Metal Watch Task Force

 

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MPA, BOMA and CCIM are the founders of a community wide effort at the forefront in leading the community to battle copper and metal theft. With more than a dozen organizations and local governments united, the Metal Theft Task Force has over 100 active participants with the goal of mitigating, preventing and combatting the negative economic and personal impact copper theft has on our community. By consolidating our resources with local and state agencies, we hope to make a concerted effort that will effect change in our communities.

 

  • Tucson – 216 reported metal thefts Jan-May 2012
  • Tucson – $2 million in reported DAMAGES
  • 14 area parks and recreation facilities
  • Tucson Water backflow assemblies, water box covers
  • Phoenix – over 3,000 AC units stolen last year (2011)
  • Phoenix – Damage from metal theft totaled over $30 Million
  • State wide damages over $120 million
  • U.S. Dept of Energy estimates copper theft costs $1 Billion a year

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SOME QUICK VIDEOS AND MEDIA LINKS ON OUR EFFORTS 

IN THE NEWS:

5/8/13 Press Announcement_ Governor Signs Metal Theft Prevention Laws

4/25/13 Arizona Capitol Times: Brewer gets bill targeting scrap metal theft through dealers

11/8/12 Inside Tucson Business, Stop Metal Theft Forum

11/14/12 Channel 13 Metal Theft Update

11/15/12 Arizona Daily Independent, Forese, Vogt Call for Ad Hoc Metal Committee

11/19/2012 KGUN 9 News, “What will stop metal theft?”

11/21/2012 Glendale Star, “Arizona House Ad Hoc Committee Addresses Metal Theft, Makes Policy Recommendations”


To join the Pima County Metal Theft Task Force, contact co-chairs:

Amber Smith, MPA: Amber@mpaaz.org

Jason Wong, CCIM: Jwong@redpointdevelopment.com