What is Plan Tucson?
- Plan Tucson is the City’s new General Plan now in preparation.
- Plan Tucson will provide public policy to guide more specific planning, program, and project decisions affecting key elements that shape Tucson and allow it to function successfully.
- Plan Tucson will reflect priorities determined through a public participation process that will consider competing needs and desires and how our public dollars should be spent.
- Once adopted by Mayor and Council and approved by the voters, Plan Tucson will replace the City’s 2001 General Plan.
Why replace the 2001 General Plan?
The City’s current General Plan was adopted in 2001. Arizona State Law not only requires municipalities to adopt "a comprehensive, long-range general plan for the development of the municipality," but also to readopt that plan or adopt a new plan every ten years. [Note: The Legislature extended this deadline to 2015.] The City has chosen to prepare a new plan because it provides an opportunity to:
- take look at how Tucson has been developing physically, economically, and socially over the past decade
- determine if that development is consistent with community values and best practices
- further consider the City’s regional context
Who is overseeing Plan Tucson preparation?
A team of planning staff from the City’s Housing & Community Development Department is preparing Plan Tucson. Throughout the process, the team will reach out to the general public, other City departments, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, business groups, and neighborhoods.
Core team includes:
Albert Elias, Assistant City Manager
Gina Chorover, Environmental Focus Area
Becky Flores, Outreach
Maria Gayosso, Smart Growth Focus Area
Rebecca Ruopp, Socioeconomic Focus Area
Anna Sanchez, Administrator
Ann Vargas, Socioeconomic Focus Area