The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation Department's KIDCO program is taking part in this week's 16th annual "National Lights On Afterschool" event, promoting the need for after-school programs in the Tucson community. Bring a blanket or chair to watch singing and dancing performances by participants in KIDCO and the In-Betweeners Club (IBC). The free event begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park, and food will be available for purchase.
A couple of streets will undergo pavement preservation beginning tomorrow and Friday. Fog Sealing is the application of a thin layer of asphalt emulsion that helps cover small roadway imperfections, cracks, or other small voids and seals the existing asphalt to preserve the roadway. Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will work from 9 a.m.-noon, but will keep at least one lane of travel open in each direction.
In anticipation of the holiday season, WalletHub analysts compared 69 of the largest metropolitan areas to find the best winter travel destinations for lovers of warm and cold weather, and Tucson ranked fifth on the warm side. The study analyzed 26 key metrics, ranging from the cost of the cheapest flight to the number of attractions in each winter vacation spot. The Las Vegas region took the top spot for warm destinations, while the Atlanta metro area earned the top ranking for cold areas.
The Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo is coming to Tucson in January for "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live," presented in partnership with Reid Park Zoo. Tickets for the Jan. 7 show are available at the Fox Theatre. 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.
Fog Seal - Columbus Blvd. - 22nd St. to Broadway and Romero Rd. - Miracle Mile to Prince Rd.
On Thursday, October 22, 2015, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will begin fog sealing Columbus Boulevard between 22nd Street and Broadway. Work will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. During the work, only one travel lane will be available; flaggers will help direct motorists through the work zone.
After a nationwide search, the City of Tucson has selected four finalists to interview for the position of police chief. City Manager Michael Ortega will make the final appointment, which would need approval from the Mayor and Tucson City Council.
Tucson City Court is the recipient of a $497,000 grant from the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women. Over the next three years, the grant will continue to support the specialized Domestic Violence Court, which has provided access to advocates and services for more than 1,400 victims of domestic violence.
The carousel at Reid Park Zoo features hand-carved endangered species from around the world. The American-made carousel features 30 animal species, including an elephant, a lemur, a dolphin, and even a giant anteater. Each animal was fabricated by craftsmen at Chance Rides, an amusement company based in Wichita, Kansas. The carousel is topped by a safari-themed thatched roof.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The retail workshop will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursday at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road.
Questions will be answered and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil to the free workshop.
With the Downtown Tucson eGift Card, you can share a taste of what Tucson has to offer. The gift card is valid at more than 70 participating businesses in the downtown area and can be loaded on a smartphone.
Gift card recipients can buy a SunGo 1-Day Ticket to ride the Sun Link streetcar to spend their gift.
Local businessman and labor union leader Albert M. Elías passed away Friday morning at the age of 86. A fourth generation Tucsonan, his family's history traces back to the presidio when Tucson was a Spanish colony. In 2004, Rep. Raúl Grijalva honored Elías with Special Recognition on the House floor for his then 50 years of service to the labor movement and the Typographical Union.
The Tucson Police Foundation and the Civil Service Commission will be providing overview presentations of their organizations at the monthly meeting of the Citizen Police Advisory Review Board (CPARB) tomorrow at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. First St. Please enter through the south entrance of the building after 5 p.m. CPARB meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
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 on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7:30-11 a.m. at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Ave.
The City of Tucson is offering the business community a Tax Amnesty Program, which ends Oct. 30. This rare opportunity will allow Tucson business owners to submit delinquent sales tax or license fees without penalty and reduced interest due on delinquent balances. This is also an opportunity for unlicensed Tucson businesses to get licensed without penalty.
The November 3, 2015 General Election information pamphlet will arrive in voters' mailboxes this weekend and is available for viewing online (link below). The Pima County Elections Department is encouraging voters in the City of Tucson to flip over their ballots, because there are questions on both sides. Ballots must be returned by Nov. 3 to be counted.