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** ALERT ** Citywide issue that impacts City Scenic Routes in the Tucson Mountains (and Gateway Corridors in the City)
Public Hearing will make recommendation to City Council April 6, 2022 6:00 pm
C8-22-04 Underground Relief Special Exception UDC Text Amendment Public Hearing (Citywide)
April 6, 2022
Background: TEP co-authored this proposed language that would put TEP's exemptions into the Scenic and Gateway Ordinances at the request of Mayor and Council. This happened in closed sessions that we were not permitted to enter to advocate for our community or the protection of the intent of the ordinances themselves.
Issue: TEP put their excuses in the UDC so it is easier to not underground. These changes make the Scenic and Gateway Ordinances nearly impossible to enforce.
Action Item: end your Comments &
Request to Speak Please let the City know our Scenic and Gateway Corridors are important to you. Ask for enforcement, not weakening of these ordinances. Undergrounding is an important feature of these ordinances and essential to our future. Send your letter to PlanningCommission@tucsonaz.gov by 5 pm April 5, 2022
Help save our Scenic & Gateway Corridors.
Interstate 11 UPDATE: WE NEED YOUR VOICE The proposed route in Avra Valley threatens the Tucson Mountains.
Our partner, the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection has excellent information about how you can voice your opinion on the proposed route for Interstate 11. Click here to see how to take action.
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