I had an opportunity last week to have a sit down with T. Van Hook, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity Tucson. I learned a bit more about their business model and how the city could be an even better partner with them in the future.
Most of us know about Habitat's main work, building houses for families who couldn't otherwise afford them. They also have many other programs to help lower income families maintain their houses and continue to contribute as home owners.
The City of Tucson will observe Presidents Day next Monday, Feb. 18. All City offices, except for emergency services, will be closed.
Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, but the Los Reales Landfill will be open. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling services delayed by one day next week.
The Citizen’s Commission on Public Service and Compensation is considering a recommendation to voters concerning salaries for Mayor and Council. If approved by the Commission, the recommendation may be placed on the Nov. 5, 2019, City ballot.
The Commission invites you to comment on this issue during several public meetings. The next will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Donna Liggins Recreation Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave. (Medium Room). The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
In 2016, the original playground was damaged badly by vandalism. It was closed and removed until replacement equipment and a shade structure were installed in December 2018.
A treatment program keeps veterans with misdemeanor crimes out of the court system; take a behind-the-scenes tour with the Tucson Police Department; and hear the story behind the Mormon Battalion Monument. Those stories are featured in the latest edition of In Tucson, produced by Tucson 12.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a project manager to oversee several bicycling and walking projects being implemented by the Tucson Department of Transportation. This includes greenways and shared-use paths, pedestrian safety and walkability, bicycle safety and mobility, as well as green infrastructure for all three.
Tucson Water has received complaints from customers that someone came to their homes claiming to work for the utility. A story on KOLD News 13 features Public Information Officer Fernando Molina, who says if Tucson Water needs to test the water at a customer’s home, the utility will call or send a letter to schedule an appointment first.
The Pima County Health Department is hosting multiple community stakeholder meetings to discuss proposed County ordinance changes, giving retailers and community members the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. The ordinance changes would raise the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years old, create a tobacco retail permit system, and amend the current smoking ordinance to include vaping products.
Tucson Water, Arizona Project WET, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and other local organizations will host activity tables at Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., this Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kids and adults can participate in hands-on activities and projects that increase awareness and appreciation of the many facets of engineering. Tables and displays will be located near the food court.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a transportation program coordinator to oversee the Complete Streets program in the Tucson Department of Transportation. This position will work with representatives from various departments within the City of Tucson, other jurisdictions, agencies, and community members.
The annual gem show that started it all opens tomorrow, Feb. 14, at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Presented by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the 65th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® - Wulfenite is Loved, is expected to attract thousands of treasure hunters from around the world.
Sunset magazine just published what it calls "The Only Food and Drink Guide You Need for a Weekend in Tucson." From baked goods to single-malt whiskey, Sunset lists 10 of its favorite spots in Tucson.
Some of the places mentioned include Agustin Kitchen, Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, 5 Points Market & Restaurant, Barrio Bread, Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress, and several other coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.