What has the city of Tucson accomplished in the last 30 years?by Hugh Holub on Nov. 09, 2010, under tucson life and heritage
Saw an interesting comment on my post about things that will never happen in Tucson which listed the good things about Tucson. Stuff like Mount Lemmon, the Saguaro National Park, the Desert Museum, the Valley of the Moon and the San Xavier Mission.
Most lists about the good stuff in Tucson include lots of University of Arizona related things like the museums, the basketball and women’s soft ball teams, and all the great science that originates there.
One can list lots of great activities in Tucson like the gem show, Tucson Meet Yourself and the All Souls Procession.
But notably absent is anything the city of Tucson has done.
I’ve racked my brain to think of one thing Tucson has accomplished in the last 30 years that has been successful and added to Tucson’s ambience or attractiveness or quality of life.
I can’t even think of a big project that Tucson has attempted that succeeded. They failed to deliver treated CAP water into the city and ended up mothballing a $150 million water treatment plant on the Southwest side. They spend millions on Rio Nuevo and all we have to show for this is a pile of bills from consultants.
Help me out here. Are there great things the city of Tucson has accomplished since 1980 that you can point to with pride?