COUNCILMEMBER JOYCE JONES-IVEY EXPLAINS THE ATTACK VIDEO – SUPPORTS BOHEN & GARNER TO PROVIDE CIVILITY & COLLABORATION

This short video of councilmember Solomon’s attacking me has been circulating on social media, and supporters have asked me to provide some background.

First, this verbal assault was not a unique incident; rather it is representative of how Mr. Solomon speaks down to females he disagrees with or who dare to challenge his positions.

In my first meeting with Mr. Solomon at the 2018 Chamber candidate debate, he verbally assaulted me and then candidate Melanie Barrett in front of several bystanders. It seems Mr. Solomon did not agree with our debate positions.

In this video taken from a 2019 council meeting, we were discussing the OVPD Chief selection process when Member Solomon launched his attack to silence me. There have been numerous other situations when residents were talked down to and disrespected by Member Solomon who in 2016 ran on civility and collaboration.

I agree that civility and collaboration is exactly what Oro Valley needs, and the path to get there is to replace incumbents Rodman and Solomon with Bill Garner and Tim Bohen who will place residents first.