The City of Tucson is hiring legal municipal interns to provide administrative assistance, legal research, and writing support to attorneys in the Public Defender's Office. Interns also assist with misdemeanor offenses in Tucson City Court, and they have the opportunity to gain practical knowledge in criminal law and criminal defense.
Students, educators, and working adults are encouraged to register for The Future of Work, a forum scheduled for Friday, Jan. 10, 4-6:30 p.m. at the University of Arizona Student Union Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd. The cost is $10 per person.
The City of Tucson is in the midst of an E-Scooter Pilot Program Survey to help better understand ridership and evaluate the impact of scooters on the community during the six-month pilot program. The survey, which can be found on is part of a larger evaluation effort the City is undertaking.
During the week of Dec. 23-27 (Monday-Friday), all City of Tucson Planning and Development permitting services at the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave., will be closed due to limited staff and relocation to the second floor.
An audit report commissioned by Arizona’s Auditor General called Rio Nuevo's accomplishments during the past three years “truly exceptional.”
The public is invited to attend the Thrive in the 05 quarterly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College (PCC) Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room. There will be an update on the project and information about how to get involved to shape change and build community in the Oracle Road area.
Spanish interpretation and refreshments will be provided, as well as activities for children. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP.
Registration is open for spring classes at Tucson Parks and Recreation. Classes include health and fitness, digital photography skills, pottery and ceramics pieces, and more. The deadline to register for spring session 1 is Jan. 6.
Read the Activity Guide for more information. For questions, please contact Registration Services at (520) 791-4877.
Beginning at approximately 2 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Transportation Department Streets Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing overnight temperatures. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.
Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, continue pre-construction field activities which are scheduled to continue through the end of December 2019. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term traffic control during this work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following traffic closures:
I wrote about our dockless scooter program a few weeks ago, and we had a discussion at a study session last week.
As many of you know, the attempt to short-circuit the pilot program failed. As I have been saying here and at the council table, I support the program, although I think we can make some changes to encourage safer use.
The City of Tucson recently received this year’s bond ratings reports from Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings. Both agencies upgraded the City’s financial credit profile, with Fitch upgrading the Rating Outlook from “Stable” to “Positive” and Standard & Poor’s upgrading all evaluated categories of General Obligation Bonds and Certificates of Participation.
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Dec. 14. Events during the day include Tucson Holiday Ice (noon-10 p.m.), 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.