You can help county pick bond projects

2013-07-20T00:00:00Z You can help county pick bond projectsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Pima County planners have received about $1.3 billion in proposed projects to be presented to voters in an anticipated November 2014 bond election. That's more than double the amount county bond limits will allow, meaning a lot of projects won't make the final cut.

For the next two weeks the county is conducting an unprecedented online survey to ask residents and potential voters which projects they consider the most critical or worthwhile.

More than 100 projects have been submitted to the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee for consideration by county departments, other local jurisdictions and community organizations.

The survey, which can be accessed at azstarnet.com/pimasurvey, lists every proposal submitted to the committee, divided into five primary areas:

• Historic, cultural and natural area conservation.

• Public health, flood control, neighborhood reinvestment and governmental facilities.

• Libraries, community facilities and museums.

• Job growth, education and workforce training.

• Parks and recreation.

The survey will be posted online until the end of the day on Friday, Aug. 2. County officials project it will take about 10 minutes to complete.

The committee is also expected to weigh separately in on the proposals later this year, eventually giving its recommendations to the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Joe Ferguson

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