TUCSON, AZ – On May 17, 2016, the Pima County Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance No. 2016-30, the Traffic Safety Ordinance, prohibiting trespassing on the traffic medians of county highways. The ordinance also directs the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to determine priority intersections for the placement of “No Trespassing” signs. This long awaited safety measure is the result of residents working diligently together, and signifies the residents’ role as stakeholders in the revitalization of their community.
Supervisor Ally Miller voted in support of the Traffic Safety Ordinance and stated, “I want to thank the residents for their efforts to ensure the ordinance was finally passed. Residents first approached me about this problem in 2013. Now, with the passing of the Traffic Safety Ordinance, I am hopeful the residents will once again feel safe and secure in their neighborhoods.”
In April 2016, a public town hall was held in District 1, attended by Supervisor Ally Miller, Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos and County Attorney Barbara LaWall where county residents expressed their grave concerns about panhandling along county highways. Following the public meeting, this ordinance was brought up once again to the Board of Supervisors and was passed. Supervisor Miller further stated, “the passing of the Traffic Safety Ordinance is an example of how communities and government can work together to problem-solve community issues. It’s a great example of collaboration, coordination, and community mobilization with government—approach communities can model to realize their full potential.”
Supervisor Ally Miller, elected in November of 2012, is currently serving her first term as a member of the Pima County Board of Supervisors representing District 1. Supervisor Miller holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from The University of Arizona and Masters in Business Administration from The University of Arizona Eller School of Management, and has been a resident of Pima County for more than 30 years.
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