Early ballots for the 2015 Pima County Bond Election will be mailed to registered voters beginning Thursday, Oct. 8.
There’s a lot at stake in the Nov. 3 bond election. Voters are being asked to approve $816 million in public spending for roads, job training, economic development and public facilities such as parks and trails.
Included among the projects is $200 million for repair and maintenance of all county roads plus another project that will provide a building for JobPath, a program started in the early 1990s by the Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC) and the business community. To date, JobPath has graduated 1,400 families out of poverty and into living-wage jobs.
The estimated tax increase to pay for entire bond package is $17 per year for the owner of a median-priced home.
The seven bond propositions are supported by PCIC and endorsed by Bishop Gerald Kicanas and many other faith leaders in the community.