The 2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12, and this year’s theme is “Drive Like You Work Here.” Since 1999, this annual event has been held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. According to the Federal Highway Administration, one person dies, on average, every 13 hours, and one person is injured every 13 minutes in a work zone in the United States.
Property Research Online (PRO) is a tool for locating property information for an address in the City of Tucson. Users can enter their address or assessor's parcel number to find data for permit activity (permit history, active permits, or violations), zoning and parcel information, property jurisdiction (City or Pima County limits), and much more.
PRO refreshes four times a day to give greater access to permit information.
Enjoy three hours of free time on Friday, April 12, 4:30-7:45 p.m., while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The event will be held at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road.
The cost per child (ages 5-11 only) is $4. The kids will play supervised games and watch the movie FernGully: The Last Rainforest. Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be served during the movie and are included in the fee.
The City of Tucson is recruiting water system operators to join the Tucson Water department. The positions are responsible for the central control operations of the potable and reclaimed water distribution systems. Operators use SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to operate, monitor, and control water treatment facilities, distribution systems, and related equipment.
Last week, County School Superintendent Dustin Williams announced an initiative to combat vaping among Southern Arizona teens. The campaign, called Real Deal on Vaping, will use social media to help combat peer pressure. A recent survey said that 47% of area teens have tried vaping.
Cyclovia Tucson takes place on Sunday, April 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Start the day at the new Banner—University Medicine hospital tower with a tour of the new lobby, a ballet folklórico performance, mariachis, the Tucson Roadrunners hockey team, a zip line, food trucks, and more. Parking is available at the Diamond Children’s garage, 1625 N. Campbell Ave.
The 34th annual Tucson Folk Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, in Downtown Tucson (times vary). The free event spans six stages of acoustic music in traditional, contemporary, and ethnic genres.
The 13th annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walk in Tucson is Saturday, April 6, at the Kennedy Park fiesta area, 3359 S. La Cholla Blvd. This free, family-friendly event features 5K, 3K, and 1K walks. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. and walks begin at 9 a.m. Registration is required, but there is no fee.
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, April 6, 8 a.m.-noon, for household hazardous waste collection. Drop-off is free for city residents.
The City of Tucson is seeking an Information Technology (IT) systems analyst to provide ongoing maintenance and support for all departments within the City organization, including Fire, Police, Planning and Development Services, and others. This includes providing ongoing maintenance and support for enterprise applications as well as technical participation in new project initiatives.
Downtown Tucson will host the 34th Annual Tucson Folk Festival this weekend from Saturday, April 6, 2019 to Sunday, April 7, 2019. Below is a list of road closures that will be in place for the event. Please note due to current ADA ramp and sidewalk improvement work that is ongoing, restrictions for pedestrian and bicycle access at Northwest Alameda and Stone as well as Northeast Alameda and Church will be in place.
Friday, April 5, 2019 – Beginning at 7 a.m. Church Avenue between Alameda Street and Pennington Street will be closed through Sunday night.
A roadway improvement project began yesterday, April 2, on Congress Street, from Silverbell Road to Grande Avenue, as part of the voter-approved Tucson Delivers: Better Streets program (Proposition 101).
Starting tomorrow, April 4, the traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Greasewood Road intersection will not be in operation. Work crews are replacing underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.
The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. the same day. Police officers will direct travel through the intersection during the work, and motorists should expect delays in the area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel in the area.