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Pima County Health Department Community Stakeholder Meetings

The Pima County Health Department is hosting 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.

Discover Engineers Event This Saturday at Park Place

Tucson Water, Arizona Project WET, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and other local organizations will host activity tables at Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., this Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kids and adults can participate in hands-on activities and projects that increase awareness and appreciation of the many facets of engineering. Tables and displays will be located near the food court.

Magazine Highlights Tucson's Food and Drink Scene

Sunset magazine just published what it calls "The Only Food and Drink Guide You Need for a Weekend in Tucson." From baked goods to single-malt whiskey, Sunset lists 10 of its favorite spots in Tucson.

Some of the places mentioned include Agustin Kitchen, Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, 5 Points Market & Restaurant, Barrio Bread, Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress, and several other coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.

City Employees Give to United Way

Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega recently presented the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona with a check for more than $150,000. The donations were received from City of Tucson employees through the Employee Combined Appeal Program (ECAP).

Watch the Tucson 12 video linked below for more information and to see the check presentation.

City Seeking Police Crime and Intelligence Analyst

The City of Tucson is recruiting for a crime and intelligence analyst to work in the Tucson Police Department.

The position is responsible for conducting real-time crime investigative research, and analyzing and reporting on gathered information to support detectives and officers. An analyst also conducts investigative research of alleged criminal activities, performs background searches on suspected criminals, and monitors social networking sites.

Job Opportunity: Planner

The City of Tucson is hiring a professional planner for its Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD). The position assists with a variety of land use planning projects.

Duties include reviewing proposed land use changes for compliance with codes, area plans, and policies. A planner provides assistance to the public regarding zoning issues and transportation programs, and drafts code amendments and correspondence related to coordinating projects.

Traffic Alert: Sixth Avenue Repaving Pennington Street To Toole Avenue-RESCHEDULED

The planned milling and repaving project for the northbound left turn lane on Sixth Avenue from Pennington Street to Toole Avenue has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), originally planned to perform the work on Thursday, February 14, 2019, but rescheduled the project due to the forecast of rain. 

Tucson Delivers Safer City: Fire Department Update

The Tucson Delivers program continues purchasing equipment, vehicles, and updating facilities for the Tucson Fire Department and the Tucson Police Department. An update event at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 13, at Fire Station #9 (6275 E. Eastland St.) will focus on new paramedic ambulance units that will be in service soon, and you'll have the chance to see Fire Station #9 before it undergoes a complete rebuild.

Register Now for Parks and Rec Basketball Tournament

Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a 3-on-3 Rodeo Classic Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at the William M. Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Age divisions are 9-12 and 13-15.

Registration is underway through Feb. 19, and teams must register in person at the Clements Center. The cost is $10 per team (cash only), and awards will be given to the top two teams. A team hot shot competition will be held prior to the tournament finals.

Traffic Alert: Sixth Avenue Repaving Pennington Street To Toole Avenue

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will mill and repave the northbound left turn lane on Sixth Avenue from Pennington Street to Toole Avenue.

This one-day project is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will be complete by 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

During the work, the left turn lane on Sixth Avenue between Pennington Street and Toole Avenue will be closed to motorists.

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