The City of Tucson

The Tucson Charter Change Coalition (TC3)

The Tucson Charter Change Coalition is a coalition of many community groups and individuals. We came together in 2010 with one overarching goal:

To better position the City of Tucson for prosperity and a high quality of life for all its residents.

The coalition believes the best way to improve Tucson’s governance — and therefore to better position the city for prosperity — is to revise and update the city’s charter, the document that establishes the roles, responsibilities, authorities and relationships that create the structure of Tucson’s municipal government. As Harvard Professor Joe Kalt, a Tucson native, succinctly summarizes, “Behavior follows from structure.”

Significantly, the mayor and city council members took a decisive step forward in June of this year when they created a Charter Review Committee to review the city’s charter and recommend needed changes to it. Along those lines, we were pleased when the mayor and city council in June created a Charter Review Committee to review the city’s charter and recommend needed changes to it.

It is essential for Tucson’s future that:
  • The committee members come up with significant and appropriate recommendations for the mayor and council;
  • The mayor and council refer the recommendations to the ballot for voter approval;
  • And the voters approve the recommended changes.

Consequently, the coalition is working consistently to support the city’s Charter Review Committee and to give widespread recognition to its work. Then, once the mayor and council have referred the committee’s recommendations to the ballot, the coalition will work for their passage.

In this website, we provide extensive information about the Charter Review Committee and about the Tucson Charter Change Coalition. We hope you will join us in our efforts to ensure the highest possible quality of life for all Tucson residents through a reinvigorated, updated city charter.