Last week on June 21st, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted on party lines to increase the property tax to be used for roads. It would raise just less than $20 million dollars. The debate was about an oversite committee creation. Both Ally Miller and Steve Christy did not take lightly to the makeup and whether they have the final say on how the money should be spent. ATB made the friendly amendment to add the oversite back in May and suggest the industry participate with the Committee. ATB has participated with the City’s Oversite Commission on the bonds that were spent and Executive Director Ramon Gaanderse chaired it in 2014. ATB has firsthand experience of the oversite. Secondly, it is also important to provide input on the treatment of the roads that ultimately will have an impact on the dollar amounts. Those types of recommendations would be made to the supervisors for their final input. Oversite is crucial to the transparency and for the community to provide feedback to the committee for consideration. ATB fully supports the action by the supervisors. On a different note, a separate committee will convene as well to review the possibility for a sales tax over the coming year. ATB will stay on top of this discussion as well as it yield much great financially for the community.