DOWNTOWN LECTURE SERIES FOCUSES ON FOOD - The University of Arizona's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Downtown Lecture Series returns to the historic Fox Theatre on Wednesdays this fall. The 2014 lecture series will explore food and its connections with health, culture, and the environment. The series begins on Oct. 15 with Dr. Diana Liverman's talk, "Changing Geographies of Food", at 6:30 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public with tickets available at the Fox Theatre box office beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of each lecture.
The City of Tucson Magistrate Merit Selection Commission is currently
reviewing applications for reappointment from the following City
Thomas J. Berning
Susan Q. Shetter
Public participation is welcome and encouraged from those who have had
direct experience with the Magistrates’ courtroom. All comments should
be submitted in writing by 5 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2014 to:
City Magistrate Merit Selection Commission
City Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210
ITN Greater Tucson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit transportation alternative providing rides for seniors 60 and older 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also provide rides for adults of any age with limited vision. ITN Greater Tucson is a part of a national organization, ITN America, which supports 26 ITN affliates across the counrty.
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The Broadway Project Team is pleased to share an important project announcement regarding action taken by the Mayor and Council yesterday, October 9. Please see the press release issued by the City of Tucson below.
On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council
voted 5-2 to move forward into the design phase for the widening of
Broadway Boulevard to six lanes from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road.
Broadway is currently two lanes in each direction between Euclid Avenue
and Country Club Road, with a center turn lane.
-Did You Know?
Early voting for the November 4, 2014, General Election has started and Pima County
Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez encourages everyone to use the voting resources available to them.
On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council voted 5-2 to move forward into the design phase for the widening of Broadway Boulevard to six lanes from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road. Broadway is currently two lanes in each direction between Euclid Avenue and Country Club Road, with a center turn lane.
SECTION OF BROADWAY TO BE SIX LANES; FERAL CAT SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM MOVES FORWARD - The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday moved two big issues forward. A majority of the body agreed to progress into the design phase for the widening of Broadway Boulevard to six lanes from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road. Broadway is currently two lanes in each direction between Euclid Avenue and Country Club Road, with a center turn lane. The vote, with Council Members Karin Uhlich and Steve Kozachik dissenting, supports a recommendation put forward by the Broadway Citizens Task Force to widen Broadway to a six-lane corridor, which would include two transit lanes, bicycle lanes and new sidewalks. The task force recommendation followed an intensive public process that included 33 task force meetings and four additional public meetings within the past 27 months. The task force will continue to work with the project team during the technical design process of the RTA project, with construction scheduled to begin in summer 2016. On another topic, Mayor and Council voted unanimously to amend the Tucson Code to allow for a Pima County-sponsored program to spay, neuter, and release feral cats. Read the Braodway news release.
TUCSON MEET YOURSELF CELEBRATION UNDERWAY - The three-day Tucson Meet Yourself celebration began this morning and continues through Sunday in Downtown Tucson. The annual event, features cultural events, food, and entertainment. Tucson Meet Yourself runs until 10 p.m. tonight, 11 a.m.-10 pm. tomorrow., and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. This is the 41st year of the celebration.
2nd SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN PART OF BUSY WEEKEND - The monthly, free, family-friendly event tomorrow begins with gallery shows at 9 a.m., and entertainment later in the day. At 6:30 p.m., the main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street features musical groups, and there are plenty of activities for children. Food from vendors and downtown eateries will be available, as will fare from Tucson Meet Yourself. With the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar, you can park not only in the downtown area, but at the University of Arizona, and along 4th Avenue to catch a ride downtown (regular streetcar fares apply). There are 11,000 parking spaces along the 3.9-mile route. Read more about 2nd Saturdays Downtown.
RIDE THE STREETCAR TO UA 'FAMILY WEEKEND' FOOTBALL GAME TOMORROW - University of Arizona football fans can ride the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar to University of Arizona football games. Prior to tomorrow's 7:30 p.m. game against USC, fans can experience dining, entertainment, and retail opportunities at Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District, and then board the streetcar to the UA from any one of the 23 stops along the 3.9-mile route. Once on campus, Arizona Stadium is a short walk from the Second Street and Cherry Avenue stop. Fans can also park in one of the many garages downtown and take the streetcar to the game to avoid UA congestion. The Pennington Street Garage is offering discounted parking fees when you ask for the "Park, Dine, and Ride" bundle, which includes a Sun Link Day Pass and parking.
UA Parking and Transportation football information
CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL PARK CLEANUP TOMORROW - The Children's Memorial Park Neighborhood Watch Program is partnering with Tucson Clean & Beautiful and Tucson Recycling & Waste Services for an alley clean up tomorrow (7 a.m.-noon), between Wheatridge Drive and Edgewater Drive, from La Canada to 15th Avenue. The Adopt-a-Park and Public Areas program was established in 1984 to address the growing problem of litter. Since that time, Tucson area volunteers have provided more than 300,000 volunteer service hours at hundreds of sites. This public-private partnership helps keep public areas clean and safe. To become a part of Tucson Clean & Beautiful’s environmental stewardship efforts, or for more information, visit this website. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 791-3109.
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will close southbound Fourth Avenue to vehicular travel from Second Street to Eighth Street beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the annual Pride on Parade. This stretch of roadway is scheduled to reopen at approximately 7 p.m., at the completion of the parade.
AGENDA SPOTLIGHT: 'COMMUNITY CAT PROGRAM' - The Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will discuss amending the Tucson Code for the implementation of a Pima County grant to create the Community Cat program. Under that program, free-roaming cats found in city limits would be humanely captured, sterilized, vaccinated, ear-tipped and returned to the location where they were found. The ordinance also provides that Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) may charge costs to the City for this program only to the extent that the City previously has approved an appropriation of funds for that purpose. It also says that in the absence of a City appropriation, PACC can continue to operate the program at its own cost. The City would pay for the program through gifts and donations and revenue from unallocated funds from the Service Line Warranty Program. That money from the National League of Cities is set aside for a program that would benefit community residents. Tonight's meeting begins at 5:30 in Mayor and Council Chambers, 255 W. Alameda. Read the Mayor and Council Agenda item.
TCC RENOVATIONS NEARLY COMPLETE - Members of Tucson's media got a chance this morning to see the newly-renovated Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Arena, which is about 80 percent finished. The renovation should be completed by the end of the year. There are about 4,900 new seats with cup holders, new sound, updated lighting, new concession stands, fresh paint and updated restrooms. Rio Nuevo funded $7.8 million of improvements and the City paid about $1 million. Those attending Disney on Ice (tonight through Sunday) will be the first visitors to see the TCC improvements.
IT'S NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK - The Tucson Fire Department says making sure you have a working smoke detector is one of the easiest things you can do during Fire Prevention Week. In an interview with KGUN9'S Morning Blend, Captain Barrett Baker discussed the importance of smoke alarms.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: TUCSON WATER - Help manage, maintain, and deliver water as the City of Tucson addresses the challenges of drought and growth. Water System Operator and Well Maintenance positions are available. Learn more at Tucson Water website.
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Downtown Tucson and areas near downtown will be the host of several exciting events this weekend. Below is a list of the major events and associated motor vehicle travel restrictions. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures. Businesses, parking garages and parking lots are open and accessible. There are over 15,000 available parking spaces in the Downtown Tucson.
The Culver’s Restaurant, located at 3070 S. Campbell, will have their formal dedication on Friday, October 10, 9:00 a.m. This is the fourth Culver’s Restaurant in the Tucson area and the first for the South side.
Craig Culver, the founder of the Wisconsin based restaurant, will be here for the dedication of their newest location. Mr. Culver makes it a point to be there when a new location opens.
Water main work at two locations on 3rd Avenue is nearing completion
and Tucson Water crews will be discharging water at times to drain the
48” line in order to replace some sections of pipe and conduct
maintenance work of valves.
Tucson, AZ – The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (10-3-1, 10-3-1 in ACCAC conference) suffered its worst defeat of the season last week at Phoenix College but the Aztecs came back and responded by upsetting No. 11 Glendale Community College 3-0 on Tuesday at the Kino North Grandstand.
The No. 15Aztecs are 6-0-1 on their home field this season and handed Glendale just their second loss of the season (11-2-1). Pima also avenged its 3-1 loss at Glendale last month.