The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Feb. 8. Events during the day include a prison art exhibition at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Locomotive Saturday at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Living History Day at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, and Art After Dark at the Children's Museum Tucson.
The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Tucson recently launched the 2020 Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program, administered by Advantage Housing Services LLC, to help first-time homebuyers become homeowners. The MCC Program is designed to reduce a first-time homebuyer’s federal income tax bill by providing an annual dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit of 40 percent of the mortgage interest paid, up to $2,000.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 5, passed H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act, by a vote of 309-106.
The bill would undo the mandate that the U.S. Postal Service must pre-fund retiree health care costs. The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate where a companion version of the measure was introduced on Dec. 3, 2019.
The Tucson Rodeo Parade takes place Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed to serve as foot marshals along the parade route. Foot marshals help with traffic control and other areas critical to a successful, safe parade.
A mandatory safety meeting will be held tomorrow, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds T-Barn (far north end), 4823 S. 6th Ave. Please arrive early to sign in and receive paperwork.
Meet Bella, Reid Park Zoo’s new addition. The 10-year-old jaguar, who loves to climb, came to the Zoo from the Akron Zoo as part of the Species Survival Plan. In the video below, see how Bella is adapting to her new environment.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department has started the pre-construction investigative phase of work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verification field activities. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term travel restrictions during this phase of work.
On Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 14, the contractor will perform underground utility verification operations within the outside lanes of eastbound and westbound Grant Road.
Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega recently won the John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award from the Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA).
The award was created in 1997 to recognize city/county managers who demonstrate the highest level of professional excellence in local government and who have made life contributions in serving the profession. The award recognizes Ortega’s strong leadership, professional network, mentoring, and integrity he brings to his job.
To encourage a positive experience for passengers and operators, Sun Tran developed a bus riding etiquette campaign, called Ride with Respect. In the related video series “That’s How We Roll," local children's entertainer Mr. Nature covers riding-etiquette topics like moving over for seniors and disabled people, keeping the aisle clear, speaking at a low volume, using headphones, not drinking or eating on the bus, and being respectful to drivers and other passengers.
Tucson Water offers a high-efficiency clothes washer rebate program to its residential customers to make the purchase more affordable. Upgrading to a high-efficiency washer can save thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of kilowatt hours of energy per year over regular models.
The City of Tucson is accepting applications for police officer recruit, through March 16. Applicants must complete their profile with the City of Tucson and submit a completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire. Written examinations and physical fitness assessments will be held at the City's Public Safety Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department Streets Maintenance Division is initiating Operation Freeze today, Feb. 3, in preparation of freezing temperatures expected the next several nights. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.