by Dave Devine
A City Council adoption of the Phase II study of water principles and policies endorsed in the Feb. 4 Weekly Guest Commentary may be in serious trouble.
Scuttlebutt heard around the Tucson Water building recently was that the council is leaning toward "accepting" the report, not "adopting" it.
If true, this could mean a couple of things. First, if a majority of the council has already decided on how it will proceed, the public hearing on the Phase II report scheduled for Feb. 9 will be a sham. Second, the Phase III work that is needed to move the process forward wouldn’t be implemented.
Instead, the whole concept of the process would simply be allowed to die a quiet political death.