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Job Opportunity: Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The City of Tucson's General Services Department's Fleet Services Division is seeking skilled mechanics to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul work on heavy construction equipment with diesel, gasoline, and natural gas engines. Shift work and on-call work is required. Work schedules may include weekends and holidays.

The application deadline is April 17.

View the job description.

Parks and Recreation Offers Discounts to Low-Income Residents

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department offers discounts that allow low-income residents to pay a 50 percent discounted fee for KIDCO, Jr. Leadership, In-Betweener's Club, 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.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Seeks More Input on Five-Year Master Plan

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department wants to know how it can improve recreation and leisure opportunities for all of its users.

This month, the department kicks off a second round of open houses to gather input on the process to create a vibrant, new five-year master plan that anticipates future needs and outlines the actions necessary to deliver high-quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to the Tucson area.

City Court Has New Case Management System

Tucson City Court is operating under a new case management system, replacing one that was used for 17 years. The newer Arizona Judicial Automated Case System (AJACS) has more features and is better-suited for today's technology.

In the Tucson 12 video linked below, Court Administrator Chris Hale explains the benefits of AJACS, including the way it reduces redundant data entries, prevents mistakes, and removes older cases and keeps them from public eyes.

Tucson Fire Department Recognizes Outstanding Employees

The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) Friday recognized nearly 30 members of its department for their efforts over the past year. The men and women recognized at The Tucson Fire Department Annual Awards Program were honored for their the commitment and professionalism at TFD and within the community.

You can see pictures of the honorees at the TFD Facebook page.

San Xavier Mission Graffiti Vandals Still Being Sought

The Tohono O'Odham Nation Police Department is still looking for the vandals responsible for spraying graffiti on several walls and structures at the historic Mission San Xavier del Bac. While the interior of the church was unaffected, vandals damaged the mission's lime-mortar walls, the courtyard walls, a sidewalk, and a nearby tribal cemetery. The vandalism was discovered early yesterday morning.

Tucson Earth Day Festival Meets Cyclovia Tucson This Weekend

The Tucson Earth Day Festival and Cyclovia Tucson unite this weekend for a Sunday packed with healthy, environmentally-friendly activities. The free, family-oriented events will help participants discover neighborhoods and enjoy a multitude of activities along Cyclovia’s car-free route. Cyclovia is a chance for people to enjoy the outdoors from outside of a vehicle.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is Next Week

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild this week recognized members of the Communications Division of the Tucson Police Department and issued a proclamation declaring April 10-16 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Telecommunicators are the police and fire professionals who take emergency calls and dispatch police officers, firefighters and paramedics.


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