Operators also grade terrain, lay asphalt and chip seal, hoist large heavy objects, dig trenches, excavate tree stumps, and sweep and vacuum streets. Work requires climbing in and out of equipment and exposure to extremes in weather and temperatures.
If I had to rank the subjects of the calls my staff gets the most often at my office, numbers one and two are rezonings and transportation issues. I’m not sure which comes out on top, but those are by far the things that occupy most of the time here at the office.
Our Transportation Department is responsible for maintaining roads, sidewalks and our general streetscape in Tucson. They also maintain many of our washes.
Cyclovia Tucson takes place on Sunday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event returns to South 12th Avenue for “Cyclovia en la Doce” and provides nearly four miles of car-free city streets for Tucsonans of all ages to enjoy. The route extends from the Julian Wash Archeological Park at The Loop (West 39th Street and South 12th Avenue) to Mission Manor Park, just south of Drexel Road.
The City of Tucson's Environmental and General Services and Tucson Water departments, along with Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham, invite the public to a ribbon-cutting for the new Silverbell Pump & Treat Facility, 3600 N. Silverbell Road (by Silverbell Golf Course), on Monday, Oct. 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Sentinel Peak Park, known as "A" Mountain, will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Oct. 27, for the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon, 5K and FitKidz Mile. The closure will also allow the University of Arizona to light the "A" to kick off homecoming week.
The park will reopen on Monday, Oct. 28, at 8 a.m. with no restrictions.
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) recently was awarded a $20,000 Car Seat Safety Grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the Safe Riders Program. TFD will use the grant money to purchase all-in-one car seats that will grow with the child from birth until they reach a height of 4 feet 9 inches.
The City of Tucson is recruiting for several positions in the Parks and Recreation department. Vacancies include project manager and trade specialist-irrigator (both permanent), general maintenance workers, kitchen manager, and recreation workers (all non-permanent). Some positions close as early as Sunday, Oct. 27.
Cyclovia Tucson returns to South 12th Avenue this Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., extending from the Julian Wash Archeological Park at The Loop (West 39th Street and South 12th Avenue) to Mission Manor Park just south of Drexel Road. “Cyclovia en la Doce” provides 3.75 miles of car-free streets for you, your friends, and family to explore unique neighborhoods, business districts, parks, schools, community treasures, delicious food, and live music.
If you didn't receive your early ballot and/or need a replacement to vote in the Nov. 5 general election, you have until this Friday, Oct. 25, to request one from the City Clerk's Office. The deadline for voters to return their voted ballots by mail is Oct. 30, to allow enough time for them to arrive by Election Day.
In an effort to better protect privacy and provide exceptional service, Tucson City Court will be transitioning to an Arizona Court Automation Project (ACAP) court of the Arizona Supreme Court during the weekend of Nov. 1-3. To accommodate the change, the Court will be closed on Friday, Nov. 1. Online services will not be available Nov. 1-3, as computer systems will be down during the transition, and there is potential for limited service on Nov. 4.
The 24th Annual Tucson Fire Fighters Chili Cook Off is Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at Reid Park's DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Admission is free and award-winning chili and beverages will be for sale.
This year's annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at its new location at Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Avenue. The event brings together individuals, organizations, and companies in our community who are working to help create a resilient future for Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Customers may experience delays when calling (520) 791-3242 for service through Friday, Nov. 1, as new staff finishes training and prepares to join experienced employees. Tucson Water recommends calling during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays when the utility is able to make more representatives available.