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NewsNet 05-06-14

TUCSON WATER HOSTS TOWN HALLS ON PROPOSED WATER RATES - Tucson Water staff will host four town halls this month to present information about water rates, service fees, and operating costs. Those in attendance will learn about the financial costs to deliver water to customers, maintain infrastructure, and invest in technology, efficiency, and future water sources. There also will be a question an answer period. Tucson Water will propose modifying its rates and fees at a Mayor and Council public hearing on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The utility is proposing two possible rate scenarios, with each adding about $3 to the average customer's monthly bill. The first town hall will be held tomorrow, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at the William Clements Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr. Read the announcement and schedule.

FALLEN HEROES TO BE HONORED THURSDAY - The annual Tucson Police Department (TPD) Memorial Ceremony will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in front of TPD headquarters, 270 S. Stone. TPD members will celebrate and remember the lives of eight Tucson Police officers lost in the line of duty from 1892 to 2008. Yesterday was Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Day, honoring officers killed in the line of duty during the past year. The TPD Facebook page is honoring fallen officers.

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS (ABOR) TO EXAMINE STUDENT FEES AT STATE'S THREE UNIVERSITIES - The Board of Regents says part of this summer's examination of fees is to make the fee-setting process more transparent. ABOR will evaluate all fees for a greater understanding of what they are and if they are necessary. This fall, the University of Arizona will introduce a new way for students to view their online statements and click on a charge to see why the fee was added. "It can be hard to comprehend what the different charges are for and why, so we are trying to make the billing statements understandable,” Regents President Eileen Klein said. “I was really happy to see [UA] make that advancement, because we are trying to enhance the transparency in the billing process.” Read more from the Arizona Daily Wildcat.

CATCH UP ON CITY NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED - A neighborhood market adds muscle to the growing downtown area; City employees work to perfect customer service and improve efficiency; and the Reid Park Zoo gets an "A-plus" for accreditation. Watch these stories and more on Tucson 12's Tucson City News in Review.

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