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Downtown Links - Pre-Construction Traffic Alert 12/9

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, continue pre-construction field activities which are scheduled to continue through the end of December 2019. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term traffic control during this investigative phase of work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following traffic closures:

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Tomorrow

Safely dispose of paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is open Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-noon, for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection.

Drop-off is free for city residents. Please do not bring medical waste, dried paint, ammunition, explosives, or CRT monitors. Vehicles should enter north from Prudence Road.

Enjoy Cookies with Santa

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting Cookies with Santa on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., at Randolph Center, 200 S. Alvernon Way. The cost is $2 per person. Children will enjoy crafts, holiday stories, cookies, hot chocolate, and a picture with Santa.

Register now through Dec. 13 at Randolph Center. The event is limited to the first 75 people to sign up. Call (520) 791-4560 for more information.

Repaving Project at First Avenue and Roger Road Next Week

On Monday, Dec. 9, contractors with the City of Tucson Transportation Department will repave First Avenue north and south of Roger Road. Crews will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this one-day project, one travel lane will be maintained in each direction on First Avenue, with periodic left-turn restrictions for northbound motorists turning west onto Roger Road.

There are no travel lane restrictions on Roger Road. Travelers are asked to obey all traffic control signs and watch for work crews.

Tucson Police Officer Recruitment is Underway

The City of Tucson is accepting applications for police officer recruits through Jan. 13. Applicants for this position must complete both the online application and online questionnaire. Physical fitness assessments and written examinations will be held at the City's Public Safety Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road.

The training process for a police officer is extensive. A new police recruit will attend the academy for 22 weeks to learn the skills and functions of the job while under the guidance of experienced police staff.

Conversation & Cocoa

I would like to invite you to the Ward 4 Office, 8123 E. Poinciana Dr., for some good conversation and cocoa on Thursday, December 12th from    5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m. This is a great time for us to get to know each other and for you to meet my staff. There will be an art project for the kids and we will be serving light refreshments, so please bring the whole family.  If you have any questions, please call us at 791-3199.

First Avenue Repaving at Roger Road

On Monday, December 9, 2019, Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will repave First Avenue north and south of Roger Road.

During this one day project, crews will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this work, one travel lane will be maintained in each direction on First Avenue, with periodic left-turn restrictions for northbound motorists turning west onto Roger Road. There are no travel lane restrictions on Roger Road.

Zoo Lights: Holiday Magic Begins Tonight

Zoo Lights: Holiday Magic, presented by Tucson Electric Power, opens to the public tonight, Dec. 5, at Reid Park Zoo. The event runs through Dec. 23, 6-8 p.m. each night, with encore nights Dec. 26-30.

More than one million twinkling lights illuminate animal displays and will light the beautiful Zoo grounds. Many of the evenings feature special guests. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children (2-14), with some discounts available.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

One of every four home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems, so make sure to check your lights carefully. If your family has a fresh-cut Christmas tree in your home, be sure to water it every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch fire easily.

From tree selection, location, and decorations, Tucson Fire Department Battalion Chief Barrett Baker shares important tips to keep you safe this holiday season. Watch an archived video about Christmas trees.

City Seeking Members for Environmental Services Advisory Committee

The City of Tucson is looking for six residents to serve on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee advises the Mayor and Tucson City Council on all Environmental Services department programs and services, including rate structures, recycling issues, and environmental protection.

Volunteers with experience in utility rate-making, business management, environmental engineering, neighborhood issues, and related fields are preferred. City of Tucson employees are not eligible to serve on ESAC.

United Way Recruiting Income Tax Assistance Volunteers

The United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) provides free tax preparation services to local individuals and families. Volunteers are needed to help low- and moderate-income Tucsonans get their taxes done, help them save money on preparation fees, and avoid predatory lending practices. Volunteers also greet clients and manage VITA tax preparation sites.

Downtown Links - Pre-Construction Traffic Alert 12/3

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, continue pre-construction field activities which are scheduled to continue through the end of December 2019. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term traffic control during this phase of work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following traffic closures:

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