By Becky Pallack | Arizona Daily Star
Getting ready to ask city voters for a sales tax increase, Tucson’s mayor made “investing in Tucson” the theme of his fifth State of the City speech.
“In my 30 years in business, I learned this: You cannot cut your way to prosperity,” Mayor Jonathan Rothschild told 1,100 in the audience at the Tucson Convention Center Tuesday. “At some point, you have to invest.”
The city has cut its budget in many ways, including cutting one in five jobs and deferring maintenance projects, he said.