The Pima County Health Department is concluding multiple community stakeholder meetings to discuss proposed County ordinance changes, giving retailers and community members the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. The ordinance changes would raise the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years old, create a tobacco retail permit system, and amend the current smoking ordinance to include vaping products.
Registration is still open for Women Build Day, a community fundraiser and homebuilding event that takes place Saturday, March 9, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 132 E. Yavapai Road (southeast of Stone Avenue and Prince Road).
There are two shifts for volunteers who will work under the guidance of construction professionals and alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Volunteers are welcome to learn new skills or add a few.
Duties include managing the financial matters of a complex operation with various federal, regional, and local funding sources and partnering with City leadership and its contracted transit management firm in the day-to-day financial management of the City’s transit operations.
I heard some good news from one of the city’s Washington lobbyists, Tracy Tucker, this week: we are only one step away from owning Udall Park free and clear.
Morris K. Udall Park was built in 1982, and came about after a land exchange between the city and the Bureau of Land Management. The exchange was supposed to be finalized through subsequent legislation. For a variety of reasons, it never happened.
The 11th annual Tucson Festival of Books (TFOB) will be held tomorrow and Sunday, March 2-3, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of Arizona.
The festival features 330 authors presenting in 336 sessions and 36 different venues. There are also panel discussions, workshops, storytelling, culinary demonstrations, book sales, and book signings. TFOB features live entertainment, food vendors, Science City, and dozens of other activities for children and families.
As part of the Tucson Festival of Books, Mr. Nature, a local children’s entertainer, will perform on the Sun Link streetcar on Sunday, March 3. The performance will start at 9:30 a.m. from the Mercado District streetcar stop (Avenida del Convento and Congress) and end at 2nd Street and Cherry Avenue, a short walk to the festival.
The City of Tucson is accepting applications for analysts to fill non-perm positions in its Human Resources department. One is in the Transportation Satellite Unit and will assist the Lead HR Analyst with all Transportation department recruitments. The other is in the Classification and Compensation Unit and will assist with analyzing, editing, and creating job data, job specifications, and minimum qualifications.
A new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crosswalk has been installed at Sunnyside High School on Bilby Road, just west of Campbell Avenue, to improve pedestrian safety. The project was spearheaded by student council members who worked with Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5) and the Tucson Department of Transportation to complete the project within two months.
The Arizona Community Tree Council (ACTC) is hosting the annual Tree Festival & Climbing Championship on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Reid Park. The day’s activities include a family-friendly festival, exhibit booths, food trucks, tree-climbing, master climbing competitions, awards, and closing ceremonies. Attendance is free.
The Smart Home Water Guide helps residents take simple steps to fix small leaks that can add up to big losses in water and dollars. The guide includes sections on outdoor and indoor visual leak inspections, reading a water meter, how to check service lines and irrigation systems, and much more.