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  • Pima Prospers fields more than 500 suggestions at Tucson Meet Yourself

    Oct 18, 2013 | Read More News
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    Pima Prospers suggestions
    Sticky notes were flying at the Pima Prospers table at Tucson Meet Yourself, where Pima County residents of all ages offered more than 500 suggestions about the County’s future.

    Elizabeth, age 9, captured the sentiments of many who were concerned about trash, littering and recycling. “I would like if pepole wouldent litter.”

    Pima County is inviting its residents, business owners and employees, jurisdictions, and community groups to contribute their ideas to Pima Prospers, the 10-year update of the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

    All the ideas shared at Tucson Meet Yourself will be categorized and recorded.

    Many suggested more bike paths, more parks and pools, more public transportation or mass transit, including light rail and a bullet train between Tucson and Phoenix.

    Several wrote simply “Fix the roads,” to which one writer added, “Get more money from the state” – an approach advocated by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.

    Pima Prospers suggestionsMessages ranged from specific neighborhood issues to world peace, a tall order for Arizona’s second-largest county. “Lower taxes,” “more jobs,” “go solar,” and “preserve historical building/sites” were sprinkled among the aspirations of our youngest residents.

    “More groshy stores and zoos,” wrote one 7-year-old.

    Whether or not you contributed your ideas during Tucson Meet Yourself, we hope you will join the conversation at the Pima Prospers MindMixer website (also accessible through the Pima Prospers website). Enter your name, birth year, and the part of Pima County you live in to create an account and you’re on your way.

    We’re making presentations to community groups and gatherings (please invite us to yours).

    We hope to hear from you. Together, we can make sure Pima prospers.