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Tucson Water Needs Senior Engineering Technicians

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.

Water Resources Research Center Holds 2018 Photo Contest

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.

Planning & Development Services Streamlines Inspections

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).

City Recruiting Senior Engineering Technician for Transportation Department

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.

Paul's Note - September 7, 2018

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.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Grant Road Improvement Project Phase II, Stone Avenue To Park Avenue Final Paving/Utility Adjustment Update

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. 

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