When I ran into outgoing Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup recently at an
art gallery, I felt a little like the narrator in Marcel Proust's
novel "Remembrance of Things Past." The narrator bites into la
petite madeleine cake and memories come flooding back to him.
The City Council voted Tuesday to start the process of reining
in mini-dorms, directing staff to continue working on a proposal to
limit five or more unrelated people from living together in
The University of Arizona has spent nearly $13 million designing a new science center for Rio Nuevo — including notable expenses for travel, meals and architectural designs that have been discarded, according to an investigation by the Arizona Daily Star.
They promised buildings — hotels, an aquarium and museums. But a Star analysis of the $63 million in taxpayer dollars paid to outside vendors since voters approved Rio Nuevo in 1999 shows that much of the money has been spent to plan projects that stalled.