Fact Vs. Fiction


When it comes to finally getting more roads and freeways throughout Pinal County, a citizen driven and demanded plan crafted over years, who do you trust to solve these problems and keep Pinal County moving in the right direction?

The Locals...
Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce | Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy | Apache Junction Council Member Christa Rizzi | Apache Junction Council Member Dave Waldron | Arizona State Representative T.J. Shope | Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce | Casa Grande Mayor Craig McFarland | City of Maricopa Council Member Julia R. Gusse | City of Maricopa Council Member Nancy Smith | Coolidge Chamber of Commerce | Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson | Eloy Chamber of Commerce | Eloy Mayor Joel G. Belloc | Florence Mayor Tara Walter | Kearny Mayor Debra Sommers | Maricopa Chamber of Commerce | Executive Director of the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce Terri Crain | Maricopa Mayor Christian Price | Pinal Central | Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer | Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb | Pinal County Supervisor Todd House | Pinal County Supervisor Mike Goodman | Pinal County Supervisor Steve Miller | Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios | Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith | Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce | Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney | Queen Creek Council Member Robin Benning | Superior Mayor Mila Besich-Lira | Former Casa Grande Mayor Bob Jackson | Former Casa Grande Mayor Bob Mitchell | Former Coolidge Mayor Tom Shope | Former Florence Mayor Tom Rankin | Former Maricopa Mayor Kelly Anderson | Former Maricopa Mayor Ed Farrell | Former Pinal County Supervisor Sandie Smith | Pinal County Democrats Chairman David Coward | Pinal County Republican Committee Chairman Michael Burke | Pinal Partnership President Harold Christ | Former President/CEO of East Valley Partnership Roc Arnett | Apache Junction Resident Connie Van Driel | Casa Grande Resident Kirk McCarville | Gold Canyon Residents Maxine and Curtis Brown | Maricopa Resident Cathy O'Brien | Queen Creek Residents Carrie and Mark Schnepf of Schnepf Farms | San Tan Valley Resident Deborah Sherman | San Tan Valley Resident Gerald Spinner

...Or A Notorious Political Special Interest In Phoenix
Arizona Free Enterprise Club
(See Arizona Republic Articles, 2016 and 2017)

Tall Tales From A Pinnochio In Phoenix

FICTION: Pinal County already has a tax that can pay for the new roads and freeways in Propositions 416 and 417.

FACT: There is no magical, make-believe money for all of the new roads and freeways to bring you traffic relief. The federal government is broke, and Arizona has a backlog of "800 years." And Pinal County's existing road funds are tapped out, being used to expand and maintain EXISTING roads from the Hunt Highway to SaddleBrooke area to Casa Grande, and all communities throughout Pinal County. And these funds are set to expire in 2025 meaning Pinal County may soon have little to no money for ANY transportation help.

FICTION: Pinal County has misspent transportation dollars in the past therefore we can't give them more money to help with new roads and freeways now.

FACT: Nonsense. A state auditor's report found Pinal County's overall existing expenditures on current road and maintenance plans to be commendable. They specifically cited two small communities, not Pinal County, for areas that could be improved. So because of two small issues in the past we aren't going to trust the Pinal County leaders who have our area headed in the right direction to improve our futures?

FICTION: There aren't enough local roads in the package for me or my community.

FACT: Propositions 416 and 417 aren't meant to pay for and build smaller roads. That's what other county revenues and taxes are used for. These propositions, for the first time, are meant to establish major new freeways, roadways and connections to form a countywide-regional transportation system to relieve existing highways, I-10 and other dangerous or congested areas to get you and public safety personnel around faster. Imagine Maricopa or Pima counties without such a system. With massive growth over the past decade and traffic fatalities on the rise, we need a plan NOW to alleviate problems today and moving into the future.

Don't Just Ask Yourself Who You Trust Ask This Too:
If not traffic relief now, when? If not this plan, what?

Vote Yes on Propositions 416 and 417!