New Marana general plan balances growth and conservation, town says | Local news

It says development needs to pay for itself in supporting construction of roads and other infrastructure to serve the growth. Also, the perennially expanding town must insure that future annexations make economic sense, the plan says.

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But the plan leaves a big financial question mark.

It calls for officials to prepare 20 smaller plans to translate the general plan’s goals into reality. Besides open space, they include transportation, water and wastewater, downtown revitalization, public safety, trails, stormwater and parks, to name a few.

But when the council adopted its final budget on Tuesday, July 21, for