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Study Names Tucson a Bike-Friendly City

Tucson ranks No. 2 in a national survey of bike-friendly cities. Redfin, a real estate firm, recently published a study of cities friendly to bicyclists in downtown areas. The company ranked the downtown neighborhoods of cities with populations above 500,000 based on their Bike Score ratings on The ratings also are based on bike lanes, hills, bike share programs, destinations, and road connectivity.

Karin's Note: Friday, May 20, 2016

Karin's Note: Friday, May 20, 2016
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Dear Tucsonans,
Thank You
Thanks for the calls and notes in response to my announcement last week that I won’t run for re-election in 2017. I’m grateful for all the support!

Summer Safari Nights Program Begins Tomorrow at Reid Park Zoo

Enjoy Reid Park Zoo and cooler evening temperatures at a themed night featuring different zookeeper chats, animal encounters, live music, family-friendly activities, special dining options, and gift shop discounts. Events will take place every Friday, tomorrow through July 8, 6-8 p.m.

Tomorrow's theme is Crazy for Cats: Lions, Tigers, & Jaguars. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

Professional Hockey Team Coming to Tucson

With unanimous approval of a license agreement from the Mayor and Tucson City Council, a minor league hockey team will make its home at the Tucson Convention Center starting in October. The City says the 10-year agreement with the Arizona Coyotes to bring an American Hockey League (AHL) farm team to Tucson protects the City’s interests, protects taxpayers, and spurs sports tourism.

Votes Still Being Counted for Special Election

Although some votes still need to be counted, the latest results show Arizona voters favoring both propositions on yesterday's Special Election ballot.

Prop. 123 increases the distribution of state education funding from the State Land Trust. As of this morning, it was winning by less than 1 percent of the vote.

Prop. 124 is a measure to change the way the Arizona's public safety pension system pays increases in benefits to retirees. Of the ballots counted, 70 percent voted for approval.

Adoption of Tentative City Budget Tonight

After months of planning and tweaking the Fiscal Year 2016/17 Recommended Budget, the Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight is scheduled to adopt the tentative $1.37 billion plan that includes a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases.

City Manager Michael Ortega formally submitted the structurally balanced budget last month. Another meeting and public hearing will be held June 7 prior to final budget adoption.


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