Miller Proposes Pima County Road Repair Plan, No Increase In Taxes

On Monday, Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller announced her intention to introduce her proposed plan to fix the County roads over the next ten years. Miller’s plan, which will not increase taxes, includes over $1 billion in repairs.

To be precise, a total of $1,263,740,427 will be allocated to road repairs without necessitating an increased burden on Pima County taxpayers.

According to Supervisor Miller’s office, she will be discussing her plan at the November 5, 2019 Board of Supervisor’s meeting.

“I am very excited about this plan and the fact that it can be accomplished without raising taxes,” stated Supervisor Miller in a press release.

Miller is offering what is described as a “conservative” and “comprehensive” proposal for consideration of the Board.

Related article: HURF And VLT Distributions To Pima County Reach Record Breaking Levels

A majority of the Board has allowed monies set aside for road repairs to be spent on pet projects. As a result, close to 90 percent of Pima County’s roads are in failing condition.

In August 2019, Miller demonstrated that the County had received “record breaking” levels of HURF (Highway User Revenue Fund) and VLT (Vehicle Licensing Tax) monies. Miller noted that “$95.6 million was distributed by the state of Arizona to unincorporated Pima County, with a total for all jurisdictions within Pima County of $187.6 million dollars.” Yet, the majority of the Board voted to raise taxes and fix few roads.

Despite the fact that the majority of the Board are democrats, they have allowed the roads to crumble at a devastating cost/impact  to the working poor as well as the environment.  According to a recent article in Wheel News, “pavement preservation brings significant environmental benefit in reduction of CO2 emission due to the improved pavement surface condition.” Still, no amount of data or public outrage has moved the Board to demand that Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry focus on road repairs.

Miller’s Road plan was released on October 21 in preparation for the November 5, 2019 Board of Supervisor meeting:

 

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8 Comments

  1. Einstein was only partially correct with his definition of insanity. Local modern day addition is re-elected the same leftist to the B.of S. (BS!) and expecting different results.

  2. Don’t hold your breath. Ms. Miller said it is a “conservative” proposal and that alone will cause the nutcases on the Bored of Stuporvisors to go nuts. Then score one for Chucky who will walk away with a fatter wallet.

  3. The remainder of the BOS will find some way to discredit her plan and/or vote it down. Disgusting how pet projects and cronys always win in Pima County.

  4. What could be better for the Southern Arizona white guilt liberal? No growth, no jobs and all the poverty, crumbling infrastructure, corruption and violence without ever having to cross the border. Certainly more white guilt liberals will flock to Tucson. Well done Tucson/Pima County Democrats. Make Tucson Mexico Again!

  5. Thanks Ally Miller once again for working for all pima county residents. She is the only supervisor willing and capable to do her job. I truly hope voters will vote out the other supervisors who serve at the pleasure of huckelberry and then maybe huckelberry will be fired and a true public servant can replace him.

  6. In the last ten years hasn’t there been almost a billion dollars for road repair work? So, how does Pima County like their Billion Dollar roads? Oh, that’s right, instead they have a chicken sandwich that has reached great heights, a balloon that explodes and causes no damage, a condemned bowling alley, a bridge to nowhere and various and assorted other useless projects. You can get to them all on the yellow brick road, if you are careful of the chuckholes.

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