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  • Supervisors approve appointees to Transportation Advisory Committee

    Jul 13, 2017 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 11, approved repairsappointees from four Districts to the Transportation Advisory Committee. 

    • District 2 Supervisor Ramón Valadez appointed Dan Eckstrom and Eric Ponce 
    • District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson appointed Rick Price and Amber Smith
    • District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy appointed Sergio Arellano and Lucretia Free 
    • District 5 Supervisor Richard Eliás appointed Dan Castro and Bob Gugino 

    District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller has not yet named appointees. 

    The Transportation Advisory Committee was created to determine road repair priorities, advise the board on the overall transportation budget, transportation infrastructure capital improvements and transportation policy.

    At the June 20 meeting, the Board approved County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry’s appointees to the Transportation Advisory Committee, including John Bernal, Curtis Lueck and Tony Paez. 

    When all appointments are made, the Transportation Advisory Committee will have 13 members, with each member of the Board of Supervisors having two appointees and the County Administrator having three. A schedule of meetings has not yet been determined. 

    With approval of the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget, Supervisors included a separate 25-cent primary property tax to fund local road repairs. The additional tax was offset partially by lowering the existing primary property tax by eight-cents, the Flood Control District rate by two-cents and the Library District property tax one-cent. 

    The 25-cent tax will raise $19.5 million in the current fiscal year and be used to fund pavement preservation, resurfacing and road repairs. County Administrator Huckelberry has proposed the tax would be levied for five years.

    Funding from the tax will be divided into two categories: base funding (the 11-cents of the proposed 25-cent primary property tax increased that would be fiscally neutral, based on reductions to the existing primary and secondary rates) and accelerated funding (based on the remaining 14-cents of the proposed 25-cent primary property tax increase). 

    Revenue from the tax would be divided equitably among the jurisdictions in accord with each one’s assessed value as follows: Pima County – 41.94 percent; Tucson – 41.19; Oro Valley – 7.58 percent; Marana – 6.25; Sahuarita – 2.75; South Tucson - 0.27.

    Pavement preservation or repairs done within cities or towns must carry recommendations from the Transportation Advisory Committee and similar committees formed in the cities or towns or, if no similar committees exist, from the mayors and councils in the cities and towns. All work will be bid to private contractors.


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