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City Recruiting Fuel Station Mechanic

The City of Tucson is hiring a fuel station mechanic to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). The position is responsible for maintaining the operation of refueling stations, natural gas compressors, and related equipment.

A fuel station mechanic also maintains records, reports, and inventory, and may help perform scheduled and emergency maintenance. The job is subject to after-hours and weekend work as needed.

Keep Cooking Oil and Grease Out Of Drains and Sewers

 Extra cooking for the upcoming holidays means that it’s time to help protect your sewer pipes and the system in general. The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) reminds you that pouring cooking oil and grease down pipes can clog and damage sewer lines.

Please take these items to Pima County’s Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility, 2947 W. Calle Agua Nueva, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The oils and grease can be recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel.

Installation Rescheduled for Pedestrian Crossing Signal on 22nd Street

A new HAWK pedestrian crossing signal will be installed at the intersection of 22nd Street and Belvedere Avenue. Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, crews will work from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on weekdays, and two lanes of travel will be maintained in each direction on 22nd Street.

Expect delays when driving in this work area and obey all traffic control signs. The project is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of January, barring changes due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

City Recruiting Engineering Manager

The City of Tucson is hiring an engineering manager to work in its Transportation Department. The position will manage and coordinate several programs, including the Right-of-Way Permit & Code Section, the Utility Coordination & Technical Review Section, and the City's MS4 Permit and Stormwater/Floodplain Administration. The manager also supervises personnel and directs the operations of the engineering section.

Paul's Note - November 22, 2019

Our six-month “pilot program” with e-scooters began in September, and there is already a move to end it early.

Count me among those who’d like the program to continue.

We don’t see e-scooters much on the road here in Ward 2. The layout of our neighborhoods and the lack of clear pedestrian centers means that they aren’t as practical as they are in central Tucson.

How to Report Transportation Concerns After a Storm

With the rain we've been having this week, you may have noticed some storm-related issues affecting traffic. Is there a pothole you'd like to see filled? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk?

You can report these issues to the Tucson Transportation Department at (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to TDOTConcerns@tucsonaz.gov.

More Than 2,500 Customers Have Received Rainwater Harvesting Rebates

Since introducing the program in September 2011, Tucson Water has provided more than 2,500 rainwater harvesting rebates to its customers. The capture, diversion, and storage of rainwater has offset more than 52.8 million gallons of water that would have been used for irrigation. This reduces dependence and money spent on drinking water.

Plan Ahead If You Have Planning and Development Services Business Next Friday

The Public Works building, 201 N. Stone Ave., will be open Friday, Nov. 29, but will have limited staff and services available the day after Thanksgiving. The Tucson Fire Department counter on the first floor of Planning and Development Services will be closed on that day.

Pima County public parking facilities also will be closed next Friday. However, you can conduct plenty of business online at the City's Planning and Development Service Department's website.

Regional Transportation Authority Seeks Input on Development of a New 20-Year Plan

A 35-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) wants resident input on guiding principles for the development of a new 20-year regional transportation plan. The CAC will consider the value of regional benefits of proposed projects versus the estimated construction costs to meet the budget.

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