Tucson Voters Reject Proposition 412 Climate Action Plan

[File photo by Natasha Khan/Cronkite News]

Tucson voters are rejecting Proposition 412 by a 55-45% margin in early results. Voters were asked to approve a new, 25-year franchise agreement with Tucson Electric Power.

Proposition 412 would have renewed the City’s grant of permission to TEP to build and operate its local electric grid in the City’s rights of way. It would replace TEP’s current voter-approved franchise agreement with the City of Tucson, which expires in April 2026.

If approved, the updated agreement would add a 0.75-percent “Community Resilience Fee” to monthly electric bills of TEP customers within the city. The franchise fee would remain at 2.25 percent. Customers within the city also pay a 2.25 percent city utility tax that would remain unchanged.

The revenue generated by that new 0.75 percent fee would have been used to fund efforts that support the city’s Climate Action Plan.

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