Speeches


2013 State of the city—We do more together than alone (February 19, 2013)

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Mayor Rothschild delivered his second State of the City speech, addressing numerous topics, including state-shared revenue, which is based on population living in incorporated areas. “To recapture the $70 million or more we lose in state-shared revenue every year, we must become an incorporated valley. Those dollars are our roads. Those dollars are our parks. Those dollars are our police and fire departments. I like our friends in Maricopa County as well as the next guy, but it is time we stopped building their roads, their parks, and their police and fire departments with our tax dollars.” Read speech

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Rio Nuevo settlement press conference (February 7, 2013)

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“What this means for Tucson is that Rio Nuevo can proceed with its mission of providing a catalyst for downtown development, under the terms set forth by the legislature in its enabling legislation and subsequent revision.” Read speech

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2012 State of the city—Making Tucson work

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“There is no simple solution. As a community, we must have the courage to address these long-term issues head on. Everything will be on the table: Charter reform, dedicated revenue streams, bonding, transit reform, compensation methodologies and annexation.” Read speech

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