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Policy approved by Pima County Supervisors to fix all county roads in 10 years

Posted at 6:17 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 09:06:20-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A policy that will help fix all county roads in 10 years has gotten the green light by the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

According to a news release, the policy will use the general fund to pay for projects including fixing roads in the unincorporated county.

It's called "PAYGO" and a total of $26 million will go towards repairs. The money will come from a percentage of the growth in the overall county tax base and from a portion of the taxes no longer needed to pay off bonds.

“This PAYGO plan will provide us the funding to make sure our critical infrastructure is maintained and that we’re meeting the needs of a growing population, while at the same time providing tax relief to county taxpayers. It is a win-win plan that still gives the board the flexibility to determine funding priorities every year,” said County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.

Once all of the road projects are complete, the Board of Supervisors say the policy will allow county buildings, parks and pools to be repaired.