Plan Tucson and Pima Prospers: Providing a Path for the Future

APA Arizona, Southern Section


Thursday, October 24, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. MST

Tucson, AZ,

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Developing a general/comprehensive plan that sets good and lasting policy for planners and elected officials, while also being valuable and meaningful to the public and private sector, is extremely challenging. As a result, a planning process that provides an inclusive, wide-ranging, and modern public participation is essential. Arizona state law requires that all cities, town, and counties revise their general or comprehensive plans by 2015. The City of Tucson’s general plan, Plan Tucson, is concluding its 2-year planning process and will be enlisting the document on this November’s election ballot. Pima County is formally kicking off its public process for its plan, Pima Prospers. At this intimate brown bag, our colleagues from the City and County will share their insights on general and comprehensive plan development as well as answer any questions. Planners will learn about the public involvement processes used for the plans, the incorporation of sustainability concepts into the plans, and the City of Tucson's lessons learned in taking their plan through the public hearing process.


Chris Poirier

Confirmed Speaker

Chris is Pima County's Assistant Planning Director. Read More

Leslie Ethen

Confirmed Speaker

Leslie Ethen is the Director of the City of Tucson’s Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development (OCSD). Ms. Ethen is responsible for overseeing the City’s natural resource planning efforts and the development of a comprehensive sustainable development program within the City. She manages the development of a Climate ... Read More

Rebecca Ruopp

Confirmed Speaker

Rebecca has worked for the City of Tucson for the past 8 years. She is a principal planner, and heads the long-term planning group, which is located in the City’s Housing and Community Development Department. For the past two years she has managed the in-house preparation of Plan Tucson ... Read More