The Mayor and Tucson City Council met in Executive Session yesterday to discuss a lease agreement between a proposed new hockey team and the Tucson Convention Center and scheduled a vote for next Tuesday.
A public memorial will be held Saturday for Ann Day, a former Pima County supervisor and state senator who was killed last weekend in a car crash. The memorial will take place at 10 a.m. at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road. Day helped develop that park through a public-private partnership.
The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence.
Two information windows opened last week at the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, giving the community the opportunity to ask questions about multiple issues.
The Comprehensive Attention Window for Women creates a unique space aimed at providing information and assistance to women on issues of health, legal assistance, education, and more.
The Port of Tucson today cut the ribbon on improvements made to enhance direct rail access for businesses to West Coast and Gulf Coast ports.
A $5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant - the same type of grant that also helped fund the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar - was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Port of Tucson and Pima County in 2013 to help pay for high-speed rail switches and other rail infrastructure improvements on the Union Pacific Railroad mainline.
Tucson's SummerGo Youth Pass is available now for $45. The pass gives students ages 6 to 18 unlimited rides on public transit and free entrance to all City pools. SummerGO can be purchased at several recreation centers and City pools. A student ID is required for purchase.
The pass is valid May 22-Aug. 5.
With two of three needed approvals granted, the Arizona Coyotes are closer to buying the minor league Springfield Falcons and moving the team to Tucson.
The American Hockey League's governing board approved the sale yesterday, and the Mayor and Tucson City Council will hold an Executive Session later this afternoon to discuss a lease agreement between the team and the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). An agreement could come up for a formal vote at next Tuesday's meeting.
The City of Tucson is seeking public comments on possible increases to transit fares and route changes. Due to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, Title VI policies must be reviewed every three years, and transit service changes are proposed to reduce the City of Tucson’s General Fund contribution to transit.
The proposals include a 10-cent increase in fares next fiscal year, service changes to Sun Tran Routes 9, 20, and 27, and out-of-area fees for Sun Van ADA and Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride services.
Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 from May through August.
Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn).
Tomorrow night's movie is “The Big Sleep” (1946), starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacal.
Car crashes are the leading killer of children between the ages of 1 to 19 in the United States. In an effort to keep kids safe, the Tucson Police Department partners with Safe Kids Pima County to offer free car seat checks.
The next car seat safety check, hosted by the Pima County Sheriff's Department, is scheduled for this Saturday at Lazydays RV, 3200 E. Irvington Road, from 8-11 a.m.
In the Tucson 12 video below, learn about some common errors parents make when buckling their children into safety seats.
HomeGoods is holding a job fair tomorrow and Thursday to fill positions at its new 800,000 square-foot West Coast distribution center at South Alvernon Way and East Corona Road. Positions will include supervisors, general warehouse associates, mechanics, shipping and receiving clerks, merchandise controllers, and more. The job fair at the Tucson Convention Center will run from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. each day in the Maricopa and Mohave meeting rooms. Parking in Lot A will be free. Just tell the attendant that you're attending the hiring event.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will hold its annual Fallen Officer Memorial tonight to honor those lost in the line of duty. The service will begin at 6:30 in the Memorial Courtyard on the front lawn of TPD headquarters, 270 S. Stone Ave.
Eight officers who dedicated their lives to serving the City of Tucson gave the ultimate sacrifice and were killed on the job.
The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports it filled 20,157 potholes during the first four months of this year. That's a big decrease from the same time frame last year, when it filled 33,632 potholes. TDOT officials also say the City received 787 pothole complaints so far this year, down from 1,424 at this time last year.
HomeGoods is holding a job fair tomorrow and Thursday to fill positions at its new 800,000 square-foot West Coast distribution center at South Alvernon Way and East Corona Road. Positions will include supervisors, general warehouse associates, mechanics, shipping and receiving clerks, merchandise controllers, and more.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday vetoed two measures to ease rules that would have allowed developers to get around requirements to show they have enough water to sustain their projects. The governor said the bills, sponsored by Sen. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, would have undermined provisions of Arizona laws designed to protect the state’s water supply going back more than three decades.
"SB 1268 and SB 1400 would encourage a patchwork of water ordinances throughout our cities and leave our water supplies in peril,” Ducey wrote in a veto letter.