The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Valencia Road - Wilmot Road to Kolb Road improvement project. The event will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of the Kolb Road and Valencia Road intersection.
Paul’s Note: Prevent Youth Addiction, Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21
By Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham and Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams
SPECIAL TO THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR
The following column is the opinion and analysis of the writers.
Youth vaping rates are rising exponentially in southern Arizona and across the country. This week, Tucson and Pima County have a chance to do something about it.
The City of Tucson is surveying residents to better understand the community's needs on connecting with the City and accessing City services or resources. Please take a few minutes to answer a quick survey about your preferences communicating with the City so that we can better serve you. Surveys may be taken in English or in Spanish.
The City of Tucson’s GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Services will host two Map Tucson trainings. The free sessions are open to the public. The trainings take place Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1:30-3 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 23, 9:30-11 a.m. Both are at the City’s Information Technology building, 481 W. Paseo Redondo, Pueblo Room.
The City of Tucson is accepting written arguments for or against Proposition 205 and Proposition 409, which will both be on the general election ballot on Nov. 5, 2019. Written arguments must be filed with the City Clerk's office no later than 5 p.m., Aug. 7, and will be included in the City of Tucson publicity pamphlet prepared for the election.
The Tucson Audubon Society is hosting the annual Southeast Arizona Birding Festival this Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 7-11. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, is the headquarters for the event.
The festival offers opportunities for nature photographers to hone their skills in the field or the classroom. The schedule includes free talks and workshops, games, and vendors. Some lectures and certain field trips to southeast Arizona’s best birding sites require a fee.
The City of Tucson is hiring survey instrument technicians to perform technical survey engineering work as members of a survey field crew in the Transportation Department. Technicians set up and operate survey equipment to measure land area boundaries and topographic features. They also record field notes and calculations, and interpret maps.
Last week, I gave a rundown on city departments and I said that I would profile different departments over the next few weeks.
I made a bit of an error when I gave the list. I mentioned the Finance Department. It’s not called that anymore. It is now known as the Business Services Department.
The name change isn’t cosmetic. The department is a newly organized entity that took over the functions of the old Finance and Procurement departments. Human Resources has to remain separate by provisions of the charter, but they are considered under the Business Services “umbrella.”
The Tucson City Clerk's Office is mailing ballots to voters today, Aug. 2, for the vote-by-mail City of Tucson Primary Election on Aug. 27. The deadline for voters to return their voted ballots by mail is Aug. 21, to allow enough time for them to arrive by Election Day.
Meanwhile, some voting locations will be open to cast or drop off ballots in person on Election Day. Voters will be selecting candidates for mayor, and Tucson City Council offices in Wards 1, 2, and 4.
Tucson Water is offering its customers free home water conservation materials. You can choose a low-flow shower head, a five-minute shower timer, a toilet tank bag, toilet leak detection tablets, and bathroom faucet aerators. There is a limit of one order per household, and the offer is only valid for Tucson Water customers while supplies last. Please select only the items you and your family can use and are willing to install.
Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Saturday Nights program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 17. Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun, including live music from local bands, games, inflatables, food and drink specials, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal encounters, zookeeper chats, and themed evenings.
Safely dispose of any paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is open tomorrow, Aug. 3, 8 a.m.-noon, for it household hazardous waste collection.