Reid Park Zoo over the weekend announced the death of Baheem, an 18-year-old Malayan tiger. He started to develop conditions such as arthritis and chronic kidney disease over the last few years, and in recent months he had developed pancreatic insufficiency and chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
The City of Tucson is hiring street maintenance workers for its Transportation Department. The street maintenance worker I position will maintain and repair streets, alleyways, sidewalks, shoulders, curbs, drainage ways and rights of way. The street maintenance worker II position will work with the Department of Corrections Inmate Program and operate specialized equipment in drainageways and along roadways.
TUCSON TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT SPRAYING BRIDGE DECKS - OPERATION FREEZE
Beginning at approximately 4 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Transportation Department Streets Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing temperatures forecasted for the next several nights. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.
FTA announces Human Trafficking and Public Safety Initiative recipients
The City of Tucson (COT) and Sun Tran were awarded $221,100 from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative. The grant will allow funding for the COT and Sun Tran to implement solutions to reduce human trafficking, protect transit operators from the risk of assault, and reduce crime on public transit vehicles.
The commission that oversees the parks bond program made an important decision on Monday night for those of you that play either tennis or pickleball.
First, I want to give you a bit of background. In 2018, you and your neighbors passed Proposition 407, which authorized the sale of $225 million of bonds to fund parks and trail projects throughout the city. $5.5 million of that is set to be spent at Ft. Lowell, while $13.9 million will be spent at Udall Park.
Cell 4A, a new waste disposal area, is now open at the Los Reales Landfill, 5300 E. Los Reales Road. Construction of Cell 4A began in March 2019 at a cost of $3.2 million. It is expected to last five-to-six years and will hold approximately 3.35 million tons of waste. It covers an area of 12 acres.
The City of Tucson and Sun Tran were awarded $221,100 from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative. The City was one of 24 organizations in the United States to receive FTA grant funding.
Safely dispose of paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is open Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, for household hazardous waste collection. Drop-off is free for city residents.
Please do not bring medical waste, dried paint, ammunition, explosives, or CRT monitors. Vehicles should enter north from Prudence Road.
Test your athletic skills this weekend and have fun in the park. The Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest will be held tomorrow, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, at Jacinto Park, 2600 N. 15th Ave.
Walmart gift cards will be distributed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each age group. The three age groups are elementary school, middle school, and high school. There'll be free food from Taqueria Juanitos, face painting, and other activities.
CITY OF TUCSON PROVIDES FREE GEMRIDE SHUTTLES CONNECTING GEM SHOW VENDORS AND VISITORS WITH GEM SHOWS AND PARKING