Listen to the video above where I question Administrator Huckelberry about the life of road repair work. While a "mill and fill" road repair might last 20-30 years, it still needs sealing work every 3-5 years. That's called micro-sealing work.
Huckelberry then explains that micro-sealing work (chip seal, fog seal, etc.) is not classified as a "Capitalized Asset." What this means is that "sealing" work is not eligible for tax exempt bonds. His solution? Exclude all micro-seal road repair work from the bonds and pay for it with ongoing annual revenue.
My response to Administrator Huckelberry: "If we can't find the money now to fix our roads, what makes you think it will be available in the future?" What results? A shortage of road repair funds and bad roads.
SALES TAX FAILS: NOVEMBER BOND ELECTION?
THIS VIDEO EXPLAINS IT ALL!
The proposed Sales Tax did not meet the unanimous vote requirement. That means no sales tax will be imposed on the taxpayers. Instead, Administrator Huckelberry asked Supervisors to place an item on the November 2018 ballot requesting voters to approve $430M to fix our roads. Supervisors Bronson, Christy, Valadez and Elias approved this action. I did not vote in favor of moving a bond election forward in November 2018. Why? Here's what I propose:
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I encourage you to take a look at my Alternate Budget Proposal. Through budget reallocation, I was able to identify over $38 MILLION in the FY 2018-19 budget that can be used to fund our critical road repairs. WE DO NOT NEED TO PUT OURSELVES IN FURTHER DEBT BY APPROVING MORE BONDS TO FIX OUR ROADS! WE HAVE THE MONEY NOW .... WE JUST NEED TO PRIORITIZE FIXING OUR ROADS!
STOP INCREASING OUR DEBT!
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
Plan to attend a Board meeting and speak at Call to the Public. If you can't attend, write, call or email the Supervisors and Administrator Huckelberry at:
District1@pima.gov (Supervisor Miller)
District2@pima.gov (Supervisor Valadez)
District3@pima.gov (Supervisor Bronson)
District4@pima.gov (Supervisor Christy)
District5@pima.gov (Chair Elias)
JUST FIX THE ROADS and STOP WASTEFUL SPENDING!