The Pima County Regional Flood Control District will host a presentation on “Estimating the Volume of Stormwater Available for Harvesting in Urban Pima County.” Guests are invited to bring their lunch to the talk tomorrow, Jan. 10, noon-1 p.m., at the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave., 9th floor.
If you ride public transit in Tucson frequently, you can buy a SunGO annual pass and save money. You also don't need to worry about reloading your card throughout the year. The annual pass offers unlimited rides on Sun Tran buses, the Sun Link streetcar, and Sun Shuttle.
The $450 pass is available online, at the Sun Tran Administration Office (3910 N. Sun Tran Blvd.), and the Special Services Office (35 W. Alameda St.).
Topics in this issue...
- Tucson Be Kind
- TPD Hiring
- Honors College
- Broadway Development
- Barrio Viejo & the TCC
- Water in the Desert
- Unified Community Advisory Board
- Blood Drive
- Local First: Tucson Japanese Festival
- Lee Bucyk & The Hermitage
- Events & Entertainment
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild rang the bell 19 times this morning at Fire Central to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shootings that killed six people and injured then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.
Shortly before the annual bell ringing, the mayor joined survivors, first responders, and others in a dedication for the soon-to-be-constructed Jan. 8 memorial in El Presidio Park downtown.
The Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee will host two meetings this week to get public input on whether the Board of Supervisors should adopt a countywide sales tax, where the tax revenue should be spent (road repair and/or property tax reduction), and whether the sales tax should be temporary or permanent.
The hearings are tomorrow, Jan. 9, 6-7 p.m., at the El Pueblo Activity Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd., and Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6-7 p.m., at the Quincie Douglas Center, 1575 E. 36th St.
In a website article called "9 Reasons Why We Were Dragged Kicking and Screaming from This Desert City," Travelocity discusses the wonders of Tucson. "A multi-culti blend of Native American, Mexican and European influence with a population of a half million chill peeps and a harmonious blend of city and nature, Tucson is juuust right. Sunny, funky and always buzzing, we’re darn near in love with the place and predict you will be too," the article reads.
Your old Christmas tree is also a valuable sustainable resource. During this TreeCycle season, the City of Tucson will grind up Christmas trees and have chips available for the public at the Randolph Golf Course, 600 S. Alvernon Way, and at the Los Reales Landfill, 5300 E. Los Reales Road.
The Freecycle Network and Tucson's Ward 3 City Council Office are hosting the eighth annual Freecycle Post-Holiday Swap this Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave.
The 2-4 p.m. event offers community members a chance to get rid of unused items at home by exchanging and trading with neighbors. It also includes a free shredding service (limit two boxes per customer). At last year’s event, approximately 3,000 pounds of paper was shredded.
Paul’s Note- Ward 3 Open House!
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
City of Tucson departments work every day to serve the citizens of Tucson. Today, we take a look at some of many statistics of the work performed during the 2017 calendar year. We hope you enjoy this "By the Numbers" special edition of NewsNet.
Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero, Pima County District 5 Supervisor Richard Elías, the Neighborhood Reinvestment Oversight Committee, and Tucson Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the addition of new exercise stations at Menlo Park (325 N. Grande Ave.) this Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m.
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) recently received an ISO Class 1 rating, making it one of the best fire departments in the country. The ISO is a review of TFD’s emergency response capability and Tucson Water's fire hydrant distribution system. The Tucson Water department provides water to more than 720,000 people at homes, schools, and businesses. The designation means the potential for lower insurance rates for city residents.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is accepting applications for the position of police officer recruit. Successful candidates from this testing period will be considered for any funded academy class(es) within the next six months. The earliest academy that will be filled from the list is July 2018, but that date may be adjusted if necessary.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
Zookeepers have to count every animal in the zoo every day, and your young kids can help while touring Reid Park Zoo and spending time in the Zoo’s classroom. Kids (ages 2-5 with an adult chaperone) can take advantage of hands-on encounters with some of the Zoo’s smaller animal ambassadors and practice counting and comparing the number of legs and toes throughout the animal world.