G.A.I.N. stands for Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods and is Arizona's answer to National Night Out, which is held in August. Because of high summer temperatures, communities statewide decided to observe National Night Out in October and call it G.A.I.N.
Tucson Water is holding a scavenger hunt and offering three $50 Visa Gift Cards or a set of limited-edition, water-themed vinyl stickers created by a local artist as prizes.
Use your smartphone to find the items in the hunt, which include Tucson Tap Water, Pete the Beak, Rainwater Harvesting, Kino Environmental Restoration Project, Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, Splash Pads, and Sweetwater Wetlands. Take a picture and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #520H2O.
The next quarterly meeting of the Unified Community Advisory Board (UCAB) is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 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.
Bus riders from different backgrounds and experiences talk about how transit impacts their lives, and why they choose Sun Tran, in a series of videos available now on Sun Tran's YouTube channel. Every passenger rides for a reason and for many, public transit is critical for access to jobs, education, health care, shopping, and services.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is seeking a project manager to help lead and manage multiple complex construction projects to improve City park amenities. Duties include preparing documents regarding contract agreements, reviewing specifications and cost estimates, forecasting timelines, devising solutions to problems, and conducting and attending meetings with associated parties.
With the changes to our curb-side recycling program, I thought it would be a good time to remind all of you that the neighborhood recycling center at the Ward 2 office is still open and ready for all of your recyclables.
A few years ago, the neighborhood recycling center was located at Udall Park, but the bins were moved to our lot when there was a lot of what is termed in the recycling business “contamination.” The rest of us would call it, “things that are pretty obviously not supposed to be thrown into the recycling bin.”
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, Oct. 10, voted 4-3 to advance a plan to raise the age for buying tobacco and vaping products in city limits from 18 to 21. The plan, brought forth by Ward 3 Council member Paul Durham, will come back for a final vote on the proposed ordinance on Oct. 22.
If approved, the ordinance would take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. For more information on the proposal, read Mayor and Council agenda materials (item 3).
The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Oct. 12. Events during the day include Locomotive Saturday at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Living History Day at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, and Family Brain Boost at Children's Museum Tucson. Evening events include live music at the Mercado San Agustin and other locations.
Utility payment drop box service is unavailable at the Thomas O. Price Service Center, 4004 S. Park Avenue (Park Avenue and Ajo Way) until Nov. 12 due to site construction that includes installing a solar shade in the parking lot.
A shuttle is in service from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays for customers who would like to submit their utility payment directly to staff inside the center. Customers are asked to observe temporary parking signs.
Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a Spooky PAWchanga event tomorrow, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, at Cherry Avenue Center, 5058 S. Cherry Ave. Free activities include doggy trick-or-treat lane, a "pawrade," dog adoptions, face painting for humans, movie, arts and crafts, vendors, and other resources.
Lunch will be provided while supplies last. For more information, call (520) 791-4497.
A program that began in 2016 now serves more than 700 homeless people by helping them find employment, housing, and health care. In the video below, learn how the Tucson Homeless Work Program is branching out and changing lives.
The Tucson City Clerk's Office is mailing ballots to voters tomorrow, Oct. 10, for the vote-by-mail City of Tucson general election on Nov. 5. The deadline for voters to return their voted ballots by mail is Oct. 30, to allow enough time for them to arrive by Election Day.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning four neighborhood traffic safety and bicycle boulevard projects. The Michigan/Fair, Cherry, Greenway, and Bantam Bicycle Boulevard projects expand low-stress biking and walking networks citywide by creating calmer residential streets.