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Need Help Starting or Expanding a Business in Tucson? Call the Small Business Assistance Line

The City of Tucson's Small Business Assistance Line, (520) 837-4100, is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Help is available in both English and Spanish. Staff members from the City Manager's Office of Economic Initiatives answer the calls.

The Small Business Assistance Line is one of a number of City initiatives to make the City of Tucson more business-friendly, along with 20 business incentives, streamlined permit processes, and more.

Valencia Road/Palo Verde Road Intersection - Tucson Electric Power Work

On Monday, March 7, 2016, Tucson Police officers will direct travel through the Valencia Road and Palo Verde Road intersection to allow Tucson Electric Power Co. crews to perform electrical maintenance. The traffic signals at the intersection will be out of operation from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel and equipment in the work area. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Houghton Road and 22nd Street Intersection Closure

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Borderland Construction will temporarily close the Houghton Road and 22nd Street intersection to allow work crews to relocate traffic signals and shift traffic to the west side of the roadway.

Work hours for the traffic signal relocation and traffic shift will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The complete closure of the intersection is scheduled to take place between the above work hours for approximately two hours.

Tucson Police officers will direct travel at the intersection during the work.

Midtown Intersection Restrictions this Weekend

Beginning at 6 o'clock tonight, through 6 a.m. Monday, the intersection of 22nd Street and Alvernon Way will be partially closed for water infrastructure improvements. Tucson Water will be replacing a 36-inch, 63-year-old concrete cylinder pipe in conjunction with the sewer line improvements being made in the area by Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department. The partial intersection closure will follow completion of repairs to a 30-inch water main pipe that ruptured this past Monday.

Get Fit at the Zoo Tomorrow

Try out a variety of fitness formats, get a wellness check, and visit health-related vendors at Reid Park Zoo’s annual Fit Fest tomorrow night from 5-8 p.m. Licensed and certified fitness instructors from all over the state will showcase P90X, PiYo®, Pound, Insanity®, Zumba®, Turbo Kick®, Om Broga, Capoeira, and Yoga. The Children’s Area will feature Heart & Soul Gymnastics. Silver Sneakers and Chair Yoga will be available for seniors.

Annexation Beneficial to Neighbors

Becoming part of the City of Tucson has its benefits for those currently on the periphery of city limits, while Tucson also benefits by getting a larger portion of state-shared revenue. With more than 300,000 people living outside of Tucson city limits, that amounts to tens of millions of dollars every year in tax money already paid to the State of Arizona that could be used in our community to help fund police, fire, roads, and parks.

Traffic Alert - 22nd Street Sewer Augmentation Project Swan Road to Alvernon Way

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 4, through 6 a.m. Monday, March 7, the intersection of 22nd Street and Alvernon Way will be partially closed for sewer and water infrastructure improvements. The following restrictions will be in place during this phase of work:
  • Eastbound 22nd Street between Country Club and Alvernon Way will be reduced to one travel lane. One eastbound through lane and right turns will be permitted at the intersection of 22nd Street and Alvernon Way.

Survey Shows Strong Support for Davis-Monthan

A survey released by the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance (SADA) shows nearly 93 percent of people surveyed support Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (D-M) and other military bases in the region. That number is a slight increase over the last survey two years ago.

SADA was formed three years ago to increase the awareness of the contributions the bases make to the local economy and to help the Air Force in its decisions where resources should be deployed.

KIDCO Hiring for Summer

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is recruiting recreation workers to assist with summer KIDCO programs for children. A recreation worker provides service to the patrons of the City's Parks and Recreation facilities. The seasonal position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12, prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

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