All City of Tucson offices will be closed next Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day (except for emergency services). Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, so all customers will have their collections delayed by one day next week. The Los Reales Landfill will be open.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Alvernon Park soon will be the home of a plaque and sign honoring slain Tucson Police Officer Jeffrey H. Ross. The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night voted to keep the name of Alvernon Park, but add a sign that says "Jeff Ross Memorial."
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.
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 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."
The Mayor and Tucson City Council will hold a public hearing (Item 8) tonight on proposed water rate adjustments for Fiscal Years 2019-2022. The meeting will be held during the 5:30 p.m. meeting at 255 W. Alameda St.
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.
Several sites are open in Tucson to help people beat the heat. As part of the 2018 Summer Sun Respite program, 10 sites are open to help people on the streets and those who may have problems keeping their homes cool. Some of the sites offer snacks and lunches, while others offer breakfast, hygiene items, computers, sunscreen, hats, restrooms, and more.