Joining Tucson and other cities, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to approve an ordinance that prohibits drivers from using 'a handheld electronic device for any purpose other than to initiate, receive, or engage in voice communication,' meaning making and receiving calls still is allowed.
Tucson is again being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation. This is the 10th consecutive time Tucson has received the designation. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program from KaBoom! honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable.
After months of planning and tweaking the Fiscal Year 2016/17 Recommended Budget, the Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight is scheduled to adopt the tentative $1.37 billion plan that includes a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases.
City Manager Michael Ortega formally submitted the structurally balanced budget last month. Another meeting and public hearing will be held June 7 prior to final budget adoption.
The Tucson area is a connected community, giving citizens the chance to save lives via the PulsePoint app for smartphones. PulsePoint is a product that connects CPR/AED trained members of the public to emergency calls nearby.
The app alerts members to an emergency that may require the use of CPR and/or an AED. PulsePoint will send an alert to any registered user with a smartphone within the proximity of the emergency. The system also provides the location of the closest AED.
This week is National EMS Week, and the Tucson Fire Department is reminding you how to react when you hear sirens nearby.
Whenever you see a fire truck or other emergency vehicle with sirens and flashing lights, pull to the right, stop safely, and allow the vehicle to pass before continuing.
The Pima County Health Department is encouraging parents to immunize their children now and beat the rush when the kids are going back to school after summer break.
Health Department clinics provide free immunizations for kids every Monday through Friday. Appointments are available, but walk-ins also are accepted.
Polls will be open tomorrow from 6 a.m-7 p.m. for Arizona's Special Election. There are two propositions on the ballot.
Prop. 123 is a ballot measure that would increase the distribution of state education funding from the State Land Trust.
Prop. 124 is a measure that would change the way the Arizona's public safety pension system pays increases in benefits to retirees.
The Pima County Health Department reports eight instances in recent weeks where people or pets may have had contact with rabid wildlife in public and busy places. In seven of those cases, the animal involved tested positive for the virus.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting its annual summer track and field and road races throughout June and July.
Track and field events will be held every Tuesday, June 7 through July 19, at Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima St. Road races are every Thursday, June 9 through July 21, at various locations.
Join the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) as they dedicate a plaque to honor the Citizen Advisory Committee for the Kino Parkway – 22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project on Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. under the overpass on the southern wall at Kino Parkway and 22nd Street.
Speakers will include Tucson Council Member Richard Fimbres; representatives from the Tucson Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority along with members of the project’s Citizen Advisory Committee.