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City of Tucson Holds Tax and License Workshops

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. A contracting workshop will be held next Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil to the free workshop.

Reminder: Boo Bash Returns to Lincoln Park

The annual Halloween Boo Bash is a fun-filled night with tricks, treats, entertainment, and more. Some of the activities include a costume parade, carnival games, and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase.

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event tomorrow, 4-7 p.m., at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road.

Admission is free.

Road Recovery - Rosemont Boulevard - Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street & Irvington Road - I-19 to Sixth Avenue

On Monday, October 24, 2016, crews from Borderland Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will begin roadway improvements on Rosemont Boulevard from Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street and on Irvington Road from I-19 to Sixth Avenue.

City Advances Proposed Work Program for Homeless

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a plan to move forward on a one-year pilot program called the Tucson Homeless Work Program, which would allow homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $9 an hour. They would also get two meals, a shower, and other services. Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres organized the one-year pilot program.

New Houghton Road Segment Dedicated This Week

The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently celebrated the completion of the Houghton Road: Broadway Boulevard to 22nd Street Improvement Project. The upgraded roadway includes a six-lane divided desert parkway, dual left turn lanes, exclusive right turn lanes, rubberized asphalt for noise mitigation, a Sun Tran Park and Ride, bike lanes, sidewalks, bus pullouts, improved drainage, landscape using water harvesting and native plants, and public art.

'A' Mountain Restrictions Next Two Weekends

Sentinel Peak Park, "A" Mountain, will be closed to vehicular traffic this Sunday at 4 p.m. The restriction will allow the University of Arizona to light the "A" to kick off homecoming week. The park will reopen on Monday morning with no restrictions.

Next Saturday, Oct. 29, "A" Mountain will host the Get Moving Half Marathon, which will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park. In order to accommodate the athletes, Sentinel Peak Road will close at 8 p.m. and will reopen the next day at 9:30 a.m.


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