Elias, Bronson, Valadez Play ACLU Crew In Stonegarden Melodrama

Over the course of the last several months, Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias has been playing along with pro-illegal immigrant activists, and the ACLU in their fight to stop the County from accepting Operation Stonegarden grant monies. The Kabuki-style theater has had southern Arizonans choosing sides, hurling accusations and epithets.

On Wednesday the game came to an abrupt end when documents were uncovered that prove the dog-and-pony show was just a show. According to Stonegarden federal grant documents, Elias, as chairman of the Board, approved the two Stonegarden grant contracts in question months ago.

Elias, during the last meeting of the Board of Supervisors on August 7, made a motion to delay a vote on accepting the funds. Board members Sharon Bronson and Ramon Valadez voted with Elias. The two supervisors appeared to willingly keep to the script.

Since that time, Sheriff Mark Napier, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and others, suffering from the backlash of the citizenry, scrambled to do damage control.

What the public did not know at the time, was that the monies were approved by Elias on February 20, 2018, just days after the Stonegarden melodrama was launched at the February 6, Board of Supervisors meeting. The acceptance documents were also signed and sealed by Pima County’s Clerk of the Board, a deputy County Attorney, and signed by Gilbert Orrantia, director of Arizona Department of Homeland Security, on March 6, 2018.

[View some of the documents here]

The two HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) grants still require Board approval. According to sources, the Board majority will be voting to accept the over $1 million federal grant funds provided through HIDTA at the September 4 Board of Supervisors’ meeting.

Board of Supervisors’ meeting Stonegarden agenda item. [Click on image to view item details]


  1. No offense ADI but Supervisors Bronson, Elias and Valadez playing politics with funding law enforcement for Pima County residents is not news. It is just surprising that so many have been fooled by the Kabuki dance.

  2. Not a small version We’re right up there with invaders Californicating Pima County & dragging us right down into the drain with ’em. Ally is the only one looking out for us. Christy is nothing but a Ray Carroll clone that foisted the loser onto GV population and into the courts. He’s making a mess of it all. Thanks, I Know Roads, Steve.

    • Patience, please. All we need to do is vote Bronson out of office in two years (or recall here now) and the Democrats lose their majority on the Pima County Board. With a Republican control of he Board even Christy has committed to firing Huckleberry and with two other GOP Supervisors we can at least minimize the damage Christy can do. It will take hard work to achieve this but it is really that simple. They say “all politics is local” so it is up to us, not the national parties, to do the work to clean house in Tucson and Pima County.

  3. And yet people continue to vote these idiots into office!! 😡😡 We bit by bit are turning into a small version of California… Nothing to be proud of there!!!

  4. Elias learned for his mentor Eckstom and Grijalva.

    Now his boy running for Legislature has done the same lie, lie lie.

    Let us vote Napier and the Huckleberry trio out of office next election.

    This election leta start with Adelita Gijalava.

    Si se puede.

    Richard Hernandez

    • You go guy but don`t forget we also have the opportunity to dump Rep Raul Grijalva this November too! Vote Sergio Arellano on August 28 in the GOP primary for CD 3 on 8/28 and then we can all vote for Sergio again in November to finally defeat Rep Raul Grijalva.

  5. Why can’t these three idiots just soak themselves in gasoline and set themselves ablaze?
    Some people will do anything for attention.
    On the bright side, they are still fully clothed and not running amok in public.
    Thank you Don Diamond, we have the best stupidvisors money can by.

    The Oracle

    • Naw, Notice how lately like dupnik he actually is, he will just go back to the swamp like a good pima county employee would.

  6. Stupid is as stupid does. Since the invention of the Xerox machine (the what??)there really are no secrets. Right on, ADI, for blowing their cover!

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