Officials praise appeals court ruling county road tax can proceed

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Florence Reminder

Officials throughout Pinal County welcomed a decision by a state appeals court determining a sales tax to fund road improvements can move forward.

“I am very pleased with the outcome,” said County Manager Louis Andersen. “The county is ready to start building these critical infrastructure/road projects and have been for some time now. This is a great way to start the new year.”

In 2015 the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) was established by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to be a public improvement and taxing subdivision of the State of Arizona to coordinate multi-jurisdictional transportation planning, improvements, and funding.

The RTA adopted the Regional Transportation Plan in June 2017 (Proposition 416), which identified key roadway and transportation projects to be developed over the next 20 years. The plan explained both Propositions and the need for the excise tax (Proposition 417) in order to complete the planned transportation projects.