Hello Friends,

As the late winter rains slow down, we find ourselves with many potholes and overgrown vegetation along our Tucson rights-of-way.  Our crews have been working tirelessly to mitigate these problems and will continue working 6-day weeks over the next 2 months.  If you see our amazing employees, please drive by them slowly and give them a wave of thanks as you pass them.  To report potholes or overgrown vegetation, please email tdotconcerns@tucsonaz.gov.

Thank you to the voters of Tucson for passing Proposition 411 on the May 2022 ballot, which extended the existing temporary half-cent sales tax for an additional 10 years to fund neighborhood street improvements and system wide street safety projects.


The estimated sales tax revenue over this 10-year period is projected to be $740 million to be used solely for improvements to neighborhood street conditions and system wide street safety. Of that estimated funding, 80%, or $590 million, will be dedicated to improving the condition of every City neighborhood street; and 20%, or $150 million, will be dedicated to safe street improvements that benefit all users and modes. Safety improvements can include projects such as street lighting, sidewalks, bicycle network enhancements, traffic signal technology upgrades, and traffic-calming features.

A volunteer citizen’s oversight committee approves the timeline/schedule on which roads will receive treatment over the course of the 10 years based on the following criteria:
1) Lowest Overall Condition Index (OCI) of the roadway.

2) Ward Proportionality – funding is invested in each ward that is equivalent to the percentage of neighborhood streets within that ward.

3) Equity – neighborhoods identified as areas with higher transportation needs will be given an Equity Adjustment Score. This is based on the city’s Move Tucson plan which defines households that rely more heavily on transit, biking and walking for daily trips.

As part of Prop 411, I’m excited to announce the eastern portion of Rita Ranch will be receiving road surface treatment this Spring.  We worked with the Vail School District and were able to schedule portions of Rees Loop and Rankin Loop in front of Cottonwood Elementary and behind Desert Sky Middle School during their Rodeo Break.  Residents receiving treatment on their residential street will receive a notification from the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility.  We are eager to see this work begin! To learn more about Prop 411, visit https://tucsondelivers.tucsonaz.gov.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at the Ward 4 Council Office.

Nikki Lee

City of Tucson Ward 4 Councilwoman Nikki Lee
or: www.facebook.com/cotward4


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