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6th Annual Rodeo Days Arts Celebration at Plaza Palomino


Whoopee! It’s that time again for Rodeo Days at Plaza Palomino, 2900 N. Swan Rd. (SE corner of Swan Rd. x Ft. Lowell Rd.) Here’s the exciting schedule for Saturday Feb. 27:

10AM – 5PM Free and open to the public

10:15-11:45 Mariachi Herradura

12:00-12:45 Quick Draw with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Fmr. Mayor Bob Walkup and other Tucson notables

1:00-3:00 The Bill Ganz Western Band

3:00-3:15 Cowboy Costume Contest – Fmr. Mayor Bob Walkup judges

3:15-3:45 Ballet Folklorico

3:45-5:00 Arizona Dance Hands

ALL DAY: Artists Artists Artists!

ALL DAY: Farmers’ Market – in the courtyard and promenade. Outside of the plaza 10AM-2PM

ALL DAY: Beer from Nimbus Brewing Company, Whiskey Del Bac tasting with Hamilton Distillers, Three Wells spirit tasting

ALL DAY: Food Trucks – You Sly Dog and Crush Gourmet Raspados

11:00-5:00 MECHANICAL BULL RIDING! Safe – imagine a roofless jumping castle with a mechanical bull in the middle! Slow controls…can moderate to your riding adventure!

Info at: www. plazapalomino.com.

Tucson 2015 General Election results – updated

Up for re-election this year were Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, with only token opposition from 3 Independent write in candidates, plus three Tucson City Councilmembers: Ward 1 Regina Romero, Ward 2 Paul Cunningham and Ward 4 Shirley Scott.

Election results:


Jonathan Rothschild (D)   52,805 (winner)

Write in –  3722

All 3 Democrats are leading in the Council races, likely winners:

Ward 1:

Bill Hunt (R)   29,025

Regina Romero (D) , incumbent  38,753  (winner)

Ward 2:

Paul Cunningham (D), incumbent  38,539 (winner)

Kelly Lawton (R)  29,067

Ward 4:

Margaret Burkholder (R)  30,154

Shirley Scott (D), incumbent  37,406  (winner)

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Watch Zona Politics’ candidate debates for Tucson City Council races in Wards 1, 2, 4

Over these past weeks, Tucson Weekly senior writer Jim Nintzel, host of Zona Politics (TV show on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m.) interviewed all the candidates running for election in the Tucson City Council races.  Here’s a recap of the debates, in case you don’t know whom to vote for:

Ward 1 on Sunday Sept. 13:  incumbent, 2 term Democrat Regina Romero vs.
Republican challenger Bill Hunt:


Ward 2 on Sunday Sept. 20: incumbent 1 term Democrat Paul Cunningham vs. Republican challenger Kelly Lawton:


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Watch AZPM Metro Week – Ward 4 Council candidates and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Last week AZPM Metro Week host Andrea Kelly interviewed the four candidates running for Wards 1 and 2 on the Tucson Citizen Council: /ciy:http://blogforarizona.net/watch-azpm-metro-week-ward-1-and-ward-2-council-candidates/

This week on Channel 6 she interviewed Democratic Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, running unopposed, except for three NOP/Independent write in candidates (Joshua Jude Chesser, Charles Philips, Paula Huff).

Kelly also interviewed the 2 candidates running for Ward 4 on the Tucson City Council:


Margaret Burkholder, Republican challenger

ShirleyScott, Democrat, incumbent 4 terms

City of Tucson official candidate listings: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/clerks/Candidate.Listing.pdf. Deadline for write in candidates for the General Election is 5 p.m. on September 24.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 3, 2015. Vote by mail ballots will be mailed out on Oct. 8, 2015.

2015 City of Tucson primary election results

Go to City of Tucson Elections website for official results: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/apps/elections/current.html

32,411 voters cast their ballots out of a total of 225,747 registered voters (14.4%). Here’s the results:

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild (D)  22,068

No Republican candidate for Mayor

Democratic primary – Council races

Ward 1 Regina Romero  3,437

Ward 2 Paul Cunningham 4,850

Ward 4 Shirley Scott 3,125

Republican primary – Council races

Ward 1 Bill Hunt 815

Ward 2 Kelly Lawton 4,073

Ward 4 Margaret Burkholder  2,851

The primary election is ward only, but the General election on Nov. 3, 2015 is city-wide.

Check our image Calendar for upcoming Council candidates forums in September and October.


US Conference of Mayors to Consider Wall Street Bank Fees & Public Banking (video)

Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson

Cross posted from Arizonans for a New Economy

At their upcoming meeting on June 19-22, the US Conference of Mayors will be considering hundreds of resolutions on everything from gun safety to tax incentives to jobs and education. Tucked into that long list of resolutions is the “Mayors Resolution on Strengthening Municipal Finances“.

This resolution addresses the millions of dollars in fees that Wall Street banks charge cities and challenges mayors to negotiate with bankers to reduce these fees or, alternatively, seek other more affordable means of financing– like establishment of a public bank.

Arizonans for a New Economy and the Public Banking Institute strongly support this resolution. Cities across the country– like Tucson– are strapped for cash and faced with tough budget choices. Paying outrageous bank service and financing fees only starves our local economy. If that cash were here in Tucson, we the people could use it to grow and improve our city– instead of wasting it on lining the pockets of the too-big-to-fail banks.

Bond Issues… booo

How do cities amass such high banking service fees? A major way that cities accrue debt (and related fees and interest) is through bond issues. For example, in recent years voters approved a city bond issue to fix the roads and a county bond issue to build a new animal shelter. On Election Day 2015, voters will be asked to approve yet another bond issue— this one covering everything but the kitchen sink. Listen up, people! Bond issues are not a panacea for all local funding needs. Yes, bond issues allow us to have the services, facilities, and infrastructure improvements we need but can’t fit into the budget– thanks to budget cuts by the Legislature– but bond issues carry a hefty long-term price tag.

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