In 2015, we went through a discussion of changing the city’s charter, and voters approved new language in the following election. Back when that document was written in 1926, there weren’t a lot of departments. There was a provision for a streets commissioner and a water commissioner, and of course police and fire. Not too much more than that though.
City of Tucson GIS Users now have access to ArcGIS Hub, a website building application that extends our Open Data Sites capabilities to include two-way communication between site developers and users. For those unfamiliar with Open Data Sites, check out our new Tucson Delivers page, designed using Open Data Sites to keep Tucson’s citizens updated on progress made toward Bond Initiatives.
Sun Link celebrates its fifth anniversary with free streetcar rides from 8 a.m., Saturday, July 27, until 2 a.m., Sunday, July 28. Spend the day enjoying five of Tucson’s most popular and unique districts: The University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and Mercado San Agustin.
The City of Tucson is installing solar panels and solar photovoltaic shade structures at several of its facilities, including the Ward 1, Ward 3, and Ward 6 council offices, the William M. Clements Regional Center, Tucson Police Department Operations Division West, Tucson Fire Department Station 20, and the Sun Van Administrative Office.
Cox Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, returns to the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Theater at Reid Park with a free showing of "Aquaman" this Friday, July 26. Entertainment and games begin at 6 p.m.
The kid-friendly movie starts at approximately 7:45 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available from vendors. Reid Park is located at the northeast corner of Country Club Road and 22nd Street. This will be the final movie of the summer season.
Tucson Parks and Recreation is hosting a free pool party and evening of fun at Purple Heart pool, 10050 E. Rita Road. The 5-7 p.m. party Wednesday, July 24, will feature games, music, snacks located outside the pool entrance, and water games in the pool.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is accepting mail-in registrations for the Fall Adult Slowpitch Softball Leagues. Register in person at the Sports Unit, 920 S. Randolph Way, through July 31.
The cost is $316 per team of 15 players and $5 for each additional player. The season begins Aug. 5. Call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870 for more information and registration options.
Pima Animal Care Center encourages anyone who would like to help the shelter to foster an animal, even for a few hours. Any time out of the shelter helps the pet’s mood tremendously. Learn more in the City of Tucson's Pet Connection video below.
The City of Tucson is hiring experienced equipment operators to work in the Environmental & General Services Department. Operators work on the Refuse Collection Team and follow assigned routes collecting solid waste from residential and commercial containers. This includes picking up and disposing of debris and bulky items; identifying, reporting, and correcting hazards; and transporting containers back to their original location.
The City of Tucson is one step closer to launching a Shared Electric Scooter Pilot Program. The City’s Transportation Department solicited proposals from operators to participate in a 6-month electric scooter share pilot program. After a careful review of the proposals, Bird Rides, Inc. and Razor USA, LLC have been selected to operate in Tucson. The City will begin coordinating with the two firms on developing a time line for launching the program and making scooters available for rent on city streets.