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  • County agrees to assist South Tucson in economic development deals

    Aug 07, 2019 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Aug. 6 approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of South Tucson to provide County assistance in economic development matters.
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    The agreement provides the City of South Tucson, at the city’s request, technical assistance with economic development actions the city decides to take.  These may include the expansion of South Tucson’s Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) zone at Interstate 10 and Sixth Avenue, an area bordered by 36th Street to the north, I-10 to the south, Sixth Avenue on the west and Fourth Avenue to the east.

    “Pima County has an interest in the economic viability and prosperity of all county residents,” said John Moffatt, Director of Pima County Economic Development. “In partnering with the City of South Tucson we see an opportunity to help drive investment to the city and revitalize underutilized areas.”

    The County also would aid with the redevelopment of blighted areas, should the City use its eminent domain authority to provide public infrastructure within the GPLET zone.

    The agreement also includes assistance in Federal Opportunity Zone investment opportunities and the use of South Tucson’s Regional Transportation Authority funding to construct transportation infrastructure and conduct improvements.

    The County also would, if requested, assist in creating special improvement districts within the City of South Tucson provide enhanced public services.

    This agreement will not create additional costs for Pima County taxpayers. Read more here.