ward5 - April 10, 11:48 am
Parents and coaches:
Do you have a youth soccer player that wants to improve their game? Give them the chance to work with current and former FC Tucson players and coaches!
FC Tucson summer camp registration is now available! To learn more about our camps, click here to view our camp brochure. Want to get right to registering? Click here to register online!
ward5 - April 10, 11:46 am
CITY OF TUCSON WORKSHOPS LICENSE AND TRANSACTION PRIVILEGE TAX REPORTING
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department.
Questions will be answered and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. Example returns can be completed. It is recommended that you bring a calculator and a pencil.
ward5 - April 10, 10:45 am
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Members of the local community are invited to D-M’s 2014 ‘Thunder and Lightning over Arizona’ Open House April 12-13.
The base will open its doors for this free event to showcase military air power and express appreciation for the local community’s continuous support of D-M’s missions.
ward5 - April 9, 6:04 pm
Las Adelitas Arizona Invites Students to Apply for the 2014 Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Scholarship
Las Adelitas Arizona is now taking applications for the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Scholarship, and is inviting students and aspiring students to apply for the financial award. The scholarship is geared toward Latina identifying individuals pursuing their academic goals in higher education in Southern Arizona.
ward5 - April 9, 1:56 pm
Guardrail repair on I-10 ramp at 6th Avenue in Tucson
The westbound Interstate 10 exit ramp at 6th Avenue will be closed Thursday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for guardrail repair.
DETOUR: Drivers may use the westbound I-10 exit ramp at Park Avenue or the westbound I-10 frontage road.
newsnet - April 9, 12:55 pm
WATER VALVE, CONNECTION WORK AFFECTING TRAFFIC NEAR 22ND STREET - Excavation and preparation work is underway today on westbound 22nd Street, between Rosemont Avenue and Craycroft Road, as crews get ready for tomorrow's scheduled replacement of a critical 24" valve. The work is being coordinated in advance of milling and paving work scheduled to begin at the end of this week. Read the news release. TWO CITY OF TUCSON EMPLOYEES WIN NATIONAL AWARDS - Two members of the City of Tucson’s Procurement Department have received awards from the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP). Contract Administrator Victoria Cortinas is the recipient of the NIGP Copper Chapter’s 2014 Manager of the Year award and Contract Administrator Nathan Daou is the recipient of the NIGP Copper Chapter’s 2014 Buyer of the Year award. Last year, NIGP named City Procurement Director Marcheta Gillespie as president of the Board of Directors. Read the news release. RIO NUEVO BOARD REJECTS NAME CHANGE - The board that oversees the Rio Nuevo downtown redevelopment project has decided to keep the project's name after all. The board had been soliciting suggested name changes as part of a contest to award scholarships. Even though the Rio Nuevo name will remain, six students still will split the remaining $1,000 prize money. They already were awarded $500 each for being semi-finalists in the competition. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star. FORUM TONIGHT ON INTERNET SAFETY FOR CHILDREN - The Arizona Attorney General's Office - Community Outreach Division is hosting a forum tonight to discuss with parents the constant changes in technology and social networking with which children are involved. Cyber-bullying, sexting, child predators and other issues will be addressed at the forum, which begins at 6 p.m. at Corona Foothills Middle School, 16705 S. Houghton Road (in the Vail School District). Read the Corona Foothills Middle School event announcement.
SPRING FLING RETURNS TO UA CAMPUS - After a decade-and-a-half absence from campus, Spring Fling is returning to the University of Arizona this weekend. The 40-year-old student-run carnival moved to Rillito Downs 15 years ago to accommodate construction of the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center and just wound up staying there. Setup for Spring Fling began Monday, closing off campus on the UA Mall, from Cherry Avenue to Campbell Avenue. Proceeds from Spring Fling help fund student clubs on campus. Read more from the Arizona Daily Wildcat.
newsnet - April 8, 2:05 pm
ARIZONA LAWMAKERS APPROVE $9.23 BILLION BUDGET FOR THE COMING FISCAL YEAR - Senate Republicans yesterday agreed on a spending plan higher than they had originally wanted, but still less than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer and their House GOP counterparts. Among other things, the plan gives an extra $2 million to the University of Arizona over current funding and an identical amount to Arizona State University. That’s $500,000 less for each than the House plan but still more than the $1.3 million for each the Senate had been offering. Northern Arizona University will get $500,000. House and Senate leaders say they expect Brewer to sign the spending plan. Read more from Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star. NOGALES PORT EXPANSION GETS ANOTHER BOOST - The U.S. government recently doubled the lanes for cargo and people at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, but there has been some uncertainty over whether the Port would add enough new inspectors to make those new lanes valuable. That uncertainty ended earlier this month when Customs and Border Protection (CBP) decided to hire and train about 170 new Customs inspectors so the expanded Port facility can live up to its potential. Business leaders say the extra lanes help speed up distribution for items such as produce, but there are often bottlenecks in crossing the border, so the extra inspectors will help speed up the process. Read more from KGUN9.
PIMA COUNTY RECEIVES $5.4 MILLION FEDERAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANT - Pima County is the recipient of a $5.4 million grant to support a regional effort to train 940 young people for jobs in local technology industries. The Youth CareerConnect grant is one of 24 grants totaling $107 million nationwide. The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor is the only grant awarded in Arizona. The grant will allow certain employers who share a common skill shortage to work with workforce staff and K-12 and community college educators to align class offerings to meet workforce needs. The money also will be used for paid internships and mentoring.
PROTECTED BIKE LANES TESTED LAST WEEKEND - Sunday's Cyclovia event put the protected bike lane idea on display with wooden boxes lining a bike lane on Sixth Avenue. The street was already closed to traffic for the event, but the makeshift barriers gave cyclists an idea of what it would be like if they had a protected lane in traffic. "The key to biking and getting more people to bike is making them feel like they can bike safely," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who spoke at the event. He said you may start seeing a lot more of those barriers. A portion of St. Marys Road, between Davis Street and Main Street, will have a barrier installed at the end of the month. Read more from KGUN9.
SHORT VIDEO ILLUSTRATES DANGER OF TEXTING AND DRIVING - The City of Tucson sends a message about the potential for tragedy associated with texting while driving, which is illegal in City limits. In addition to risking their own lives and the lives of others, motorists caught texting while driving are subject to a $100 fine, which increases to $250, if involved in an accident. View the video from Tucson 12.
newsnet - April 7, 12:56 pm
LEARN ABOUT STREETCAR SAFETY - As the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar vehicles go through testing in preparation for a summer start, the streetcar's management team continues to educate community members and streetcar operators about safety. Sun Link's "Be Street-Smart" educational safety campaign is an ongoing effort to educate citizens about the streetcar's presence and how to be safe around the tracks. Watch the safety video.
PROPOSED DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT WOULD CHANGE LIQUOR LICENSE RULES IN THE AREA - The City of Tucson wants to create a special entertainment district downtown that would allow businesses in the area to apply for liquor licenses, even if they are within 300 feet from a school or church. The exemption would be granted on a case-by-case basis solely at the discretion of the Mayor and Tucson City Council. The Greater Downtown Entertainment District would mostly cover areas along the streetcar route with potential for future development, said Camila Bekat, economic development specialist for the City. City High School, on East Pennington Street, between North Scott and Stone Avenues, is in the heart of the proposed entertainment district and supports the change. The proposal comes four years after the Arizona Legislature passed a law allowing designations of such districts. City Attorney Mike Rankin verified that the City’s proposal meets the requirements of the state law, Bekat said. The Mayor and Tucson City Council next month will discuss plans for the proposed district. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
EL GRUPO YOUTH CYCLING'S BICYCLE SCAVENGER HUNT IS SATURDAY - The 11th Annual Bicycle Scavenger Hunt is a fun, family outing that is part of April's Bike Fest in Tucson. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at 600 N. 9th Ave, features two hunts. Participants must solve riddles to point them toward the hidden objects. Read more from the Downtown Tucson Partnership.
REDUCE PAPERWORK & CLUTTER BY SIGNING UP FOR PAPERLESS WATER BILLS - Go paperless with your Utility Services Statement. Set up an eBill account to pay your bill, get notification of your billing statement, view water usage, and read Tucson Water's newsletter.
CITY OF TUCSON IS REMOVING ABANDONED SHOPPING CARTS - If you see a shopping cart off store property, abandoned along the street, or sitting in a wash, call the City of Tucson's Environmental Services (ES) Department to have it removed. You can call Customer Service at (520) 791-3171 or use the 'My-Waste'™ app and choose the Report a Problem option.
transportation - April 7, 7:18 am
Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 through Friday, April 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, work crews will perform utility location services for existing underground utilities. This work will provide information needed for the final design plans for phase 3 of the Downtown Links Project. Please note, construction is not beginning on the final phase of the Downtown Links Project.
Motorists can expect travel lane restrictions and parking restrictions in the following areas:
ward3 - April 4, 3:54 pm
Karin's Note: Friday, April 4, 2014
-Ward 3 Events -Upcoming Area Neighborhood and Coalition Meeting(s) -Citywide Events -Did You Know?