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Tucson Fire Crews Respond to Swift Water Incident During Yesterday's Storm

Tucson Fire Department (TFD) units responded to a swift water rescue call yesterday near the intersection of South Elizabeth Drive and West Lincoln Street (near I-19 and Ajo Way) after an SUV was swept downstream and flipped over with two occupants still inside. TFD units arrived on scene and immediately set up for swift water rescue operations, including having several units respond further down the wash for a possible rescue downstream.

City of Tucson Holds Workshop on License and Sales Tax Reporting

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil. A workshop for retail and contracting questions will be held tomorrow, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Westside Police Service Center, 1310 W. Miracle Mile.

Summer Movies Continue at La Placita Village Downtown

Cinema La Placita hosts movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30 through August (weather permitting). Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn). Tomorrow's movie is The Odd Couple (1968), starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. La Placita Village is located at 110 S. Church Ave., on the southwest corner of Broadway and Church in Downtown Tucson.

Fall Slowpitch Softball Registration Next Week

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Fall 2015 Softball Leagues. Walk-in registration begins Monday at Randolph Regional Center (one day only at this location), 200 S. Alvernon Way. Beginning Tuesday, you can register in person from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 19 at the Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr. The season begins Aug. 31.
 

Volunteers Needed to Transport Seniors

The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) is seeking volunteers to provide transportation for people (mostly over 65) who can no longer drive, either because of vision impairment or other reasons. Driving usually entails trips to doctors, dentists, medical facilities, hair salons, grocery shopping, etc. Community organizations such as churches, assisted living facilities, and health care providers may contract with ITN to provide transportation services for their members. For detailed information, visit the ITN website.

TFD responds to swift water incident involving car swept downstream

Tucson Fire units responded to a swift water call near the intersection of S. Elizabeth Drive and W. Lincoln Street after an SUV was swept downstream and flipped over with two occupants still inside.  Multiple calls were made to 9-1-1 reporting the vehicle being washed away, with some reports stating that two adults and two kids were swept away.  A swift water response was immediately dispatched.  The car entered a flooded wash on S.16th Avenue when it was swept downstream.  The vehicle flipped over and came to a rest near S.

22nd Street - Kolb Road to Sarnoff Drive Resurfacing Project: Schedule Update

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), continue work to improve pavement conditions on 22nd Street between Kolb Road and Sarnoff Drive. 

Crews are currently repaving 22nd Street between Kolb Road and Pantano Road from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The repaving work   on this section of 22nd Street is scheduled to be complete on Sunday, August 2, 2015. No paving work will take place on Friday, July 31, 2015 and Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Stay Active and Have Fun

From photography to pottery, the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of classes available in the Fall 2015 Program Guide & Class Catalog, available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, district offices, and pools. The Program Guide has information on leisure classes, registration, and the Discount Program. The booklet also has information on recreation centers, sports programs, Tucson City Golf courses, and swimming pools.
 

22nd Street - Kold Road to Sarnoff Resurfacing Project

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), continue work to improve pavement conditions on 22nd Street between Kolb Road and Sarnoff Drive.

Crews are currently repaving 22nd Street between Kolb Road and Pantano Road from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The repaving work on this section of 22nd Street is scheduled to be complete on Sunday, August 2, 2015. No paving work will take place on Friday, July 31, 2015 and Saturday, August 1,
2015.

Tucson Pavement Conditions Have Greatly Improved

New Report From National Transportation Research Group

Tucson’s pavement conditions have improved immensely in the past two years according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research group based out of Washington D.C.

The new report indicates that 32 percent of Tucson’s roadways are in poor condition, compared to two years ago when TRIP reported that 53 percent of Tucson’s streets were in poor condition – fifth worst in the country with populations of 500,000 or more.

Sun Tran Bargaining Unit Employees Vote on a Strike, Negotiations Continue

From the Department of Transportation:

The Sun Tran management company, Professional Transit Management/Transdev and Teamsters Loval 104 are continuing to meet and negotiate the labor contract which expires on July 31 at 11:59 pm. Andy Marshall, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 104 scheduled a strike vote for Saturday July 25.

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