Stay Active and Have Fun

From photography to pottery, the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of classes available in the Fall 2015 Program Guide & Class Catalog, available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, district offices, and pools. The Program Guide has information on leisure classes, registration, and the Discount Program. The booklet also has information on recreation centers, sports programs, Tucson City Golf courses, and swimming pools.

Ronstadt Development Project Receives Positive Initial Reaction

Two developers shared their proposals last week for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project and according to the Arizona Daily Star, early reactions to the proposals are positive. "I welcome and applaud it," said Tierra Antigua Realty's Kent Simpson. Both proposals would keep the Ronstadt Center as a bus hub, while adding housing and retail spaces.

Learn About Tucson Police Traffic Stop Demographics (Rescheduled)

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will be providing a presentation on traffic stop demographics at the monthly meeting of the Citizen's Police Advisory Review Board (CPARB) this Wednesday at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. First St. Please enter through the south entrance of the building after 5 p.m. CPARB meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

City Initiative to Restore Neon Signs

Recognizing the value of local neon signs, the City's Historic Preservation Office has allocated $125,000 to restore some of these iconic landmarks. To be eligible for the program owners of blighted signs apply for Historic Landmark Sign designation, agree to keep the sign up for at least 10 years and pay 25 percent of repair costs. The Hacienda Motel and Riviera Motor Lodge signs are currently being restored under the program.

City Manager Discusses First Weeks on the Job (Video)

City Manager Michael Ortega was featured on the most recent edition of Arizona Public Media's Metro Week. The City Manager discussed Mayor and City Council priorities, long-term budget fixes, and Plan Tucson. "It's a wonderful plan," said Ortega of the voter-approved general plan. "The framework for us to do business as a city government is in that blueprint."

Big Crowds Celebrate Streetcar's First Anniversary

More than 9,000 passengers hopped on board the Sun Link streetcar Saturday to celebrate the system's first anniversary. Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Electric Power, and Friends of the Tucson Streetcar sponsored free rides for the anniversary event, while KXCI continued its Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series with award-winning vocalist Crystal Stark. Riders packed the streetcar to sing along with the former American Idol finalist and attended events along the route.