Re: Tucson city manager, Richard Miranda, retires after nearly 40 years of public service.
Dick Miranda is one of the finest men I’ve ever known. This city will be lost without him. He has been the voice of reason in City Hall, and has done his very best for this community. Congratulations compadre, time for the “blue”!
Thank you, Richard Miranda, for your years of service to our city. You will be greatly missed by those of us who know how much you sacrificed.
I hope you, Maria and your children will enjoy family time and retirement. God bless and wishing you all the best.
Please, please hire a city manager who is not from Tucson and has no ties to Tucson. We need a savvy urban manager with big-city ideas who is not part of the nepotistic cesspool of city workers.
Shelby Irons Scheer
Yay. Maybe a more balanced public-service policy will be in our future.
Diane Barrett Thomas
He’s the best thing that ever happened to TPD and the city of Tucson. What have you done to make Tucson a better place? I’m sure nothing but bellyache!
Need to retire the whole City Council including the mayor.
Are people so foolish as to believe the budget crisis and road problems all came about under Miranda’s reign? These are long-term problems brought on by an apathetic electorate and a long-term dearth of political leadership.
I think that Mr. Miranda is a good man and has given his working life to making Tucson better. As a taxpayer I oppose the idea of bureaucrats taking retirement and then jumping to another lucrative post in the government, but that is the system, and we have ourselves to blame.
Merle Wayne Sneed
On a personal level, it has to be hard for him to retire with the legacy of poor management he is leaving behind ... potholed streets, the trolley folly, budget deficit, etc., but there is plenty of blame to go around, and the majority of that burden must fall on the shoulders of the mayor and council.