I heard some good news from one of the city’s Washington lobbyists, Tracy Tucker, this week: we are only one step away from owning Udall Park free and clear.
Morris K. Udall Park was built in 1982, and came about after a land exchange between the city and the Bureau of Land Management. The exchange was supposed to be finalized through subsequent legislation. For a variety of reasons, it never happened.
The 11th annual Tucson Festival of Books (TFOB) will be held tomorrow and Sunday, March 2-3, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of Arizona.
The festival features 330 authors presenting in 336 sessions and 36 different venues. There are also panel discussions, workshops, storytelling, culinary demonstrations, book sales, and book signings. TFOB features live entertainment, food vendors, Science City, and dozens of other activities for children and families.
As part of the Tucson Festival of Books, Mr. Nature, a local children’s entertainer, will perform on the Sun Link streetcar on Sunday, March 3. The performance will start at 9:30 a.m. from the Mercado District streetcar stop (Avenida del Convento and Congress) and end at 2nd Street and Cherry Avenue, a short walk to the festival.
The City of Tucson is accepting applications for analysts to fill non-perm positions in its Human Resources department. One is in the Transportation Satellite Unit and will assist the Lead HR Analyst with all Transportation department recruitments. The other is in the Classification and Compensation Unit and will assist with analyzing, editing, and creating job data, job specifications, and minimum qualifications.
A new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crosswalk has been installed at Sunnyside High School on Bilby Road, just west of Campbell Avenue, to improve pedestrian safety. The project was spearheaded by student council members who worked with Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5) and the Tucson Department of Transportation to complete the project within two months.
The Arizona Community Tree Council (ACTC) is hosting the annual Tree Festival & Climbing Championship on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Reid Park. The day’s activities include a family-friendly festival, exhibit booths, food trucks, tree-climbing, master climbing competitions, awards, and closing ceremonies. Attendance is free.
The Smart Home Water Guide helps residents take simple steps to fix small leaks that can add up to big losses in water and dollars. The guide includes sections on outdoor and indoor visual leak inspections, reading a water meter, how to check service lines and irrigation systems, and much more.
The City of Tucson is seeking attorneys for special magistrate (pro tem judge) positions. The appointment pays $125 for a half-day of service.
A candidate must be a resident of the state of Arizona for five years preceding recommendation, admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, and be a member of the State Bar of Arizona.
Tucson Parks and Recreation has an application to rename the Oury Center to the Monsignor Arsenio Sotomayor Carrillo Center. The public comment period is underway, and all comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.