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.
While city workers are taking a wait-and-see approach toward collecting damages for late streetcar deliveries, some City Council members say it's time to hit Oregon Ironworks in the pocketbook.
The Tucson City Council is expected to vote Feb. 5 to require background checks on all gun purchases on city-owned or -managed property - even if it means triggering a fight with the Legislature.
Tucson taxpayers will foot the bill for nearly $1 million in damages after a city employee improperly marked a waterline location.
New homes in Tucson will still require gray-water systems to be installed - for now.
The Tucson City Council approved a program Wednesday to encourage shoppers and clerks, like Kathleen O'Dell at Bashas', above, to reduce bag usage. Data on bag usage also will be collected. It was far short of what Councilman Paul Cunningham had sought.
A proposal to force stores to use fewer plastic bags got sacked Wednesday.
The mayor and council voted 6-1 in favor of relocating its courts into the new joint city-county court complex when it opens sometime in the future.
The Fred Enke Golf Course's days are numbered. The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to shut down the course and turn it into a "natural passive park" at the end of June 2013 unless an outside management group is willing and able to step in and turn Enke, not to mention the rest …
If you enjoy walking the links at Fred Enke Golf Course, you might want to schedule your tee time before it's too late.
Larry Robbins and grandson Zak Freeland, 12, putt on the practice greens at the Fred Enke Golf Course last week. The City Council today voted to close Tucson’s Fred Enke Golf Course.