This month’s column brings news of personnel changes and reunions in your District 4 Office.

First, after serving for over a year in a dual capacity as Special Staff Assistant and District 4 Representative for Vail/Corona de Tucson, Selina Valenzuela has accepted a new position in Pima County administration. Though we are sorry to see Selina leave our District 4 Office, we wish her well in her new direction and capacity, and thank her for her contributions to our office.

Simultaneously, we welcome back Lucretia Free to our District 4 Team. She is resuming her duties as District 4 Representative of the Greater Vail/Corona de Tucson area and is redoubling her efforts on Pima County’s Transportation Advisory Committee. Coming in hot off the “campaign trail”, Lucretia brings new experiences and insights to even greater advantage and benefit for our Southeast Region. Welcome back, Lucretia!

Incorporation of the Vail and Corona de Tucson areas – and even the Tanque Verde Valley – is being explored in an extensive and comprehensive manner throughout our region. We have talked at length about the necessity of having all the facts and the full and complete story about what is involved in incorporation – and what it costs. We have witnessed a willingness on Pima County’s part to accommodate and provide groups involved with the incorporation question with information, data, and other pertinent resources. The Greater Vail Chamber of Commerce has been coordinating a series of very well attended and received community meetings on incorporation. A number of these forums are scheduled and we encourage everyone who may be affected and have an interest to attend. These are learning and listening sessions, and are very informative. For more information and the meeting schedule, please contact the Great Vail Chamber of Commerce (520-261-8245) for dates, times, and locations.

We remain focused on the most important issue in Pima County, which remains to “Just Fix the Roads.” During our quarterly meeting with Pima County Department of Transportation, we learned that the department has once again contracted with the firm that drove every road in Pima County, measured and rated the quality of the roads in 2019. Their van, loaded with its laser measuring devices, will be travelling our County’s roads in the next several months to inspect our road repair progress and all remaining issues. This firm’s data helped establish the “worst first” repair prioritization that has provided such progress – and relief – in our road repair efforts throughout District 4. For upcoming road repair projects, please see my Pima County web page, where lists are posted, or contact Lucretia Free at 520-609-6233.

I feel safe speaking for everybody and saying that it’s good to know that the General Election cycle will be over in about five weeks. Oh, and I love being your Supervisor!

Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy, District 4

33 N. Stone Avenue, Floor 11
Tucson, AZ 85701

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