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August 17, 2018

Parks + Connections Bond (Proposition 407)

Proposition 407, which will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot, asks voters to consider a $225 million bond to improve parks, pathways, greenways, and bikeways.

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July 23, 2018

New DEK hockey rink at Doolen Middle School

Tucson’s first DEK hockey rink went up in record time with donated labor and materials, thanks to a community-wide effort on the part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, the City of Tucson, the Tucson Roadrunners, Tucson Unified School District, and many others.

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June 26, 2018

Mayor invites local businesses to apply to Local First Arizona’s SCALE UP program

“Sustainable practices will save your business money,” Mayor Rothschild said in his remarks, noting that the SCALE UP program not only shows you how to save money, but also gives you access to capital, so you can make investments that will save you money.

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Tucson City Council approves 20-story tower, set to be completed in 2022

KVOA “‘There is a lot of talk about how well downtown has done,’ said Mayor Rothschild. ‘And it’s important that your downtown succeeds. All successful cities have vibrant downtowns, but the need then is really to push that prosperity out and one of the areas where that can be done is around a major university.’” […]

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Businesses graduate from the money-saving program SCALE UP

KVOA “It is a local program that works to help businesses save money by lowering utility costs through sustainable business practices.” Read more…

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June 20, 2018

Tucson City Council approves 20-story tower at Speedway and Campbell

Arizona Daily Star “Local developer Richard Shenkarow wants to demolish the Palm Shadows and Babcock apartments currently on the 2.5-acre site and replace them with residential, office, retail and open space.” Read more…

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June 19, 2018

Swimmers, cyclists, sports leagues among beneficiaries of proposed $225M Tucson parks bond

Arizona Daily Star “From swimmers to cyclists to youth sports leagues, there is a little something for everyone under a proposed plan to spend $225 million on Tucson parks and recreational areas.” Read more…

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June 15, 2018

“Not one more day”: Local officials call for end to separating families at border

Arizona Daily Star “Local elected officials from Pima County, Tucson and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe called for an end to the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border at a news conference Thursday.” Read more…

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June 8, 2018

Rothschild, other mayors call for end to separation of migrant families

Arizona Public Media “In an attempt to keep together immigrant families who are seeking asylum in the United States, four mayors in southern border states, including Tucson’s Jonathan Rothschild, have sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Attorney General calling on the Trump administration to end the policy responsible for […]

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June 7, 2018

Mayors’ letter on the administration’s family separation policy

“…there is no clear or compelling justification – in our past or in our laws – for taking an
average of 47 kids per day away from their mothers and fathers. Such a policy is cruel. It is
morally reprehensible. It is not an appropriate use of taxpayer resources, and it is utterly
inconsistent with our values of decency and compassion – with our basic humanity.”

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