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Tucson Audubon Society Hosts Wednesday Field Trips at Sweetwater Wetlands

Every Wednesday, the Tucson Audubon Society hosts free field trips at Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Birders of all experience levels are welcome to see the variety of species that frequent the facility. Field trips begin at 6 a.m.

Bring binoculars and a camera to view the exciting species in the area. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and proper clothing for outdoors.

City of Tucson Recruiting Electronics Bench Technician

The City of Tucson’s Environmental & General Services Department is hiring an electronics bench technician. This position will be responsible for repairing electronics equipment. Work includes troubleshooting, replacing, and repairing defective radios, siren systems, emergency lighting and controls, installing and testing equipment for proper operation, utilizing digital multi-meters, amp meters, watt meters, and service monitors.

Broadway and Beverly Ave/Williams Blvd Traffic Signal Rewire

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the traffic signals at the Broadway and Beverly Avenue/Williams Boulevard intersection will not be in operation as crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Parks Commission Meets This Week to Discuss Needs at City Parks

The monthly meeting of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission will be held Wednesday, April 24, 3:30-5 p.m., at Tucson Parks and Recreation (Mesquite Room), 900 S. Randolph Way. 

The commission serves as a citizens advisory panel to the Mayor and Tucson City Council on issues such as recreational and park activities within the city, operations policy and procedures, user fees, park development, and park name changes.

Walk This Week at Udall Center

Tucson Parks and Recreation is hosting a walking event on Friday, April 26, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., at the Morris K. Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, to celebrate National Walking Day. Membership passes or the center's daily use fees ($1.50 for adults/$1 for youth 17 years and under/$1 for seniors 62 years and older) apply.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, there will be raffle prize drawings every two hours. For more information call (520) 791-4931. 

City Hiring Transportation Administrator

The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is seeking a qualified applicant to join its planning and programming division.

This position manages the activities and personnel of the transportation division. The transportation administrator also directs, manages, supervises, and oversees the Complete Streets Program, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, projects within the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), administers federally funded projects, and plans traditional roadway and transit projects.

Paul's Note - April 19th, 2019

All of Ward 2 except for some neighborhoods in the Ft. Lowell area are part of the Police Department’s Operations Division East. The command staff for ODE holds quarterly meetings with neighborhood leaders and interested citizens called the Division Advisory Committee.

The latest one of those meetings was this week, and we had some interesting news. Crime on the east side is down, and down considerably.

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