Tucson City Council unanimously creates Cesar Chavez holiday

2014-03-04T19:54:00Z 2014-03-04T20:01:04Z Tucson City Council unanimously creates Cesar Chavez holidayDarren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 04, 2014 7:54 pm  • 

Chants of "Si, se puede" erupted in Tucson City Council chambers as dozens cheered the creation of Tucson's Cesar Chavez Holiday.

Around a hundred people broke out in raucous celebration when the council voted unanimously Tuesday night to make the renowned labor leader’s birthday the 11th official paid holiday.

The holiday comes with a $500,000 annual price tag and some fear it could lead to job losses as the city struggles to close its revised budget deficit of $31.8 million.

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