Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered his State of the City address this week, and he focused on partnerships with community groups and discussed the sales tax increase, which will go before voters in May.
Rothschild emphasized that the city’s successful partnerships show that city will be responsible with use of the half-cent tax. He sat down with Metro Week to expand on some of the ideas in his annual address, including what the city needs to continue to work on, as well as other issues he didn't touch on in his speech, like his recent car jacking and legislation that could affect downtown revitalization efforts
Also on the program
- Sanctions against Pima Community College have been lifted, and Chancellor Lee Lambert spoke to AZPM about how the college came out of scrutiny from its accrediting agency and what it needs to do moving forward in its effort to continue to improve. “We can breathe a sigh of relief,” he said, “but we still have work to do.”
- Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson spoke to AZPM about the potential for counties to charge their own gasoline tax to pay for road work. State lawmakers are considering changing state law to allow this kind of local tax, but she says it’s not the best solution.