Motorists parking in Downtown Tucson, 4th Avenue and around the University of Arizona campus can pay for metered parking via the GoTucson smartphone app from Park Tucson. Payment also can be made via a mobile website or local phone number. In the video below, Tucson 12 shows you different ways you can use the smart meters.
Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik's office is hosting a meet and greet tomorrow night with Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus. The event will run from 6:30-8 p.m. at 3202 E. 1st St.
After recent fatal and non-fatal crashes involving bicyclists and motorists, a Tucson man launched a website to collect information on crashes to help prevent future occurrences.
The City of Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is seeking your help through an online survey regarding the motor vehicle speed limit on bicycle boulevards (select residential streets that prioritize bicycling and walking). The survey linked below will be used to gather the community's opinions on speed limits and safety. However, in order to change the speed limit on residential streets, it would require a change at the state level.
Weekend Southbound Travel Lane Closure
The southbound curb travel lane on Alvernon Way is closed to traffic from Pima Street to Speedway Boulevard throughout the weekend. Due to equipment malfunction, only half of the travel lane was milled leaving an uneven asphalt surface. For the safety of the traveling public, the lane will be closed until mid-morning Monday, March 14, 2016. Residential and business access will be maintained during the weekend closure. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving in the area.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council this week voted to advance the process for World View Enterprises to receive the City's Primary Jobs Incentive that provides 100 percent credit of construction taxes to be used for job training.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Arizona fell three-tenths of a point in January, to 5.6 percent, when compared to the same period last year. The Arizona Department of Administration reports there were 83,200 more people working in the private sector in January than a year earlier. That is a 3.8 percent annual increase.
Retail trade employment is up 4 percent year over year, with a 5.5 percent boost in people working in the financial sector, from selling insurance to mortgages. Bars and restaurants employed 8,300 more people in January than they did the prior year.
The 29th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Armory Park. The parade begins at 11 a.m., featuring floats, marchers, military units, local dignitaries, and civic, cultural, and social groups.
Following the parade, there will be a party with Irish food, drink, and music.
Organizers expect about 5,000 people to attend the festivities.
The University of Arizona Baseball team has a three-game home stint starting tonight at Hi Corbett Field. The Wildcats will face Sacramento State tonight at 6, tomorrow at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Schedule and ticket information can be found at the Arizona Baseball website.
The annual Tucson Festival of Books will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of Arizona. The festival features more than 350 authors and panelists, 250 exhibitors, and opportunities to meet famous authors, poets, writers and journalists. There will be book signings, panel discussions, live entertainment, food vendors, children's activities, Science City, and dozens of free activities for all ages.
As part of a joint project to enhance Tucson Water’s Mosquito Abatement Program at the Sweetwater Wetlands and provide a firefighting exercise for the Tucson Fire Department, the two City departments are planning a controlled burn of Wetlands vegetation. Weather permitting, the burn is scheduled to begin Friday at 8:30 a.m. at 2667 W. Sweetwater Drive. As in years past, there will be smoke in the area and there's no cause for alarm.