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Rothschild to discuss 180-day plan at Ward 4 town hall

Tucson City Councilwoman Shirley Scott will host a town hall Monday where Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will discuss his 180-day plan for the city.

The 6 p.m. meeting at the Clements Recreation Center will be the third in a series of town halls as part of Rothschild’s open-government initiative.

The mayor’s office created the 180-day plan from responses to flyers that were mailed out during Rothschild’s campaign.

“We mailed out 20,000 flyers and got 4,000 responses,” said Rothschild. “That’s huge for something like this.”

The flyers asked Tucsonans to tell Rothschild what they thought was important. Among the responses were jobs and economic development, open and accountable government, excellence in education, safe and vital neighborhoods, and the environmental leadership, he said.

Once mayor, Rothschild set out to “get these accomplished or moving within 180 days, or report back why we can’t get them moving,” he said.

Rothschild said the 180-day plan is reviewed every morning during staff meetings.

Among economic development accomplishments are reducing the land-use code by 178 pages, the hiring of a small-business ombudsman for the mayor’s office, and cross-training for building inspectors, Rothschild said.

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Mar 21, 2012, 3:42 pm
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What’s the plan to stop wasting money on choo-choo trains and use that money for what’s needed the most…the roads?

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Mayor Jonathan Rothschild speaks at a press conference in December.

If you go

  • What: Ward 4 town hall with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
  • When: 6 p.m. on Monday
  • Where: Clements Recreation Center’s Multi-purpose Room, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr.

For more information, contact the Ward 4 office at 791-3199.