Tucson, AZ- October 5, 2023 - The Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors voted unanimously to support Proposition 402, a measure allowing Vail residents to incorporate as its own
Vail is one of the fastest-growing communities in Pima County, and the Tucson Metro Chamber agrees with proponents of incorporation that now is the right time for Vail residents to have greater local control over key decisions related to zoning, land use, public safety, recreation and transportation needs and requirements. Managing and leading on these decisions would be the responsibility of locally elected officials to govern the direction of the new municipality.
Additionally, state-shared revenues are allocated based on a formula to incorporated areas like Vail. Vail incorporating will result in an estimated $10 million annually allocated to the new town - $10 million that is not currently allocated to Pima County. Locally collected funds, mainly in the form of sales tax, would also stay within the incorporated boundaries supporting a vision for the future of their community set forth by their elected leaders.
“This proposition ladders up to our public policy agenda priorities around land use, transportation infrastructure, and economic development,” said Michael Guymon, president and CEO of the Tucson Metro Chamber.
As a metro Chamber focused on driving forward public policy that supports a strong region, the Tucson Metro Chamber urges its investors, their employees, and those who live in Vail to vote YES on Prop 402.
The Tucson Metro Chamber’s mission is to champion an environment where your business thrives, and our community prospers. The Chamber is a member-based business advocacy and community development organization representing more than 1,500 businesses, employing over 160,000 employees in the greater Tucson area.
PHOTO: Two railroad spikes form a "V" for Vail Arizona.