Speeches

February 19, 2013

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

Delivering the 2013 State of the City Address, February 2013

Delivering the 2013 State of the City Address, February 2013

“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

February 7, 2013

Rio Nuevo settlement press conference (February 7, 2013)

With Rio Nuevo Board President Fletcher McCusker at the press conference announcing the settlement with Rio Nuevo, February 2013

With Rio Nuevo Board President Fletcher McCusker at the press conference announcing the settlement with Rio Nuevo, February 2013

“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

December 14, 2012

University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health commencement address (December 14, 2012)

At the University of Arizona College of Public Health commencement, December 2012

At the University of Arizona College of Public Health commencement, December 2012

“What this school does, what you’ve learned about in your time here, has direct relevance to people’s lives. Your degree matters, and so do you.” Read speech

February 14, 2012

2012 State of the city—Making Tucson work

Delivering the 2012 State of the City Address, February 2012

Delivering the 2012 State of the City Address, February 2012

“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