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Prop 101 passes in Tucson

Posted at 8:39 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 01:11:26-04

The results for Proposition 101 are in.

The City of Tucson voted Yes on the proposed five-year plan to resurface roadwork, and improve equipment, vehicles, and facilities for the Tucson Police Department and Tucson Fire Department.

These are the results according to the City of Tucson's Clerks office: 

  • Yes: 41,260 votes
  •  No: 25,413 votes

The Proposition was voted on by residents living in the city limits. With this result, the city's sales tax will be increased by a half-cent.

According to the City of Tucson, each household will pay $3 per month for the five-year-period.

 

 

Many voters at the Udall Center polling location were voting 'Yes' for the special election. Many of them agree that the roads in the city need improvements. 

"I think the state of our road and the state of our infrastructure is very poor," says Tucson resident, Isamu Nevins. "This is a temporary measure." 

Other Tucson voters, say the City of Tucson should work within their means.

"People have paid enough and that money is there and it has been allocated to the wrong places --- they can find it if they look hard enough," says Pat McConell. 

Tucson Councilman, Steve Kozachik tells KGUN 9: 

"The voters throughout the city recognize this is an investment in the community. And they're saying we're done with negativity coming from people who offer no constructive alternatives. I agree on both counts." 

You can see the unofficial results by clicking here