TENWEST is back for a fourth year, Oct 12-21, with multiple events in the downtown area and at or near the University of Arizona. Created by StartUp Tucson, TENWEST welcomes more than 5,000 innovators and collaborators to experience more than 100 unique events and exhibitions in Tucson.
The City of Tucson is recruiting senior engineering technicians for its Water department. Duties include providing computer-aided drafting layouts and drafting support for civil engineers and engineering associates, as well as working with grading, drainage, water, sewer, utilities, and roadway plans. Senior engineering technicians also coordinate and organize project documentation and participate in monthly or weekly project meetings.
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is holding its annual photo contest on the ways water transforms our state and the ways our state transforms water. Entries must be related to water and the photos must have been taken in Arizona.
The contest deadline is Dec. 7 and entrants may submit up to three photos in various categories. The four winning photographs will be featured on the WRRC website and at the 2019 WRRC Annual Conference.
Working to improve efficiency, the City of Tucson's Planning & Development Services Department (PDSD) is reducing the number of inspections it performs. Various inspections that are not directly associated with life safety have been eliminated, including those dealing with energy efficiency of windows, stucco mesh installation, and interior sheetrock nailing (except for structural panels).
The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) recently named the City of Tucson's Victoria Cortinas as its 2018 Manager of the Year. She was recognized as an active promoter and supporter of public procurement who demonstrates a passion for the profession and maintains high ethical standards.
Tucson Water offers Smart Home Water Guides to help residents take simple steps to fix small leaks that can add up to big losses in water and in dollars. The guides include sections on outdoor and indoor visual leak inspection, how to read a water meter, and checking irrigation systems, pools, and spas.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a senior engineering technician for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). Duties include creating and maintaining engineering drawings and maps for staff and the public, as well as creating computer-aided drawings, such as supplemental engineering plans and records of survey. A senior engineering technician also assists in engineering and survey research.
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- Three Trials of Interest
- Water Security
- CAP Allocation
- Final Water Item
- Storage of Weapons
- Sustainable Tucson
- Grant Road Improvement District
- Local Tucson
- Zoo Baby
- Events & Entertainment
When I walked into the council chamber on Wednesday night, the room was fuller than I had expected. For a moment, I tried to think if there was a particularly controversial item on the agenda that had attracted all that attention.
It was something much better: it was members of the Tucson-Pima County Women’s Commission there to accept a proclamation for Women in Government Day.
Pet of the Week
Ward 3 Gem
Ward 3 Events
Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
Did You Know?
Final paving work on Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue will continue through Sunday morning September 9, 2018. Crews are working at night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. tonight and tomorrow night (Saturday), into Sunday morning.
During paving operations, at least one lane of travel in each direction on Grant Road will be maintained. There will be periodic left turn restrictions in place during the paving work.
The City of Tucson is the recipient of a $1.3 million Choice Neighborhoods Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The money will be used to improve the Oracle Neighborhood and the Tucson House public housing facility in the neighborhood.
A male tamandua was born at Reid Park Zoo on Aug. 31. The little one has yet to be named, and the animal care staff has been taking care of him behind the scenes. During the baby tamandua’s health check, he weighed 420 grams, which is a healthy weight for a newborn of this species.