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April 2, 2014

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National Mayors’ Challenge For Water Conservation Kicks Off

Mayor Rothschild and Tucson Water are asking residents to “pledge for water” in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and help Tucson repeat its 2013 first-place showing. Online pledges can be made at mywaterpledge.com April 1 through April 30. Participants in cities with the highest number of pledges in the five population categories are […]

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March 7, 2014

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Mayor joins UA STEM and partners for ‘Manufacturing Block Party’

Students, teachers and their families gathered at Tucson Embedded Systems yesterday for the first Tucson Manufacturing Block Party, an event designed to give local high-tech manufacturers a chance to connect with potential new suppliers, customers, and members of the Tucson community. The event featured displays and demonstrations from local manufacturing companies, with food trucks and […]

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February 23, 2014

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Mayor Rothschild’s letter on SB 1062

On Friday, February 21, Mayor Rothschild released this letter urging Governor Jan Brewer to veto SB 1062. You can download a pdf of Mayor Rothschild’s letter here. Fellow Arizonans, It is my honor and privilege to serve as Mayor of Tucson. In this capacity I represent the people of Tucson regardless of race, religion, sexual […]

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February 6, 2014

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City High School unveils renovated facade

Downtown Tucson’s City High School unveiled the renovated facade on their newly acquired building at 37 E. Pennington Street today.The renovations aimed to recreate the original look of the building, which opened in 1941 as Howard & Stofft Stationaires. The work was made possible by the City of Tucson’s Facade Improvement Program, which is administered […]

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January 14, 2014

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Grand re-opening of Visit Tucson’s downtown Tucson Visitor Center

Mayor Rothschild cut the ribbon this afternoon at the grand re-opening of Visit Tucson’s downtown visitor center in La Placita Village. Visit Tucson, formerly the Tucson Metropolitan Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, remodeled the visitor center as part of the agency’s re-branding effort. The newly remodeled space received new carpeting, fixtures and paint, plus new signage […]

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December 11, 2013

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Mayor Rothschild, Allstate, community partners launch bike, pedestrian safety campaign

Mayor Rothschild was joined by Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres, representatives from Allstate Insurance, the Tucson Police Department and other community partners at Santa Rita Park to kick off a safety campaign aimed at cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. “For Tucson to be a city that’s bikeable and walkable for all ages, we need to […]

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December 2, 2013

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Realtors’ HQ Gets a Green Retrofit

In support of Mayor Rothschild’s 10,000 Trees Campaign, the Tucson Association of Realtors (TAR) is giving their headquarters a “green retrofit” that focuses on water harvesting, native shade trees, and reducing heat gain in its 53,000 square-foot parking lot. “Architects and builders understand the important role of rainwater harvesting and tree shading to make houses […]

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November 25, 2013

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Long Realty to Donate 1,926 Trees

The Mayor’s 10,000  Trees campaign is getting a boost through the generosity of the Long Realty Company. To honor its 1926 founding date, Long is purchasing 1,926 trees through Trees for Tucson. 1,000 of the trees will be distributed through Long agents. The remaining 926 will be distributed through schools, nonprofits, and neighborhoods.

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November 8, 2013

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Effort to End Veteran Homelessness Making Progress

Thanks to our 18 partner agencies, and help from the community, we surpassed our goal of housing 208 homeless veterans in the first 100 days of  our drive to end veteran homelessness in Tucson by December 31, 2015. Mayor Rothschild unveiled the initiative in June, along with representatives from the VA, the Red Cross, CODAC, Davis-Monthan, the DM50 and […]

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November 1, 2013

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Tucson Dedicates World War II Memorial in Armory Park

After eight years in the making, World War II veterans, dignitaries and others helped unveil Tucson’s new World War II Memorial, bearing the names of about 360 veterans from Pima County who gave their lives in service of their country. “Of the millions who served, many are no longer with us. Many fell on the […]

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