City Council adopts new rules, including bigger cultivation sites.
Regulating rentals would add revenue, uphold standards.
Councilman seeks to rein in how city issues non-voter approved debt.
Medical pot could soon be dropped off at Tucsonans' doorsteps.
The city may drop proposed rules on urban chickens and goats.
Take your time and cast a wide net.
Tucson’s City Council offered its 2 cents on the city manager’s $1.25 billion recommended budget Tuesday afternoon.
A city regulation limiting the size of medical marijuana cultivation sites to no more than 3,000 square feet could soon be lifted.
The city could borrow $45 million next year to cover streetcar costs, adjust this year’s debt payment and refinance older debt to save on interest rates.
Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham will host an open house featuring Mayor Jonathan Rothschild from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eastside City Hall, 7575 E. Speedway.
City Manager Richard Miranda has proposed eliminating 92 positions and trimming $25 million from the budget as a starting point to rein in Tucson’s finances.
Tucson took the first steps in closing its $33 million budget gap for next year by tentatively approving what could amount to $4.8 million in transit savings and fare increases.
Even if the city eliminates every one of its “nonmandated” programs next year, it will still come up $8 million short of balancing its budget.
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has made trade with Mexico one of his top priorities since assuming office two years ago.
A tax on Tucson Water that was supposed to expire almost three years ago is still being charged by the city.
Disabled riders on the city’s Sun Van service are closer to catching a break on fares, while at the same time putting more money into city coffers.
While two city councilmen opposed a measure to delay seeking applications from developers on how to transform the Ronstadt Transit Center, they had very different reasons behind their decisions.
Members of the Tucson Bus Riders Union accused the City Council of betrayal after it voted to move forward with a plan that could transform the Ronstadt Transit Center downtown into a mixed-use transit hub.
Councilman Paul Cunningham wants to ensure voters are well-versed in this year’s ballot measures before heading to the polls this November.
Deference among City Council members may not break the law, but it could hurt Tucson.