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NewsNet 4-30-13

STREET REPAIR UNDERWAY - BROADWAY RE-PAVING PROJECT, WILMOT TO PANTANO, STARTS TODAY - Work is now underway on a re-paving project to improve Broadway between Wilmot Road and Pantano Road. The work involves lowering existing water valve covers and manhole covers, milling (removing asphalt), repaving, temporary striping and raising utility covers flush with the new asphalt. The project is expected to be complete in late June. Work is being performed by the Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). Read the news release from TDOT here. Read the info page on Tucson's street bonds program here.

ELECTRICAL FIRE AT SOUTHSIDE APARTMENT BUILDING LEAVES SIX HOMELESS - A fire damaged several apartments this morning in the 300 block of West Irvington Road, causing several people on scene to be treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was started by an electrical malfunction involving a refrigerator being plugged into an extension cord. A total of five units were condemned by City of Tucson Building Safety with 6 people requiring assistance from Red Cross. The Tucson Fire Department would like to remind everyone that smoke inhalation is the number one cause of death related to fire, and more than half of residential fire deaths occur in fires that start between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Get out as quickly as possible and never go back in. Read the news release from TFD here. Story from KVOA here.

WITH HOURS LEFT TO GO, TUCSON LEADS NATIONAL MAYORS' CHALLENGE FOR WATER CONSERVATION - In the category of cities with populations between 300K and 600K, Tucson remains ahead of Corpus Christi, Texas in the Wyland Foundations National Mayors Challenge for Water Conservation. The challenge is a friendly competition between cities across the U.S. to see who can be the most "water-wise," based on pledges from participants. Pledging residents in the winning cities will be entered to win a Toyota Prius C hybrid, and hundreds of other prizes. From the Wyland Foundation.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - The City of Tucson is seeking a Deputy Director of Information Technology Infrastructure. This position will oversee all functions within the Infrastructure Division including; Data Center Operations, Network, Telecommunications, Communication Engineering, Server Administration, Service Desk, and Desktop Support. This position will report to the Chief Information Officer and provide leadership as part of the department's leadership team. A bachelor's degree in CS, MIS or a closely related field and five or more years of progressive IT management experience is required. Read the City of Tucson job posting here.

CITY SURPLUS LAND FOR SALE - The City of Tucson is offering surplus land for sale through a sealed bid process. Several parcels are available now for purchase, starting at $14,757. The City will pay a commission of 3% to a qualified Arizona licensed (buyer) broker upon closing. The highest and best bidder is awarded the property, subject to final City Council approval. Sales are generally as is with no guarantees or assurances regarding environmental, archaeological, or development conditions. However, all information and studies currently available on the property will be disclosed to potential purchasers.
Read the info page from the Citys Real Estate Program here.