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Thrive in the 05 Neighborhood Design Charrette is Saturday

A design charrette/strategy workshop tailored specifically for Thrive in the 05 neighborhoods takes place Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-noon, at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room (CC180).

The hands-on opportunity focuses on designing sustainable public spaces and corridors, promoting active healthy lifestyles, incorporating green infrastructure, reducing crime, and more.

Interstate 10 Project on Ruthrauff Road is Underway

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has started a two-year freeway project that will bring travel restrictions and road closures during its duration. It is designed to improve safety and traffic operations on both I-10 and Ruthrauff Road/El Camino del Cerro.

Business access will be maintained throughout the project. Visit the ADOT website above for the most current information and to subscribe to receive updates and traffic alerts by email.

Paul's Note - January 17th, 2020

One of the frustrations with our plastic containers is that, for the most part, can’t be used over again. We use a lot of natural resources (namely oil) not to actually make a product but to make something that a product is stored in. We then toss that container away and it ends up in a landfill.

And that brings us to plastic pill bottles. Most of us have a prescription to something, and when we are done, we throw the bottles away. The thing is, those bottles are, unlike plastic bags and plastic water bottles, quite durable and can be used many times over.

City Holiday Closures Monday

The City of Tucson will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20. All City offices, except for emergency services, will be closed.

Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling services delayed by one day next week. The Los Reales Landfill will be open.

Next Parents Night Out is Jan. 24

Enjoy three hours of free time on Friday, Jan. 24, 4:30-7:45 p.m., while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. Parents Night Out will be held at the William M. Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Activities include pizza, snacks, the movie "Zootopia," an art project, and games.

The cost per child (ages 5-15) is $5 (cash only). Register in person at the Clements Center by Thursday, Jan. 23. Call (520) 791-4730 for details. Space is limited.

City Recruiting Engineering Manager

The City of Tucson is hiring an engineering manager for its Transportation Department. The position will manage and coordinate the operation and performance of the Right-of-Way Permit & Code Section, Utility Coordination & Technical Review Section, and the MS4 Permit and Stormwater/Floodplain Administration. The manager will also represent the City of Tucson and attend construction and planning meetings with other governmental agencies.

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