A citizens group considers more than 138 projects to possibly push forward.
If approved, $22 million in bonds would solve overcrowding and unhealthy conditions.
Top priorities: building schools, replacing buses and outdated equipment, and addressing repairs.
The $22 million price tag of a proposed new Pima Animal Care Center is about the same as similar modern animal shelters in other cities, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said in a new memo.
The Pima County Bond Advisory Committee wants county voters to throw dogs a bone this fall.
Don’t assume the top 25 bond projects are going to be finalists for public funding just because 17,000 people voted for them.
County officials are giving residents another week to weigh in one more than 100 proposed bond projects going before the Pima County Bond Commission later this year.
The iconic tile-roofed turquoise dome above the historic Old Pima County Courthouse is leaking and needs major restoration before it suffers any more damage.
A makeshift memorial to the victims of the Jan. 8 shootings sprang up at University of Arizona Medical Center after the shootings; a permanent memorial would be established at the Pima County Courthouse downtown.
The plan to house a permanent memorial to Jan. 8th victims and survivors at the Old Pima County Courthouse downtown was made official this morning.
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.
More than 200 activists, bureaucrats and critics crowded into a conference room in a midtown hotel Friday to address the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee.
The University of Arizona wants to build a 220,000- square-foot, 10-story office tower in downtown Tucson. The school also wants a new 125,000-square-foot museum to house an extensive photography and art collection. And they want Pima County taxpayers to pick up the $176 million tab.
Tucson's largest school district is set to move forward with community discussions on how to address a looming budget shortfall.