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Awards Ceremony Spotlights Historic Preservation

Individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to historic preservation in Tucson and Pima County will be recognized at the annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony hosted by the Tucson‒Pima County Historical Commission (TPCHC). The awards ceremony will take place Saturday, May 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.) at the Lander Auditorium at Dunbar Pavilion, 325 W. Second St.

Arizona Symphonic Winds at Udall Park

The Arizona Symphonic Winds continues its spring concert series on Saturday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. All concerts are free to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at the László Veres Amphitheater in the park.

Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of entertainment for the whole family. The final concert in the series will be June 1.

City Hiring Police Identification Superintendent

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) identification section is seeking a police identification superintendent. Job duties include managing personnel and overseeing the planning, implementation, direction, and management of all functions and resources of the section.

This position serves as Arizona Automated Fingerprint Information System site administrator and unit liaison with other departments and agencies by communicating unit concerns and ensuring compliance with policies.

Traffic Signal Improvements - Golf Links Road and Kolb Road

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows at the intersection of Golf Links Road and Kolb Road.

Work at the intersection will take place from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Buy a Summer Transit Pass for Kids and Save Money Starting This Week

Buy a SummerGO Youth Pass for kids (ages 6 to 18) to get around town all summer long on public transportation. For $45, kids and teens receive unlimited rides on Sun Link, Sun Tran, and select Sun Shuttle routes from May 23 through Aug. 1. Pass holders also get a surprise at all City of Tucson pools, which open for summer hours on May 30.

Parks Commission Meets This Week to Discuss Needs at City Parks

The monthly Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be held Wednesday, May 22, 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.

City Recruiting Administrative Assistant for Fire Department

The Tucson Fire Department is seeking an administrative assistant to perform research and analytical work in support of administrative, clerical, and some financial and personnel functions for the department. Duties can also include assisting with budget research and responding to customer inquiries and helping in the resolution of problems.

Paul's Note - May 17, 2019

I attended a ceremony to honor Jeffrey Ross, a Tucson Police officer who was gunned down in 1982. We unveiled a plaque in his honor on Thursday. Here is a bit from the plaque:

Jeffrey H. Ross was a beloved friend, son, brother and husband who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting his community.

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