Curious about what goes on beyond the barricades of road projects in the city? In a new segment on Tucson 12, Tucson Department of Transportation Engineering Manager Sam Credio goes "Behind the Barricades" to show the process of roadway construction projects.
Becoming part of the City of Tucson has its benefits for those currently on the periphery of city limits, while Tucson also benefits by getting a larger portion of state-shared revenue. With more than 300,000 people living outside of Tucson city limits, that amounts to tens of millions of dollars every year in tax money already paid to the State of Arizona that could be used in our community to help fund police, fire, roads, and parks.
- Eastbound 22nd Street between Country Club and Alvernon Way will be reduced to one travel lane. One eastbound through lane and right turns will be permitted at the intersection of 22nd Street and Alvernon Way.
A survey released by the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance (SADA) shows nearly 93 percent of people surveyed support Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (D-M) and other military bases in the region. That number is a slight increase over the last survey two years ago.
SADA was formed three years ago to increase the awareness of the contributions the bases make to the local economy and to help the Air Force in its decisions where resources should be deployed.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is recruiting recreation workers to assist with summer KIDCO programs for children. A recreation worker provides service to the patrons of the City's Parks and Recreation facilities. The seasonal position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12, prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.
Do you have unused chemicals, oils, or pesticides sitting in your shed or garage? The City of Tucson is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection this Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at the Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd.
Drop off at HHW is free for City of Tucson residents. There is a fee of $10 for each television and $2 for each monitor brought in without a computer.
The City of Tucson's Information Technology Department (ITD) is responsible for a myriad of items in the City, including communications towers, desktop computers, and dispatch.
Tucson 12 has an inside look at the people and the responsibilities of ITD.
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.
With above-normal temperatures in Tucson, the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) is urging parents and caregivers to never, under any circumstances, leave babies and young children in a closed vehicle.
In the video below, TFD Capt. Barrett Baker says that warning is not specific to summer.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for Water Safety Instructors (WSI) and Lifeguards this summer. More than 150 lifeguards and swimming instructors are needed for seasonal work at City of Tucson pools, beginning the week of May 23. Applicants must be at least 16 years old at time of hire and have knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques, and first aid.
Learn more about the qualifications by following the links below. The application deadline is May 31.
While crews spent most of yesterday and today working to repair a broken water main at 22nd Street and Alvernon Way, the 63-year-old, 30-inch main is part of an ongoing problem of aging infrastructure.
Water rate hikes average about 8 percent a year, and even though residents are doing a great job of conserving water, Tucson Water says that's not enough to fix the hundreds of miles of pipeline that are more than 60 years old.