Demonstrators speak out against Central Business District expansion

TUCSON, Ariz. — A group of protesters who gathered outside the Ward 2 office say the upcoming decision is about more than just the bottom line.

Trish Muir, one of the organizers says it’s about the livelihood of Tucsonans and their families.

“Do we plot ahead full speed, or do we stop and be mindful and thoughtful of what we’re doing?” She told KGUN9.

She says expansions can be positive, like the revitalization of downtown Tucson.

“It’s been very successful. It’s activated a lot of buildings,” Muir added.

Though, she says it also has its downfalls.

“Our concern though is with the incentives and the tax revenues that are lost as a result of these programs, and we feel like it’s time to terminate it,” she told KGUN9.

The expansion proposition is to move into the south side of Tucson and areas north of downtown.

“There’s a lot of residential

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