitt that the town's contract with a private security company does not meet legal requirements of a police department. The Town Council yesterday hired former employes of Rural Metro Fire Protection Co. -- the firm that had been policing the town -^ Frederic Roof, Timothy Matheson and Alan Schaeffer, as full-time policemen. Roof will serve as police administrator and Oro Valley Mayor Richard F. Kolt said Roof "may be called police chief." Babbitt's ruling, which basically called Oro Valley's "policemen" private citizens in uniform, may cast doubt on the legality of any arrests or citations since July, when Rural Metro began providing protection. "I don't think there is any question of legality," Kolt said. "The original police force was set up in good faith. The whole question comes to this: Can a private company provide certified police and have them work for a municipality? The statutes aren't clear and Rural Metro is going to test the attorney general's opinion, I'm sure." Town Council member Robert E. Hanson said he doubted any arrests made since Rural Metro began providing protection would be questioned "because I think the only arrests have been for traffic violations and I believe they have been processed already." Vice Mayor Dorothy Montgomery said the town's police budget will remain at $35,000, the same figure under which the contract with Rural Metro was drawn up. Police headquarters will be located, along with city offices, at an apartment house on North Oracle Road. The attorney general addressed himself to the question of whether "people paid and supervised solely by a private corporation can really be properly commissioned," according to John LaSota, chief assistant attorney general. In brief, yesterday's opinion said Rural Metro employers are not members of a bona fide police agency. Heart drive to start More than 3,000 volunteers will begin campaigning tomorrow for the Southern Arizona Heart Fund drive in Tucson and throughout Southern Arizona. The campaign, which will run through Feb. 22, will involve a kick-off tea party tomorrow and a neighborhood block campaign beginning Monday. Volunteers will visit homes and organizations to distribute heart disease literature and to collect funds for heart association programs. AJlen H. Wittenberg of Tucson has been appointed Heart Sunday c h a i r m a n for the Southern Arizona Heart Fund drive. Heart and blood vessel diseases claim more than one million lives a year in the United States costing the nation an estimated $20 billion in medical expenses and lost wages, heart association officials said. Great Issues meeting slated The University Religious Council will present its fourth in a series of Great Issues seminars, on the subject of "The Family in Society: Anachronism or New Hope?" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Kiva Auditorium of the University of Arizona Education Building. A panel led by James Hine, a professor of marriage and family studies, will address the questions of what ought to be done. PAGE 7 Local option bargaining asked for public employes PHOENIX (AP) - Legislation introduced in the Arizona House would extend collective bargaining to public employes by local option. The proposal, with backing from the House leadership, was sponsored by Rep. America "Mac" Carvalho, R-Scottsdale, after members of the House Commerce Committee refused to sponsor it as a committee bill. It provides that cities and counties could authorize certification elections for any group in which 30 per cent of the employes have petitioned for union representation. Validity of the petitioners would be determined by a State Public Employes Relations Board created under the proposal. The bill differs from previous legislation entries by excluding any provision for binding arbitration. Instead, it calls for a special city or county election when an impasse is reached in employe negotiations. The election results would decide the issue. Strikes would be prohibited Public project wage bill backed and any striker would be subject to dismissal with loss of all accumulated benefits. Another bill, sponsored by Rep. James Skelly, R-Phoenix, would prohibit strikes or slowdowns and mandate the discharge of any employe who engaged in a work stoppage. Under the proposal, no public employer would be permitted to negotiate or suspend any dismissal penalty without exposing himself to contempt proceedings, a fine and jail term. Co-sponsors of the bill with Skelly are Republicans Pete Corpstein of Paradise Valley, Richard Flynn of Tempe and Donna Jean Carlson and Carl Kunasek, both of Mesa. Portuguese voting plan is opposed LISBON, Portugal (DPI) -Portugal's second largest political party has threatened not to go along with the military's plans to pull out of politics unless presidential and legislative assembly elections are held at the same time. Politicians and m i l i t a r y sources had predicted the pact would be signed this week, but the left-ot-center Popular Democrats have threatened not to sign it. As attention focused on the pact, retail workers called a one-day strike to push demands for contract talks. The government has frozen all wages until the end of February- PHOENIX (UPI) -- Legislation repealing a law that sets wages for construction workers on public projects has been cleared for a floor vote in the State House of Representatives. The repeal of the Little Davis-Bacon Act cleared the House Human Resources Committee yesterday after winning approval of the Commerce and Industry Committee Monday. The law it would repeal is patterned after a federal law relating to federal projects. The state law says workers on public-financed projects must be paid the highest prevailing wage scale. Opponents of the law say that means nonunion contractors must pay their employes the higher union wages. Rep. James Skelly, R-Phoenix, the prime backer of the repeal movement, says this costs taxpayers millions of dollars in higher construction costs. Opponents of the repeal argued that move would give nonunion contractors an unfair advantage in bidding on public projects and is intended to weaken unions. Even if the repeal is approved by the Republican- controlled House, the Democratic Senate is considered unlikely to pass it. VALENTINE -, FOR HIM ! 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