Environment


Women’s March in Tucson—Mayor’s prepared remarks

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Programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, that have brought a measure of security to millions and millions of older and disabled Americans; programs like the Affordable Care Act, that have insured more than 20 million Americans—these and many other programs are under attack.

Yet these are the programs that helped make this country great…

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Help Tucson win water conservation challenge

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Anyone can pledge during the month of April—Earth Month—and participants in winning cities will be entered into prize drawings.

 

In 2013, a Tucsonan won the grand prize: a Toyota Prius!

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Mayor speaks about plans for economy, streets, homeownership

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Arizona Daily Star “‘In my 30 years in business, I learned this: You cannot cut your way to prosperity,’ Mayor Jonathan Rothschild told 1,100 in the audience at the Tucson Convention Center Tuesday. ‘At some point, you have to invest.’” Read more…

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

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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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D-M signs on to community partnerships

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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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Tucson named a World City of Gastronomy

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2015 City of Gastronomy designation

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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The road to UNESCO

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Tucson Weekly “I created Tucson’s Commission on Food Security, Heritage and Economy to look at issues as diverse as food deserts, heritage agriculture, community gardens and our overall food economy from farm to table. The gastronomy designation is broader than just our excellent restaurants, although our local foodie culture is a big part of it. […]

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