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New Trees to Adorn Former Bookstore Site

Trees for Tucson, Tucson Clean and Beautiful, and Tucson Parks and Recreation will be planting 32 new trees to beautify the southeast corner of Campbell Avenue and Grant Road (the former Bookmans location) tomorrow, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. The new parklet will feature native desert trees and shrubs and will benefit and beautify the community until the Grant Road widening project begins.

'Development 101' Presentation Slides Available

The City of Tucson’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) recently held a "Development 101" informal class on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Pima County Public Works Building. PDSD staff discussed the submittal and review process of development packages, subdivision plats, and lot splits regulated by Tucson’s Unified Development Code (UDC).

City Seeking Administrative Assistant

The City of Tucson is seeking a motivated and dependable administrative assistant to work in the Information Technology department.

An administrative assistant performs research and analytical work in support of administrative, financial, and personnel functions. Duties also include assisting with budget research and preparing reports, monitoring revenues and expenditures, and compiling data relating to financial issues.

Traffic Alert: Tucson Delivers Better Streets-Prop 101 Projects Begin - Starr Pass Boulevard La Cholla Boulevard

The first set of roadway improvement projects associated with the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program are set to begin Monday, February 11, 2019.

The first phase of the project will include reconstructing and repaving Starr Pass Boulevard from Lost Starr Drive to the Mission Road bridge interchange and La Cholla Boulevard from Starr Pass Boulevard to Ajo Way. 

Traffic Alert: Asphalt Patching Work, Golf Links Road/Wilmot Road Intersection, Golf Links Road Bridge Over Alvernon Way

Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will conduct asphalt patching work on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road intersection and pothole patching at the Golf Links Road bridge over Alvernon Way. 

To minimize the impact to the traveling public, the work will take place from approximately 3 a.m. to about 6 a.m. tomorrow. 

Celebrate Tucson and Southwestern History at 39th Annual Fort Lowell Day

Tucson’s historic Fort Lowell neighborhood and Fort Lowell Park are the sites for the 39th Annual Fort Lowell Day/La Reunión de El Fuerte Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. This free event celebrates the history of the area’s rich heritage and is open to everyone. It includes a variety of tours and exhibits for guests to learn about this hidden corner of Tucson’s past.

Tucson Police Dog Retires

The Tucson Police Department is announcing the retirement of K9 Bolt. The police dog will be living the rest of his life with his partner and his family.

Bolt had a long and very successful career patrolling Tucson. He was deployed more than 800 times, helping with nearly 300 arrests. Bolt was also a SWAT K9 and deployed with the SWAT team 64 times in his career.

In 2018, Bolt participated in the annual Desert Dawg competition in Mesa, where he took first place in the Building Search category.

Get Up to $2,000 Rebate for Installing a Rainwater Harvesting System

January 2019 started out wet, and it seems February will continue the trend. Capture that rain, reuse it, and be eligible for up to a $2,000 rebate on your investment.

Rainwater harvesting systems may be active, passive, or a combination of both. To participate, one must be a Tucson Water customer with active service. Participants must also attend a free, three-hour workshop and submit a project plan for their property.

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