Why Can’t the Ronstadt Center Be an Open-Air Transit & Community Space?
Do you remember the controversy surrounding redevelopment of the Ronstadt Transit Center? Back in 2013-2014, developers were making a play to redevelopment the Ronstadt Transit Center. They had pitched redevelopment of the … Continue reading
Watch the Gentrification & Affordable Housing Forum with Mayor & Council Candidates (video)
Nearly 400 people packed into the El Rio Neighborhood Center to hear the Mayor and Council Candidate Forum on Gentrification and Affordable Housing on Saturday, June 22. This was an … Continue reading
GPLETs, Annexations & Tax Breaks on Sept. 17 Mayor & Council Agendas
Tax breaks for economic development were hotly debated during the recent Democratic Primary for Mayor, and they continue to be a really hot topic for many Tucson voters. Recently, I … Continue reading
Fun with Campaign Finance: Questions for Ana
All three of my opponents spent $1000s on consultants leading up to the primary on August 30, 2016. According to the Secretary of State’s Campaign Finance Database, Ana Henderson, the … Continue reading
Broadway Widening… Again! How Many Times Do the People Have to Say ‘NO!’
Remember all of those public meetings in which the citizens of Tucson said they don’t want Broadway Blvd turned into a massive eight-lane highway? Or how many times we said … Continue reading
UPDATED: Broadway Widening Redux: March 26 Meeting on ‘Community Alignment’
The beleaguered Citizens Task Force (CTF) of the Broadway Widening Project revolted at last week’s meeting and didn’t approve the city staff plan for widening Broadway Blvd. because it didn’t … Continue reading
A Trip Down Memory Lane: What is our shared vision for downtown Tucson?
This article was originally published in 2009 on my Progressive Examiner blog. This month [November 2009] marks the end of an era in downtown Tucson– an era of art, innovation, … Continue reading