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Santa Cruz Heritage Project Pop-up Open House Tomorrow

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.

Traffic Alert: Sixth Avenue at Congress Street Road Closure

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.

Parks and Rec Summer Activity Guide Available Now (Video)

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.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (Video)

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.

Food for Fines Program Back at Pima County Public Library

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.

United Community Advisory Board Meeting This Week

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.

Hundreds of New Jobs Coming to Tucson

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.

2nd Saturdays Downtown This Weekend

Visit Downtown Tucson tomorrow, April 13, and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors. Events during the day include Living History Days at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, SAHBA Home & Patio Show at the Tucson Convention Center, Arizona International Film Festival at the Screening Room, and Family Brain Boost at Children's Museum Tucson. Some events are free, while some require tickets or admission fees.

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