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Data Analytics Working Group

Our department's recent reorganization has allowed us, the Data Analytics team, to expand our section's purview from just spatial analysis and spatial data management to include the analysis and storage of all of the City's variable data and data types. As part of this bold mission, the Data Analytics section now manages a "data warehouse," a massive database to store all (or nearly all) of the City's data from many departments in one place.

City Services Affected by Holidays

The City of Tucson will observe the Christmas holiday on Wednesday, Dec. 25, and the New Year's holiday on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Except for emergency services, all City offices will be closed both days.

Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on either Wednesday, and customers with Wednesday-Friday collections will have their service delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be closed on both holidays.

Treecycle Begins Dec. 26

The City of Tucson’s annual TreeCycle program begins Thursday, Dec. 26, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 12. Eight sites will be open for collection.

Residents are asked to remove all lights, ornaments, decorations, plastic tree bags, and tree stands before dropping off real trees at a TreeCycle site. In addition, do not leave trees outside the collection time or area due to fire hazard.

15th Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event is Jan. 4

Start the new year off right by taking your leftover holiday grease to the 15th Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event. Six collection sites will be open to accept fats, oils, and grease stored in containers on Saturday, Jan. 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) reminds you that these items from your kitchen should never be poured down the drain. They can be recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel.

Ride the Pueblo Express to See Santa

The Sun Link streetcar will transform into the Pueblo Express on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m., as it transports caroling families and merry elves to see Santa at Main Gate Square. The Pueblo Express will leave at 2 p.m. from the streetcar stop at the Mercado District (Congress and Avenida del Convento) and arrive at Main Gate Square's Geronimo Plaza for holiday performances and festivities, including pictures with Santa.

Broadway – Camino Seco to Houghton Road Improvement Project: Traffic Alert

On Friday, December 20, 2019, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, are scheduled to mill (remove) asphalt at the Broadway intersection approaches at Houghton Road, Harrison Road and Camino Seco.

Crews will work from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this work, there will be periodic traffic shifts at the intersection approaches and officers will assist motorists through the intersections.

Broadway East - Camino Seco to Houghton Rd Intersection Work

 

    On Friday, December 20, 2019, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, are scheduled to mill      (remove) asphalt at the Broadway intersection approaches at Houghton Road, Harrison Road and Camino Seco.

   Crews will work from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this work, there will be periodic traffic shifts at the intersection approaches and officers will assist motorists through the intersections.

Tucson Roadrunners Annual Teddy Bear Toss Next Week

One of hockey’s best feel-good traditions, the annual Tucson Roadrunners Teddy Bear Toss, is on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 7:05 p.m. against the Ontario Reign. Bring a new or unused plush item to the game and toss your teddy bear on the ice after the Roadrunners first goal of the night.

All tossed teddy bears (and other plush animals) will be donated to those in need, with a portion going to AVIVA & Easter Seals in Tucson. In addition, the first 1,500 fans will receive a Desert Diamond Casino Hockey Bank upon entry.

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