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Biweekly Recycling Collection Starts Sept. 30

The City of Tucson’s Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) will change residential recycling collection from every week to every other week beginning the week of Sept. 30.

The day of the week for a customer's recycling collection will not change. A bill insert with a map and schedule is included with September utility services statements. Each resident will also receive a direct mail piece listing their collection schedule and map.

Still Time to Take Public Survey on Future of Anza Park

The City of Tucson would like the community's input on possible improvements to Anza Park. The park is located at 1000 N. Stone Ave. on the southeast corner of Speedway Boulevard and Stone Avenue.

The property was acquired by the City as part of the original townsite in 1872 and is a contributing property in the West University historic neighborhood. A survey is available online, through Sept. 14, for those who would like to provide their input.

Paul's Note - September 6, 2019

Our Summer months are not our strongest time for tourism in the Old Pueblo, but it does give us a chance to assess where we are as a destination.

Visit Tucson made a presentation last week on lodging performance, basically, how many nights are people staying in Tucson hotels and how much are they spending on those rooms. The numbers look good for us.

Interestingly, the three measures that the industry uses, occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room, has remained stagnant nationwide. Tucson’s numbers in those categories are projected to grow.

Next Thrive in the 05 Business Forum is Monday

Join the next Thrive in the 05 Business Forum "Building on the Area's History" on Monday, Sept. 9, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room (CC180). The event features an illustrated talk on the history of the Oracle Road/Miracle Mile area and information on tax credits available for resources within the Miracle Mile Historic District.

Report Available Outlining Future of Development Impact Fees

The City of Tucson collects development impact fees to fund public infrastructure improvements needed due to new residential and non-residential growth. These fees are set based on a report outlining growth projections and current and future infrastructure needs. The report and data must be updated every five years per Arizona statute.

'Music in the Park' Saturday Concert Series Resumes at Udall Park

The Arizona Symphonic Winds, under music director and conductor László Veres, resumes its free fall concerts on Saturday evenings during September. This Saturday, Sept. 7, is Beautiful Sound of the Bassoon: Marissa Olegario, professor of bassoon at the University of Arizona Fox School of Music performs the virtuoso “Andante and Hungarian Rondo” by Weber.

City Recruiting Information Systems Analyst

The City of Tucson is seeking an Information Technology (IT) systems analyst to provide ongoing maintenance and support for all departments within the City organization. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in systems analysis, design programming, testing, and implementing computer-based information systems. Advanced skills in systems analysis and design with a background in programming are strongly preferred.

Report Outlining Future of Development Impact Fees Available

The City of Tucson collects Development Impact Fees to fund public infrastructure improvements needed due to new residential and nonresidential growth. Development Impact Fees are one time fees dedicated to expand roads, parks, police services, and fire services. These fees are set based on a report outlining growth projections and current and future infrastructure needs.

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