City of Tucson employees each year voluntarily support nearly 200 nonprofit organizations through the Employee Combined Appeal Program (ECAP), in partnership with the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
In the video below, Tucson 12 takes a look at the program, the people behind it, and the agencies that benefit from the contributions.
Enjoy three hours of childless free time tomorrow, while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The event runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost per child (ages 5-11 only) is $1.50.
Tucson 12 won three awards last week, as the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) honored the winners of the 31st Annual Government Programming Awards in Austin, Texas. The City's television station won a Second Place award for "Zoo News – Underdogs" and Third Place award for "Video Journalism – Lety Bazurto-Mathews." Tucson 12 also garnered an Honorable Mention for “The Evolution of the Sun Link Streetcar." You can watch the winning videos below.
Several events are scheduled over the next week or so to recognize Modernism Week in Tucson. The event, which actually spans nine days, includes home tours, art galleries, lectures, a mid-century marketplace, vintage trailers, Eckbo landscape tours, a bus tour of mid-century architecture in Nogales, and more.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are continuing work to crack seal, fog seal and asphalt patch roadways associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.
The Redistricting Advisory Committee is encouraging community participation in the ward redistricting process. A public hearing will be held in Council Chambers (255 W. Alameda St.) tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. to gather comments. The preliminary redistricting plan will be on display at the hearing.
Tucson's homeless population this week will be able to get help with clothing, health screenings, haircuts, drug and alcohol counseling, rabies shots for their dogs, as well as help finding shelter or housing. Tucson Homeless Connect will hold an assistance event this Friday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd.
Paving work began early this morning on the east side of Silverbell Road, north of Burlwood Way. Crews will work 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the work is completed. There will be intermittent delays at side streets along the east side of Silverbell as paving operations move north. The work is scheduled to be finished by this Friday. View the list of detours.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin paving the east side of Silverbell Road, north of Burlwood Way. Crews will work 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be intermittent delays at side streets along the east side of Silverbell Road as paving operations move north. The paving work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, September 30, 2016. Motorists and area residents should expect the following:
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is starting a new program called Safe Place, where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community can go if they've been the victim of a hate crime or fear they might become one. TPD is looking for businesses to sign up and agree to let people stay inside until police arrive. The department is working with the group Tucson Pride, launching the program this weekend during the group’s annual gay pride events.