June 21, 2017

Tucson Fire Department wins highest rating

The Tucson Fire Department achieved a level of excellence that few fire departments do, making Tucson one of 241 communities nationally—and one of two in Arizona—to win an ISO rating of Class 1. ISO ratings are issued to communities throughout the United States by an independent agency, the ISO (originally Insurance Services Office), and most […]

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April 22, 2017

March for Science in Tucson—Mayor’s prepared remarks

There’s never been a more important time for scientists, and people who care about science, to be involved in politics—advocating, working on campaigns and in political parties, and running for office.

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April 17, 2017

Western states negotiate drought contingency plan despite wet winter

Route Fifty “Here in the desert 15 miles from downtown Tucson, a remarkable engineering system is providing a reliable supply of water that’s the envy of other communities in the arid West.” Read more…

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March 1, 2017

Mayor receives Small Business Advocate Award

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild received a Small Business Advocate Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Partner America program this morning at a gathering of business owners at City Hall.

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February 9, 2017

Mayor welcomes Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

Thursday, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild officially opened the 63rd Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show…

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February 1, 2017

Apply now to serve on the new Tucson Police-Community Advisory Council. Learn more at

Tucson Police Department seeks advisory council members

Apply online here or download an application here.

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January 25, 2017

Tucson, South Tucson are not sanctuary cities

Arizona Daily Star “Tucson and the city of South Tucson are not ‘sanctuary cities,’ officials said Wednesday, the day President Trump signed an executive order to withhold federal grants to communities that protect illegal immigrants.” Read more…

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January 21, 2017

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

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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January 11, 2017

Mayor launches Great Start Program

The program provides school districts with tickets to distribute to students so they can experience the arts, history and science at local museums and attractions.

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December 20, 2016

Mayor’s statement on immigrant rights

(Mayor’s prepared remarks from 12/20/16 press conference) Vice Mayor Romero and I wanted to hold this press conference to do two things: 1) to reassure our immigrant community that the City of Tucson is committed to protecting the rights and well-being of all our residents; and 2) to make our immigrant community aware of the […]

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