Together, we did it!!!
On Tuesday, April 21st, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to hold a bond election this November, including $12M in Pedestrian Improvement Projects!
By 8:45 a.m. on the day of the vote, a line of people was winding out the door and around the Pima County Administrative Building. By 9:00 a.m., the Board Chambers were so packed that people pulled out extra chairs in the lobby. Soon, it was standing room only. For roughly three hours, the Board heard from Pima County residents and citizens, the majority speaking passionately about their support for a bond election.
Details about what the entire bond package entails can be found online here.)
This is a day to celebrate!
We’d like to give a big shout out to the hundreds of people who attended meetings, spoke, wrote letters, and rallied support around this initiative over the past two years, as well as the dozens of community partners who we are honored to be working with towards a more walkable region:
AAA (American Automobile Association)
Arizona Alliance for Livable Communities
APA (American Planning Association) – Southern Arizona Chapter
Arizona School for the Deaf & Blind
ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) -Southern Arizona Chapter
City of Tucson Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital
Direct Center for Independence
El Rio Community Health Center
International Rescue Committee: Center for Well Being
Local First Arizona
National Federation for the Blind-Tucson Chapter
PCOA (Pima Council on Aging)
SAAVI (Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired)
SATA (Southern Arizona Transit Advocates)
South Tucson Healthy Habits Coalition
Technicians for Sustainability
Tucson Bus Riders Union
Tucson Clean & Beautiful
Tucson’s REACH Coalition
United Way – Senior Impact Coalition
Watershed Management Group
Barrio Hollywood Neighborhood Association
Barrio Kroeger Lane Neighborhood Association
Duffy Neighborhood Association
Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Association
Feldman’s Neighborhood Association
Garden District Neighborhood Association
Menlo Park Neighborhood Association
Miramonte Neighborhood Association
Palo Verde Neighborhood Association
Rincon Heights Neighborhood Association
Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
West University Neighborhood Association
Over the next few months LSA will work with each of the project jurisdictions, as well as Pima County, to fine tune the projects. After that, it’ll go to the polls on Tuesday, November 3rd (just two days after our fall Cyclovia event!).