Downtown will be the host of the annual All Souls Procession on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The Procession will stage in the historic Warehouse District at Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street beginning Sunday at 4 p.m. The procession will begin moving through downtown at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Procession begins at Sixth Avenue and Alameda Street, proceeds west on Alameda Street to Granada Avenue and turns south to Congress Street.
22ND STREET CLOSED AT UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD TRACKS
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7 a.m., crews from Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) will close 22nd Street at the at-grade railroad crossing, located just west of Euclid Avenue at Santa Rita Park. The complete closure is scheduled to be in place until 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The road closure will be in place to allow crews to replace the track and install new concrete panels. Message boards are in place to advise motorists of the closure.
All Souls Procession – TRAVEL INFORMATION
The City of Tucson is no longer processing citations through the Traffic Safety Camera Program in response to the apparent passage of Proposition 201. Current election results show that 65 percent of voters approved the referendum to end the red light cameras and photo enforcement vans. The change became effective at midnight yesterday.
While the election will not be certified until later this month, City Manager Michael Ortega decided to end the citations immediately.
As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, crews tomorrow will repave sections of Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. During the repaving work, the curb lane of northbound Sixth Avenue will be closed to traffic, as will the curb lane of eastbound Sixth Street. The work will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Century Link is continuing work to relocate its existing facilities located within project limits.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved plans for a new grocery store at the southwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Rosemont Boulevard. The plan calls for a 60,000-square-foot, 30-foot-tall grocery store and six smaller, 4,800-square-foot shops.
The small strip mall and a produce stand that currently stand in the area will be demolished.
Approximately 50 conditions were attached to the rezoning.
With an 80 percent misuse in child safety seats, the Tucson Police Department steps in to educate parents; the Los Reales Landfill has loads to celebrate; and meet Toliver, the newest addition to Reid Park Zoo. Those stories are in the latest edition of Tucson City News in Review, produced by Tucson 12.
CENTURY LINK UTILITY RELOCATION WORK
FOR DOWNTOWN LINKS PHASE III PROJECT
As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, Century Link is continuing work to relocate their existing facilities located within the project limits.
On Friday, November 6, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., crews will repave sections of Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. During the repaving work, the curb lane of northbound Sixth Avenue will be closed to traffic and the curb lane of eastbound Sixth Street will be closed to traffic.
With thousands of votes outstanding, it appears voters in the City of Tucson yesterday re-elected four incumbents on the Tucson City Council. Democrats Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham, and Shirley Scott each won new terms. Democratic Mayor Jonathan Rothschild won a second term with no opponent.
Early results show voters yesterday chose to get rid of red light cameras in city limits. As of this morning, 65 percent of voters approved Proposition 201. However, the fixed red light cameras and mobile photo speed enforcement vans will remain in place and operational until the election results are certified on Nov. 17.
Meanwhile, Pima County reports that a software problem projected the wrong number of precincts reporting results last night, and there are about 20,000 remaining ballots to be tabulated.
The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be hosting "Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects," a free community water forum this Friday, 7:30-11 a.m., at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Ave.
The Tucson Police Department will hold another Coffee with a Cop event Friday morning. 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 9-10:30 a.m. at Elvira Elementary School, 250 W. Elvira Road.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow will consider offering an incentive for the Wildcat House Redevelopment Project. City staff is recommending the Council formalize the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) incentive for the project after an Independent Financial and Economic Analysis determined the direct revenue benefit would be $2.7 million over eight years. The GPLET can provide up to eight years of property tax abatement.