The City of Tucson is holding a Special Election on Nov. 6, 2018, and the City Clerk's Office last month mailed The Choice is Yours publicity pamphlet to registered voters in the city. If you misplaced your copy, you can read it online. Pima County will conduct this election, which will include two Tucson ballot propositions. Proposition 407 is a proposal asking voters to consider a $225 million Parks + Connections Bond to fund capital improvements at 100 of the city’s 128 parks.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT THIS FRIDAY - Enjoy three hours of childless free time on Friday, Oct. 26, while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The Parents Night Out event runs from 4:30-7:45 p.m. at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost per child (ages 5-11 only) is $4 and includes pizza, chips, popcorn, and punch. The featured movie will be Halloween Town.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 24. Call (520) 791-4931 for registration details.
Tucson Water offers a one-page document (in English and Spanish) with the procedure for how to flush a water heater. Periodically flushing a water heater reduces mineral buildup on fixtures and dishes, eliminates bacteria that makes hot water smell, extends service life, heats water faster, and saves money on utility bills.
Home cooking increases with the fall season and the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) asks that you protect your pipes and sewer lines. Pouring cooking oil and grease down pipes can clog and damage sewer lines.
The City of Tucson is seeking a tax auditor to work in its Business Services Department, Tax Audit section. Duties include conducting city/state business sales tax audits to calculate sales and use tax liability and determining compliance with tax laws. A tax auditor regularly communicates with others in city government, business owners, community members who contract with the City of Tucson and the State of Arizona, and the public.
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
- Urban Wildlife
- Greyhounds as Blood Donors
- Boo at the Zoo
- Prop 408
- Monastery Update
- Water Security
- Local First
- Halloween for Veterans' kids
- Dusk Music Festival
- Events & Entertainment
Pet of the Week
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
A man named Walter visits our office every year to get a notarization on a document that says he is still alive. He came in earlier this week.
He is a survivor of the Holocaust, and he needs this paperwork to get a small stipend from the German government.
He jokes that he wants to live to be 100. “I don’t want revenge; but I want them to have to keep paying me.”
Sentinel Peak Park, "A" Mountain, will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 4 p.m., to allow the University of Arizona to light the "A" to kick off homecoming week. This event is not open to the public. The park will reopen on Monday, Oct. 22, at 8 a.m.
Various community-based intake centers are still receiving children released by ICE, and they need supplies. Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik's office and local relief groups are collecting donated items to be distributed to the centers located throughout the community.
Sunday, Oct. 21, is the last day to register for fall classes at Tucson Parks and Recreation. The combined fall 2018/spring 2019 Activity Guide is online, and printed copies are available at any Parks and Recreation center, pool, or administration office. Copies also are available at local libraries.
Tucson Parks and Recreation is offering a one-day workshop called Polymer Clay Holiday Cookie Ornaments. Learn to make holiday cookie ornaments out of polymer clay to hang on your Christmas tree. Please bring polymer clay in beige, white, black, red, yellow, and green.
Follow the registration link to learn about other desired items. Limited spots remain. Register online or call (520) 791-4877.
The University of Arizona Department of Entomology will host the 2018 Arizona Insect Festival on Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the University of Arizona (UA) Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building on East Lowell Street. The free event is designed to improve science literacy and increase awareness about the importance of insects. Parking in nearby campus garages will be free.
The Tucson Roadrunners, American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, host the Rockford IceHogs for a set of games this weekend, Oct 19-20, at the Tucson Arena. The NHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks comes to Tucson for the first time in the team's history. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.