Chamber Congratulates Congresswoman Martha McSally for Work on 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

Chamber Congratulates Congresswoman Martha McSally for Work on 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Representatives of the Tucson Metro Chamber and 12 local business leaders were in Washington, DC for four days last week working with federal elected officials and officials at the Pentagon on a variety of issues. On Thursday, April 28, the House Armed Services Committee passed the 2017 …

Chamber Congratulates City Council on Advancing Broadway Blvd. Improvements

Chamber Congratulates City Council on Advancing Broadway Blvd. Improvements The Tucson City Council did something last night that bureaucracies sometimes struggle to do: they acted. The Tucson Metro Chamber congratulates Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and four members of the City Council for adopting two measures on their agenda last night that authorized long-awaited and voter-approved improvements to E. Broadway Blvd. between …

Council Advances New Retail Center

Council Advances New Retail Center A vote was taken at last night’s Tucson City Council meeting regarding the future of a proposed retail development at the corner of Houghton Rd. and E. 22nd St.  The $30 million retail center will be anchored by a Fry’s supermarket and will include a number of small business storefronts.  The vote was about allowing …

Chamber Reports on Final Mandatory PTO Stakeholder Meeting

Chamber Reports on Final Mandatory PTO Stakeholder Meeting The Mandatory Paid Time Off (PTO) stakeholder group met for the third of its three meetings last night at the Ward 2 offices of Council Member Paul Cunningham.  In December, the Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors voted to strongly oppose the Mandatory PTO proposal advanced by Ward 1 Council Member Regina …

Stop Mandatory Paid Time Off in Tucson

Stop Mandatory Paid Time Off in Tucson In early December, City of Tucson Ward 1 Council-member Regina Romero proposed a mandatory paid time off (PTO) policy. The ordinance, cleverly named “Safe and Sick Time,” would require all employers to provide paid time off for employees, regardless of their employment status. The City would mandate that for every 30 hours worked, an employee …