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Tucson Earns Perfect Score in LGBTQ Equal Rights Survey

The City of Tucson earned a score of 100 in the latest survey from the Human Rights Campaign, which works for LGBTQ equal rights. The Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines the laws, policies, and services of municipalities, rating them on the basis of how they affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (and/or questioning) people who live and work there.

Volunteers Needed for Boo Bash

Help make an annual Halloween event fun for kids of all ages. Volunteers are needed at this weekend's Boo Bash to help with game booths, trunk or treat, and inflatables. The Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus are hosting the event Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at Lincoln Park, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Admission is free. Volunteers are needed from 3-7:30 p.m.

Reid Park Zoo to Expand Animal Health Center

The University of Arizona is providing $350,000 in support of Reid Park Zoo and the new $3.85 million expansion to the Animal Health Center. The UA and Reid Park Zoological Society are partnering in building a new teaching and research facility at the Zoo. Additions include more room and better equipment to care for the zoo animals, and students from the UA's new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Education Program will have the opportunity to train in whole-life animal care by observing and assisting in the Animal Health Center.

Updated Road Repair Schedule

Several road segments are in the process of being preserved with asphalt patching and sealing. There will be both day and night work associated with the projects. The Tanque Verde Road and Sabino Canyon Road intersection work is due to wrap up tonight, while Broadway – Wilmot Road to Pantano Road is scheduled to be finished this Thursday. Work begins Wednesday to maintain Craycroft Road from the Rillito River Bridge to Glenn Street.


Tucson – More than 450 dogs and cats were spayed/neutered at the Second Annual MASH Free Spay
Neuter Event held October 7-9 at Los Ranchitos School. This event was a collaboration of animal
welfare organizations, interested individuals and local businesses and government working together
to provide this amazing gift to our community. All surgeries and vaccinations were free to anyone
that decides to have their pets altered. Skilled, licensed veterinarians from all over the state and




TUCSON – The HomeGoods Distribution Center, located at 7000 S. Alvernon Way, in Tucson’s Ward 5 held its grand opening and ribbon cutting.


The 850,000 square feet HomeGoods Distribution Center will get the products sold by HomeGoods to their stores across the Western United States and will employ 1,000 people.


Present for the ribbon cutting were Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres, Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez and U.S. Congresswoman Martha McSally.

City of Tucson Holds Tax and License Workshops

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The retail workshop will be held next Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. 1st Ave. 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 to the free workshop.


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