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 WalkScore.com. The ratings also are based on bike lanes, hills, bike share programs, destinations, and road connectivity.
The program, which runs through July 16, features a number of activities, including free books, a field day, and a celebration at Reid Park Zoo.
Ward 3 Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
The project will include locker room renovations, a new Zamboni, new dasher boards, an additional video system, renovation of the ice making equipment, and a new retail store.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council on Tuesday approved a new fee to help fund recycling within the Environmental Services (ES) department. ES says sales of recyclable materials have declined, estimating it will receive no revenue from sales during the next fiscal year. In addition, ES will pay more than $200,000 for processing recyclables.
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).
Tonight's movie is “Pillow Talk” (1959), starring Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall.
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.
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.
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.
Joining Tucson and other cities, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to approve an ordinance that prohibits drivers from using 'a handheld electronic device for any purpose other than to initiate, receive, or engage in voice communication,' meaning making and receiving calls still is allowed.
Tucson is again being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation. This is the 10th consecutive time Tucson has received the designation. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program from KaBoom! honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable.
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.