“Tucson is well-positioned to be a global leader in solar
and water conservation technologies.”
Our sunny climate and desert environment make Tucson the perfect city to lead in three green industries: solar energy, water conservation and outdoor recreation. Here are some of my goals for achieving that from my 360 Plan.
Establish a pilot program installing digital water meters to make it easier for Tucson Water customers to monitor water use in real time. This will help identify leaks and other unintended uses as they happen and further promote conservation. Also, implement programs for water conservation and harvesting.
Solar Energy and Energy Conservation
Renew efforts in the next legislative session to pass PACE legislation, which makes solar more affordable to homeowners, and work with local solar and other “green” businesses to help them start up and grow. And, implement programs for solar energy and energy conservation.
Bike Boulevards and Walkable Tucson
Expand our central city network of bike boulevards and walking paths to provide more and safer opportunities for Tucsonans to ride and walk where they want to go Work toward winning Platinum Certification as a Bike Friendly Community.
Pass an ordinance with design and engineering standards for road construction and repair that use stormwater runoff to irrigate native vegetation, increase shade for sidewalks and streets, and improve water conservation.