Check out a PDF of the slideshow from a recent committee meeting and learn 5 Reasons to Incorporate Vail.
With the new revenue brought in from the State (remember, there's no new taxes), we could:
- Improve our roads
- Increase police presence
- Build parks for our children
- Influence a library for our community
- Preserve our past and our values
- Encourage retail development
Basic services in incorporated areas form the essential foundation for economic success:
- Improved Public Safety (police)
- Improved Infrastructure (roads)
- Other benefits like libraries and parks
- Greater local/regional influence
Arizona population living in incorporated areas: 83%
- Maricopa County 93% ($898M)
- Pima County 64% ($182M)
State revenues shared with cities in FY 2012-2013: $1.4B split between the 91 municipalities
Sources include: The role of Arizona Cities and Towns in the State’s Economy, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, 10/06
Our Community Needs Work!
- There isn't a single free public park in Vail.
- Our roads are terrible.
- Can anyone say "grocery store"? As a unified voice, we can better leverage businesses to break ground in Vail.
Improve Our Roads
- Pima County spent $243,000 on our roads last year, taxes we already pay today would provide $688,000 for us to spend on our roads
- Pima County is responsible for maintaining 2,068 miles of roads
- The Town of Vail would have 65 miles of town-maintained roads
Increase Our Safety
- The number of police callouts continues to increase each year
- A permanent presence is needed in our community—the closest county sheriff substation is over 20 miles (~30+) minutes away (Bear Canyon)
- Vail deserves better
Take Control of Our Future
Today, Pima County approves all building and development plans for Vail:
- We can influence how our town grows and develops (existing land use is grandfathered)
- We can have more control to preserve our past and those qualities of Vail that matter to us
- Vail School District continues, as is
- Fire protection continues, as is
- Water service continues, as is
- Trash and sewer service remain unchanged
- No property tax increase