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Fourth Avenue Street Fair - Sun Link Streetcar Temporary Route Adjustments

Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend.  The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 9, 2016 and is open daily through Sunday December 11, 2016 from 10 a.m., until 6 p.m.  Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.

Tucson Homeless Work Program Launches

Today marked a successful start for the Tucson Homeless Work Program. The one-year pilot program allows homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $10 an hour in cash. Today's six participants cleared trash and brush from city traffic circles (see link to photos below).

Those who take part in the pilot program will get two meals, a shower, and other services.

Zoo Lights Celebration Begins Tomorrow

Reid Park Zoo's annual display of Christmas lights will help put you in the holiday spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-themed light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs are part of the Zoo Lights holiday tradition.

Camel and carousel rides will be open during the event for an additional fee. Hot cocoa, s'mores, and cinnamon rolls are available for purchase.

Open Houses Scheduled for Proposed Sun Tran Service Changes

The City of Tucson and Sun Tran seek public input on proposed route changes. Open house events are scheduled to provide information on the proposal to increase route frequencies on Routes 7 and 34, with stops every 15 minutes from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekdays.

The first open house will be held tomorrow from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th St. The Mayor and Tucson City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed change early next year.

Silverbell Road - Goret Road to Grant Road Widening - Project Complete

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will raise manhole covers and water valve covers flush with the new asphalt surface. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and is scheduled to complete by 5 p.m. the same day. Travel lane restrictions will be in place through 7 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 to allow the concrete rings around the manhole covers to cure.

ICYMI: Mayor and Council to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Sales Tax Increase

After three town halls and a public hearing, the Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow will hold another public hearing before deciding whether to send to voters a proposal to raise the City sales tax by a half-cent. The hearing will be held during the 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting at City Hall, 255 W. Alameda St.

Ronstadt Transit Center Open House This Week

The general public and transit stakeholders are invited to attend an open house to hear an update on the progress of the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project.

The project plans from Peach Properties have been fine-tuned and updated, and this will be an opportunity to learn the latest information regarding the future of the transit center. Representatives from the project team and City staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

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