skip navigation
NewsNet 03-03-14

AGENDA SPOTLIGHT: MAYOR AND COUNCIL TO DISCUSS CREATION OF CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ HOLIDAY - The Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow will consider establishing a City holiday honoring the legacy of civil and labor rights leader César E. Chávez. The proposal recommends that residents observe the holiday as a day of service to their community. Council Member Regina Romero proposed the establishment of this additional City holiday, beginning March 31, 2015. Read the agenda item.

ARIZONA EXPECTED TO HAVE NATION’S SECOND-FASTEST JOB GROWTH THIS YEAR - Arizona is expected to post one of the highest rates of job growth among states in 2014, trailing only booming North Dakota, according to a recent report. The U.S. Regional Outlook 2014 by Moody’s Analytics predicts Arizona will see a 3.1 percent increase in jobs this year, compared to a national average of less than 1.9 percent. North Dakota’s outlook leads all states at 3.6 percent job growth. “(Arizona’s) expected job growth in 2014 will certainly get a boost thanks to high-tech companies like Apple opening a plant in Mesa,” said Sapna Gupta, senior policy analyst at ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Read more from Cronkite News Service via Arizona Daily Star.

NEW LION CUBS TEMPORARILY OFF EXHIBIT - The four two-month-old lion cubs are off exhibit today, since one cub is still feeling under the weather. Zoo officials say the mother and the cub's siblings are spending the day behind-the-scenes with the cub. The cubs also stayed off exhibit last Friday. Normally, The four cubs (Baako, Jelani, Sango, Nayo) and their mother, Kaya, will have access to the exhibit each day from 9 a.m. until noon. Shombay, the father, will be in the exhibit from noon - 4 p.m. If you can't make it to the Zoo, you can see the cubs on the lion webcam at the Reid Park Zoo.

SCORE A DEAL ON CITY SURPLUS - Need a bus?  How about some bicycles? Maybe some subwoofers will help complete your stereo system?  You can find these items and more on the City of Tucson's surplus auction website. View the items listed for bid.
Learn more about Tucson's Public Surplus auctions:

GET THE LATEST TUCSON NEWS AND INFORMATION ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER - "Like" the City of Tucson on Facebook to get the latest news, community updates and fun facts about Tucson local government and our community. You can also "Follow" the City of Tucson on Twitter for timely, concise updates throughout the day.