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Mayor’s Update – May 2, 2017

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Proposition 101: Proposed half-cent sales tax for roads & public safety, Special Election May 16, 2017

The City of Tucson is asking voters to consider a temporary half-cent sales tax increase over the next five years. Funds collected would go toward restoring city streets (40% of funds collected) and repairing or replacing emergency response vehicles, facilities and equipment for the Tucson police and fire departments (60% of funds collected). A half-cent […]

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Mayor’s Update – March 1, 2016

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State of the City Address: Investing in Tucson Below is the introduction to the mayor’s State of the City Address. To read the complete speech, click here. “Good afternoon. Welcome to the 2016 State of the City Address. I’d like to thank the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Tucson Convention Center for hosting […]

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Mayor’s Update – January 13, 2016

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City of Tucson incentives awarded or at various stages of review are helping to spur $347.5 million in private capital investment and create more than 3,400 jobs. Two recent cases of city incentives bringing jobs to Tucson are Comcast (960 jobs) and HomeGoods (810 jobs). City incentives also helped locally-headquartered companies expand, including CAID Industries, Mister Car Wash, Modular Mining Systems and Watermark Retirement Communities.

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Mayor’s Update – April 23, 2015

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Mayor’s Update Tucson, Arizona April 23, 2015 Final Week to Pledge to Save Water in National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation April 30th is the last day to pledge to save water in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Currently, Tucson is in 2nd place for our size and region. If we take 1st […]

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Mayor’s Update – March 10, 2015

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Mayor’s Update Tucson, Arizona March 10, 2015 Turning Opportunity Into Results March 6, 2015 State of the City Address Delivering the State of the City Address To watch Channel 12’s video, click here. For a printer-friendly version of the speech, click here. INTRODUCTION Good afternoon. Welcome to the 2015 State of the City Address. I’d like […]

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Mayor’s Update – January 24, 2015

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Mayor’s Update Tucson, Arizona January 24, 2015 Tucson’s Year in Business Looking back at 2014, Tucson made gains in areas that affect businesses and jobs, including all Five T’s – Technology, Trade, Transportation, Tourism, and Teaching. City Incentives Help Businesses Grow Celebrating the expansion of Modular Mining’s Tucson corporate headquarters with Council Member Richard Fimbres […]

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Mayor’s Update – December 30, 2014

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Mayor’s Update Tucson, Arizona December 30, 2014 Arizona School and Charitable Tax Credits The library at Carrillo K-5 Magnet School Time is running out to take advantage of Arizona’s school and charitable tax credits for 2014. Make a contribution to an Arizona public school and/or qualifying charitable organization by December 31, 2014 and you could […]

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Mayor’s Update – December 3, 2014

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Mayor’s Update Tucson, Arizona December 3, 2014 838 Formerly Homeless Veterans Housed At the 2013 press conference announcing the launch of the initiative, with a formerly homeless veteran In June of last year, together with community partners, we launched an initiative to end veteran homelessness in Tucson by December 31, 2015. I’m happy to report, […]

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Mayor’s Update – November 7, 2014

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Mayor’s Update
Tucson, Arizona November 7, 2014
Mayor Hosts Volleyball Tournament for Veterans and Military Servicemembers
Volleyball tournament trophy outside City Hall.
The City of Tucson Veterans Day Volleyball Tournament Trophy

This Saturday, November 8, cheer on the troops as they play each other in a volleyball tournament at the “beach” downtown, 5th Avenue and Toole.

Tucson welcomes and honors our veterans and military servicemembers. I wanted to add a fun event to the weekend’s activities that would bring veterans, servicemembers and their families downtown, so, working with community partners, and thanks to event sponsors Raytheon Missile Systems and CAID Industries, Inc., the City of Tucson Veterans Day 1st Annual Volleyball Tournament was born.

November 8 is also 2nd Saturday downtown. In addition to the usual music, entertainment, food and shopping, there’ll be a beer garden and military vehicles. After the tournament, there’ll be a color guard, army band and, at 6:00 p.m., a free outdoor screening of the family-friendly film, Big Fish. Bring a blanket!

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Mayor’s Update – August 14, 2014

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Mayor’s Update Tucson, Arizona August 14, 2014 Down Payment Assistance Grants for Tucson, South Tucson Homebuyers With representatives of NeighborWorks America, Primavera Foundation and Wells Fargo, announcing the program On Monday, it was my pleasure to announce a program providing $4.5 million in $15,000 down payment assistance grants and program support to qualifying homebuyers in […]

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