By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star
It has been a decade since Tucson set up a system allowing owners of land far beyond city limits to receive city water service for new development if they agree to be annexed later.
Since then, nearly 100 agreements have been signed, but barely 20% of affected parcels have been annexed. The vast majority of agreements have resulted in dozens of small housing and other developments being scattered around unincorporated areas of Pima County, using city water on land whose future annexation prospects are uncertain at best.
Now, at its meeting Tuesday, the City Council will begin discussing two possible measures to tackle what some council members see as a problem…