The City of Tucson is seeking a senior contract officer to develop, coordinate, and implement procurement contracts, programs, and policies as part of a team responsible for contracting activities for all City departments. This is a senior position in Business Services’ Procurement Division.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES LAUNCHES NOTICEME - NoticeMe is a tool that allows users to sign up for email notifications for land-use changes, such as rezonings and variances within the City of Tucson. Four different types of notifications are available and can be selected using ward, neighborhood, or custom boundaries. NoticeMe was developed to provide transparency and support citizen participation in issues pertaining to land-use.
The GoTucson Parking mobile app now allows customers to purchase and renew monthly permits for City of Tucson parking garages and surface parking lots in Downtown Tucson. Those who already have the free app downloaded on their smartphone will find the new link to “Permits” on the side menu of the app.
Santa and his elves would like to add some sparkle to a child’s holiday season through the Santa's Calling program, courtesy of Tucson Parks and Recreation. The special child(ren) in your life, between the ages of 4 and 10, will have an opportunity to speak with Santa and listen to his elves hard at work.
All calls will be attempted on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 5. If the North Pole receives too many requests for two nights, Thursday, Dec. 6, will also be used.
We finished up another successful El Tour de Tucson this weekend. As with every large event in our city, from the Gem Show to the All Souls Procession, we get a couple of complaints about traffic congestion and general disruption around town. It’s understandable. We got a note from Richard DeBernardis, the founder and director of El Tour de Tucson, that addressed some of the complaints as well as some of the benefits of this event.
Here’s what most people don’t know about the Tour:
The United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) provides free tax preparation services to local individuals and families. Volunteers are needed to help low- and moderate-income Tucsonans get their taxes done, helping them save money on preparation fees and avoid predatory lending practices. Volunteers also greet clients and manage VITA tax preparation sites. No previous experience in preparing taxes is necessary. Orientations are scheduled for Nov. 29, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8.
Ride the Sun Link streetcar for free this Saturday, Nov. 24, to kick off the holiday season and support local retailers as part of Small Business Saturday. The free rides are sponsored by Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, Downtown Tucson Partnership, Mercado District and the University of Arizona.
The final Bear Down Friday is Nov. 23, 3-7 p.m., at Main Gate Square. The University of Arizona Wildcats host the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Territorial Cup football game on Saturday, Nov. 24. Bear Down Friday is a tradition that takes place one day before each home football game. Restaurants and stores in the area offer food specials, happy hour pricing, discounts, giveaways, and fun activities.
The City of Tucson’s popular Brush & Bulky collection program is about to get better!
Find out more about what’s coming with Brush & Bulky Plus starting in 2019 by attending any of three community “meet-ups” that the Environmental Services Department will hold along with Tucson police, fire, transportation, water and Tucson Clean & Beautiful in late November and early December.