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.
In an effort to protect kids, Safe Kids Pima County will offer free car seat safety checks tomorrow, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kmart, 7055 E. Broadway Blvd. Officials will be on hand to check that the seats are installed properly in vehicles.
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The City of Tucson is seeking electricians to work in the Control Systems Section of the Tucson Water Maintenance Division. Electricians perform skilled maintenance and repair, troubleshoot, and install industrial electrical and controls for 3-phase motors. They also maintain electrical equipment and control systems for City buildings and water production facilities.
On Monday, October 1, 2018, work will begin to repave Grant Road from 15th Avenue to Ninth Avenue and Oracle Road from Rillito Street to Alturas Street, including the Grant Road and Oracle Road intersection.
Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin the paving project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. The utility lowering work is scheduled to begin Monday, October 1, 2018 and is anticipated to be complete by Friday, October 5, 2018. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is seeking feedback regarding the extension of the ordinance for the Infill Incentive District (IID), which is set to expire on Jan. 31, 2019. The Mayor and Tucson City Council must extend the sunset date, remove it, or let it expire.
Learn about the ideas behind the artwork at Sun Link streetcar stops before you take your next ride. The streetcar encourages downtown redevelopment and provides residents with an easy, fun, and sustainable transportation alternative to street-congesting personal vehicles. The streetcar further infuses the downtown corridor with creative and cerebral experiences through the art and poetry pieces that adorn each stop.