The former president of Mexico is offering his support in an effort to help entrepreneurs on both sides of the border. Vicente Fox, who was Mexico's president from 2000-2006, listened to a pitch yesterday by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and other members of a Tucson delegation visiting Guanajuato, Mexico. After a nearly two-hour meeting, Fox agreed to the partnership, extending a handshake to the mayor. Fox also accepted an invitation to come to Tucson in January to meet his new U.S. partners.
The University of Arizona's College of Social & Behavioral Sciences holds its second lecture tonight as part of its month-long Conversation on Privacy series. The Wednesday night lecture series discusses the online trail of personal data, revealing secrets about our health, habits, beliefs, and more. Local and national experts will explore the benefits and dangers of today's technology.
Tucson's new hockey team makes its regular season home debut this Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Stockton Heat at the Tucson Arena. All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative ticket. The Tucson Roadrunners started their inaugural American Hockey League (AHL) season Oct. 14 and currently have two wins and one loss.
Tucson 12 has a video preview (below) of some of the action, as well as interviews with the players and coaches.
Three police officers and a Davis-Monthan airman will be honored tomorrow for their heroic efforts in helping save lives. One of the honorees at the Heroes Day ceremony will be Tucson Police Officer Mike Pelton.
Reid Park Zoo is hosting its annual Howl-o-Ween celebration this Friday through Sunday. The safe trick-or-treating event, presented by Carondelet Medical Group, features costumed characters, decorations, and limited spooks and scares. The line opens for Zoo members starting at 5:30 p.m., and the public celebration starts at 6 p.m. each night.
TUCSON POLICE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL DUTY PROGRAM
The Planning and Development Services Department will be closed on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 8:00-10:00 AM. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to assisting you at 10:00 AM.
Share your visions for the future of the El Pueblo Complex, Rudy Garcia Park, and the Rodeo grounds during a public meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m at El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. The complex at El Pueblo offers many recreational opportunities for youth, adults, and seniors.
The Midvale Park Neighborhood Association's Fall Festival is this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Grijalva Park, 5775 South Oaktree Drive. Local businesses are partnering for a night out with food and fun. Bring the kids out to enjoy some pre-Halloween fun with a costume contest, sweet treats, a kiddy train and a bounce house.
Last Saturday's Boo Bash was a big success. Organizers estimate more than 4,000 people attended the annual event, which is about 2,000 more people than normal.
Tucson Water has two career opportunities available. The utility is seeking an equipment operation specialist and an electronics technician. Tucson Water is part of the City of Tucson's municipal government and serves more than 717,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The utility also is a leader in water conservation and drought management.
Position descriptions with the necessary qualifications are at the link above.
Planning and Development Services Department is currently working with the Sign Code Subcommittee on revisions to the City's Sign Code to address the recent Reed v. Town of Gilbert Supreme Court Case as directed by Mayor and Council. The Sign Code Subcommittee, which was established/formed on August 9, 2016, includes members from the Citizen Sign Code Committee and from the Planning Commission.
Crews are beginning final paving work this week on Silverbell Road from Goret Road to Grant Road. The installation of the final layer of asphalt on Silverbell Road began this morning and is scheduled to be finished by Nov. 2. Crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will work 6 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. During the curb lane paving work, side street access will be closed for short periods of time.