City of Tucson and partner projects were honored at the recent 15th Annual Common Ground Awards ceremony. The Top 10 2019 Common Ground Projects included Planning and Development Services Department Tech Tools, Pima County/City of Tucson Opportunity Zones, and the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project.
Cigna and Tucson Parks and Recreation present the free 14th annual Family Festival in the Park on Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Reid Park, 22nd Street and Country Club Road. Activities include a carnival, games, crafts, disc golf, a golf clinic, demonstrations of leisure classes, and a variety of entertainment.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will be hosting open houses at all its facilities this Thursday, Nov. 14, from 3-7 p.m. Guests are invited to take behind-the-scenes tours and interact with all areas of TPD; learn about evidence, property, and identification; and see the training academy and crime laboratory.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department, Pima County, and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Houghton Road bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and the 1.2-mile project from the UPRR bridges to Interstate 10.
Food and monetary donations will be collected for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona this Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Sam's Club, 4701 N. Stone Ave. Volunteers will help stuff a Mayflower moving truck with food donated by the public. There will be live radio broadcasts from the site.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department, Pima County and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Houghton Road bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), as well as the 1.2-mile project from the UPRR bridges to Interstate 10.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Under the Houghton Road Union Pacific Railroad Bridges
Before I begin, I need to talk a little about the election. I am grateful that you and your neighbors chose to give me another term on the city council. There is a lot of work we need to do together, and by together I mean with you as constituents and with my two new colleagues, Nikki Lee and Lane Santa Cruz as well as my longtime colleague and our next mayor, Regina Romero. Congratulations to all three for earning the support of our city.
The City of Tucson will observe the Veterans Day holiday on Monday, Nov. 11. Except for emergency services, all City offices will be closed.
Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All customers will have their collections delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be open.
The Tucson Veterans Day Parade takes place on Monday, Nov. 11, in Downtown Tucson. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and this year’s theme is “100 Years of Honoring Veterans.” More than 100 entrants are expected.
Participants will start assembling at 8 a.m. The parade begins downtown at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue, heads east on Alameda Street, north on Stone Avenue, west on Franklin Street, north on Church Avenue, west on 6th Street, then south on Granada Avenue, returning to the staging point on Alameda Street.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council recently approved a six-month Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain) Road Safety Pilot Program that will expand pedestrian and bicycle access while still maintaining vehicular access for the community.
Beginning on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Mondays will become vehicle-free days, meaning cars and trucks will not be allowed, and the vehicular gate will remain closed. On Tuesdays-Sundays, vehicular gate access hours will be from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
A public meeting on the design review for the South 12th Avenue, Irvington Road to Drexel Road, Transportation and Streetscape Improvement Project is Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the El Pueblo Senior Center, Multipurpose Room, 101 W. Irvington Road.
Proposed improvements include new sidewalks, streetscape and landscape improvements, adding center turn lane and striped bicycle lanes, and creating on-street parking in some locations. During the meeting, the public can meet the project team and ask questions.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Nov. 9. Events during the day include 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.