TUCSON – Mayor Jonathan Rothschild used profanities near his open microphone at Wednesday’s city council meeting.
The council was discussing zoning and annexation plans that may have allowed a large development near River Road and Campbell Avenue. All the council members voted to end that process. The mayor dissented.
“You guys are going to turn into Oro [expletive] Valley,” Rothschild said.
City Clerk Roger Randolph reached over and appeared to turn Rothschild’s microphone off.
“I don’t give a [expletive],” Rothschild said.
"You guys are going to turn into Oro f****** Valley." Tucson Mayor @JRothschildAZ said that after the council voted to scrap a plan that would allow a big development near River & Campbell. He was the lone dissenting vote. pic.twitter.com/knf5CIfXFR
— Sam Salzwedel (@SamKVOA) September 5, 2019
In June, he was also caught cursing during the call to the audience.
When asked for an interview with the mayor on this subject, a representative from his office said his schedule was full for the day.
A town of Oro Valley representative referred a request for comment to the Tucson mayor’s office.