Tucson Water anticipates no contamination issues from the Animas River near Silverton, Colorado. A contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency last week accidentally released 3 million gallons of wastewater into the river. The source of the contamination is an abandoned gold mine and includes heavy metals such as lead and arsenic. While the Animas River is a tributary to the Colorado River - the principal source of water for Tucson - Tucson Water officials do not expect local water contamination issues.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council recently approved an intergovernmental agreement with the University of Arizona's Compost Cats, a once-pilot program run by students. The Council approved the agreement Wednesday, providing $66,000 a year in funding for the program over the next three years. The formal agreement comes after a one-year pilot program where the City collected organic waste from select local businesses and partnered with Compost Cats to handle the composting and orientation for new businesses joining the program.
A new survey from Cvent, an event-management portal, puts Tucson in the top 50 best cities for meeting attendees. Tucson launched a rebranding effort roughly two years ago to attract more business gatherings.
The City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program and Living Streets Alliance are helping children and parents discover that walking and biking can be a fun, everyday part of a healthy life. The alternatives to vehicles also reduce traffic congestion and pollution around schools, improve safety in school zones, and provide families and friends an opportunity to share time with each other and build connections in their community.
A public visitation and memorial service will be held this week for Tucson Police Department (TPD) Officer Isaac Rosario, 41, who died in an off-duty motor vehicle accident Aug. 1 in Glendale. Rosario's 6-year-old daughter was severely injured in that crash.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend an open house tomorrow to discuss Broadway Improvements from Camino Seco to Houghton Road. The meeting will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. at Gridley Middle School, 350 S. Harrison Road.
Classically-trained violinist Lindsey Stirling from Gilbert will perform Wednesday night at 7:30 at the Tucson Music Hall. Her self-titled debut album features electronic beats and animation and has 12 original tracks, including the viral smash Crystallize, which has racked up more than 127 million YouTube views.
The Aug. 19 meeting of the City of Tucson's Planning Commission has been moved to Sept. 16. Two public hearings are scheduled during that meeting - the Flexible Lot Design (FLD) draft text amendment and the Urban Agriculture draft text amendment. The citizen-comprised Planning Commission advises the Tucson City Council and staff on plans, policies, and standards affecting land use and development.
CAMINO SECO TO HOUGHTON ROAD
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend an Open House for Broadway Improvements from Camino Seco to Houghton Road.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Brief Presentation at 5:45 p.m.
Gridley Middle School
350 S. Harrison Road
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
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The Mayor and Tucson City Council Wednesday approved a site specific sales tax incentive for a second hotel along the Sun Link streetcar route. The property at the southeast corner of Tyndall Avenue and East Second Street will be developed into a Marriott hotel and feature a public plaza and a private club for University of Arizona faculty and alumni.
Visit Downtown Tucson tomorrow and enjoy live music, a movie, street performers, restaurants, street vendors, and gallery shows during 2nd Saturdays Downtown. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street features musical performances. You can use the Sun Link streetcar to move easily through the downtown area.
Tomorrow's the day mermaids, pirates, jellyfish, and other sea creatures will be washed ashore on downtown's pop-up beach on the MLK Lot at North Fifth Avenue at East Congress Street, and at Fourth Avenue’s Haggerty Plaza, 316 N. Fourth Ave. The "Return of the Mermaids" event begins with a mermaid arts market at 11 a.m. at 50 N. Fifth Ave. There will be music, dancing, and artists showcasing a variety of mermaid artwork and accessories.
Ride the Sun Link streetcar and enjoy the KXCI Presents: Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series, a live concert inside a streetcar. The series features concerts through the end of the month. The next concert will take place tomorrow night, featuring music from Laura and the Killed Men. Passengers can attend the concert by boarding the streetcar at the stop at Avenida del Convento and Congress (across from Mercado San Agustin) at 7 p.m.