Mayor's Update

Mayor’s Update – December 3, 2014

838 Formerly Homeless Veterans Housed
At the 2013 press conference announcing the launch of the initiative, with a formerly homeless veteran.
At the 2013 press conference announcing the launch of the initiative, with a formerly homeless veteran

In June of last year, together with community partners, we launched an initiative to end veteran homelessness in Tucson by December 31, 2015. I’m happy to report, we’ve housed 838 formerly homeless veterans so far! To learn how you can help, visit http://www.51homes.net/

Many thanks to our partner agencies, including the City of Tucson housing department, CODAC, COPE, La Frontera, Old Pueblo Community Services, Our Family Services, Pasadera, Pima County’s HMIS program, Primavera and the VA.

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Landmark Water Agreement Between Tucson and Phoenix
With Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, being interviewed by Lorraine Rivera of Arizona Public Media.
With Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, being interviewed by Lorraine Rivera of Arizona Public Media

In October, Arizona’s two largest cities announced an agreement that provides greater water security for each while saving both money and water.

Tucson has long been a leader in groundwater recharge in Arizona, taking our full CAP allocation and storing what we don’t use in the ground. This gives us a buffer against prolonged periods of drought.

In Phase One of the pilot program, up to 850 acre-feet of City of Phoenix CAP water would be stored in Tucson’s well field at the SAVSARP facility. SAVSARP stands for Southern Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project. Tucson’s SAVSARP facility sits atop an ancient streambed, providing ideal conditions for recharging large volumes of water.

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Mayor’s Initiatives

Mayor’s Initiatives

25937 hours spent reading so far!

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


10935 trees planted so far! Help us reach our goal of 10,000.

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217,475 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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