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Tucson to end COVID mask mandate, return soon to in-person City Council meetings

Tucson city leaders are planning to end the COVID mask mandate for city buildings on March 14 and take steps to bring back in-person meetings. The discussion of easing COVID mitigation policies follows moves made by Pima County a few days earlier. ... Read more»

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Estado de la ciudad

Romero: Trabajar juntos para vivir en Tucson resiliente y próspero

"Trabajando juntos, lograremos el futuro justo y equitativo que imaginamos, donde cada uno Tucsonensepuede vivir sus mejores vidas en nuestra ciudad resiliente y próspera." — Mayor Regina Romero... Read more»

Tucson backs off employee vaccine requirement after Arizona AG deems it illegal

The city of Tucson on Tuesday paused a policy of requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the mandate was illegal. ... Read more»

Un año después de propuesto, la Oficina de Equidad de Tucson aún está vacante

Un año despues de que la Concejal Lane Santa Cruz propuso una oficina para evaluar la equidad de la ciudad, hay una oficina vacante para un director de la Oficina de Equidad aun que ya casi cubrieron el puesto si alguien que trabajaba para el grupo que ayudó crear la ofinicina no lo rechazaba. ... Read more»

A year after first suggested, Tucson Office of Equity post still unfilled

Tucson has yet to find the top administrator for its new Office of Equity, more than one year after Councilwoman Santa Cruz floated the concept, with a consultant from firm that helped craft the position turning it down after negotiating a salary.... Read more»

Cunningham holding Ward 2 town hall on Wednesday

A Ward 2 town hall hosted by Councilman Paul Cunningham on Wednesday will include Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega and other officials.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Prop. 101 OKed: Council's road to redemption will now be paved

Look out, world. Prop. 101 passed with 60 percent, as voters rewarded smart, shrewd leadership from the City Council ... yes, the Tucson City Council. (Read that line again if need be. I'll go grab a Coke.) Here's why that's good news.... Read more»

Tucson city planning director resigns after 2 months

With just a bit more than two months on the job, the head of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department is set to leave for a post back in California. Manjeet Ranu started here in early February, and will resign before the end of the month for a post in Los Angeles.... Read more»

City finance worker fired over accounting 'discrepancy'

An employee of the Finance Department of the city of Tucson is being dismissed over what officials are calling a "financial discrepancy." The case is being investigated by police, and the worker is being fired Thursday, City Manager Michael Ortega said.... Read more»

Skepticism, excitement over possible minor-league hockey in Tucson

The Arizona Coyotes announced plans Tuesday to purchase their American Hockey League affiliate and move the team to Tucson where they would play at the TCC. But the Convention Center would need upgrades, and not everyone in Tucson is thrilled with the prospect.... Read more»

Photos: Chris Magnus sworn in as new Tucson police chief

He's been working as the Tucson's top cop for two months, but Christopher Magnus was formally sworn in as an Arizona law enforcement officer and the chief of the Police Department on Wednesday.... Read more»

$4.7M cuts to Fire Dep't would mean fewer paramedics

As Tucson works to put a bandage on a $25 million hole in the city budget, proposed cuts to the Fire Department would mean some demotions, fewer paramedics on duty, and reductions in overtime costs. The savings would be about $4.7 million from the deparment's $99 million budget.... Read more»

TPD budget plan would cut 50 cops, shift assignments

A list of budget cuts and reorganized positions proposed by new Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus would mean fewer sworn officers, but pull cops from behind desks and put them on patrol, he said in a memo obtained by TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Thomure tapped to top Tucson Water

A local water engineer has been picked to lead Tucson's municipal water utility, City Manager Michael Ortega announced Friday evening.... Read more»

Three locals tapped as finalists for Tucson Water post

Three Tucsonans have been named as the finalists to become the director of the city's water utility — two longtime residents and one newcomer. ... Read more»

Council OKs Magnus as new TPD chief

Chris Magnus, the police chief of Richmond, Calif., has been appointed as the new head of the Tucson Police Department. The City Council unanimously approved City Manager Michael Ortega's pick Tuesday night.... Read more»2

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