Planning and Development Services Department is currently working with the Sign Code Subcommittee on revisions to the City's Sign Code to address the recent Reed v. Town of Gilbert Supreme Court Case as directed by Mayor and Council. The Sign Code Subcommittee, which was established/formed on August 9, 2016, includes members from the Citizen Sign Code Committee and from the Planning Commission.
Crews are beginning final paving work this week on Silverbell Road from Goret Road to Grant Road. The installation of the final layer of asphalt on Silverbell Road began this morning and is scheduled to be finished by Nov. 2. Crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will work 6 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. During the curb lane paving work, side street access will be closed for short periods of time.
TENWEST began its second year last Friday, with a mission to support Tucson's economy and culture. The festival continues through this Friday. Created by StartUp Tucson, TENWEST is aimed at building connections and making Tucson a better city by bringing together four elements of Tucson's culture: art, technology, entrepreneurship, and community.
In an effort to make it safer for bicyclists, the Mayor and Tucson City Council last week approved a one-year pilot plan to drop the speed limit on bike boulevards to 20 mph, down from 25 mph. There currently are two established bike boulevards in Tucson that will have the new speed limit. Those routes are the Third Street/University Boulevard and Fourth Avenue/Fontana Avenue bike boulevards.
City of Tucson Parks and Recreation offers discounts that allow low-income residents to pay a 50 percent discounted fee for KIDCO, Jr. Leadership, In-Betweener's, Learn-to-Swim, and therapeutic programs. There also is a 25 percent discount for annual/quarterly passes at recreation centers and for a Senior Activity Card.
On Monday, October 24, 2016, crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin final paving operations on Silverbell Road from Goret Road to Grant Road.
Rio Nuevo gets favorable comments in the latest review by state auditors examining the downtown redevelopment district. The audit says the district has been successful in bringing new investment to Downtown Tucson.
The Tucson Roadrunners hockey team is holding a contest to name the new mascot for the franchise. Your choices are: Speedy, Wheels, Rascal, and Flash. Online voting lasts through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 25. The mascot winning name will be revealed at an event on Thursday, Oct. 27. The time of the event is yet to be determined.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. A contracting workshop will be held next Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil to the free workshop.
The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event tomorrow, 4-7 p.m., at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road.
Admission is free.
On Monday, October 24, 2016, crews from Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will begin roadway improvements on Rosemont Boulevard from Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street and on Irvington Road from I-19 to Sixth Avenue.
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The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a plan to move forward on a one-year pilot program called the Tucson Homeless Work Program, which would allow homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $9 an hour. They would also get two meals, a shower, and other services. Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres organized the one-year pilot program.
The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently celebrated the completion of the Houghton Road: Broadway Boulevard to 22nd Street Improvement Project. The upgraded roadway includes a six-lane divided desert parkway, dual left turn lanes, exclusive right turn lanes, rubberized asphalt for noise mitigation, a Sun Tran Park and Ride, bike lanes, sidewalks, bus pullouts, improved drainage, landscape using water harvesting and native plants, and public art.