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2018 State of the City address by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild (D) delivered his annual State of the City address today at the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Tucson Convention Center.

Here’s the link to his website and his speech entitled

“Tucson 20/20”:


Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Mayor Rothschild is a Democrat, first elected in 2011, re-elected in 2015. In his first race he defeated Republican contender Rick Grinnell and Green Party candidate Mary DeCamp. He ran unopposed in his 2nd bid.

So this is his 7th speech to the City of Tucson. The previous years speeches are also on his website at the same link (on the right side of that page).




New Tugo Bike Share program launches on Nov. 17

Where do you want Tugo?

“Tucson’s Tugo Bike Share system will launch on Friday, November 17, with an event that formally kicks off at 12:30 p.m.  Event will be at Catalina Park, 941 N. 4th Avenue (south of Speedway Blvd.)

The launch event will be emceed by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m.

Immediately after the speakers’ remarks, dozens of cyclists, including Mayor Rothschild, will ride Tugo bikes from Catalina Park to various docking stations, and the system will be open to the public.”

Map of where these bike stations will be located: https://tugobikeshare.com/system-map/
Photo of  Tugo yellow bike below.

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Happy Birthday Tucson

               Tucson Birthday Celebration

Sponsored by Desert Diamond Casino

Monday, August 21, 5:30 pm

The Presidio Museum and the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission invite you to celebrate the City of Tucson’s Official 242nd Birthday “with a bang”!

The festivities will include:

  • A presentation by city officials of the six flags that have flown over Tucson throughout its history
  • A cannon firing by the Presidio Garrison Soldados
  • Tucson’s own Los Changuitos Feos
  • Birthday cake baked by Mexican bakery Dolce Pastello
  • Folklorico dancing of DanzaCultura Mexicana

This year the event continues to grow as a family-friendly food tasting celebrating the robust food culture we enjoy here in Tucson which was recently honored by UNESCO with the title of “City of Gastronomy”.  Food presenters will include:

  • Mission Gardens with native heritage food tastings
  • The Tucson Mormon Battalion Monument Foundation
  • The San Xavier Co-operative Farm with produce and products made and grown at the farm
  • The Presidio La Gente with tortillas and prickly pear jelly
  • Many more!

This event is free and open to the public.

Additional sponsors include Long Realty, Los Descendientes del Tucson and the Presidio Neighborhood Association.

El Presidio San Agustin is at 196 N. Court Ave. in downtown Tucson. More info:

Firing a canon is one of the usual activities at this birthday celebration. And it is a loud bang.

J Pride “Love Wins Party”

“JPride will sponsor a Celebration of Love, Family, and Community at the Jewish History Museum on Sunday, June 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is the group’s second annual event commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage on June 26, 2015.

Weather permitting, the event will be held in the museum’s garden.

JPride, then known as the LGBT Inclusion Project, began in 2005 when the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona became one of the first federations in the country to actively reach out to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Jewish community. JPride is a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

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Rally for Science on Earth Day at El Presidio Park in Tucson

This March/Rally for Science has been posted on our Calendar for weeks, evolving from a march from Himmel Park to the UA, then De Anza Park to this current rally-only event at El Presidio Park, with a growing list of speakers (see above) and participants, including bands and entertainers.  Permitting problems (and expense) prevented the marches.

Celebrate Science and Earth Day tomorrow, April 22. El Presidio Park is at 175 W. Alameda by Tucson City Hall.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249342168853909/

Comedy for Charity: Thank you for serving benefit honoring Veterans at the Fox Theater





Honorary Chair: Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

“This year’s show, emceed by David Fitzsimmons, is an adult variety show for mature audiences (ages 15+). It will feature Tommy Blaze, who is a veteran of the comedy stage. Tommy has been called America’s premiere relationship comic. For over two decades, he has entertained audiences from all walks of life. Blaze has performed in such diverse arenas as television, film, comedy clubs, colleges, military bases, casinos, cruise ships, and churches.

Tommy sums up his broad appeal with a simple statement: “Wherever you find men and women together, that ‘s where I’m needed.” He has appeared in the NBC mega-hit Friends, and movies like Me Again and Marriage Retreat. He also writes films, including Brother White and God’s Not Dead.

To round out the talent, there will be feature comedy act Butch Lord, from Dallas, Texas; Michael Garvey, from Annapolis, Maryland, a veteran who was shot twice in Afghanistan, was awarded the Purple Heart and who now does comedy with his service dog Liberty: a dance performance by senior tap group The Rodeo City Wreckettes; Hip hop by the award winning Egokillaz; and music by Los Guapos, Janee Starr, as well as local musician Kate Becker and her band. Music! Dance! Comedy! And it’s all for a wonderful cause—to make our community a safer place while at the same time the audience is entertained by a first class show. Our mission this year is to raise money (hopefully a lot of money) and awareness about the problem of veterans committing suicide.

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