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Stop the Installation of the Statue at Bowes and Snyder

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I am a resident of Pima County and I urge the Pima County Board of Supervisors to stop the installation of the proposed statue at the intersection of Bowes RD and Snyder RD. The approved public art component of the Sabino High School Bikeway Project has no relation to the existing character of the community. The design of this statue is complete out of place and is a distraction from the natural surroundings we have chosen to live in. The installation of this piece will be a further eyesore along with the pre-existing sign pollution to the north of the high school. Further, I have no doubt that this piece will also be a graffiti magnet along with being a windblown trash collector. We have seen that there is no contingency included in the grant application providing for the maintenance and upkeep of the approved piece. This statue was selected by a committee made up of four individuals with only one of whom being a community member. The grant application stated that public meetings would be held for the residents to give input to the design of the project. The community was not given input to this project as we were promised and are requesting that the project be halted and the uninstalled base to be immediately removed for installation at a more appropriate site.

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