In a few weeks, Tucson will tally the ballots in its election and learn who its next mayor will be. In his final weeks in that office, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild sat down with Christopher Conover to reflect on his last two terms.
Rothschild said he’s most proud of increasing transparency at City Hall. He said the public had distrust in local government, something he worked to combat by calling on the city manager and department heads to respond to public inquiries they received within 48 hours.
“It doesn’t mean you have to tell the person that you’re going to do what they say, but a lot of times we probably can. And if we can’t, let’s just tell them why we can’t,” Rothschild said. “So that sort of built a new communication with our constituency.”