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Water Rate Structure Adjustment Approved by Mayor and Council

Beginning July 2, water rates will increase incrementally over the next two years to stabilize the rate structure while reducing long-term debt and other expenses. This positions Tucson Water to effectively manage our community's water system in the coming years, ensuring the continued safe delivery and conservation of this precious resource.

Summer Safari Friday Nights Program Continues at Reid Park Zoo

Summer Safari Nights 2018 continues tomorrow, May 25, at Reid Park Zoo. The program runs 6-8 p.m. every Friday until Aug. 3.

Visit the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures, and enjoy the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, and food and drink specials. The night features face painting, glitter tattoos, enrichment stations, the carousel, animal encounters, and more. Regular admission applies, but some activities require an additional fee.

Summer Movies in the Park Series Tomorrow

Looking for some family entertainment on a Friday night over the summer? Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, begins tomorrow, May 25, at Reid Park with a free showing of Coco.

Residents are invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy a free movie every other Friday, through July 20, at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 920 S. Concert Place (22nd Street and Country Club Road). Entertainment and games begin at 6 p.m., and food will be available to purchase from food trucks.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Tanque Verde Road - Sabino Canyon Road to Kolb/Grant Roads Repaving Project

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Tanque Verde Road from Sabino Canyon Road to Kolb/Grant roads on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in preparation of an upcoming repaving project. The utility adjustments will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are scheduled to be complete in one day.

City Council Approves Tentative Budget

The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved City Manager Michael Ortega's $1.5 billion Recommended FY 2018/2019 Budget, including the Five-Year Capital Plan. The budget includes a previously approved 2.5 percent pay adjustment for all permanent City employees with at least 1.5 years of service and an extension of the amortization period of mandated payment increases to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Historic Landmark Process Begins for Former Monastery

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday voted to begin the process to designate the Benedictine Monastery as a historic landmark. Council Member Steve Kozachik brought the proposal forward to remove the potential threat of demolishing the Benedictine Monastery as a developer and architect plan to build 300 apartments on the midtown parcel at 800 N. Country Club Road.

Summer Outdoor Movie Series Continues This Week

The Cinema La Placita summer movie series hosts classic movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30, May through August, in the Tucson Museum of Art's Plaza of the Pioneers, 140 N. Main Ave. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes popcorn).

Tomorrow's movie is Inherit the Wind (1960), starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly.

City Recruiting Senior Fleet Services Technician

The City of Tucson is seeking an experienced senior fleet services technician to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). Duties include performing preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment, maintaining fleet vehicle inventory and preventive maintenance records, and overseeing tools, supplies and equipment. A senior technician also performs tasks at a proficient, accomplished level; handles difficult, complex, or irregular jobs; and helps set priorities for work.

Tucson is National Winner in Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

Tucson was named one of five national winners in the 7th Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The month-long campaign in April promoted public awareness about the importance of water and encouraged people to think about their consumption practices.

"I'm very pleased Tucsonans took the time to pledge and maybe learn some new ways they can save water," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. "Tucson has long been a leader in water conservation."

Davis-Monthan Named Top Air Force Base in the Country

The Office of the Secretary of Defense says Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (D-M) in Tucson is the best base in the United States. D-M won the 2018 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award, which the base last won in 2012.

As part of the award, D-M will receive $700,000 for base improvements, the installation excellence trophy, and a special flag.

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