Today is the first day of road construction on Broadway Boulevard, between Camino Seco and Houghton Road. The 16-month project will include four lanes of new asphalt, bike lanes, sidewalks, lighting, medians, underground utilities, and major storm drain improvements.
The roadway project was one of the 35 projects included in the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan approved by Pima County voters in May 2006.
Tucson Indoor Football is hosting a big party this Thursday night, Sept. 20, at the MSA Annex at Mercado San Agustin to reveal the new team's name and logo.
Activities will start at 6:30 p.m., and the unveiling begins at 7 p.m. There will be performers, music, face painters, giveaways, ticket information, and more. The public event is free to attend, and food and drinks will be available to purchase from vendors.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) offers weekday walk-in service for permits, records, site plan review (commercial and residential building), Tucson Fire Department review, and general information.
The Fifth Annual HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival, which will run between Jan. 11-21, 2019, will feature 10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin. His "Don't Worry, Be Happy" song was a No. 1 U.S. pop hit in 1988 and won Song of the Year honors at the 1989 Grammy Awards.
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- Megan Cleavenger & Angel Vega
- Dog Walker Watch
- Cody's Friends & Pet Food Meals on Wheels
- Planned Parenthood Litigation
- First Amendment Forum
- Pima College Board of Governors
- TENWEST Festival
- 3M Litigation
- Local Tucson
- Mural Art
- The Honor System
- Events & Entertainment
Pet of the Week
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE SUNSET DATE OF THE INFILL INCENTIVE DISTRICT (IID). Currently, The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) are seeking feedback regarding the IID to help address approaching expiration of the IID ordinance on January, 31 2019. On or before this date, the Mayor and Council must extend the date, remove the date, or let the ordinance expire. This is why your feedback is so important!
Tucson Parks and Recreation and Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik will be celebrating the addition of two new playgrounds at Himmel Park, 950 N. Tucson Blvd., on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Each playground is intended for different age groups (2-5 and 5-12).
ADA-accessible sidewalks, a drinking fountain and pet fountain, picnic tables, and new park benches also were part of the construction project.
The newest member of the Reid Park Zoo family is a male tamandua born on Aug. 31. Tamanduas are lesser-anteaters that are much smaller than giant anteaters and can live in trees.
Watch the Tucson 12 video below to see a quick health check of the baby when he was 10 days old.
The Arizona Symphonic Winds continues its "Music in the Park" fall concert series tomorrow, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the László Veres Amphitheater at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Established in 1986, the ensemble is a volunteer-based community concert band led by music director and conductor László Veres.
Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of entertainment for the entire family. All concerts in the series are free to attend.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a financial specialist for its Business Services Department. The position is responsible for providing financial oversight or comprehensive financial services to large or small departments.
A new checklist for minor changes to existing commercial/industrial sites can be found on the following 2 pages:
Finally, the day we have been waiting for: work on the dilapidated stretch of Broadway between Camino Seco and Houghton will start on Monday.
Many of you have noticed that there have been crews from the various utilities for a few months. They were moving their lines in preparation for the road work. There are always scheduling issues with this sort of work, and that’s what led to many of the delays.