The City of Tucson Environmental Services (ES) department recently was presented with a Visionary Award by the Beacon Group for its commitment to provide meaningful employment to people with disabilities. Since 1986, ES has contracted with the Beacon Group to provide litter control at the Los Reales Landfill.
The City of Tucson yesterday filed a Complaint for Special Action in Pima County Superior Court, contesting the provisions of SB 1487 on various constitutional grounds.
The Tucson Homeless Work Program just got a financial boost from a local real estate investor. Humberto Lopez of HSL properties today presented a check for $50,000 to benefit the one-year pilot program that began last week.
The program allows homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $10 an hour in cash. Recent participants cleared trash and brush from city traffic circles.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Sports Unit is seeking softball officials for its adult ASA Slowpitch Leagues. Tucson offers a spring league beginning in March and a fall league beginning in August. Classroom and field mechanics training are required.
If you're interested, please call (520) 791-4870 or e-mail email@example.com by Feb. 3.
Enjoy more than three hours of childless free time Friday, while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. The event runs from 4:30-7:45 p.m. at Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The cost per child (ages 5-11) is $4. The event features a showing of the movie Finding Dory, pizza, popcorn, and drinks.
National Geographic lists Tucson as a great vacation destination over the winter. The latest list of the ten best cities in winter includes mentions of Tucson's food scene.
"Enjoy delicious food on a budget in a city that draws its culinary inspirations from Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American influences," the article says.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are beginning roadway improvements on Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to just west of Campbell Avenue. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.
Fire Station No. 3 near Campbell Avenue and Broadway Boulevard was built in the 1950s and has been retrofitted repeatedly, but City officials say any future changes would be a waste of taxpayer money.
Meanwhile, a federal grant is paying for a study to determine whether the small building is exposing firefighters to toxic levels of known carcinogens from the exhaust of fire trucks and rescue vehicles. The station was built for smaller, gas-powered vehicles, instead of large, diesel vehicles like those in use now.
Begin 2017 with a career in an important field at an organization with a national reputation for water efficiency management. Tucson Water is recruiting for a lead well maintenance mechanic, a water system operator, and an electrical engineer.
The utility serves more than 717,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers and has invested more than $1 billion in infrastructure.
Choose from affordable classes such as dance of all styles, pottery or ceramics, arts and crafts, jewelry making, photography, and more. Get some exercise in fitness classes such as Tai Chi, Yoga, Aerobics, and Total Body Conditioning. Don’t wait, though, as the deadline to register is Jan. 3.
Reid Park Zoo's annual display of Christmas lights will help put you in the holiday spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-themed light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs are part of the Zoo Lights holiday tradition.
Camel and carousel rides are open during the event for an additional fee. Hot cocoa, s'mores, and cinnamon rolls are available for purchase.
If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar Tracker, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting.
City Code 16-31(b)(5) prohibits construction noise between the hours of 8:00 p.m. through sunrise Mondays through Saturdays, and at any time on Sundays and legal holidays (Persons may engage in such activities at that person's own residence between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sundays or legal holidays).
If you have a construction project, please be courteous of your neighbors. The ordinance may be viewed online at the following link
Beginning Monday, Columbus Boulevard will be closed from Edison Street south to Hampton Circle (south of Grant Road) and from Speedway south to 2nd Street for work to repair a 54-inch Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipeline. Each affected road section is approximately two blocks.
Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are asked to use additional caution and be prepared for delays and detours in the area. Work is expected to last about two weeks.
Message boards for traffic are active near both locations.