With a month before the window closes to submit applications close to serve on the newly created Safety & Justice Community Collaborative, Pima County is calling on interested residents and stakeholders to apply for the open seats.
On Thursday, June 23, 2016, beginning at 6 a.m., the traffic signals at the Oracle Road and Prince Road intersection will be deactivated to allow crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), to install new traffic signals at the intersection.
On Friday, June 24, 2016, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will begin sidewalk improvements on Kolb Road between Broadway and Golf Links Road. Crews will work Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The work is scheduled to be complete in late August 2016.
Crews are improving curb access ramps to meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. During the work, there will be curb lane travel restrictions in place.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will vote on finalizing a resolution offering the Primary Jobs Incentive to Comcast. The council approved offering the incentive last year, but directed staff to return with the appropriate agreements formalizing the incentive points. Comcast says it will create 1,000 new jobs over the next four years, 40 of which will pay at least $52,400 annually. Funds would be disbursed once documentation confirming the new hires is presented to the city.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is offering free rabies vaccines and $6 DAPP at the Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E Irvington Road, on June 25. Pima Animal Care Center also will be on hand with free microchips and on-the-spot licensing for dogs in line from 7-11 a.m.
Late fees will be waived for all city residents.
For more information, please call (520) 327-6088.
Eight new murals are beautifying downtown Tucson, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Tohono O’odham Nation. The City contracted with the Tucson Arts Brigade to coordinate the project with the hope that the program will improve urban aesthetics and ultimately save taxpayers money. Tucson 12 documented the work, and you can see the video below.
Road crews are in the process of lowering manhole and water valve covers on Escalante Road from Pantano Road to Apache Well Drive in preparation of an upcoming roadway reconstruction project.
Public meetings around Arizona this month are an opportunity for state residents to help shape the next step in planning for the proposed Interstate 11, as the Arizona Department of Transportation moves ahead on a three-year environmental study for a corridor stretching from Nogales to Wickenburg.
The 280-mile corridor that is the focus of the current environmental study begins in Wickenburg and runs west of the Phoenix metropolitan area and then south to the Tucson area and Nogales.
Crews from Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have started lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Escalante Road from Pantano Road to Apache Well Drive in preparation of an upcoming roadway reconstruction project. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The Arizona Coyotes announced that the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate will be called the Tucson Roadrunners. The team’s name and logo were revealed at an open house at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).
In addition,Mark Lamb has been hired as the coach of the Roadrunners, and Mark Hardy has been named as assistant coach for Tucson's new professional hockey team.
The building that recently housed Access Tucson and Tucson 12 at 124 E. Broadway Blvd. could go up for sale by the end of the year. The Tucson City Council tomorrow will consider putting the 68-year-old, 13,720-square-foot building and a 4,235-square-foot parking lot just west of the building up for sale on the open market, with the hopes of collecting at least $580,000.
A city staff report cites a May 2014 appraisal stating the two parcels are worth $580,000 with the building remaining in place and as much as $830,000 without the building.
With record heat upon us and little relief from the heat over the next several days, it's a good time to stay cool in a pool. The City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation department has 18 pools open for public use over the summer. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen with you. The summer pool schedule is in effect until Aug. 3. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for those 17 and younger. Summer and annual passes also are available.
The City of Tucson's Finance Department is seeking a senior financial accountant to manage the financial activities for the division and work with other divisions, city departments, outside agencies, and consultants. Candidates should be familiar with examination, analysis, maintenance, consolidation and reconciliation of financial records, and the creation of financial statements and reports.