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City Recruiting Construction Inspector for Transportation Department

The City of Tucson is recruiting a construction inspector for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). Duties include providing construction surveillance of public works projects for compliance with applicable engineering codes and standards.

The position is responsible for job site planning and inspections and receives direction from the lead inspector. Four years of experience inspecting projects for compliance is required. Applications must be received by Oct. 22.

Traffic Alert: Tucson Meet Yourself Event Downtown Road Closures

Downtown Tucson will host “Tucson Meet Yourself” this weekend from Friday, October 12, 2018 through Sunday, October 14, 2018. Below is a list of road closures that will be in place for vendor set up and for the event. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 6 p.m. to Sunday, October 14, 2018 at midnight – Pennington Street will be closed from Church Avenue to Stone Avenue.

Domestic Violence Grant Awarded to Tucson City Court

Tucson City Court recently was awarded a three-year, $549,000 Justice for Families Grant from the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women. The grant will continue to support the specialized Domestic Violence Court calendar, which has provided victims of domestic violence access to Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse advocates and services for more than 4,000 victims of domestic violence, along with more accountability and supervision for domestic violence offenders.

NEWS RELEASE: Immediate Need for Donations to Assist Community-Based Intake Centers

October 18, 2018

Last week, when I first sent out a call for donations in support of migrant families, we had hoped the numbers would diminish by now. In fact, ICE has continued to release families to intake centers at an alarming rate. Tucson centers have had to find room and board for over 200 people in the past two days alone. We see no end in sight.

Boo Bash

Tucson Parks and Recreation and Pima Community College East Campus present the Boo Bash at Lincoln Park, a fun-filled night of tricks and treats. Come enjoy carnival games, trunk-or-treat, a costume parade, and more. The costume parade will begin at 6 p.m. Food also will be available for purchase. Special thanks to our sponsors: Pima Community College, Tucson Water, and Pyramid Federal Credit Union.

Who: Everyone

Cost: FREE

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Park soccer fields, 4325 S. Pantano Road

Traffic Alert: Broadway from Camino Seco toe Houghton Road Traffic Shift

Starting tonight, Oct. 8, at 10 o'clock, eastbound and westbound traffic on Broadway will shift to the north side of the roadway between Houghton and Harrison roads. Since the start of the project last month, crews have been salvaging landscaping and grading the north shoulder area of Broadway to install a temporary travel lane for this traffic shift that will allow crews to begin the excavation work to install underground drainage structures and new waterlines from Houghton to Harrison.

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