SABC promotes & supports development & growth of sustainable, responsible economic opportunities in Southern Arizona.

Pima County Government Public Records Requested Re: Rosemont Copper Project For Immediate Release

Tucson, AZ.   On July 19, 2012, an official request (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 39-121, et. seq) was submitted to Pima County Government to obtain public records identifying the amount of monies and time spent by various County departments regarding Rosemont Copper.

On May 18, 2011, AMIGOS (Mining Suppliers Trade Association) submitted a narrower request which revealed $70,000 in taxpayer money spent to review Rosemont Copper issues. A recent review of the County website ( shows a number of additional contracts and amendments. While it is unclear what the actual expenditures are, there are over $400,000 in outstanding contracts to date.

As a coalition that exists to support economic development and job opportunities, SABC has determined that the County’s excessive and expensive efforts in this matter is detrimental to the growth of economic opportunities afforded by Rosemont Copper.

Upon receipt of the requested records, SABC will present the information to the public for review and questions, and will also seek clarification and justification of these expenditures from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

To view click here:  Request for Public Records from Pima County