Tucson set to move on green infrastructure plan

Sep 12, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson city leaders will discuss the city’s new green infrastructure plan next week.

At the top of the list for discussion is how to pay for it.

At issue is whether to tie the new green fee to water use or just charge a flat fee.

Either say it will cost the average Tucson homeowner from $12 to $20 year.


It's a plan city staff has been working on for about a year but it's not final yet.

And there is disagreement on the plan as written.

"The tree planting goals are pretty sparse," said Tanya Quist, Director of the UofA Arboretum. "That's where I feel is the beginning point of revising and improving this."


The plan as written is heavy on water since it comes from the Tucson Water Department.

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