Celebrate the efforts and successes of crime prevention through neighborhood and community involvement at G.A.I.N. (Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods) tomorrow, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Mission Manor Elementary School cafeteria, 600 W. Santa Rosa St.
The George Howard Band will perform a live concert this Friday, Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m., at El Rio Golf Course, 1400 W. Speedway Blvd. In addition to the free concert from Tucson City Golf, there will be food and drink specials and dancing. For more information, visit the golf shop or call (520) 791-4229.
The City of Tucson is recruiting clerks for City Court. These are entry-level positions with opportunities for advancement. Duties include processing, maintaining, and distributing court-related information and files to internal and external parties.
The Pima Association of Governments (PAG), in partnership with the City of Tucson, is hosting two open houses focusing on the development of a Long-Range Regional Transit Plan. Meet with staff from PAG and the City of Tucson and consultants from Jarrett Walker + Associates to discuss the following topics about transit in the Tucson region during the next 10 years:
• The amount of transit service that is appropriate for the Tucson region
• Balancing bus frequency and route coverage
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Domestic Violence Grant
- Crime Tracking
- Water Security
- Transit Passes
- Complete Streets Policy
- Traffic Safety
- Local Tucson
- Urban Wildlife Meeting
- Recycling 101 Meeting
- Film in New Mexico
- Events & Entertainment
Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik is hosting a meeting tomorrow, Oct. 16, with representatives from the Arizona Game & Fish Department, Pima Animal Care Center, and the University of Arizona who will speak with residents about how to co-exist with urban wildlife.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is seeking feedback regarding medical marijuana (MMJ) regulations to help address the Jan. 31, 2019, expiration of the governing ordinance. The Mayor and Tucson Council must extend the date, remove it, or let the ordinance expire.
The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event Saturday, Oct. 20, 4-7 p.m., at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free.
A GEICO expansion is expected to create 700 new jobs in Tucson; it’s "Half the Field, Double the Football, and Triple the Fun;" and meet Reid Park Zoo’s newest addition. Those stories and more are featured in the latest edition of In Tucson, produced by Tucson 12.
Pet of the Week
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
Tucson received a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Metropolitan Equality Index.
The MEI rates cities on issues in five categories: Non-Discrimination Laws, Municipality as Employer, Municipal Services, Law Enforcement, and LBGT Equality.
The survey rated 508 cities and 78 of them received scores of 100. Two other cities in Arizona, Phoenix and Tempe, also received 100 ratings. Gilbert jumped 36 points for enacting a non-discrimination law, but is still far behind Tucson at 55.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Oct. 13. Events during the day and evening include Locomotive Saturdays for kids at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Living History Days at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, Disney on Ice performances at the Tucson Convention Center, the 8th annual Evening of Play at Children’s Museum Tucson, music and other entertainment at several restaurants and clubs, and more.
The City of Tucson Water department is offering a pilot program that provides assistance for qualifying community gardens within city limits. Customers can receive a more affordable water rate that helps support local, community agriculture if they have a designated irrigation meter providing water to the garden only.
The City of Tucson is recruiting water system operators to join its Operations Section of the Water department. Operators monitor and control water treatment facilities and distribution systems utilizing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and help ensure appropriate water supply, quality, and pressure to maintain the system’s integrity.