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Pima County Administrator wants to pay for some road repairs with general fund

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 19:09:31-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Administrator is asking the Board of Supervisors to pay for road repairs with the county's general fund.

The move comes after a defeat for Proposition 463 in the November election, which would have used bonds to pay for millions of dollars of road repairs in Pima County.

Now, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is asking the Board of Supervisors to use cash in the general fund -- an unconventional move.

In a news release, the county says Huckelberry is only asking for funds to repair some roads -- specifically, roads in unincorporated areas where at least 40 percent of their users live in Pima County, and roads that lead to areas of popular tourist destinations or recreational areas.

Huckelberry is expected to submit his budget to the Board of Supervisors in April.

In December, Huckelberry wrote a special op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star on the subject titled, "Funding local road repair from the county General Fund is unfair."