New Medicare cards are being mailed to seniors over the next several weeks, and that prompted Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild to hold a news conference last Friday warning of potential scams that could arise during the change.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council is getting ready to update and adopt the 2018 building codes. A public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 9. Any active permits, plans under review, and model plans that have been issued will not be affected.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is hosting a Homebuyer Expo this Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Catalina High School gym, 3645 E. Pima St. If you're tired of renting, find a path to homeownership that works for you. Information will be available on homebuyer assistance programs, qualifying for a mortgage, and improving your credit score.
Tucson Parks and Recreation's Udall Regional Center is hosting its 7th annual Pickleball Tournament on Friday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m. The tournament will be mixed doubles for those 18 years of age or older, best two out of three, double elimination.
Registration is open and runs through Oct. 10. The cost is $10 per team and includes lunch. Limited space is available. For more information, please call (520) 791-4931.
The City of Tucson is recruiting senior engineering associates for its Water department. The positions are for the Distribution Design and the New Development sections, and each has unique and similar responsibilities. These include reviewing water system, design, and master plans; preparation of design and construction plans; and coordination with other water divisions and with developers, the public, and other stakeholders.
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- Gun Dealer Code of Conduct
- Benedictine Monastery
- Benedictine Public Events
- More Miramonte Development
- Film Industry
- Local Tucson
- Two Water Items
- Garden District Porch Fest
- Pima County Interfaith Council Candidate Forum
- Events & Entertainment
We’ve gotten complaints from several of the residents at Far Horizons trailer park south of our office. They have been without gas service for nearly two months.
It’s been a learning experience for both me and my staff about what the city’s responsibilities are in this area. We have, however, educated ourselves on the unique circumstances that locations like Far Horizons have in their interactions with utility companies.
Pet of the Week
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
Congratulations to all of the City of Tucson employees that were nominated for a Women in Government Award. You all do tremendous work for our community.
2018 Leadership Nominees
The Tucson Sugar Skulls are the latest addition to Tucson's sports scene. At a public unveiling of the team's name and logo last night, Tucson Indoor Football officially became the Sugar Skulls, as a nod to the popular sugar skull logo in the city's annual Day of the Dead and All Souls Procession. The team's logo features a sugar skull wearing sunglasses and a sombrero surrounded by two guitar necks.
The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) will host two public meetings to propose changes in how multi-family, commercial, and industrial class users’ bills for sewer and wastewater rates are calculated. Rates currently are determined based on average water usage during December, January, and February. Pima County is proposing to base rates on actual water usage. This proposal does not affect residential users.
Public input is sought on proposed changes to Sun Tran Routes 10 and 17. The proposals keep most of Route 10, but feature a redirect at West Prince Road to Curtis Road. They also keep most of Route 17, but feature a redirect at North Flowing Wells Road to the Tohono Transit Center.
Tucson Water and the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) offer Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert, a guide to help residents create an attractive, water-efficient landscape. Plants listed include trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, cacti, and more. The plants featured were selected by landscape professionals and are drought hardy, tolerant of heat and cold, and adapted to our soil conditions.
The Arizona Symphonic Winds continues its "Music in the Park" fall concert series tomorrow, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the László Veres Amphitheater at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Established in 1986, the ensemble is a volunteer-based community concert band led by music director and conductor László Veres.
Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of entertainment for the entire family. All concerts in the series are free to attend.