The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is holding another Coffee with a Cop event tomorrow. There is no planned agenda, other than a simple time to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet the police officers who serve the area. The gathering will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Beyond Bread, 6260 E. Speedway Blvd.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council will hold a public hearing tomorrow night to gather more comments on the Broadway Boulevard: Euclid to Country Club Roadway Improvement Project now that the 30% design plans have been completed and presented to the public.
Tucson City Court is closed for business today and tomorrow to transition to a new case management system, Arizona Judicial Automated Case System (AJACS). Full court operations will resume Wednesday.
Tucson City Court will be the largest volume court in the Arizona court system to transition to AJACS and will be converting approximately 440,000 open cases to the new system. Adjudicated cases that met the electronic records retention period will not be part of the transition.
The Tucson Fire Department dealt with seven bee swarm incidents over the weekend, and a few people were stung.
"Our call volume for bee-related calls skyrockets during the month of April," said Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker. During an attack, "cover up your face as much as possible, because if it is a true attack they're going to be stinging you - eyes, nose, mouth, ears - so try to pull something over your face to give yourself that protection."
The summer day camps for kids entering grades 1-6 in the fall feature games, crafts, scavenger hunts, opportunities to meet zookeepers, and campers can help out behind the scenes.
The Sun Rideshare Rewards Program continues this month, offering the chance to win prizes for motorists who decide to use alternative modes of transportation (carpool, public transit, bikes, walking, etc.) once in a while. Prize drawings include gift cards and other items. Follow the link above for more information and to register.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council next week will be asked to consider a new fee to help fund recycling within the Environmental Services (ES) department. ES says sales of recyclable materials have declined, estimating it will receive no revenue from sales during the next fiscal year. In addition, ES will pay more than $200,000 for processing recyclables.
As part of the Campbell Avenue Streetscape Enhancement Project, crews from Pima Paving and Tucson Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin installing decorative stamped asphalt crosswalks at several locations on Campbell Avenue between Fort Lowell Road and Grant Road. The work is scheduled to begin Monday and be finished by the middle of May.
Conserve2Enhance (C2E) grants are available to local organizations working to improve urban waterways and riparian habitats throughout the Tucson region. C2E will give priority consideration to projects that benefit important riparian areas, emphasize partnerships and community access to green space, and feature strong long-term stewardship commitments.
There will be a grant workshop on April 6, and the application deadline is May 2.
Tucson's annual Bike Fest celebration started today and continues all month. Activities include Cyclovia Tucson (April 10), Greater Arizona Bicycling Bike Swap (April 17), and Bike-in Movies (various days).
"MoctoberFest" will be held tomorrow at Mercado San Agustin, just west of Interstate 10, on Avenida del Convento. The 4 p.m.-midnight event features music, a circus, parade, aerial artists, food, crafts, a photo booth, vaudevillians, magic, and more.
The Mercado is easily accessible via the Sun Link streetcar. The stop is at the western terminus of the nearly 4-mile route. Admission is $5, but kids 10 and under are free.
Even though he assumed the position in January, Chris Magnus officially was sworn in yesterday as Tucson's 25th police chief. Magnus recently passed all of his needed certification tests to become a peace officer in Arizona.
Fry’s Food Stores will add commercial food scrap collection at all Tucson stores through the City of Tucson’s FoodCycle Program. A formal announcement will be made by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Fry’s at 7812 E. Speedway Blvd. The addition of the Fry’s stores will bring the number of Tucson food scrap collection locations to 50.
The Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair opens tomorrow and runs through Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., each day. The event takes place on Fourth Avenue between Ninth Street and University Boulevard.
The street fair includes more than 400 arts and crafts booths, more than 35 food vendors, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, and a hands-on art pavilion for kids. There also will be face painting, balloons, demonstrations, sidewalk entertainment, and other activities.