Residents of the Oracle Heights Neighborhood have organized a road paving rally with Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller to voice their concerns over the lack of road maintenance performed on their neighborhood roads. The rally will take place on Saturday, February 28th at 10:00 am as residents will gather at (7137 N. Magic Lane) to share their concerns with their District 1 Supervisor.
While there is no doubt Pima County roads are in bad shape, the Oracle Heights neighborhood is particularly concerned with the safety risks associated with their roads, the result of over 50 years of neglect by the county. Neighborhood organizer, Frank Olivieri said, “Our grievances with the infrastructure in our neighborhood range from serious safety concerns to decreasing property valuations”. He went on to say, “Our roads can’t wait any longer, the last time the County did something it was 1962; they are in terrible condition and the County needs to act now and deal with a problem they have let go for way too long.”
Residents are interested in knowing why they get little in return for paying the highest property taxes in the state as well as an explanation on why the County has chosen to allocate funds to various pet projects over the years instead of basic infrastructure of County roads. While the neighborhood east of La Canada has been resurfaced within the last 2 years, Oracle Heights has not been repaved since the early 60’s.
Oracle Heights Neighborhood is bounded by Ina Rd. on the North, Orange Grove to the South, La Canada to the East and La Cholla to the West.