The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday authorized the next step in expanding the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) abatement area. The GPLET provides up to eight years of property tax abatement for projects located in the Central Business District that result in a property value increase of at least 100 percent.
Ward 5 City Council Member Richard Fimbres' office is hosting a meet and greet tomorrow night with Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 West Irvington Road.
Learn about the responsibilities of the City's IT department for communications towers, desktop computers, and dispatch; go behind the barricades for a look at the road construction process; and before you head out to a City lake, you’re going to need more than just bait to go fishing.
Those stories are featured in the latest edition of Tucson City News in Review, produced by Tucson 12.
On Thursday, March 24, 2016, Toole Avenue from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue will be reduced to one travel lane between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crews from Day’s Excavating, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be paving this section of Toole Avenue. Flaggers will help direct motorists through the work zone.
Today is the Presidential Preference Election in Arizona, and the polls are open until 7 p.m. Independents are not eligible to vote in the election.
If you still have your Early Ballot, you can drop it off at any polling location until 7 p.m.
The U.S. Postal Service is again delaying the pending closure of Tucson’s Cherrybell mail-processing center until it completes updated studies into the planned consolidation of postal facilities across the country.
In cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, Tucson Clean & Beautiful is offering residents the opportunity to purchase commemorative trees to be planted along Pantano River Park.
The trees are available to buy through Tucson Clean & Beautiful for $225 each (partially tax deductible). The price includes the tree, irrigation lines, number marker installation, name dedication at a commemorative plaza, dedication certificate, and guaranteed replacement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Postal Service (USPS) on Friday responded to U.S. Rep. McSally’s calls to update studies used to propose the consolidation of postal facilities around the country, including the Cherrybell Postal Processing facility in Tucson. In the response, Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman confirmed that the current studies will be updated and reviewed before any future decisions are made, something Rep. McSally called for in a letter earlier this month. The USPS response also confirmed that previous plans to close down facilities continue to be deferred.
Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega will update the Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow on his latest plan to help balance the budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.
Ortega and City staff continue to come up with ways to reduce a projected $25.6 million deficit heading into the budget year. A hiring freeze, an early retirement incentive, and other cost cutting measures helped whittle down the estimated shortfall from more than $42 million back in December.
The Presidential Preference Election in Arizona is tomorrow, and it's too late to mail in your ballot if you haven't done so already. You can still cast that ballot and drop it off at any of the Pima County Recorder's Early Voting sites - 240 N. Stone Ave., 6920 E. Broadway Blvd. (Suite D), and 6550 S. Country Club Road. You can also drop off your ballot at any polling location tomorrow during the 6 a.m.-7 p.m. voting hours.
Tucson Water Director Tim Thomure and Phoenix Water Director Kathryn Sorensen have been invited to the White House Water Summit tomorrow. In conjunction with World Water Day, the event is intended to raise awareness of U.S. water issues and potential solutions using science and technology to help build a sustainable and secure water future.
The next meeting of the Charter Review Committee (CRC) is scheduled for today at 4:30 in City Hall, 1st Floor Conference Room, 255 W. Alameda St.
The CRC is seeking comments regarding revisions to Tucson's sales tax and the method and manner of our elections system.