The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will be using a $75,000 grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety to cut down on aggressive driving and other violations at six busy intersections. Enforcement will be conducted within a half a mile of the intersections or directly at them. There will be three deployments a week. Each deployment will last three hours and will have four motor officers on patrol through next May.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is holding another Coffee with a Cop event tomorrow. There is no planned agenda, other than a simple time to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet the police officers who serve the area. The gathering will take place from 9-11 a.m. at Dunkin' Donuts, 2553 N. Campbell Ave.
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The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is holding another Coffee with a Cop event on Monday. There is no planned agenda, other than a simple time to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet the police officers who serve the area. The gathering will take place from 9-11 a.m. at Happy Rooster Café, 1114 S. Sarnoff Drive.
The Broadmoor-Broadway Village (BBVN) and Sam Hughes (SHN) neighborhood associations are hosting a pizza-filled event (you buy your pizza) to celebrate the installation of a new HAWK that helps pedestrians and bicyclists cross Broadway Boulevard at Treat Avenue. "Walk the HAWK" is open to everyone, even those who don't live in the area. It begins at 5:45 p.m. Monday on either side of the crosswalk.
The event shows that HAWKs help connect communities. People who live on the south side of Broadway are now able to easily visit businesses on the north side and vice versa.
Do you have unused chemicals, oils, or pesticides sitting in your shed or garage? The City of Tucson is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection tomorrow from 8 a.m.-noon at the Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd.
Drop off at HHW is free for City of Tucson residents. There is a fee of $10 for each television and $2 for each monitor brought in without a computer.
The City of Tucson will open its court building this Saturday, giving people a weekend day to clear up outstanding warrants. A courtroom will be available at Tucson City Court, 103 East Alameda, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals with warrants may come to the court starting at 8 a.m. on a walk-in basis and see a judge regarding their warrant.
Reid Park Zoo tomorrow opens it annual display of Christmas lights. Zoo Lights will help put you in the holiday spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-themed light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs are part of the annual holiday tradition.
Perhaps you've seen new signs at some crosswalks that remind motorists to yield to pedestrians. The signs can be placed at marked crosswalks on roadways with speed limits of 25 mph or less. Most of the signs are in the downtown area, but they can be placed on qualifying roadways throughout Tucson by special request.
Do you know of a crosswalk that would benefit from a sign? Individuals, businesses, or organizations can "adopt" a crosswalk sign. By adopting the sign, the adopter agrees to pay $272.50 to have the sign built and placed at the crosswalk of their choice.
ZoomTucson is an interactive mapping site that allows citizens to find government information and services, such as political representatives, trash and recycling collection schedules, zoning, and school boundaries. ZoomTucson's clean and simple map interface allows users to search by an address or click on a location to display a wealth of information. It's also good for people interested in moving to Tucson.
The City of Tucson soon could send people convicted of misdemeanors to Santa Cruz County to serve their sentences. The two jurisdictions are working on an agreement that would send inmates with sentences of 10 days or more to Nogales, where the cost of housing inmates is less than at the Pima County Jail.