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Caterpillar Expanding in Tucson

Caterpillar Inc. is coming to Downtown Tucson, bringing hundreds of six-figure jobs to the region. State and local officials made the announcement this morning. Caterpillar, which manufactures construction and mining equipment, says it will bring 600 jobs to Tucson over the next five years. Those positions include executives, engineers, and product development and support positions. State officials say the economic impact of the move is projected to be about $600 million.

Bees Kill Two Dogs on Southeast Side

Two 8-year-old dogs were killed after being attacked by bees Friday night in Rita Ranch, near Valencia and Houghton roads.

The owner of the dogs tried to help, but he said the animals were completely covered with bees within a couple of minutes, and he was stung himself. He rushed the dogs to the vet after getting them inside, but they had to be euthanized.

The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) was called in to foam the swarm. TFD says of the 90 bee-related calls it received in April, crews only had to use foam about five times.

Caterpillar Expands Presence in Southern Arizona with Surface Mining & Technology Division

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced an economic development project win for the state with the news that Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has selected Tucson, Ariz., as the new location for its surface mining and technology offices.

Water Director Says Tucson Can Handle Water Shortage on Colorado River

Tucson Water Director Tim Thomure says smart, long-term investment and conservation over decades put our community in good shape to deal with possible cuts to our supply of Colorado River water. As part of the Central Arizona Project (CAP), Tucson uses the water to blend with groundwater supplies to extend the life of our aquifer.

Use Map to Meet Tucson's Birds

The new Tucson Birding Trail Map is now available. The free map shows the 45 best locations in and around Tucson for finding wild birds. The sites include a range of mountain, desert, and wetland locations, each with its own variety of species.

The map is available online and at a variety of Tucson Audubon and Tucson Parks and Recreation department locations.

Public Meeting for Reinvestment Tools on May 11th

PDSD is holding a public meeting to learn about and comment on three tools designed to encourage reinvestment in our community: (1) expand use of the Planned Area Development (PAD) rezoning tool, (2) establish an administrative process for Major Streets & Routes (MS&R) setback relief, and (3) allow for optional concurrent Plan Amendment and Rezoning applications.

City Seeks Public Input on Proposed Changes to Transit Service and Fares

The City of Tucson is seeking public comments on possible increases to transit fares and route changes. Due to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, Title VI policies must be reviewed every three years, and transit service changes are proposed to reduce the City of Tucson’s General Fund contribution to transit.

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