District 1 resident not allowed to see Miller's furniture

2014-03-10T11:54:00Z District 1 resident not allowed to see Miller's furnitureBy Jamar Younger Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man who was escorted from Ally Miller's office last month after he demanded to see her office furniture will not be allowed to return.

Bob Dorson twice attempted to meet with Miller or a member of her staff to see thousands of dollars of furniture and office purchases first detailed in the Arizona Daily Star.

However, Miller is not obligated to let Dorson, or any other member of the public, into her office, according to a letter written by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.

"Unfortunately, there is no statutory or constitutional right that requires her to open her offices to you or any other member of the public. Therefore, if you call her office and ask for an appointment and she declines, you will not be able to see the furnishings. That is the Supervisor's perogative," according to the letter.

According to Arizona law, there are only two methods by which the public can scrutinize the activities of government officials, Huckelberry said in the letter.

Those two methods are open meetings and public records laws.

Dorson, a resident of Miller's district and former furniture dealer, was escorted from Miller's office Feb. 12 after her staff members complained to building security that the 120-pound, 5-feet-6 inch tall man was angry and aggressive.

Dorson denied acting aggressively or raising his voice to Miller's staff members.

The incident, along with the subsequent publishing of her home address in another media publication, led Miller to call 911 on Feb. 21.

Pima County Sheriff's Department deputies drove by her home almost 50 times within a couple of weeks after she called 911.

To read the previous story, click here.

 

Contact reporter Jamar Younger at jyounger@azstarnet.com or 573-4242. On Twitter: @JamarYounger

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