Miller’s 30 Day Challenge Strikes Pima County Gold, Time Running Out

Only one day remains in Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller’s “30 Day Challenge” to residents to help find some of the estimated $400 million needed to repair the failing roads in the County’s budget. The exercise has exercised Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry on an almost daily basis, as the residents’ discoveries are shared on Miller’s website.

One of the most aggravating discoveries for Pima County residents, who have grown tired of Huckelberry’s repeated demand for higher and higher taxes, is the costs associated with The Loop. The County has already spent over $50 million for the bike path that weaves around Pima County for the enjoyment of mostly wealthy users with recreational time on their hands.

From Miller’s website:

Annual Maintenance Costs for “The Loop” … annual cost estimate is $30,000 per mile x 131 miles completed = $3,930,000 per year.

Funding source: Flood Control District (Flood Control reimburses Parks & Recreation for providing maintenance of the Loop). Flood Control District funds are derived from the your Secondary Property Tax! It’s not about the benefits of the Loop; it’s about the lack of basic core services like “safe” roads which are critical for the community, economic development, law enforcement and emergency services, among others. Core road improvement services were needed long before the start of the Loop in 2005. It’s not about needing more taxes, it’s about spending priorities. Maintenance costs for the Loop for the next five years will be …….. $19,650,000.

Promotional Funds budgeted for the “Loop Celebration” …….. $50,000

Another gem uncovered by Miller and her team is the cost of the highly controversial “bridge to where no one goes.” From Miller’s website:

11 Comments on "Miller’s 30 Day Challenge Strikes Pima County Gold, Time Running Out"

  1. Voters, what stinking voters, right Huck? Don’t need any because its all a sham. What you want you get right? Thought so. A bridge for non existent soccer fields? How unique. Thought the voters told you to stick that project where the sun don’t shine but only you can tell the voters to go screw themselves and not get fired because you got three votes. How utterly shameful and all the enviros and cronies are so proud of you. How does it feel to be the administrator of the 8th poorest area of the country? You wouldn’t know would you? You are one of the highest paid administrators in the country aren’t you…. Pathetic.

  2. The Oracle of Tucson | December 6, 2017 at 5:19 am |

    Just shut up and pay your hefty taxes, leave the graft, corruption and theft to the professionals.

    The Oracle

  3. I don’t see any articles about “Tucson Golf” the City leased the courses to the private company, in under two years? – either way a very short amount of time, the courses are in great shape! A real asset to Tucson with its winter visitors… and they are IN THE BLACK! Something the COT could not accomplish in 30 some years or running the courses.. all COT could do with kill them, poison them, run them into the ground, piss away money on dumb ass spending projects that failed.. but this private company comes in an ta da, Tucson Golf is GREAT! and at a reasonable price… how can that be!?

  4. has the balloon left for the edge of space yet? How many passengers have now left the planet ? What’s that per PC taxpayer price?

  5. You just can’t make this stuff up. I wouldn’t be surprised if a study of Pima county politics becomes part of a political science class in the near future…

    • No John, they won’t put it in books, no one would believe the BS that goes on in this county and that the voters let those responsible for the BS walk away free to do it again and again. You know, the democrat/liberal way right???

  6. We need to get Ally Miller some help.

  7. John Holden | December 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm |

    Maybe Chuckles can save some money (HA!) by leasing the Rattlesnake Bridge from the City of Tucson. Just have to move it back and forth from downtown, when needed. Likely to be “never”.

  8. The stretch of road on Broadway from Camino Seco to Harrison had been bumpy and crumbly for the last 13 years that I have experienced. I lived there for 10 years and have gone for 3. The last month I had to go that direction and the road is worse now. How disgusting to have voted for these Scams of “Propositions” just to get let down for the last 13 years at least. Then there is a patch on Campbell past 22nd. And there is another patch on Country Club can’t remember the cross streets. I was getting ready to video record the bumpy drive and then I saw your post. Great Idea Ally. Although you do have a Great Mind lol

    • Country Club, Speedway north to Ft. Lowell – what’s worse – being taxed for this over and over and never having anything done, while things like balloon ports are built – taxation without representation – so what..

  9. Ted Hetherington | December 7, 2017 at 5:49 pm |

    It is frightening how far LEFT this area has turned. I first bought my home here in 2005, the culture seemed to be fairly conservative. Now we seem to be reflecting California politics…..scary!
    Ted H

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