Mayor's Update

Mayor’s Update – April 19, 2014

Ways You Can Help Tucson

There are many ways Tucsonans can help our city! Here are a few.


Mayor’s 10,000 Trees Campaign


Trees clean the air and help keep homes and neighborhoods cool. My office is leading a campaign to plant 10,000 trees at Tucson homes, businesses and public places by the end of this year. Customers of Tucson Electric Power and Trico can get trees for as little as $8 to shade their homes. To learn more, visit


Mayor’s Reading Challenge


After reading to an assembly at Carrillo K-5 Magnet School.
After reading to an assembly at Carrillo K-5 Magnet School

Teachers, parents and anyone who reads with kids — even kids themselves — can join the Mayor’s Reading Challenge. This online tool helps keep track of time spent reading so you can recognize individual and classroom accomplishments. Sign up at


Literacy Volunteers


Help a struggling reader in grades K-3 master the basics and learn to love reading. Become a volunteer reading coach in Literacy Connect’s Reading Seed program. Minimum commitment is one hour a week during the school year. Visit or call Literacy Connects at (520) 882-8006 for more information.

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Mayor’s Initiatives

Mayor’s Initiatives

25511 hours spent reading so far!

Join the Mayor’s Reading Challenge and help promote literacy in Tucson. Read more

9616 trees planted so far! Help us reach our goal of 10,000.

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319,935 miles walked/run so far!

Move a Million Miles with Mayor Rothschild, as part of his Healthy Tucson initiative. Read more

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