- The Committee unanimously agrees Gila County needs new jail, court and administrative facilities. These facilities should be designed and built to accommodate growth to the year 2027, and be completed as soon as the requisite funding is available.
- The Committee recommends that Gila County pursue Inter-Governmental Service Agreements with relevant agencies/governmental bodies to lease excess bed space in the proposed jails to generate revenues and help defray expenses.
- The Committee recommends Gila County Board of Supervisors implement the "Town Square option" for the Payson facilities and the concept presented by county staff for the Globe facilities. The projects will include designs that strictly adhere to the desired character and context in and around the proposed sites, including any applicable design review requirements.
- To the extent that it does not compromise facility mission and does not result in unreasonable project cost increase, the design of new and expanded facilities should include joint-use facilities that can be used by other public jurisdictions.
- The Committee recommends that Gila County bring together a group of diverse stakeholders early in the design process.
- The Committee recommends that Gila County use the Design-Build project delivery method because it is the most expeditious and most cost-effective.
- The Committee recommends the board of supervisors establish a "Citizens Implementation Committee" to oversee the complete process of designing and constructing the facilities, once funding is approved.
- The Committee supports the financing methods proposed for these projects (which) include a "Jails District" funded by a half-cent sales tax for the detention facilities and a "General Obligation bond" for the remaining facilities. Both methods would require voter approval.