Penzi, the baby elephant at Reid Park Zoo, has mastered an important new skill. She’s using her trunk to bring water to her mouth to drink. While elephant calves get almost all of their water and nutrients from nursing, these additional fluids are important for staying hydrated in these hot summer months.
Tucson named a top city for bikes in 2020 PeopleForBikes City Ratings
Rating system guides city leaders to strategically invest in better bike networks
BOULDER, COLO. (June 9, 2020) — PeopleForBikes has released its third annual ratings of the best cities for bicycling in the U.S. Tucson ranks 13th overall.
Acting pursuant to the authority granted per Tucson Code Section 2-1(b) and Section 21-2(b), the city manager and the director of Parks and Recreation order that the reopening of City facilities to the public is delayed until at least 6 a.m. on June 22, 2020.
Recent statistics from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Pima County Health Department (PCHD) show that cases of COVID-19 are increasing in the State of Arizona and Pima County.
Ahead of heavy monsoon thunderstorms, City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility crews are clearing brush, debris, and trash from the hundreds of washes that cross our city. By doing this before the monsoon, it helps prevent obstructions and allows the flow of stormwater to stay within the washes and not overflow the banks, which could damage properties in the surrounding areas during heavy downpours.
Tucson Water Director Tim Thomure will be the guest speaker for The Santa Cruz River Heritage Project: Origins and Evolution, hosted by Audubon Arizona, tomorrow, June 9, at noon. Thomure will talk about how the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project developed, how it is evolving, and why Arizona water policy and water management are critical to its existence.
Tucson City Court last night, June 4, began Night Court sessions. Each evening, Monday through Thursday, there will be two or three court sessions that will run as late as 8 p.m. While no end date for this program has been determined, it is expected to be a temporary measure to maintain social distancing while reducing the backlog of cases.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is hosting its Wear Orange event online tomorrow, June 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The speakers will talk about important issues, including gun-control related topics.
There will also be some music, and Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik will perform. You can watch his recorded video at this link.
Stay-at-home orders may have ended, but physical distancing is still the smart way to spend the weekend. Keep groups to 10 or fewer individuals, stay 6 feet apart, and wear face coverings in public. Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidance for protecting yourself and others from the spread of the coronavirus.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is concerned about the health of its customers and is maintaining inspection services via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Duo.
Remote Video Inspection is an alternative to on-site inspections that require prompt service and allows scheduling a specific inspection time. Remote Video Inspection uses a video call on a smartphone or tablet in order to interact with a City inspector.
Sun Tran has released a new mobile app to make riding and trip planning easier for passengers. The Sun Tran app features real-time bus and streetcar tracking, trip planning, interactive mapping, alerts, and detour notifications. Riders can locate the nearest bus/streetcar stop, find the current vehicle location, see if it's on time, and check how full a vehicle is before going to their stop.