In addition to figuring out how to engineer, build and operate a
$200 million new modern streetcar through the heart of town, Tucson
faces an additional challenge: how to prevent accidents with cars
Before any streets are ripped up or any tracks are laid, Tucson
has committed $84 million to preconstruction costs for the modern
streetcar that will connect the University of Arizona to
The new Rio Nuevo board has spent barely a dime on downtown building projects but is closing in on $1 million spent on lawyers in its first 18 months of existence.
The financially troubled west-side developer Gadsden Co. has
failed to promptly pay a contractor $200,000 for work done in April
and allegedly is in default of a contract with a Chicago-based
company building a senior housing project west of Interstate 10
A local developer is demanding the city rip out a
mint-condition, new streetlight downtown because it isn't exactly
like those around it.
Tucson police are investigating whether city street maintenance
workers have, for years, been improperly using city equipment and
resources for personal gain.
Pima County employees are going to be a lot less happy to see
raises if the governor signs a bill pushed through the Legislature
at 3:49 a.m. Wednesday, the last morning of the session.
Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup won't run for a fourth term. "My fellow
Tucsonans, this is my 12th State of the City address. It will also
be my last," Walkup announced Tuesday, saying it is time to shift
focus to his family.
2 more resign seats on Rio Nuevo Board
Committee hires artists to work for Goddard
Mayor Bob Walkup has staked much of his seemingly shaky
political capital on a rallying call for Tucson to annex
surrounding areas such as the Catalina Foothills or Vail.