Advocacy

MPA advocacy efforts have led to millions of dollars in savings for the land use industry. MPA facilitates dialogue between the public and private sector to find common ground on important issues related to fees, policies and regulation.  Uniquely, MPA is an alliance of business, government and non-profit organizations with a vested interest in how land is developed in Pima County. MPA is the community leader in finding common ground between members of the development community with those in the public sector. Land development is the foundation of economic development and our role in the community is to advocate for balanced residential and commercial land use policies that stimulate economic development and reasonably preserves our natural environment.

 

  • MPA is the only organization that represents and advocates for both residential and commercial land use public policy issues in every Pima County jurisdiction.
  • Proactively provide MPA with a list of recommendations on how land use, development and design procedures, policies or ordinances could improve in our region. MPA will facilitate a process to work on your recommendations.
  • Participate on a number of ad-hoc committees and provide direct input on codes, ordinances or procedures being considered by one of our local governments.
  • Receive Weekly Public Policy and Development Activity Report pertaining to land planning and economic development in every jurisdiction of Pima County.
  • Participate on a number of ad-hoc committees and provide direct input on codes, ordinances or procedures being considered by one of our local governments.
  • Represent MPA and the membership on various stakeholder groups throughout the region.
  • Sample of issues MPA has worked on include:
    • C of O Ordinances
    • Impact Fees
    • Wastewater and water connection fees
    • General Plans
    • Development Service Process and Customer Service
    • Utility coordination and infrastructure
    • City of Tucson overlay zones
    • Land Use Codes
    • Sign Code