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Unified Community Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting This Week

The next quarterly meeting of the Unified Community Advisory Board (UCAB) is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 5:45 p.m., at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road.

UCAB hosts meetings regarding the Tucson International Airport Area EPA Superfund Site/Tucson Airport Remediation Project and the City of Tucson’s efforts and commitment to provide clean and safe water to the community. Stakeholders work together to participate in the cleanup process.

City Hiring Groundskeepers

Tucson Parks and Recreation is seeking groundskeepers to maintain and repair facilities and grounds at City of Tucson parks. The position is responsible for inspecting equipment and facilities, conducting preventive maintenance, and ensuring safety.

Groundskeepers also operate tractors, mowers, trucks, carts, and transport equipment by pulling trailers. Duties also include working with user groups and volunteer organizations and assisting with setups for special events.

Paul's Note - January 10th, 2020

Our local electric utility, Tucson Electric Power, is asking the Arizona Corporation Commission for a rate hike. There will be a hearing on Monday, January 13th and you’ll have a chance to weigh in.

The proposed rate increase would mean $76 million for the company, which would be $7.61 per month for the average residential rate payer.

I was briefed on the rate increase a few weeks ago, and there are a number of things that frustrate me beyond what is being asked of you as a consumer.

YWCA DreamBuilder Bootcamp

The Southern Arizona YWCA is now enrolling for the DreamBuilder Bootcamp.

The DreamBuilder Bootcamp is a 13 week class that provides support and structure as you learn key business principles & build a business plan. The bootcamp includes access to online learning portals and in-person instruction from established business owners and mentors in a supportive community of other local entrepreneurs. The bootcamp's classes are taught by new & established entrepreneurs who would like a weekly dose of accountability and structure to reach business planning goals.

2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow

The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Jan. 11. Events during the day include Living History Day at the Presidio San Augustín del Tucson, Family Brain Boost at the Children's Museum Tucson, and the Tucson Fringe Festival at the Screening Room.

Evening events include live music at the Mercado San Agustín, Hotel McCoy, La Cocina, and other locations. Starting at 6 p.m., the Scott Avenue Stage features Just Namima, Moontrax, and Tongs.

Regional Transportation Authority Seeks Applicants for Oversight Committee

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is looking for applicants to fill two at-large seats on its Citizens Accountability for Regional Transportation Committee. The oversight committee meets as needed and monitors the progress toward implementation of the 2006 voter-approved, 20-year regional transportation plan, which runs through June 2026.

City Recruiting Building Inspector

The City of Tucson is seeking a building inspector for its Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) to conduct inspections of commercial and residential property and related equipment for conformance with building safety codes. This position also inspects plumbing, electrical, and mechanical equipment and systems to ensure compliance with building codes, plans, and standards.

Tucson Jazz Festival Kicks Off Friday

The Sixth Annual HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival runs from Jan. 10-20. The festival features world-class jazz acts performing at the Fox Tucson Theatre, Rialto Theatre, Leo Rich Theater and Tucson Music Hall at the TCC, University of Arizona Centennial Hall, and other venues in Downtown Tucson.

Artists include Mavis Staples, the Afro-Cuban All Stars, the Average White Band, David Sanborn Jazz Quintet, and more.

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