By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star
Tucson may soon be footing the tab for building water lines to new businesses that bring in high-paying jobs.
Tuesday night, the City Council will consider a proposal that would be a sharp departure from the city’s traditional practice of having new development pay to build its water infrastructure.
Instead, the city would pay up to $2 million for an individual project and up to $2.5 million per year total to new, nonretail employers, based on the number of jobs they bring and their wages.
The proposal has sparked a debate over how far the city should go to encourage job creation.