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Nine areas get bond money for safety, health

Posted at 9:11 AM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 12:20:30-04

This month, Good Morning Tucson goes to nine neighborhoods in Pima County which received a portion of bond money to improve safety and health in the community.

On April 28, Samantha Cortesefeatured Menlo Park and Sunnyside. Stay tuned every Thursday as we go to each neighborhood getting your tax dollars.

At the April 5, 2016 Pima County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, the board voted 4-0 to approve more than $1.5 million in neighborhood reinvestment projects.

Funding for the work comes from a combination of 1997 and 2004 voter-approved bond plans.  

The Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Committee unanimously recommended funding for these projects, which effectively expend the final amount of bonds slated for neighborhood reinvestment projects. 

The projects supervisors approved include pedestrian safety improvements, a pedestrian bridge, new shade structures, resurfacing of basketball courts, new HAWK signals and others. 

The 10 projects and funding amounts are:

  • Pedestrian safety and street lights in Santa Cruz Southwest Neighborhood: $292,788

  • Pedestrian bridge in the Naylor Neighborhood on the east side of Belvedere Ave. between Sylvana and 26th streets: $229,000

  • Two shade structures and basketball court refinishing: $87,431

  • Pedestrian safety and street lights, Country Glenn Neighborhood: $191,300

  • Land acquisition for park and install two HAWK signals, South Tucson: $200,000

  • New restroom for park, Sunset Villa Neighborhood: $159,250

  • Solar street lights, Elvira Neighborhood: $90,000

  • Parks and recreation improvements, Menlo Park: $54,599

  • Street lights, Midvale Park: $137,025

  • Walking path, Sunnyside Neighborhood: $113,500

Total funding: $1,554,893.

Pima County voters approved $256,980,000 in general obligation bonds in 1997 and $582,250,000 in 2004. Both bond packages included funding for neighborhood reinvestment.