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Tucson Resolution 22006 - Martial Law?

I live in Tucson, AZ, and it recently came to my attention that there was a resolution passed that gave the Air Force base in my city decision making power when it came to the local community. Some people are calling this martial law due to the "emergency clause" tagged onto the resolution. I am here to say that there is a lot of misinformation out there, and the reality is much less sinister than it appears from the outside.

Below are several links to articles and information on this subject for those interested. It's a great lesson in what happens when citizens jump the gun in an accusatory way and create a mountain out of a mole hill.

Resolution 22006 in full: http://www.tucsonaz.gov/sirepub/cache/2/wezfxsa4yhavqai1a3ap...

Tucson City Council Meeting (people address 22006 20 minutes in, and I speak a little after the 45 minute mark.): http://www.tucson12.tv/programs/MayorandCouncil/index.php?vi...

Occupy Tucson response to 22006: http://occupiedtucsoncitizen.org/?p=2312

Infowars article: http://www.infowars.com/martial-law-tucson-city-council-hand...

Tucson Weekly response to "martial law" claims: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2013/03/06/if-...

Current petition from Occupy Tucson: http://occupytucson.org/archives/3171

What I gather from all of this is that there are still legitimate questions to be raised about the passing of this resolution, and that the language needs to be tightened some to prevent the Air Force from gaining too much power in our community. However, all of the nonsense about martial law and emergencies is way off base.

This has been a learning experience for me in understanding my city government better and to be a little more skeptical of things where I feel a bias. Now I am excited to be more involved and to be a strong voice in my community. I have questions and am seeking answers. And it took the perceived threat of martial law to get me off my butt!