May 28, 2013

Dear Tucsonans:

Grand Canyon University recently expressed interest in locating a new campus in Tucson, potentially at El Rio Golf Course, which has been operating at a loss for years. Depsite the many positives of this move, I have always believed in listening to everyone. After hearing sincere concerns from my friends, allies and colleagues on this issue, I have decided against supporting GCU at El Rio Golf Course.

Please read my guest opinion published today in the Arizona Daily Star.

http://azstarnet.com/news/opinion/guest-column-plan-to-put-university-on-el-rio-golf/article_49927ae8-e10a-567a-a96e-e48b611e9fe2.html

I still welcome Grand Canyon University and all higher education to Tucson. And I'm still committed to finding a community solution to the golf deficit at El Rio Golf Course. I hope the Conquistadores and others in the community will help find a solution.

In community,

Regina Romero
Vice Mayor
Tucson City Council, Ward 1