Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild says his past year in office has been fruitful, documenting successes in the final report of the 360 Plan, which outlined his goals for the past year.
“We settled the long-drawn-out dispute with the Rio Nuevo District in a way that was fair and beneficial to taxpayers. We put in place a platform for moving forward together, “ he said. “In that newfound spirit of partnership, the district recently announced that it would invest $7.8 million in TCC upgrades – which are clearly needed – $1.8 million more than what they had agreed to contribute in the settlement.”
The 360 Plan is divided into sections on the economy, the community, city services and the environment.
Some of the key successes highlighted in the report include private investment in downtown development, passage of a 5-year road bond to fix city streets, bicycle and pedestrian improvements and new economic partnerships with Mexico.
“I did not do everything in this report and what I did do, I didn’t do alone. There are many people to thank and that’s as it should be. We move forward when we work together,” he said. “I owe thanks to the City Council, city administration and city staff. Their help and support have been essential and I appreciate both very much.”Tags: behavioral health, bicycling, business, community, downtown, economic development, education, environment, Mexico, open government, roads, Shade Streets, solar, trade, university of arizona, veterans, walking, water conservation, youth