Arizona Corporation Commission holds public meetings in Yuma

Arizona Corporation Commission holds public meetings in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. – The Arizona Corporations Commissioner (ACC) is in town to hear questions and concerns about water, power, and the economy in Yuma.

Commissioner Andy Tobin arrived Monday and will be part of a civic academy and a forum Tuesday and Wednesday. He says it’s important to hear what residents in rural Arizona have to say.

“There’s a lot that affects Yuma, there’s a lot that affects rural Arizona and we are just not in the heart of where those decisions get made,” Tobin said, “You have some great representation down here and I just think I’m part of that group that’s supposed to be down here representing our citizens here in Yuma County.”

Tobin says he would like to hear the voice of Yuma County residents on a number of issues.

There will presentations on water, power, and economic issues, as well as proposition 123 Tuesday and Wednesday at city hall. Tobin adds that he will virtually bring state representatives from Phoenix to city hall through a teleconference at the event.

Civic Academy / Education Seminar

When: Tuesday 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Yuma City Hall / City Council Chambers Room 190

ACC Open Meeting

When: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Yuma City Hall / City Council Chambers Room 190

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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