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January 25, 2016

Click on the image to see the city’s progress fixing streets with Proposition 409 funds

Cities should ask voters for bond money on true needs, Arizona Daily Star

By Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Special to the Arizona Daily Star The failure of the recent county bonds package has caused some rethinking of how we approach investment in our community. Do we look first to the region, or to our own cities and towns? While City of Tucson voters supported several of the county’s measures, […]

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January 22, 2016

With attendees at the Borderlands Trade Conference, January 2016

Mayor’s Borderlands Trade Conference focuses on supply chain

Featuring speakers with backgrounds in economic development, trade and industry sectors, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s second Borderlands Trade Conference took place before a sold-out crowd at the Tucson Convention Center Friday, January 22nd.

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January 18, 2016

Raytheon buffer agreement major economic development advancement

Arizona Daily Star “The importance of the agreement cannot be overstated.” Read more…

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December 21, 2015

What will a UNESCO City of Gastronomy do for Tucson and for other cities?

FoodTank “The effort to achieve this designation took a dozen of us two and half years to accomplish. But non-profits, business alliances, government offices, universities, farmers, food bank managers and chefs learned to row in the same direction toward a common goal. That goal is tangibly advancing a more just, inclusive, healthful, prosperous, and sustainable […]

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December 17, 2015

US-Mexico border: Arizona’s open door

Financial Times “‘Mexico has really worked hard to develop its middle class and also to start to expand its infrastructure in northern Mexico,’ says Jonathan Rothschild, the Democratic mayor of Tucson. ‘Very sophisticated manufacturing can be done in a location that helps the manufacturer but can also very much help the American economy, particularly those […]

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December 15, 2015

Tucson looks to save money housing jail inmates

Tucson News Now “In its efforts to cut costs and save money, the city of Tucson is looking to change where it sends its jail inmates. It has negotiated a deal with Santa Cruz County to house its inmates at $65 a day. The Pima County jail charges $85 a day.” Read more…

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December 14, 2015

D-M signs on to community partnerships

Arizona Daily Star “Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said that during a recent visit to Washington, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told him community support is a major factor as leadership decides where to place or move military missions.” Read more…

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December 11, 2015

2015 City of Gastronomy designation

Tucson named a World City of Gastronomy

Today, Tucson became the first and only city in the United States to be designated a World City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, the educational, scientific and cultural agency of the United Nations.

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UNESCO designates Tucson as World City of Gastronomy

Arizona Daily Star “An international organization has just confirmed what we long knew: Tucson is a great food city.” Read more…

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December 10, 2015

Speaking to landlords and property managers, December 2015

Mayor adds landlords to effort to house homeless vets

Wednesday morning, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild convened Tucson-area landlords and property managers to ask for their help in ending veteran homelessness, urging them to make more properties available to veterans.

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