City Seeks Applicants for Public Safety Oversight Commission

The City of Tucson is seeking applicants for the 2017 Public Safety Oversight Commission created by the passage of Proposition 101 on May 16. Proposition 101 sets forth a half-cent sales tax increase for the next five years beginning on July 1, 2017. The measure is expected to generate $250 million in additional sales tax revenue to be split with $100 million allocated to improve the condition of city streets and $150 million dedicated for police and fire vehicles, equipment, and facilities.

The oversight commission will meet quarterly to review the progress of the public safety expenditures associated with the half-cent sales tax program and report annually to citizens, ensuring that funds are expended in accordance with the direction of the voters.  

The 2017 Public Safety Oversight Commission application process is now open to any city resident and applicants will be screened on the basis of interest, qualifications, leadership role in the community, stakeholder group, and geographical representation.  Each of the seven members of the Mayor and Council will make an appointment to the commission, and the City Manager will make four selections for a total of 11 members.  

To apply for a position, please send resumes to the City Clerk’s Office at or 255 W. Alameda St., Tucson AZ, 85701
no later than June 23, 2017. You can also contact the Ward 2 office at 791-4687 or

The $100 million in road improvements from Proposition 101 will be overseen by the 2012 Bond Oversight Commission members.

Learn more about Proposition 101 at