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Press release from the City of Tucson:
VOTERS APPROVE PROPOSITION 409
NEWS CONFERENCE AT CITY HALL – 3 P.M.
Unofficial election results from the Pima County Elections Department
indicate the passage of Proposition 409, the bond package to improve the
condition of City of Tucson streets. The approval of the bond package
will result in $100 million being spent to repair and resurface City
streets over the next five years. The road work will be carried out
entirely by private contractors and begin in the second half of 2013.
Residents can expect to see a variety of treatments being applied to
City streets as part of the new pavement preservation program.
At 3 p.m. today, a news conference will take place at City Hall, 255 W.
Alameda Street, first floor conference room. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild,
City Manager Richard Miranda and Bruce Burke from the Citizens'
Committee will be available for comment.
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and City Manager Richard Miranda are pleased
that residents have given a vote of confidence to the City to improve
the condition of City streets. Returning to a regular maintenance
program for the City’s approximately 1,900 miles of roadways has been
a top priority for the Mayor and Council. In addition to improving
driving conditions, the City is confident that restoration of streets
will restore pride in the appearance of Tucson and make an excellent
first impression on visitors and the investors alike.
“We all recognize the need to do something about our roads,” said
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. He added, “I’m pleased that the
people of Tucson stepped up and made the decision to invest in our
The Mayor also pledged that he and the City Manager will make sure that
the money from the Bond package is spent as promised and welcomed
residents to apply for a position on the Citizen Bond Oversight
The Citizen Bond Oversight Commission application process is now open
to any city resident and applicants will be screened on the basis of
interest, qualifications, leadership role in the community, stakeholder
group and geographical representation. Each of the seven members of the
Mayor and Council will make an appointment to the commission and the
City Manager will make four selections for a total of 11 members. The
Oversight Commission will meet quarterly to review the progress of the
bond program and report annually to citizens, ensuring that bond funds
are expended in accordance with the direction of the voters. To apply
for a position, please send resumes to The City Clerk’s Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 255 W. Alameda, Tucson AZ, 85701 no later
than December 31, 2012.