A recent proposal by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry seems to be right in line with what Gov. Janet Napolitano is proposing.
Huckelberry has proposed that before rezonings are approved for new construction, the effects on groundwater for surrounding areas must be analyzed.
Huckelberry noted that the Arizona Department of Water Resources has jurisdiction over groundwater use. But that agency doesn’t sufficiently analyze the effects of groundwater pumping on surrounding areas.
Huckelberry and Napolitano are on the same page when they talk about giving local governments more authority over development and its impact on water.