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Former Mexican President Supports Tucson's Bid for International Startup Incubator

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.

UA Hosts Privacy Conversation Tonight

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 Roadrunners Play Home Opener Friday

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.

Howl-o-Ween This Weekend

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.

Job Opportunties at Tucson Water

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.

Subcommitee Meetings to Review the Sign Code Revision Project

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.

Silverbell Road Segment Gets Final Paving Starting This Week

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.


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