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CASA DE LOS NINOS TO HIRE AT JOB FAIR ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND

 

 

Tucson, AZ (September 15, 2014) – A Fall Casa de los Niños Job Fair will be held on Monday, September 22nd, from 10am to 2pm at their Administration building at 1101 N. 4th Avenue.

 

The agency is looking to hire a wide array of positions, such as Production Associates at the Thrift Store, Parent Aides and Visitation Facilitators in Child & Family Services Programs, and several positions for Behavioral Health Services, including Care Coordinators, Licensed Child Therapists and Licensed Family Therapists.

 

NewsNet 09-11-14

SEPT. 11 MEMORIAL SERVICE HONORS THE FALLEN - The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) this morning marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, which killed nearly 3,000 people, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers. Events included a flag raising, bell ringing, radio communication announcement, and a moment of silence. See photos on the City of Tucson Facebook page.
 
TRAFFIC ALERT: CITY WORKING TO HELP TRAFFIC FLOW AT BUSY DOWNTOWN INTERSECTION - Toole Avenue will be closed to traffic tomorrow from Fourth Avenue Underpass/Congress Street west to Pennington Street to allow for work crews to permanently restripe a section of Toole Avenue to make it one-way travel. The one-day closure will be in effect from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. When the striping is complete, motor vehicle travel on Toole Avenue will be one-way westbound from Fourth Avenue Underpass/Congress Street to the eastern entrance into the Historic Train Depot. Two-way travel on Toole Avenue will remain from Stone Avenue to the eastern entrance into the Depot. The permanent configuration change is taking place to help traffic flow at the busy Congress Street, Fourth Avenue and Toole Avenue intersection. In an effort to ease traffic flow in the popular downtown area, the Tucson Department of Transportation also recently made permanent traffic signal timing adjustments several weeks ago on Congress Street.
 
TRAFFIC ALERT: FOURTH AVENUE ACCESS TO DOWNTOWN DETOURED TOMORROW AND SATURDAY NIGHTS - The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will detour southbound vehicular traffic at the Fourth Avenue Underpass into downtown to keep traffic flowing in the area. The Sun Link Streetcar, bicyclists, and pedestrians will not be affected. The detour will be in place Friday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Because of the anticipated pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic associated with the University of Arizona home football game and 2nd Saturdays Downtown, Saturday night’s detour will take place from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Over the past several weeks TDOT staff has also detoured southbound motor vehicle traffic at the underpass on Thursday nights. This week TDOT staff will instead monitor the traffic flows at the Fourth Avenue Underpass/Toole Avenue/Congress Avenue intersection. If significant delays occur tonight, staff will detour southbound travel at the underpass. View a map of the detour.
 
REVERSE TRADE SHOW NEXT WEEK - Tucson’s seventh annual Reverse Trade Show gives vendors an opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from government agencies and private businesses, and learn how to do business with them. The event is sponsored by the local Copper Chapter of the NIGP, The Institute of Public Procurement. The Reverse Trade Show takes place on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Desert Diamond Center on Pima Mine Road at I-19. Registration information is online, and onsite registration is available the day of the event.
 
TUCSON NAMED A "SILVER LEVEL" CITY FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING - The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) recently declared Tucson as a silver level IMBA Ride Center. The application was submitted by the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists advocacy group. Local organizations rate themselves in the application process and then IMBA employees come out to the city and act as a sort of secret shopper and complete the same criteria, said Patrick Kell, IMBA’s southwest regional director. The next step is to work with local and state tourism boards to promote the designation and feature Tucson as one of the best places in the country to ride, Kell said. Read more from Bicycle Tucson.

TRAFFIC ALERT FOURTH AVENUE ACCESS TO DOWNTOWN DETOURED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will detour
southbound motor vehicle traffic at the Fourth Avenue Underpass into
Downtown to keep the Sun Link Streetcar operations on schedule. The
detour will be in place Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13.
Friday night’s detour will take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Fourth Avenue Access to Downtown Detoured Friday and Saturday Night

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will detour southbound motor vehicle traffic at the Fourth Avenue Underpass into Downtown to keep the Sun Link Streetcar operations on schedule. The detour will be in place Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13. Friday night’s detour will take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Because of the anticipated pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic associated with the University of Arizona home football game and 2nd Saturdays Downtown, Saturday night’s detour will take place from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Restriping Toole Avenue - Lane Closures

On Friday, September 12, 2014, Toole Avenue will be closed to traffic from Fourth Avenue Underpass/Congress Street west to Pennington Street to allow for work crews to permanently restripe a section of Toole Avenue to one way travel.
The one-day closure will be in effect from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When the striping is complete, motor vehicle travel on Toole Avenue will be one way westbound from Fourth Avenue Underpass/Congress Street to the eastern entrance into the Historic Depot. 

ADEQ Meeting September 29

STATE OF ARIZONA • OFFICIAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announces an open public meeting of the Park-Euclid/7th Street & Arizona Avenue Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) sites Community Advisory Board (CAB):
Monday, September 29, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Ave., Catalina Room, 2nd Floor
Tucson, Arizona
AGENDA
1. Call to Order/Introductions

Traffic Alerts

TRAFFIC ALERT

RESTRIPING TOOLE AVENUE – LANE CLOSURES  

On Friday, September 12, 2014, Toole Avenue will be closed to traffic
from Fourth Avenue Underpass/Congress Street west to Pennington Street
to allow for work crews to permanently restripe a section of Toole
Avenue to one way travel.
The one-day closure will be in effect from approximately 9 a.m. to 4
p.m.

Grijalva Slams Delay for Executive Action on Immigration Reform

TUCSON, AZ – Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement responding to President Obama’s decision to delay executive action addressing our broken immigration system until after the November elections:

 

“Today, President Obama placed political calculations over the hopes and needs of immigrant communities. He reneged on his own commitment in June to do what is right, and instead chose what is expedient, betraying the trust of some of the most vulnerable among us.

 

NewsNet 09-10-14

PUBLIC COMMENT TOMORROW ON QUALIFICATIONS FOR NEW CITY MANAGER - The Mayor and Tucson City Council will hold a Special Meeting tomorrow to hear public comments regarding the recruitment of a new City Manager. The 5:30 p.m. meeting is to hear public input on the desired qualifications for the candidates. Bob Murray and Associates is serving as the executive search firm to assist in the recruitment process. Martha Durkin has been serving as Interim City Manager since Richard Miranda retired on July 31. Read more about the search process for City Manager.
 
MAYOR AND COUNCIL STUDYING SHORT-TERM HOME RENTAL REGULATIONS - Tucsonans who rent their homes to tourists could be regulated like any other hotel or bed and breakfast. Hotels and other businesses must pay taxes, have permits, inspections, and insurance, but short-term rentals aren’t subject to those regulations. Short-term rental companies, which facilitate property rentals by owners, were the topic of a presentation yesterday by Visit Tucson CEO Brent DeRaad and Marion Hook, chairwoman of the City of Tucson's Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Commission. Supporters of the changes estimate that $500,000 in bed taxes could be generated by short-term rentals in Tucson. The Mayor and City Council directed staff to meet with community partners to discuss possible regional solutions and report back in 90 days. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
Mayor and Council short-term rental agenda item from yesterday (item 8)
 
TRAFFIC ALERT: CAMINO DE LA TIERRA CLOSED AT THE RILLITO - The Camino de la Tierra dip crossing at the Rillito remains closed to traffic, as crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation continue to work to remove storm debris and repair damaged asphalt at the northwest side crossing. Crews expect to finish the work by Friday.

WATCH ZOO ANIMALS FROLIC IN THE RAIN - It doesn't rain in Tucson very often, so when it does, it's a delightful change for animals at the Reid Park Zoo. Watch a video of different animals reacting to this week's big storm, even though they all had access to dry spaces.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITY: WATER METER READE
R - Tucson Water is seeking candidates to read water meters. Duties also include helping with water service requests, customer inquiries, and meter operations for the utility's 236,000 accounts. Successful applicants must like people, walking, driving, and teamwork. The deadline to apply is this Friday.

Special M/C Meeting Tomorrow

This Thursday, the Mayor and Council will hold a Special Meeting open to the public on at 5:30 pm in the Mayor and Council Chambers of City Hall, 255 West Alameda, Tucson, Arizona, for discussion of the city manager recruitment process. Those of you that have suggestions about how this process should work or questions are welcome to attend.

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