Vote begins the the process of stripping the land of its plat.
Approval of $7.5 million deal would culminate a pursuit that began in 1997.
Pima County will buy 167 acres of property for soccer fields; money won't come from road funds.
Pima County is on the verge of acquiring a scenic 286-acre parcel in the west-side Painted Hills area that county officials have coveted for years.
A Dallas pension fund that owns the scenic Painted Hills property in Tucson is trying to avoid an independent audit of its books.
Members of the Tucson Bus Riders Union accused the City Council of betrayal after it voted to move forward with a plan that could transform the Ronstadt Transit Center downtown into a mixed-use transit hub.
Supporters of the Ronstadt Transit Center can breathe a bit easier.
Activist Brian Flagg uses a bullhorn during a protest on Monday against a potential land swap involving the Ronstadt Transit Center in downtown Tucson. About 70 people took part in the protest at the transit center.
City officials are discussing swapping the Ronstadt Transit Center and up to two other downtown properties to the owners of a scenic 284-parcel in the Painted Hills area to block development there.
County supervisors will ask the city to change Tucson Water's service policy to allow stalled building projects to move forward.
A number of housing projects in unincorporated Pima County are being "held hostage" because of a city dispute over providing water to a controversial Painted Hill development, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry says.
A possible land swap is in the works that could result in preservation of 284 acres of prime Tucson Mountain foothills desert and creation of a big new development project downtown.
A bill requiring Tucson to deliver water to the proposed Painted Hills development in the Tucson Mountains got a last-minute reprieve in the state House Wednesday.
A bill moving through the state House would force the city of
Tucson to extend water service to the proposed, long-contested
Painted Hills development in the Tucson Mountains.