Town Hall on the Pima County bond election

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Have you wondered how the bond on the ballot in November could impact the greater Vail area? Join the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce’s first town hall to explore the different ways our community could change if the bond is approved. This is a purely educational event. It kicks off with a presentation of the bond by Pima County Manager Chuck Huckleberry followed by speakers from different organizations. We will finish with a Q&A session from the audience. Come prepared to get your questions answered so you know how to vote in November’s election.

Confirmed presenters include:

The Where’s What’s and Why’s of the Bonds: Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Administrator
Proposition 425: UA Tech Park, Ben J. Tuchi, PhD, Treasurer of the Campus Research Corporation
Proposition 425: Sonoran Corridor and Roads, Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Manager
Proposition 426: Southeast Branch Library, Melinda Cervantes’ Office, Pima County Director
Proposition 427: Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Brian Held, General Manager
Proposition 427: Pima County Fairgrounds, Jon Baker, Executive Director, Pima County Fairgrounds
Proposition 428: Purple Heart Park Expansion and Esmond Station Regional Park, Sandi Garrick, Project Manager, Pima County Parks and Recreation
Proposition 428: YMCA at UA Tech Park, Dane Woll, President/CEO, YMCA of Southern AZ
Proposition 429: Vail Sheriff Substation, Chris Nanos, Pima County Sheriff

Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll will also be in attendance.

For details about the event, please contact:
Executive Director at the Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce
Michelle Harrington at (520) 261-VAIL (8245)

One response to “Town Hall on the Pima County bond election

  1. Carolyn Classen

    Over 200 people in attendance tonight at this town hall, with the first hour consisting of those speakers on the list above, with addition of Amber Matheson for the SE branch library. Each speaker explained the benefit of the bond pkg. for their respective project in Props. 425 to 429. Statements from the Vote No on Pima Bonds people (www.pimabondfacts.com) were made by several in the audience. Numerous questions were about how to justify the debt, timeline for the regional park, YMCA facility, increase in the real property tax rate, what oversight will there be, how pay for the operations/maintenance of the projects, what job projections/creation, where would the bonds be bought & if they would be tax exempt (state/federal), would sheriff’s substation be close to Empire HS, any alternative funding if bonds don’t pass? Audience did applaud a 75 year old woman who said she was willing to pay her retirement $ for these projects. In attendance tonight Ward 4 Councilmember Shirley Scott, District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll, Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker.

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