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  • Writer's pictureMark L. Johnson

Reminder! Attend 11/20 Public Hearing

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive, Marana

The Make Marana 2040 General Plan (GP) is currently going through the public hearing process. Click here for a link to the GP website.

The GP has many good features but one major omission is a discussion and map of the Tortolita Preserve! We urge all concerned citizens to attend this meeting and voice your concern. Fill out a speaker’s card and give your input (you will have three minutes to speak).

Here are some suggested talking points:

  • The previous General Plan (2010) referenced the Tortolita Preserve as “dedicated open space”. Why the change?

  • How can an important planning document exclude such beautiful and valuable open space?

  • Put the Tortolita Preserve on all the Make Marana 2040 General Plan Maps.

  • Protect wildlife habitat—the Preserve provides a home to a diverse population of birds and animals.

  • Conserve Open Space---the Preserve provides a perfect location for open space in the center of Marana.

  • Watershed Protection---the Preserve is located in the Tortolita Fan and conserving this land will ensure a clean source of water for natural recharge of local groundwater and surface water supplies.

  • Hiking--the Preserve provides 9 miles of pristine hiking trails.

  • Mountain Biking--the Preserve provides 9 miles of beautiful biking trails.

  • Horseback Riding--the Preserve provides 9 miles of beautiful riding trails.

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday night.

Also, remember that this is not the final hearing. There will be a Town Council Special Hearing on Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00 PM at the Marana Municipal Complex. Everyone needs to attend this meeting as well.

Thanks for all the help and support.

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Mark Dobbels
19 Νοε 2019

It seems the mission statement should say the Tortolita Preserve as currently configured.

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