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Mayor Romero's 'State of the City' included in annual study of speeches

The National League of Cities included the most recent "State of the City" address by Tucson Mayor Regina Romero in an annual review of speeches by 60 American mayors from October 2021 to April 2022. ... Read more»

Tucson hires Laurice Walker as first chief equity officer

The city of Tucson hired Laurice Walker as the first head of the Office of Equity, ending an almost two-year search to fill the position. Walker worked in racial equity offices in Minneapolis and Plymouth, Minn., over the last five years. ... Read more»

86 Tucson city staffers could lose jobs after not complying with COVID shot mandate

The city of Tucson has a new plan to tackle its staffing shortage, which is expected to worsen with the projected termination of 86 employees who failed to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate by a Dec. 1 deadline. ... 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»