MAYORS URGE STATE, FEDERAL COOPERATION AT BINATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM IN NOGALES – At a gathering of mayors from both sides of the Arizona-Sonora border, Nogales, Sonora Mayor Ramón Guzmán said both states risk losing out on booming North American trade if they are unable to match the agility and amenities offered by other border states. The March 22 meeting was attended by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, and numerous other mayors from the bordering states. Among the issues discussed were long waits at ports of entry that impede the shipping of goods, and warnings from the U.S. State Department that scare tourists. From Inside Tucson Business.

AS IT EXPANDS DOWNTOWN, UA HOPES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS WITH CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTSJan Cervelli, dean of the UA College of Architecture, and Bob Smith, vice president for business affairs, have been looking into the possibilities of bringing programs within various colleges as well as research opportunities to downtown. “The idea is to create a partnership between the university and the city whereby the city benefits from the expertise of our faculty and our students,” Cervelli said, “and our students and faculty gain experience by working for the city and the county.” From the Wildcat.

TUCSON WATER REACHES MILLION ACRE FOOT MILESTONE – Tucson Water Director Alan Forrest and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, accompanied by Central Arizona Project representatives, elected officials, and water resource and conservation professionals, celebrated a milestone in our community’s history: the one-millionth acre foot of Colorado River water recharged and stored by Tucson Water in its Clearwater Renewal Resource Facility.


TUSD TO BEGIN HUNT FOR NEW SUPERINTENDENT – At their meeting tonight, members of the Tucson Unified School District’s governing board will discuss next steps in the process to replace Superintendent John Pedicone, who last month announced his resignation, effective June 30th. The board will need to decide whether to conduct the search for Pedicone’s replacement internally, or hire an outside firm. They will also need to decide how to word the superintendent’s job posting, which could go out as soon as this week. From KOLD/KMSB.

ELLER COLLEGE-BASED AID GROUP DONATES BICYCLES TO TUCSON’S REFUGEE COMMUNITY – At a Saturday event in Reid Park, Eller College of Management students gave 25 bicycles, plus helmets, locks and lights to men recently resettled in Tucson by the International Rescue Committee. The students are involved in the Arizona Resource Connection, a UA student group dedicated to helping refugees, and Enactus, a global, nonprofit student group with an entrepreneurial focus. From the Star.