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Children Have Opportunity to Shadow Their Favorite Leader

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are invited to write a letter about their favorite role model (from a designated list of dignitaries) and they could have an opportunity to follow that person around on April 30, the day of the Children's Day Festival/Día del Niño at Children's Museum Tucson. The 10 a.m.-2 p.m. event is sponsored by Arizona Bilingual Newspaper, and admission to the museum will be free that day.

Free Legal Clinic Next Week

A free legal clinic will be held next Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at 801 W. Congress St. The event is meant for people who have defaulted on their mortgage, are facing foreclosure, thinking about bankruptcy, or want counseling on legal issues related to homeownership.

Voter Registration Deadline for Special Election Approaching

The voter registration deadline for Arizona's Special Election is next Monday, April 18. Those wishing to register to vote may contact the Pima County Recorder's Office at (520) 724-4330. Registered voters in Pima County may also request to be placed on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) and automatically be mailed an Early Voting Ballot.

Job Opportunity: Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The City of Tucson's General Services Department's Fleet Services Division is seeking skilled mechanics to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul work on heavy construction equipment with diesel, gasoline, and natural gas engines. Shift work and on-call work is required. Work schedules may include weekends and holidays.

The application deadline is April 17.

View the job description.

Parks and Recreation Offers Discounts to Low-Income Residents

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department offers discounts that allow low-income residents to pay a 50 percent discounted fee for KIDCO, Jr. Leadership, In-Betweener's Club, Learn-to-Swim, and therapeutic programs. There also is a 25 percent discount for annual/quarterly passes at recreation centers and for a Senior Activity Card.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Seeks More Input on Five-Year Master Plan

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department wants to know how it can improve recreation and leisure opportunities for all of its users.

This month, the department kicks off a second round of open houses to gather input on the process to create a vibrant, new five-year master plan that anticipates future needs and outlines the actions necessary to deliver high-quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to the Tucson area.

City Court Has New Case Management System

Tucson City Court is operating under a new case management system, replacing one that was used for 17 years. The newer Arizona Judicial Automated Case System (AJACS) has more features and is better-suited for today's technology.

In the Tucson 12 video linked below, Court Administrator Chris Hale explains the benefits of AJACS, including the way it reduces redundant data entries, prevents mistakes, and removes older cases and keeps them from public eyes.


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