On Monday, February 22, 2016, Day's Excavating will begin work on the realignment of Pennington Street at Toole Avenue. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. There will also be occasional night work. Pennington Street will be closed at Toole Avenue. At least one travel lane on Toole Avenue will be open in each direction at all times during the project. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times; the sidewalk on at least one side of Toole will remain open. The project is scheduled to be complete mid-May.
Tucson will collect about $1.7 million in liquidated damages from the company that was late in delivering streetcars, delaying Tucson's opening of the transit line. Vigor Works, formerly known as Oregon Iron Works, was the parent company of now-closed United Streetcar, which built Tucson's eight streetcars. The first vehicle was delivered nearly a year late.
Due to extended maintenance, online Tucson Utility Billing from Tucson Water will not be available from 6 a.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Customers will not be able to pay bills, or access or create accounts during that time.
You still can pay your bill by credit/debit card by calling (520) 791-3242 and following the prompts.
Experience the Arizona frontier life through living history, from the 1800s military Fort Lowell Post to the diverse village settlement of El Fuerte. Highlights include cavalry drills, 19th century Western medical skills and treatments and a surgical demonstration (amputation), vintage baseball, historic San Pedro Chapel guided tours, children's activities, a regimental band, and mariachi and cowboy music concerts.
Visit Downtown Tucson tomorrow for 2nd Saturdays Downtown and enjoy live music, movies, street performers, restaurants, street vendors, gallery shows, and more. Starting at 4 p.m., the main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street features free musical performances.
You can use the Sun Link streetcar to move easily through the downtown area.
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
Presidents Day will be observed as a government holiday on Monday, meaning residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on that day. All City of Tucson customers will have their collections delayed by one day, but the Los Reales Landfill will be open on Monday.
Except for emergency services, all City offices will be closed on Monday.
The annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® - the one that started all of the gem shows in Tucson - opened this morning at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Presented by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the show attracts thousands of treasure hunters from around the world. Free seminars and a Junior Education Area make the show a big draw for local families, too.
The printed Tucson Birding Trail Map is available starting Saturday. The free map shows the 45 best locations in and around Tucson for finding wild birds. The sites include a range of mountain, desert, and wetland locations, each with its own variety of species.
Curious about what goes on beyond the barricades of road projects in the city? In a new segment on Tucson 12, Tucson Department of Transportation Engineering Manager Sam Credio goes "Behind the Barricades" to show the process of roadway construction projects.
Living Streets Alliance is again partnering with the City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program and the Pima Association of Governments to give away bike lights to people without them. Not only do bike lights improve visibility for both cyclists and others on the street – it's the law that bicyclists have them.
On Friday, February 12, 2016, Main Avenue downtown from Paseo Redondo to Washington Street will be closed to motorists for the dedication of the new Christopher Franklin Carroll Centennial Park.
The road closure will be in place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The dedication ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m.
Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega says 110 employees took advantage of a retirement incentive and left the City last week. In a video message to employees, Ortega says 52 of the retirements were in General Fund departments, saving an estimated $4.5 million in future fiscal years. He also discusses changes in his office.
Those who want to participate in Arizona's March 22 Presidential Preference Election must be registered to vote by midnight on Feb. 22. Voters must register with the same political party affiliation as the presidential candidate for whom they wish to vote. The political parties participating in the election are the Democratic Party, the Republican Party and the Green Party. Arizona’s Open Primary law does not apply to the Presidential Preference Election, but those registered as Independent or Party Not Designated can vote if they re-register with one of the three parties.