Strong City Services
“Tucson’s police, fire, water and other services are second to none. I take great pride
in the professionalism and ‘can-do’ customer service of our city employees.”
Outstanding city services attract and retain businesses and jobs, as well as serve our citizens. I intend for Tucson’s city services to be a source of pride for all Tucsonans. Here are some of my goals for achieving that from my 360 Plan.
Demonstrate, in every interaction with the public, that the City of Tucson hears, is responsive, accountable and cares about the needs of each and every citizen. Everyone is entitled to know that their issue was heard and considered, as well as the reasons why their request was granted or denied.
Employee Sharing Program
Work with the University of Arizona and other major employers across Tucson to share top talent in the areas of planning, economic development, international trade, management and finance.
Upgrade the city’s technology and use of technology and make information about our government more accessible. Better IT will increase communication and interactivity between city government and Tucsonans. Also, technology upgrades will save time and money and bring improved services in City Courts, Environmental Services, Human Resources and Payroll, Planning & Development Servies and Police and Fire.
Make our city government more open and effective by sharing data on how well our city is meeting its goals and how management is using data to improve the city’s performance. Making this data more open and usable will enable citizens and city employees to more fully participate in the work of improving the city.
Enable qualified local professionals to self-certify building plans in order to expedite city approvals and get development moving.
Fill critically important Director positions: Transportation, Information Technology, Risk Management, Intergovernmental Relations and Planning.
Establish an effective volunteer program at the City of Tucson. This will give citizens valuable work experience and help the city meet community needs in an era of reduced staffing.