You and your neighbors passed a half-cent sales tax in 2017 that was earmarked for roads and public safety. It’s more than fair for you to ask, where has that money gone?
Earlier this month, my office received a copy of the report of the Public Safety Tax Oversight Commission, which is the citizens’ committee responsible for overseeing how that money is spent.
Tucson Electric Power is developing plans for a new transmission line to help serve growing energy needs. The project would help Davis-Monthan Air Force Base satisfy its energy resiliency requirements and improve electric reliability for customers in Tucson.
TEP must determine a route for the Irvington-East Loop 138 Kilovolt Transmission Line, which will connect the Irvington Substation to the East Loop Substation. The line also must interconnect with the planned Port and Patriot substations. TEP has identified potential routes within a revised, expanded study area.
The day of the week for a customer's recycling collection will not change. A bill insert with a map and schedule was included with September utility services statements. Each resident will also receive a direct mail piece listing their collection schedule and map.
This is the time of year when the sun rises and sets in line with Tucson’s east/west streets, meaning more of us are commuting during times of significant sun glare. The blinding glare affects visibility and reaction time, putting people walking, biking, and driving at greater risk.
The Tucson Transportation Department reminds everyone to slow down, look closely for people, and ride bikes with proper lighting.
The Arizona Symphonic Winds, under music director and conductor László Veres, concludes its September fall concert series tomorrow, Sept. 28, with “Evening With Elena.” Vocalist Elena Galbraith returns to the stage to sing music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and others.
The City of Tucson's story map highlights the Adaptive Reuse Program by educating people about adaptive reuse, how the program works, and showcasing good examples in Tucson. Launched in 2017, this pilot program helps encourage reinvestment throughout the city in the form of adaptive reuse of existing buildings.
The 42nd Annual Tucson Pride Festival will be held tomorrow, Sept. 28, noon-9 p.m., at Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 22nd Street and Country Road. This year’s theme is "Rise Up," a theme to emphasize the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and subsequent five decades of progress for the LGBTQ community.
In 2015, with the help of $180,000 in support from Friends of Saguaro National Park, Saguaro National Park replaced the 55-year old interpretive exhibits in the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center with new, bilingual exhibits to help visitors understand the story of Saguaro National Park and appreciate the connection between people and place. Unlike the (newer) Red Hills Visitor Center in the Tucson Mountain District, the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center has no outdoor interpretive space- where rangers can provide interpretive talks to visitors and school groups.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning four neighborhood traffic safety and bicycle boulevard projects. The Michigan/Fair, Cherry, Greenway, and Bantam Bicycle Boulevard projects will expand citywide, low-stress biking and walking networks by creating calmer residential streets.
The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is seeking volunteers to help conduct its annual bicycle and pedestrian count in October. Volunteers may help with weekday morning (7-9 a.m.) and evening (4-6 p.m.) counts or weekend morning (7-10 a.m.) counts at approximately 80 locations.
Training sessions are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m. at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave., and Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5-6 p.m. at Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. The count begins Saturday, Oct. 12.
The 45th annual Tucson Greek Festival starts tomorrow, Sept. 26, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 29, at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road. Hours vary: Thursday 5-10 p.m.; Friday 5-11 p.m.; Saturday 4-11 p.m.; and Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Reid Park Zoo is working to raise awareness about the decrease in the African lion population. Watch zookeepers train the lions, and learn more about how you can help protect the big cats in the video below.