The Citizens' Commission on Public Service and Compensation (CCPSC) recommends a Nov. 5, 2019, ballot measure to let voters decide on Mayor and Council salary increases. The commission recommends that the City of Tucson's Charter be amended by adjusting the present salary for the mayor from $42,000 per year to $63,128 and increasing the annual pay of Tucson City Council members from $24,000 to $42,081. The Mayor and Tucson City Council still needs to give final approval before officially sending the salary question to the ballot.
“A” Mountain will be the site of the Good Friday Cross Procession (La Processión de Viernes Santo) and Easter Sunday Sunrise Services (La Misa al Amanecer), which will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park.
In order to accommodate these events, Sentinel Peak Road will close at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19. The road will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, for pedestrians and bicyclists and at 9 a.m. for vehicles. The roadway will again close Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. and will reopen to vehicles at noon Sunday, April 21.
Southbound Sixth Avenue at Congress Street is closed to vehicular travel to allow a contractor to install new ADA-compliant ramps and sidewalks on the west side of Sixth Avenue. The southbound road closure is scheduled to be in place until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19. You can expect delays when driving in the work area.
Fencing around the area is allowing for continued pedestrian access. Please watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work zone.
The City of Tucson’s Water department will be at the Santa Cruz River Farmers Market tomorrow, April 18, 3-6 p.m., at Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Stop by for information about the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, which is Tucson Water's plan to restore a small flow of water to the Santa Cruz River south of "A" Mountain and downtown.
MapTucson is an online resource that allows users to click on a map index to find and filter neighborhoods, liquor licenses, code violations, historic preservation, voting precincts, and much more. Any item in the layer list that has a plus sign (+) next to it can be clicked to expand and reveal related sub-layers.
On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, southbound Sixth Avenue at Congress Street will be closed to vehicular travel beginning at 6 a.m. to allow a contractor to install new ADA-compliant ramps and sidewalks on the west side of Sixth Avenue. The southbound road closure is scheduled to be in place until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019.
The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Pedestrian access will be maintained with pedestrian fencing around the work area.
Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Activity Guide for summer 2019 has arrived, and copies are available to pick up at any Parks and Recreation center, pool, or administration office. Copies also will be available soon at local libraries or can be viewed online at the link above.
The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, swim lessons, summer KIDCO, aquatics, track and field events, sports camps, registration, and the Discount Program.
The City of Tucson's Public Safety Communications Department this week (April 14-19) will be celebrating the telecommunicators who dedicate their lives to safeguarding the public, as well as honoring the fire and police personnel who respond to calls for service. This celebration is part of a week-long annual event that was established to honor public safety telecommunications personnel by way of various celebration and appreciation measures.
Watch a City of Tucson video about a telecommunications worker.
Library customers can pay overdue fines and help support the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona during Food for Fines, April 15-30. During Food for Fines, $1 in overdue fines will be waived from a customer’s library account for each non-perishable food item donated at any Pima County Public Library location. Only overdue fines will be waived.
The next quarterly meeting of the United Community Advisory Board (UCAB) is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at 5:45 p.m. at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. UCAB hosts meetings regarding the Tucson International Airport Area EPA Superfund Site/Tucson Airport Remediation Project (TARP) and the City of Tucson’s efforts and commitment to provide clean and safe water to the community.
Each year, the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission (TPCHC) recognizes individuals, firms, groups, and/or organizations that have demonstrated their interest in or contribution to the preservation, conservation, or interpretation of local history, architecture, or historic preservation in Tucson or Pima County.
Is it April already? Yes it is, and you know what that means.
The tax filing deadline is Monday, and if you haven’t filed, there is still time to get help from United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced this week that it plans to open a new operations center in the Downtown Tucson area to better support its growing student body across the country.
The center, which will open early next year, will house academic advisers, student financial services staff, admissions, and IT support. SNHU says it will hire approximately 100 people initially, eventually planning to employ up to 350 new staff members in Tucson by 2021.