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City delays decision on bus routes, fares again

City delays decision on bus routes, fares again

City Council delays action on transit system changes needed to plug $1.2 million funding gap.

November 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
City has new interim manager

City has new interim manager

Assistant City Manager Martha Durkin took city manager duties today.

August 01, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
City calls for immigration reform and funding

City calls for immigration reform and funding

City Council asks President to stop slitting up immigrant families.

July 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

New $20 fee on businesses tentatively OK’d in Tucson

Tucson businesses might have to fork over a little more next year to pay for a state- mandated tax change.

June 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Miranda says departure tied to start of street car service

Miranda says departure tied to start of street car service

After nearly 40 years working for the city, first as a beat cop, then police chief and finally city manager, Richard Miranda is calling it quits this summer. The Star sat down with Miranda this week to ask him about his accomplishments, what’s in store for the next city manager and where wil…

May 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson City Manager Miranda to retire after nearly 40-year career

Tucson City Manager Miranda to retire after nearly 40-year career

Richard Miranda, who rose from a beat cop in the Tucson Police Department to become the city’s top administrator, will retire at the end of July.

May 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson city manager, Richard Miranda, retires

Tucson city manager, Richard Miranda, retires

Richard Miranda, who rose through the ranks in the Tucson Police Department to become the city's top administrator, will retire at the end of the July.

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Failure to update impact fee rules may cost Tucson millions

Failure to update impact fee rules may cost Tucson millions

Tucson could lose out on nearly $3 million in fees it charges new developments because it is so far behind schedule in making state-mandated changes to its impact-fee regulations.

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Tucson drops plan to raise bus fares

Bus riders can rest easy now — city officials have scrapped the idea of raising fares this year.

April 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City's HR director resigns

Tucson is in search of a new human resource boss.

March 31, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Tucson budget cuts won't hurt core services, Miranda says

Tucson budget cuts won't hurt core services, Miranda says

After hearing Tuesday about proposed city job cuts and other budget reductions, Tucson City Council members were mostly concerned some of the changes could diminish police, fire and park services.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

City manager proposes job cuts to help balance budget

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.

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City Council OKs 11th paid holiday, honoring Cesar Chavez

Chants of “Si, se puede” erupted in Tucson City Council chambers as dozens cheered the creation of Tucson’s Cesar Chavez holiday on Tuesday night.

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City employees retiring pre-65 straining health-insurance plan

City employees retiring pre-65 straining health-insurance plan

When most workers retire before they are Medicare-eligible at 65, they have to bear the costs of health insurance on their own.

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Council votes 5-2 to raise Sun Tran fares

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.

February 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City service analysis finds scant room for budget cuts

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.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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$33 million deficit to lead to service cuts in Tucson

Tucson is facing a projected $33.2 million budget deficit next fiscal year, City Manager Richard Miranda notified the City Council Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…

City delays bus fare hike talk again

Talk on bus fare increases got nixed again from the city’s meeting agenda.

February 03, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
With gem show coming, city to crack down on downtown homeless camp

With gem show coming, city to crack down on downtown homeless camp

After largely ignoring a homeless camp on the western edge of the burgeoning downtown entertainment district for three months, city officials say it’s time to shut it down — weeks before the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show hits town.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Vermin infest TCC concessions, city inspection reveals

Rodent droppings and dead cockroaches near a soda fountain and its uncovered reservoir full of ice.

January 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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