Huckelberry And World View – Lost In Space With A Big Oops!

World View balloon explosion

On March 8, 2018, Pima County Administrator Charles H. Huckelberry sent copies of World View Enterprises Annual Report to the Board of Supervisors, declaring, “Enclosed is World View’s 2017 Annual Report.  World View continues to operate as a successful startup enterprise classified as a technology organization on the forefront of stratospheric space development.”

Oops!  # 1:  What he actually sent them was the “Annual Report Summary for Pima County,” and not a regulation annual report.  Missing is any financial data, recent events (like the hydrogen balloon explosion in December), risk factors, and lots of other data required by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission in an annual report.  A “Major Events” page leaves the explosion out.  The company, which has received some $17 million from Pima County taxpayers, “declined to disclose” its revenue range to the SEC, but did note that 21 investors had bought about $15 million in company stock.

Oops!  # 2:  World View is actually registered with the SEC as an “Other Travel” business and not as a “technology organization.”   The price for a balloon ride to the edge of space is $75,000.  That’s for people or KFC chicken sandwiches.

Oops!  # 3:  While the report is for Pima County, it is nowhere mentioned that World View is actually incorporated in Delaware.  According to LegalZoom.com, “Delaware has a long history of corporation-friendly laws. In addition, Delaware’s tax laws allow corporations to be taxed at a low rate in Delaware and avoid higher taxes in their home states.”  Are our Supervisors aware of that?

Oops! # 4:  Huckelberry told the Supervisors, “World View’s anchoring the Aerospace Research Campus has been instrumental in attracting the attention of other space-related employers and industries such as Vector Space….”The Summary Report states that World View “heavily participated in the recruitment of Vector Space to Tucson as its global HQ.”

Vector also has operations in San Jose and Los Alamitos, California, and according to CNBC News, “Rocket company Vector will conduct three commercial missions from Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops launch center.  This is the first orbital contract with a spaceport for Vector, the next major step toward the company’s goal of launching more than 100 times per year, chief executive Jim Cantrell told CNBC in an exclusive interview.”

Oops! # 5:  There is no mention in either Huckelberry’s memo or the “Annual Report Summary for Pima County” of the present “independent” investigation of the December explosion or when the results will be made public.

The County Administrator’s memo and World View’s “Annual Report Summary for Pima County,” can be accessed at click here.

20 Comments on "Huckelberry And World View – Lost In Space With A Big Oops!"

  1. Just one more stone wall for the taxpayers of the 8th poorest area of the country to really see how much of our tax money Huckelberry and his brain dead minions pisses away. You stupid voters must be so proud of the people you elected to screw you. But then you don’t care do you? Thought not.

  2. why is Huck still employed here?

    • Dwayne Wolfswinkle | March 12, 2018 at 7:13 am |

      Thought it was Ignorant liberal board members. Now considering he has pictures on all of them.

    • What, Again | March 12, 2018 at 8:34 am |

      Because he has the votes of three supervisors who are 100% controlled by Dan Eckstrom and Raul Grijalva. There will be no change.

  3. I was at board meeting and declared this was nothing less than a hoax to steal from the people of Pima County.

    And it is.

    Why not give financial report? The watermarks that allow Bos to stop giving away our tax money is part of contractual agreement. If we know the truth it will affirm they are in violation. Then we have this elephant worth millions what do we do with it? Not a dam thing so let’s just lie again and again so Chuck can retire. He will be joined by Sharon, Ramon and they will laugh all the way to the bank with our money.

    Criminal one and all.

    Richard Hernandez

    • Linda the pissed off property tax payer | March 12, 2018 at 2:03 pm |

      well said!!!! and soo sad it’s true…I call them them Chucky’s 3 goons!

  4. PIMA COUNTY RUN BY PARTISAN CLOWNS….
    CHUCKLEBERRY’S SALARY APPROACHED $500,000 PER YEAR??????
    MARICOPA COUNTY MGR PAID ONLY $290k PER YEAR…..

  5. It’s good to know the ACME Whitewash Corp is thriving in Pima County. Their primary customer,Pima County,is responsible for 99% of their gross annual income. My hats off to their employees who just keep on mixing and spreading.

  6. Linda the pissed off property tax payer | March 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm |

    So typical of Lord Chuckles…..everything is roses FOR HIM!

  7. Huckleberry:
    “We don’t need no transparency!

  8. Only one oops! That was chuckie getting caught on this, cause all five of those were on purpose! And three maybe four supes would be ok with all of this!

  9. BAD INVESTMENT! THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN SCREWED AGAIN!

  10. Obviously this Administrator is loosing it. Then I heard he was hiring more people for the TaxPayers to pay. What is wrong with this DIMWIT!?

  11. Whospeaksforus | March 13, 2018 at 1:26 am |

    Like father like son.

  12. Chuck will never retire. The voters who continue to reelect his 3 pawns are to blame. Your next opportunity to change things is in 3 years. Keep saving your money to pay our huge property tax increases for which we receive very little in return.

  13. Dan Marley | March 13, 2018 at 9:51 am |

    THE CHUCKSTER HAS BEEN PROMISED A LUCRATIVE POSITION ON WORLD VIEW’S BOARD.
    GO CHUCK!!!!!

  14. Dan Marley | March 13, 2018 at 9:57 am |

    CHUCK HUCKLEBERRY OWNS TUCSON AND THERE IS NOT A DAMN THING YOU ARE GOING TO DO
    ABOUT IT!
    JUST ASK LITTLE DICK ELIAS.

  15. BOW DOWN TO KING HUCKLEBERRY
    HE RUNS THIS MORONIC TOWN…….

  16. The PC taxpayers were forced to give them a building and they do not pay AZ taxes?

    What about the children? They are liberals robbing public education of money. No wonder they want your guns. They fear you.

  17. Pima county has failed its citizens. The waste in Pima County Government is everywhere. complete re-organization is needed with new fiscally responsible people at the top. Too many employees, especially at the supervisory and management level, that don’t do anything.

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