During the week of Dec. 23-27 (Monday-Friday), all City of Tucson Planning and Development permitting services at the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave., will be closed due to limited staff and relocation to the second floor.
An audit report commissioned by Arizona’s Auditor General called Rio Nuevo's accomplishments during the past three years “truly exceptional.”
The public is invited to attend the Thrive in the 05 quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College (PCC) Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room. There will be an update on the project and information about how to get involved to shape change and build community in the Oracle Road area.
Spanish interpretation and refreshments will be provided, as well as activities for children. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP.
Registration is open for spring classes at Tucson Parks and Recreation. Classes include health and fitness, digital photography skills, pottery and ceramics pieces, and more. The deadline to register for spring session 1 is Jan. 6.
Read the Activity Guide for more information. For questions, please contact Registration Services at (520) 791-4877.
Beginning at approximately 2 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Transportation Department Streets Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing overnight temperatures. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.
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 work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following traffic closures:
I wrote about our dockless scooter program a few weeks ago, and we had a discussion at a study session last week.
As many of you know, the attempt to short-circuit the pilot program failed. As I have been saying here and at the council table, I support the program, although I think we can make some changes to encourage safer use.
The City of Tucson recently received this year’s bond ratings reports from Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings. Both agencies upgraded the City’s financial credit profile, with Fitch upgrading the Rating Outlook from “Stable” to “Positive” and Standard & Poor’s upgrading all evaluated categories of General Obligation Bonds and Certificates of Participation.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Dec. 14. Events during the day include Tucson Holiday Ice (noon-10 p.m.), Locomotive Saturday at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Living History Day at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, Family Brain Boost at Children's Museum Tucson, and Read to a Dog at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.
The holiday season is the time of year when thieves go looking to steal packages and other things out of your vehicle. People are often busy and get distracted, and that's when the bad guys spring into action.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) offers serious safety tips in the light-hearted video below to help keep your Christmas a happy one.
The Winterhaven neighborhood is hosting its 70th year of the Festival of Lights, one of the longest-running festivals of its kind in the country. It runs from tomorrow, Dec. 14, until Sunday, Dec. 29, 6-10 p.m., every evening.
The festival is designed for walking, but guests can opt to see the lights on a hayride wagon, a bus trolley, or a pedal-powered group bike. Reservations are recommended for these options.
The City of Tucson’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) offers remote video inspections as an alternative to on-site inspections. Having a set remote appointment saves contractors time, while still providing the City with a thorough look at project requirements.
Learn more by watching the video below.