The City of Tucson is seeking groundskeepers to work in its Parks and Recreation department to help maintain and repair park amenities and grounds.
Duties include using hand tools and power equipment, washing and disinfecting ramadas and restrooms, removing litter and graffiti from parks and lakes, and helping with special events, rentals, and volunteer organizations. The work schedule varies and requires weekend and holiday work.
On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, beginning at 5 a.m., the northbound and southbound median island travel lanes on Stone Avenue from Sahuaro Street to Alturas Street will be closed to traffic. The travel lane closures will be in place until about 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The closure will allow work crews to safely conduct median island work at the Stone Avenue and Grant Road intersection.
Due to the excessive workload on our field staff, same day inspections are now limited to emergencies until further notice.
We are developing a policy to provide same day inspections for non-emergency situations and will update you once that is in place.
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- De Anza Park Crime
- Contaminated Recycled Material
- TPD Staffing
- 8 80 Cities & Complete Streets
- Transit Management RFP
- Zoo Management Agreement
- Tucson's Birthday
- Zoo Ambassadors & Girl Scouts
- Film Arizona & Film Tucson
- Water Security Update
- Local Tucson
- Events & Entertainment
Starting Sunday, Aug. 12, new service changes will begin for multiple Sun Tran, Sun Express, and Sun Shuttle routes. Passengers can find updated schedule and route information online or with Sun Tran’s new Route Schedule booklets, available on vehicles and at approximately 300 locations throughout Tucson.
The Tucson Audubon Society is hosting the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival this Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 8-12. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, is the headquarters for the event.
The schedule includes free talks and workshops, as well as half-day, full-day, and overnight field trips to southeast Arizona’s best birding sites. Workshops and trips are led by local and international experts.
This month is Drowning Impact Awareness Month, and the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) reminds you that water can be deadly every minute of every day, all year long.
TFD is stressing its safety message of the ABCs of drowning prevention. "A" is for adult supervision. Watch children at all times. "B" is for barriers. Have a fence that encloses the pool or spa and make sure the gates close and latch automatically. "C" is classes for swimming and CPR. Knowing CPR allows the parent or nearby person to be a first responder.
Just like plants, Reid Park Zoo’s Aldabra tortoises love water and come alive when wet. In the Tucson 12 video below, see what happens when a tortoise gets showered with a hose.
The City of Tucson is seeking an electrical engineer to work in its Environmental & General Services Architecture and Engineering Division to help manage facility electrical design projects. Duties include monitoring development of electrical projects schedules and budgets, designing and reviewing electrical and control systems drawings and specifications, and representing the City of Tucson with statewide and professional organizations.
The candidate must be registered as a Professional Electrical Engineer in Arizona.
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Tucson Water Works
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
City Wide Events
Did You Know?
Restaurant Row on Tanque Verde has long been a destination for families, particularly from the East Side. Lately, though, we’ve had a lot of vacancies and business has been down for some of the businesses in the area.
Safely dispose of paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is open tomorrow, Aug. 4, 8 a.m.-noon, for household hazardous waste collection. Drop-off is free for city residents.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will hold another Coffee with a Cop event next Tuesday, Aug. 7. The gathering will take place from 9-11 a.m. at Crossroads Coffee, 8898 E. Tanque Verde Road. There is no planned agenda, other than a simple time to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet the police officers who serve the area.