The deadline to submit arguments about November's ballot propositions is Aug. 5. There will be three Charter change questions on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot, along with a citizen's initiative to ban red light cameras in the City of Tucson. Arguments will be included in the sample ballot/publicity pamphlet for the election. That pamphlet will be mailed to each household with a registered voter in the City.
To celebrate the first anniversary of Sun Link, streetcar rides will be free this Saturday, and there are plenty of places to park along the nearly 4-mile route. Parking is available at more than 11,000 spaces along the University of Arizona, 4th Avenue, Downtown Tucson and the Mercado District. Street parking is free on the weekends. Read more from Park Tucson.
The Tucson Police Foundation and officers from the Tucson Police Department (TPD) are hosting the 3rd Annual Back to School Safety & Health Fair this weekend. The event will be held Saturday, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m., at Park Place Mall center court and by Sears. There will be several booths providing free school supplies (while supplies last), safety and health information, screenings, and demonstrations.
The City of Tucson will host public presentations tonight of the two proposals for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and fill out comment cards. The Alexander Company/Oasis Tucson and Peach Properties will each present a design concept for mixed-use, multi-modal development to be located on the 4.7-acre downtown site.
The voter registration deadline for the City of Tucson's Aug. 25 Primary Election is next Monday, July 27. Those wishing to register to vote may contact the Pima County Recorder's Office at (520) 724-4330.
To celebrate the first anniversary of Sun Link, streetcar rides will be free this Saturday. 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 app was developed using open data provided by Sun Link.
Tucson City Council Member Shirley Scott's Ward 4 office will hold its 15th annual "Back to School Bash and Pancake Breakfast" a week from this Saturday. There will be free school supplies for all children, including backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, etc. There also will be vendors and raffle prizes, such as tablets and bikes.
Fennec fox Amir is a demonstration animal at Reid Park Zoo. Featured in education programs and presentations, educators keep him socialized by interacting with him frequently. In this video, Amir gets some exercise and has fun playing with bubbles.
As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, CenturyLink will begin relocating their existing facilities located within the project limits. The CenturyLink work will consist of relocating several existing underground vaults located within City of Tucson right of way, followed by a year of splicing fiber and copper communication lines which are housed in the new vaults.
The 7th annual Bilingual Literacy Fair is this Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the El Pueblo Activity Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. There will be games and a train at the superhero-themed event, hosted by Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero, the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, and the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. Attendees will receive free Spanish-language textbooks geared toward kindergarten through sixth grade and a backpack provided by Food City.
There are many fare options available to ride the streetcar, but all you need to do is walk on this Saturday and enjoy free rides to celebrate Sun Link's first anniversary. If you haven't taken a ride on the streetcar yet and you enjoy it on Saturday, there are a some things to keep in mind after the free day. Cash is not accepted on the car, but you can use it at machines at the stops to buy a $4 one-day pass.
Just like plants, Reid Park Zoo’s Aldabra tortoises love water and come alive when wet. In the Tucson 12 video below, see what happens when a tortoise gets showered with a hose.
Have fun celebrating Tucson's 240th birthday on Aug. 20 by having your children design a postage stamp. There are three age categories in the contest. Winning designs will be featured on the Postal History Foundation website and local media. One design will be used to print custom stamps that are legal for postage. Three of the winning designs will be chosen as cachets to be printed on envelopes to commemorate Tucson’s birthday. Winners of each age group will be given several prizes, along with ribbons and certificates.