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Rendering of an American Battery Factory pop-up operation. The Utah start-up business wants to build a plant in Tucson and is set to receive local incentives.

A combination of city and county incentives would help land an American Battery Factory plant in Tucson — with a forecast of 1,000 jobs at a $1.1 billion plant. But the deal might remind some of the World View situation. Read more»

Constables may be about to get marching orders from Pima County supervisors.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors have been trying to figure out how to standardize the work of elected constables. County Administrator Jan Lesher's plan is shape up or lose pay. Read more»

A plan by Supervisor Matt Heinz to put RTA ED Farhad Moghimi through an "audit" of his performance failed to gain support from any other members of the Board of Supervisors. Heinz has made other attempts to rally opposition against the transportation agency director. Read more»

Pima County Supervisors are accepting another constables resignation.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is moving with big plans to fight poverty and create prosperity. Meanwhile, they need help just getting their court notices served. Read more»

Pima County needs more hammers and nails and less deliberation from the Board of Supervisors about commissions and task forces.

It's all task forces, boards and commissions as Pima County struggles off the line to grapple with affordable housing crunch, plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Sun Tran fees have been waived by the city of Tucson since the onset of the conoravirus pandemic. They're looking to make a comeback.

It doesn't seem to be a question of "if" bus fares will return in Tucson. It's more a matter of how. Maybe the Council could borrow the money from Pima County, which may be rolling in it. Read more»

The Alamo Wash Greenway will be renamed after former Mayor Jonathan Rothschild for his work to improve parks and trails in Tucson.

Jonathan Rothschild, a former Tucson mayor, said he's "honored" that the Alamo Wash Greenway will be renamed after him, saying it's "kind" to be remembered that way. In his last years as mayor, Rothschild pushed for voter-approved upgrades to parks and trails. Read more»

Road work in early March 2022 on East Ft. Lowell Road.

The Sentinel published a guest opinion by the Complete Streets Coordinating Council, regarding sorely needed improvements to 1st Avenue. Unfortunately, the opinion included an incomplete representation of actions by the RTA’s Technical Management Committee and its Project Review Taskforce, which we co-chair. Read more»

Road work in early March 2022 on East Ft. Lowell Road.

This community has an opportunity to save lives and make Tucson safer by improving and modernizing a three-mile section of 1st Avenue between Grant and River roads. Read more»

The initial round of broad recommendations from the Regional Transportation Authority's technical team will go before the City Council. 'RTA Next' talks are about to get hot.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega is recommending the council in 2023 resume taking every bloody pint of Central Arizona Project water its freaking entitled to get, as the feds reduce Arizona's allotment. Read more»

Tucson voters approved the extension of a half-cent sales tax to tend to the city's road needs. The future is thinking regionally.

The half-cent sales tax voters kept in place Tuesday is about getting the city back to where it wants to be. The Regional Transportation Authority is about what Tucson wants to become. The City Council now must play nice with the RTA board. Read more»

Mayor Regina Romero is congratulated as backers of Prop. 411 learn of their win Tuesday night.

Tucson streets will get about $740 million in increased attention over the next decade, as local voters voted almost 3-1 in favor of Prop. 411 to fund transportation improvements in an special election Tuesday. Read more»

Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy

No, Republicans, "crazy" isn't a prerequisite for making life hard on Democrats, as Supervisor Steve Christy proves with some smart bird-dogging. Read more»

Road work in early March on East Ft. Lowell Road.

Tucsonans who've filled out their ballots in the Prop. 411 special election should mail them back by Wednesday, or drop them in person at one of four locations through Election Day, May 17. Read more»

Road work in early March on East Ft. Lowell Road.

The Regional Transportation Authority, which funds major road work in the Tucson metro area, is considering whether to let voters decide if North 1st Ave should be widened, a suggestion that left Tucson city leaders frustrated. Read more» 1

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