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The Committee selected the following environmental goal: A goal with the purpose of showing continued progress through 2018 by; 1) improving visibility to move days now in the poor/very poor categories up to the fair category, and 2) moving days classified as fair to the good/excellent categories. A progress
assessment will be conducted every 5 years through 2018. The members concluded that this option provides a clear, long term method to track visibility trends in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Additionally, the Committee reached general agreement that the index should not be used to affect short term actions because other programs, such as the High Pollution Advisory Program, are currently in place.
Concerns of Rillito citizens about emissions of dioxins and furans from the Arizona Portland Cement Plant and stack testing at APCC led to an ambient air monitoring program conducted in 2004 - 2005. Ambient concentrations of dioxins and furans proved to be within health-based guidelines. These concentrations were somewhat higher than those measured at background sites but considerably lower than at urban sites. The distribution of the 17 toxic dioxins and furans in the ambient air of Rillito closely resembled the mobile source profile but was quite different from the APCC profile. The dioxin and furan concentrations measured during the one-year study suggested that mobile source emissions had a much greater impact at Rillito than the cement plant emissions.
The Arizona Historical Society predates statehood and was established to obtain, hold in trust, and provide access to items pertinent to Arizona history. The Society’s state appropriations have decreased by 16 percent from $3.2 million in fiscal year 2008 to $2.7 million in fiscal year 2012. Nonappropriated revenues have also decreased by 29 percent from $1.4 million to $1 million over the same period. To address declining revenues, the Society needs to develop a fund-raising action plan, create and assign fundraising responsibilities to a development officer position as resources allow, evaluate the need for regional chapters, and strengthen relationships with private support groups. The Society also needs to develop a comprehensive collections-management plan to identify and prioritize its collections- management needs. The Legislature should also consider providing for a governor-appointed board.
The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools was established in 1994 to authorize and oversee the operations of charter schools. The Board has increased charter schools’ accountability but can further enhance its oversight by continuing to implement its academic performance intervention policy, taking action to address charter holders with poor financial performance, assessing whether it should require charter holders to submit corrective action plans that address a broader range of internal control weaknesses or deficiencies, and establishing an operational framework. Additionally, although the Board provides information about charter schools on its Web site, it can do more to provide comparative information and guidance to better explain academic performance accountability.
The Chandler Airpark area encompasses nine square miles surrounding the Chandler Municipal Airport. The area plan provides the City of Chandler with a document that will strategically guide future development in and around the existing airport. The two major goals of this plan are the protection of the Municipal Airport from residential encroachment and the aggressive economic development of the Airpark area.
In fiscal year 2011, Kingman Unified School District’s student achievement was similar to peer district averages, and it operated efficiently with lower costs than peer districts’, on average. The District operated its administration with lower per pupil costs because it employed fewer administrative staff per pupil than peer districts, on average. In addition, the District’s plant operations cost per square foot and food service cost per meal were lower than peer districts’ averages. The District’s transportation program cost per pupil was higher than the peer districts’ average, but the program was efficient, with lower per mile costs. However, the District should improve some of its administrative practices. In particular, the District should strengthen controls over its cash handling, culinary arts program, and computer network and systems.
The Transportation Needs Study is a planning effort undertaken cooperatively by Yuma County and the Multimodal Planning Division of the Arizona Department of Transportation. It has been funded and supported through the Planning Assistance for Rural Areas program of ADOT. The Study addresses the needs of multiple jurisdictions, as well as the needs of neighborhoods within these jurisdictions. It encompasses a mix of uses within developed and undeveloped zoning areas of the Mesa Del Sol and Foothills areas.
The purpose of the study is to assist counties, cities, towns, and tribal communities in addressing a broad range of multimodal transportation planning issues including roadway and non-motorized modes of travel. The principal purpose is to evaluate existing transportation deficiencies, recommend needed improvements, and develop a transportation plan to accommodate and guide future growth. The study will result in a Major Streets and Routes Plan that will serve as a guide to the development of the Town’s roadway network that will be constructed to meet anticipated development in the Town.
The primary goals of the study are to define the current circulation system, evaluate its performance, forecast future needs, and prepare a plan for fulfilling the identified needs. The study is prepared for the Town of Sahuarita, pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation through the auspices of ADOT's small area transportation studies program. The Town of Sahuarita General Plan was adopted in November 1996 to guide development within the town and its sphere of influence. The circulation element contained in the General Plan identifies specific objectives for consideration in the planning and development process.
The Town of Superior Small Area Transportation Study was initiated by the Town of Superior in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Transportation. The purpose of this study is to document existing roadway characteristics and operations, land use and socioeconomic conditions, and other existing transportation modes, and to craft a long-range transportation plan to meet the transportation needs of the Town of Superior. A travel demand model was prepared to forecast traffic volumes to assist in identifying the traffic impacts with the anticipated growth in and around the City.