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May 14, 2019

Ground is broken for new hotel near Tucson Convention Center

Arizona Daily Star “The convention hotel project was eligible for the City of Tucson and Rio Nuevo’s Government Purchase Lease Excise Tax (GPLET), which has spurred a lot of development downtown. ‘As you’ll recall, the GPLET provides a temporary abatement of property taxes in exchange for increasing the value of the property by at least […]

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May 13, 2019

Construction begins on Convention Center hotel

Tucson Local Media “‘A hotel at the Tucson Convention Center has been talked about for many years,’ said [Mayor] Rothschild. ‘I’m very pleased to see this project moving forward, and of course DoubleTree is a known and valued brand here in Tucson.’” Read more…

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May 6, 2019

Local governments at U.S. border weigh using taxpayer funds to help migrant families

USA Today “‘We’ve got a broken federal policy. I don’t think that’s a secret to anybody,’ Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said.” Read more…

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May 3, 2019

Grant boosts local efforts to aid migrants

Jewish Post “An anonymous Jewish community donor last week created a $25,000 matching grant to assist with the purchase of food, shoes, and backpacks for migrants as they are released from federal custody and transit through Tucson.” Read more…

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Immigration crisis faces another crisis.. housing

KOLD “’We are here today to make a call out to the Tucson community, which is a generous and caring community, for help,’ Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said opening a press conference in the chapel of the Monastery on Friday.” Read more…

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April 29, 2019

Proposed new Arizona highway generates support, opposition

San Francisco Chronicle “Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild wants the department to address the city council, which supports the I-11 proposal ideologically, although the route raises concerns. ‘It looks like the proposed route goes right through our water system in Avra Valley; that is a problem,’ Rothschild said.” Read more…

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April 26, 2019

Border Patrol is now releasing migrant families directly in Tucson

Arizona Republic “Border Patrol officials have begun releasing migrant families in Tucson because they lack the space to detain them and immigration officials are unable to take them into custody.” Read more…

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April 25, 2019

City of Tucson to cut back on recycling pickup in cost-cutting measure

Arizona Daily Star “The Tucson City Council directed staff to move to an every other week recycling schedule, following in the footsteps of dozens of other cities and towns across the nation who have either cut back on recycling services or eliminated them entirely.” Read more…

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April 24, 2019

City of Tucson, Pima County sign off on expanded efforts to house migrant families

Arizona Daily Star “Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said the city has an obligation to help migrant families — the vast majority from Central America — after they are dropped off by federal officers. ‘I continue to believe as a community that we can host these folks for the few days that they are here in a […]

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April 22, 2019

Federal, state and local agencies voice concerns over environmental impact of proposed I-11 highway

Arizona Daily Star “Federal, state and local agencies have serious reservations about the environmental impact of a proposed 280-mile highway planned for mostly undisturbed sections of the Sonoran Desert.” Read more…

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