Coffee Shop Owner Arrested At Board Of Supervisors Meeting


When the Pima County Board of Supervisors passed its mask mandate in May, rather than punish the businesses which failed to obey the rules, the county decided on a “wall of shame.”

The general public was encouraged to report businesses who were out of compliance, the county would investigate and decide whether their names should be published.

So far, about a half dozen have been listed.

One of those was the Viva Coffee House on East Valencia Road in Rita Ranch.

“We have tried to comply with all the COVID mandates,” said Kelly Walker, co-owner of the business. “They keep changing a lot.”

Walker says a woman came in and took photographs which he says misrepresented the restaurant’s policy.

Those photos made it to the county which put him on the list.

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