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NewsNet 4-4-13

JOB OPPORTUNITY: PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT SEEKING CONTRACT COMPLIANCE OFFICER - The City of Tucson's Procurement Department is seeking a highly motivated, dependable, detail-conscious, professional individual who can work with limited supervision and provide superior customer service. The position is responsible for federal Davis Bacon wage compliance oversight. This includes conducting field investigations and analyzing certified payrolls of City contractors working at construction sites as well as in an office environment. Requires a bachelors degree, two years of experience and a drivers license. Read the job posting here.

LESSONS FROM CITY MANAGERS WHOSE COMMUNITIES HAVE ENDURED MASS SHOOTINGS - City managers who have experienced mass shootings in their communities, such as Tucson, have accumulated valuable experiences that can help other managers prepare for similar emergencies. Ron Carlee, City Manager of Charlotte, NC and former COO of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), lists ten recommendations based on interviews and reports from cities that experienced mass shootings last year: Norcross, Oakland, Seattle, Aurora, Oak Creek, Minneapolis, and Newtown. From PM Magazine.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: CITY SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE - In an effort to provide input from a pedestrian perspective on transportation projects in the City of Tucson, the Mayor and Council on February 12, 2013 approved the creation of a 13-member Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Applications are now available for any City resident desiring to become a member of the committee. Appointments will be made by M&C and the City Manager. City of Tucson employees are not eligible for Committee membership, but are welcome to attend meetings and provide input. More information and downloadable application here.

VISIT TUCSON WATER AT THIS WEEKEND'S SAHBA SPRING HOME AND PATIO SHOW - Professionals from Tucson Water will be staffing the utility's exhibitor space during the SAHBA Spring Home and Patio Show, April 5 through 7, at the Tucson Convention Center. Free materials on water efficiency indoors and outdoors, plants and landscaping, water quality and reliability, the water supply and delivery system, rebate and incentive programs, and conservation-related items for children will be given out. Tucson Water has been an exhibitor at the Home Show since the mid-1990s. Read the news release from Tucson Water, including schedule, here.

FIRST OF TWO APRIL CYCLOVIA EVENTS THIS WEEKEND - Cyclovia Tucson, a free event that closes city streets to encourage Tucsonans to explore non-motorized transportation options and enjoy the urban outdoors, is set to kick off Sunday from 10 a.m. The second Cyclovia is set for April 28, debuting a new route that connects midtown neighborhoods to the Pima County Loop multi-use path. Cyclovia Tucson is a project of Living Streets Alliance. From the Star. Read more about Bike Month on tucsonaz.gov.