On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the City of Tucson Transportation Department will remove two trees in the median island on Valencia Road between Plumer Avenue and Campbell Avenue that are interfering with the sight of obstruction lights at the Tucson International Airport.
The work is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. and should be complete by 7 a.m. During the work, the eastbound and westbound median island travel lanes on Valencia Road between Plumer Avenue and Campbell Avenue will be closed to travel.
On Friday, June 28, 2019, Granite Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will close Cherry Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Helen Street, including the Cherry Avenue and Helen Street intersection, overnight to mill (remove) old asphalt and repave with new asphalt.
This project is scheduled to begin Friday at 7 p.m. and be complete by 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Kids 17 and under can beat the heat at City of Tucson pools and recreation centers for free this summer. Youth will not need to pay an admission fee at 13 recreation centers during open recreation hours.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is seeking feedback regarding a proposal allowing amendments to the City’s area and neighborhood plans to run concurrently with rezoning processes. This amendment would change the existing policy of requiring Mayor and Council approval of a plan amendment prior to beginning the rezoning process.
Tucson Water’s 2018 Annual Water Quality Reports for its main system and its nine isolated systems are available online. The reports provide information on drinking water for its 731,000 customers within the utility’s 37 water service areas in and around the Tucson metropolitan area. Tucson Water performs more than 14,500 water quality tests per year, and results from monitoring conducted in 2018 met all standards for safe drinking water.
The monthly Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be held Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-5 p.m., at Tucson Parks and Recreation Administration, 900 S. Randolph Way. The commission serves as a citizens advisory panel to the Mayor and Tucson City Council on issues such as recreational and park activities within the city, operations policy and procedures, user fees, park development, and park name changes.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership presents live, local performances each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Jácome Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. The remaining summer dates are June 25, June 27, and July 2.
Grab lunch from your favorite downtown spot or food truck, bring a friend or coworkers, and enjoy the free lunchtime tunes. The concert series ends July 2.
The first public item in our council agenda on Tuesday was trees.
Well, it was called “Presentation on the Environmental, Economic and Health Benefits from a Healthy Urban Tree Canopy System,” but that was really a long way of saying that we talked about trees.
Councilmember Kozachik and I requested that we have a presentation on the subject of what Dr. Tanya Quist, the University of Arizona professor who spoke to us, calls urban forestry.
The El Día De San Juan Coalition and Tucson Water are partnering to create a unique event celebrating water in the desert on Monday, June 24. Following the kickoff of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project (see related story), the El Día De San Juan Fiesta begins at 5:45 p.m. with the traditional procession through Barrio Sin Nombre to Mission Gardens.
The City of Tucson and Tucson Water will host the kickoff of the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project on Monday, June 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at 1580 S. Santa Cruz Lane. The Heritage Project will introduce up to 2.8 million gallons a day of flowing reclaimed water into the Santa Cruz River just south of downtown. This will complement regional historical and cultural projects in the area and support the return of native plants and animals.
Registration is now open for Session 3 of swim lessons with Tucson Parks and Recreation. Register at EZEEreg.com by Thursday, July 25, at 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for a two-week session, or it's only $2 if you qualify for the Discount Program.
Find out if you qualify by viewing the Discount Program online or by calling (520) 791-4877. There are 20 pools in the City that are open through July 31.
Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Nights is on Saturdays this year and is now free for members (admission applies for non-members). The program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 17. Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun, including live music from local bands, games, inflatables, food and drink specials, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal encounters, zookeeper chats, and themed evenings.