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.
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.
In cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, Tucson Clean & Beautiful will dedicate commemorative trees this Friday along Pantano River Park. Each tree to be dedicated was purchased by Tucson-area residents to honor friends and family.
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.
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.
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.
From tree selection, to location, to decorations, Tucson Fire Captain Barrett Baker shares important tips to keep you safe this holiday season. Please watch the Tucson 12 video link below.
The Tucson Homeless Work Program begins its pilot phase beginning on Tuesday, December 6. The pilot program is over a year in the making. The idea for this pilot locally came out of a work group my office has been convening on homelessness that started meeting October 2015.
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.
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.
Air Force will face South Alabama on Dec. 30 in the 2016 Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium. Air Force will be the designated home team for the 3:30 p.m. game.
With the proximity to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, game officials hope there will be plenty of interest in watching the Air Force team play in Tucson.
Wednesday is the deadline to register for Breakfast at the North Pole this Saturday at the William Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. The event runs from 8-10 a.m. and costs $5 per person to attend. You must register in person at Clements and pay the fee in cash.
Activities include a pancake breakfast, a family art project, and story and pictures with Santa (with your own camera).
The City of Tucson, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and University of Arizona Poetry Center have an open call for nominations to appoint Tucson’s next poet laureate. The selected individual will serve a two-year term to begin March 1.
Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus says an officer shot multiple times yesterday while trying to make an arrest likely was saved by his protective vest. One round was embedded in the center of the vest, Magnus said. Police continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred early yesterday morning at 4750 S. Campbell Ave.