Pima County voters will decide $430 million bond for road repairs

Voters will get to decide in November whether to start fixing county roads using $430 million in bonds.

The proposal, approved in a 4-1 vote Tuesday by the Pima County Board of Supervisors, is the latest plan to raise an estimated $1 billion needed to address repair and maintenance issues.

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry listed a string of failed plans to fix county roads and said the bond is the last option available.

District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller was the lone no vote. She said the board has not prioritized road repairs over the years and has the money in the budget to make it happen if it had the will.

“The people don’t trust us anymore and they shouldn’t trust us,” she said Tuesday.

District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy, who represents Green Valley and part of Sahuarita, voted for the bond resolution, saying voters should have the final say.

“The voters will decide and that’s how it should be,” he said.

Read the entire Green Valley News article here. Originally published on July 3, 2018.

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