The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a plan by City Manager Michael Ortega to offer a health insurance incentive for City of Tucson employees eligible to retire. The latest plan offers a varying one-time payout (based on number of dependents) to those who permanently opt out of City-provided insurance. Those who take advantage of the offer can spend the taxable money on insurance premiums for other plans they choose.
The Tucson Association of Realtors Shootout (formerly known as the Ft. Lowell Shootout) runs tomorrow through Sunday at various soccer fields around Tucson. Organizers say the event will have nearly 5,000 soccer players, plus their coaches and families in attendance, contributing up to $5 million to the local economy.
Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and HSL Properties are partnering again this year to sponsor a “Stuff-the-Bus” food drive, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. A Sun Tran bus will be located at River Oaks Apartments at 7730 E. Broadway (Broadway and Pantano) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dunham hand crafts each character personally from conception to the final coat of paint then brings them to life on stage.
If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar Tracker, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting.
The City of Tucson is holding the first of three public meetings this month to allow the community and business leaders to discuss a proposal to require all businesses in city limits to offer sick time to their employees. The Earned Sick & Safe Time Stakeholder Meeting runs tonight from 6-7:30 at the Ward 5 Council Office, 4300 S. Park Ave.
Tucson is among the top four cities where parents have the opportunity to balance their work and personal lives, according to a new study from MarketWatch.
Factors taken into consideration included affordable housing in good school districts, low unemployment rates, weather, arts and culture, entertainment, parks, childcare costs, and more.
Visit The Perfect Fit mobile fitting station by OB Sports to make sure you get fitted for the right clubs for your golf game. Fittings will be available at the Randolph Golf Complex driving range, 600 S. Alvernon Way, Tuesdays–Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Email Josh Feld at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your club fitting.
The HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival begins this week, kicking off nearly two weeks of jazz at Downtown Tucson venues and surrounding areas, through Jan. 24.
This year's festival opens Thursday at the Fox Tucson Theatre with NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Jimmy Heath performing his arrangements with the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band.
Other events include the free Downtown Jazz Fiesta on Martin Luther King Day, New Orleans-style jazz, piano jazz, and more.
If you teach Grades 1-5 in the City of Tucson, sign up to schedule a free classroom presentation on recycling. If you're a middle school teacher, the Talking Trash in Tucson curriculum is available online.
The goal of the instruction is to increase participation in recycling in Tucson (Do More Blue) and reduce contamination in the blue barrels.
Four current and retired firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) hope to compete against other firefighters across the country for an opportunity to perform at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis during the Fire Department Instructor Conference in April.
Known as The Turnouts, the TFD band is encouraging people to watch its video (below) and cast a vote online.