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Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Nope! No sense giving idiots more money.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by PaulAZ on 09/20/2018 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

'Dats how socialism works DAZ. We elect them to pick the winners and losers rather than a level playing field and equal opportunity.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Fletch Parker on 09/20/2018 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

When will our county neighborhood roads be repaired? They are made up of pothole- patch- bump- crack - a dirt road might be better lol. I think mine may be scheduled for 2025....But hey, let's widen Broadway, the road to now where and tear down a local treasure Mexican food Restaurant-Lerua's (and give them pennies for their building and land) but yuppie hangouts and give them a "commuter train" to play with. Tucson is really starting
to suck.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by DAZ on 09/20/2018 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Recent road improvements this Summer has been nothing short of amazing. In a few weeks time, Swan, Craycroft, Sunrise and parts of hacienda del Sol ands Pontatoc have all been resealed/ paved. This process costs less than new paving but works well and its quick and efficient. I am impressed. I don't know if they are done or more to come. But it was done in the Summer with minimal disruption to traffic considering the extent of the repairs. So I vote to give them the money to continue.

Also, the last part of this article talks about $430 billion in repairs. Shouldn't that be $430 million?

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by rogerxcohn on 09/20/2018 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Hey, She'sGottaGo, I'm sorry to confuse you with the facts, but read Charles Huckelberry's words for yourself, or else persist in your own delusions:

http://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/S…

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by AVL on 09/20/2018 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Thank you N&, our local leaders have all but guaranteed a no vote on any bond elections because of the level of dishonesty and conversion. They had the money to fix them and chose to spend it elsewhere. Try telling that to your mortgage company. Your house would be taken. Take the power away from these people.

7 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Debbie V Altana on 09/20/2018 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Which roads would be repaired, which would be rebuilt? There are NO specifics (as usual) and NO guarantees that the funding will stay on road improvements.

(Sorry, bikers, we don't need to pass ROAD repairs, only to see funds diverted to more work on the Loop. If you want more bike paths, put up a proposition for that work).

The County cannot be trusted to perform repairs to the roads. More than 20 years of history proves that.

Vote NO on Proposition 463.

10 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 09/20/2018 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

So nice to see #LyingAlly 's flying monkey boy pop up.
Delusional as ever, but good job repeating your Mistress' mantra!

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by She'sGottaGo on 09/20/2018 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

I think we need to add something to the road repair packages and contracts that the City and County issue. Rather than go with the lowest cost contractor, give a certain percentage of the total bid package to those contractors that will Guarantee the road surface for a 12 to 15 year period. Currently, Contracts give credit to Minority Owned Businesses, Women Owned Businesses, Certified Small Businesses, now may be the time to add Businesses that guarantee their work. Then we don't get work like the repaving of Miracle Mile and Oracle that has already deteriorated to where it needs a complete redo.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 09/20/2018 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Hell Yes on Prop 463!

Smoke and mirrors: The bond money will not cover the anticipated $1.5 million in increased maintenance costs in just the first year, and the ten year plan actually only covers the first five years, after which another bond election will be necessary.

The County Administrator has been touting that there will be no increase in property taxes with this bond measure. That is not true. First, taxes are currently scheduled to go down as existing bonds are paid off. That wont happen and the secondary property tax rate will remain the same. But: projected growth in the secondary property tax base increased assessments will raise the rate from between 3.21 percent and 4.68 percent yearly (see Section 5.2). So: no tax increase but you pay higher taxes. Smoke and mirrors.

Section 4.2.1 of the ordinance states the overall goal for road repairs is to fully repair and preserve all 1891 miles of paved County maintained roadways within ten yearsrepairing the worst of these roads within five yearsApproximately 70 percent of the road miles are in failed or poor condition.

Section 4.2.4 states, however, that by implementing the County Road Repair Plan in the first five years, it is anticipated that the Countys share of bond proceeds will be sufficient to repair or reconstruct 560 miles of the worst roads.

Do the math: 70 percent of 1891 miles is 1324 miles, and 560 miles is just 42 percent of that, less than half, of the roads in failed or poor conditions. And the math, along with common sense, says that another bond election in five years of equal money still wont get the job done.

9 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by AVL on 09/20/2018 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Death Sentence

It's my opinion that Arizona Department of Corrections undergoes a deep investigation by another agency besides themselves. You have nobody that is impartial investigating DOC. I certainly hope DOC is held responsible for this tragic, unnecessary, violent murder!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Melissa Morganson on 08/17/2018 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Never Going Back to Tucson

Another litany of privileged white guilt by what seems to be another failed musician

2 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 08/16/2018 at 12:01 PM

Re: “The Joy, the Suffering, the Poetry

Nothing to do with the article ,poet,or poetry, does anyone know how many transgender humans there are in the U.S. I've read that 4-8% of our population is LGBQT and wonder if there's any reliable agenda neutral data on the trans or genderqueer group.

Posted by laddderflappy on 08/16/2018 at 11:53 AM

Re: “8 Things You Should Know About The Primary Election

I'm serious here, what exactly is a 'progressive democrat'. not interested in what PD's are against, but what are they for and who are the spokesmen & women??

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Posted by laddderflappy on 08/16/2018 at 11:04 AM

Re: “8 Things You Should Know About The Primary Election

Also, I couldnt vote until I was 23 because I wasnt a naturalized citizen. The libertarian angle is getting old, guys. - JP Martin

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Posted by JP Martin on 08/13/2018 at 5:16 PM

Re: “8 Things You Should Know About The Primary Election

Eileen Schwab, we clearly only have his word to go on. Considering how that word has changed over the years, how tone deaf he was at the forum and how he theatens legal action against anyone who questions him I'd say he's clearly unfit for office.

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Posted by Combat Guido on 08/12/2018 at 11:26 AM

Re: “8 Things You Should Know About The Primary Election

He clearly was raised by a crazy woman, we have no idea WTH kind of household he grew up in or what was the norm there.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Eileen Schwab on 08/12/2018 at 11:15 AM

Re: “8 Things You Should Know About The Primary Election

"He got up to turn on the light, not knowing that minutes earlier a stray bullet struck a can of gasoline that was stored in a corner of the room"

- Who in the heck keeps a can of gasoline in their bedroom??? And I've turned on a light switch a few million times in my life and have yet to see one set off a spark. Sounds like he was pretty darn lucky that his "amnesia" got him off the hook in the two trials.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CochiseCitizen on 08/12/2018 at 8:18 AM

Re: “8 Things You Should Know About The Primary Election

#2 JP Martin is running in LD 9 (not 10). Small typo.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carol on 08/12/2018 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Mysteries in the Mountains

I know where it is...

Posted by Jesse James Sutton on 08/12/2018 at 4:38 AM

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