The Pathway to Purchase program offers qualifying homebuyers down payment assistance equal to 10 percent of the purchase price, up to $20,000, when they obtain a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage for an owner-occupied, primary residence in target ZIP code areas. In the Tucson 12 video below, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and others announced the return of the popular program.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a business analyst for Tucson Water. Duties include supporting the Utility Billing application and related systems, working as part of a team to help with maintenance of an IBMi server, and supporting end-users to help resolve issues. The analyst also serves as liaison with the Information Technology department, City and County staff, and vendors to evaluate, test, and support system upgrades.
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- Domestic Violence & Trafficking
- Water Security
- Three More Environmental Issues
- Infill Incentive District
- Census 2020
- Candidate Debate
- Local Tucson
- Palo Verde Neighborhood Association
- Garden District Porch Fest
- Events & Entertainment
Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres asked Tim Thomure, Tucson Water Director questions about the water supply. What follows is the responses Vice Mayor Fimbres received from Thomure.
The Balboa Heights neighborhood is hosting a free, family event tomorrow, Oct. 2, to celebrate National Night Out. The 5-8 p.m. gathering will be held at the Marty Birdman Community Center at Balboa Heights Park, 2536 N. Castro Ave. Enjoy a movie, hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, youth entertainment, mariachis, dancing, and more.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign promoting police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer.
In response to media reports about perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the water system, Tucson Water has issued a fact sheet assuring that customers' water is safe for all uses, including drinking. The fact sheet provides details about the events that led to the media reports, and explains why public health is not at risk.
Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5) and Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero are giving Tucson voters another opportunity to hear more about Proposition 407, the Parks + Connections Bond proposition. A public meeting will be held this Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 W. Irvington Road.
Reid Park Zoological Society and the City of Tucson recently updated the 2014 Master Plan for the Reid Park Zoo with features authorized by voters last November. This process included input from City leadership, Zoo staff and members, Zoo board members, guests, and national experts in the zoological community.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a transit services coordinator for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). Duties include helping with the development and coordination of intergovernmental agreements and transit grant applications. A transit services coordinator also manages transit projects and serves as a liaison with contractors and community groups.
To assist residents with property protection from potential flooding due to remnants of Hurricane Rosa, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation will open its sandbag distribution site today from noon to 8 p.m., in the north parking lot of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Avenue. Please see the attached map for more details.
It was a relatively quiet council meeting on Tuesday, but we had a number of updates during study session on some important issues.
We got an update from Environmental Services about the city’s solar power initiative. I’ve written here numerous times about last year’s rate case involving Tucson Electric Power and how frustrated I am with their getting rid of net metering and thus the ability of many home and business owners to install solar power.
Houghton Road: Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way construction open house is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 pm at Empire High School, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way.
Sentinel Peak Park, "A" Mountain, will close to all vehicular traffic tomorrow, Sept. 29, starting at 6 p.m. to allow the American Cancer Society’s Pinkafy Tucson event to light the "A" to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lighting ceremony is not open to the public.
The event leads up to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 21. The park will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8 a.m. For more information, please call (520) 320-6382.
The Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) now offers inspection services via Skype or FaceTime. PDSD can perform many inspections remotely. Save time by scheduling an inspection through your smartphone.
This service can save you time on most activities or if your regular inspection did not pass and there are simple corrections needed. Speak with your inspector for details about how to get a second inspection after corrections have been made.