Last week, I gave a rundown on city departments and I said that I would profile different departments over the next few weeks.
I made a bit of an error when I gave the list. I mentioned the Finance Department. It’s not called that anymore. It is now known as the Business Services Department.
The name change isn’t cosmetic. The department is a newly organized entity that took over the functions of the old Finance and Procurement departments. Human Resources has to remain separate by provisions of the charter, but they are considered under the Business Services “umbrella.”
The Tucson City Clerk's Office is mailing ballots to voters today, Aug. 2, for the vote-by-mail City of Tucson Primary Election on Aug. 27. The deadline for voters to return their voted ballots by mail is Aug. 21, to allow enough time for them to arrive by Election Day.
Meanwhile, some voting locations will be open to cast or drop off ballots in person on Election Day. Voters will be selecting candidates for mayor, and Tucson City Council offices in Wards 1, 2, and 4.
Tucson Water is offering its customers free home water conservation materials. You can choose a low-flow shower head, a five-minute shower timer, a toilet tank bag, toilet leak detection tablets, and bathroom faucet aerators. There is a limit of one order per household, and the offer is only valid for Tucson Water customers while supplies last. Please select only the items you and your family can use and are willing to install.
Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Saturday Nights program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 17. Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun, including live music from local bands, games, inflatables, food and drink specials, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal encounters, zookeeper chats, and themed evenings.
Safely dispose of any paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is open tomorrow, Aug. 3, 8 a.m.-noon, for it household hazardous waste collection.
The City of Tucson is hiring a principal planner to work in its Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD). This position will have oversight of special districts designed to promote transit-oriented development, infill development, and protect historic resources.
Tomorrow, Aug. 1, is the first day of classes for the new school year in the Tucson Unified School District, and that means plenty of children and traffic on the streets each morning and afternoon. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) reminds motorists to be extra careful on their commutes and to obey the 15 mph speed limit in school zones.
Learn more about back-to-school safety and how to avoid getting a traffic ticket in a TPD Facebook video.
The first group of roadway improvement projects related to the Tucson Delivers: Better Streets program is complete. These projects included reconstructing and repaving four sections of roadway on the west side of Tucson: Starr Pass Boulevard (Lost Starr Drive to Calle Camino Santiago), La Cholla Boulevard (Starr Pass Boulevard to Ajo Way), Congress Street (Silverbell Road to Grande Avenue), and Speedway Boulevard (Painted Hills Road to Greasewood Road).
Tucson Water’s Single Family Residential Clothes Washer Program will rebate customers $200 when they purchase a high-efficiency clothes washer based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) residential clothes washer specifications. These clothes washers save water and energy.
Pima Animal Care Center encourages those with extra time to consider volunteering. Help is needed with laundry, dishes, clerical duties, walking dogs, and more. Follow the Pet Connection video link below for more information.
The City of Tucson is seeking a survey crew chief to direct and supervise a land surveying field crew in the Transportation Department. A crew chief makes skilled technical surveying decisions by using engineering construction plans and reading legal descriptions for real property. This includes collecting preliminary data for right-of-way and drainage determinations.