City Council Continues Budget Talks and Moves Broadway Improvement Project Forward

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday discussed the decision to move Code Enforcement and graffiti abatement operations to Environmental Services. The change is expected to provide significant operational efficiencies. The departmental reorganization, a hiring freeze, and retirement incentives are part of the City's efforts to address long-term funding solutions.

The Council also discussed a proposed fee to offset costs of Code Enforcement and graffiti removal, but no action was taken.

Meanwhile, the panel voted 7-0 to add the 6-lane alignment of the Broadway: Euclid to Country Club Improvement Project to the Major Streets and Routes Plan (MS&R Plan). The project currently is in the design phase, with construction expected to begin in 2018. Adopted in 1982, the MS&R Plan identifies the general location and size of existing and proposed roadways in Tucson.

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