Starting Jan. 15, Sun Tran Fare Enforcement Officers will ride select bus routes to help discourage fare evasion and unwanted behavior on the buses. Officers can issue citations that could result in fines ranging from $100-$2,500, depending on the severity and number of offenses.
Adding the officers is meant to increase the safety of passengers and drivers, make sure all passengers pay their fares, and help keep buses on time when issues arise.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Recruit. Successful candidates from this testing period will be considered for any funded academy class(es) within the next six months. The earliest academy that will be filled from the list is July 2016, but that date may be adjusted if necessary.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
The Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH) is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct an annual count of people experiencing homelessness in our community. TPCH is a coalition of community and faith-based organizations, government entities, businesses, and individuals committed to the mission of ending homelessness and addressing the issues related to homelessness in our community.
Through his two TV shows and late-night TV talk show appearances, Jack Hanna is a familiar name among wildlife lovers and the zoo community. The Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo is coming to Tucson this Thursday for "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live," presented in partnership with Reid Park Zoo. Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. show at the Fox Theatre are available online.
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.
Campbell Avenue – Fort Lowell Road to Glenn Street
22nd Street – Tucson Boulevard to Alvernon Way
Current weather conditions and the forecast of inclement weather throughout the week has postponed repaving work on Campbell Avenue from Fort Lowell Road to Glenn Street and on 22nd Street from Tucson Boulevard to Alvernon Way.
Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 32nd annual Senior Olympic Festival, Jan. 9-31, at several venues throughout Tucson. The festival is a celebration to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older.
Some of the events include volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and more.
If you're still looking for a way to dispose of your real Christmas tree, you can bring it (minus the decorations) to one of nine TreeCycle sites throughout the community. The annual program runs through Jan. 12 at sites in Tucson and Oro Valley.
As of today, the City of Tucson is offering Merry Mulch (wood chips) from shredded Christmas trees at Udall Park, Randolph Golf Course, and the Los Reales Landfill. Bring your own container and take home some free wood chips for your garden.
As you get rid of your cut Christmas tree, it's a good time to think about planting a tree in your yard. If you order this month or next, you will get free delivery to your home, and the cost for three trees is $15 (limit three trees).
Trees for Tucson is an urban forestry program of Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc., and the Home Shade Tree program is sponsored by Tucson Electric Power.
Water efficiency is more than just conserving a resource. Tucson Water’s Zanjeros are specially-trained water efficiency experts who have performed thousands of comprehensive inventories of home water use that helped customers lower their water bills.
Learn more about your home’s water-using fixtures, water meter, plumbing, irrigation, and more.
Request an appointment by calling (520) 791-3242 or emailing TW_CustomerService@tucsonaz.gov.
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) is accepting applications for the position of Fire Fighter Recruit. This position involves specialized fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency lifesaving, and rescue work. The duties require strenuous physical exertion under emergency conditions, such as extreme heat, cramped surroundings, and a contaminated environment.
I hope that everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s Eve celebration.
I want to express my thanks and appreciation for the opportunity to serve as your Councilmember for Tucson’s Ward 5.
It has been a pleasure serving with and working with my colleagues on the Council, as well as the neighborhoods, businesses in the Ward and in the City of Tucson.
This year, I had the privilege of serving as your Vice Mayor. I was selected by my colleagues to serve in this post, helping the Mayor, when necessary, and representing our great City.
Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres and his staff want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year. The Ward 5 office will be closed Friday, January 1 for the holiday. The office will resume normal hours Monday, January 3.