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Need Help Starting or Expanding a Business in Tucson? Call the Small Business Assistance Line

The City of Tucson's Small Business Assistance Line, (520) 837-4100, is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Help is available in both English and Spanish. Staff members from the City Manager's Office of Economic Initiatives answer the calls.

The Small Business Assistance Line is one of a number of City initiatives to make the City of Tucson more business-friendly, along with many business incentives, streamlined permit processes, and more

Stone Avenue Closure - Mabel Street to Helen Street

As part of the Stone Avenue - Drachman Street to First Street Roadway Improvement Project - crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will install new water lines across Stone Avenue between Mabel Street and Helen Street on Thursday night, September 1, 2016.

To accommodate this work, Stone Avenue will be closed to travel from Mabel Street to Helen Street beginning tomorrow at 8 p.m. until approximately 6 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016. This schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Registration Underway for Second Session of Fall Parks and Recreation Classes

Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Activity Guide for fall 2016 is available online at the link below and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, including administration offices, recreation centers, pools, and many local libraries.

The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, summer KIDCO, aquatics, sports programs, registration, and the Discount Program.

Tucson Police Recruiting Officers

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is accepting applications for the position of police officer recruit. Successful candidates from this testing period will be considered for any funded academy class(es) within the next six months. The earliest academy that will be filled from the list is April 2017, but that date may be adjusted if necessary.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 13.

Read the official job description.

Creative Tucson Seeking Volunteers for New TV News Show

Creative Tucson is seeking individuals to be a part of its new half-hour news show. It needs writers, producers, camera operators, and on-camera personalities for the live show.

The newscast will be an opportunity for individuals to improve their newswriting skills, get on-camera experience, and gain video production skills while getting material for their demo reels.

For more information, email caroline@creativetucson.org.

Open House Scheduled for Broadway Widening From Camino Seco to Houghton

The final design plans for the Broadway Widening Project from Camino Seco to Houghton Road are approximately 60 percent complete. The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend an open house to view and comment on the design plans for the voter-approved Broadway Widening Project.

Grant to Extend Curb-Separated Bike Lane on North Stone Avenue

For the second consecutive year, Living Streets Alliance (LSA) was awarded a $5,000 grant from national outdoor outfitter REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) to be used toward the completion of an extension of the curb-separated protected bike lane on North Stone Avenue. The award brings the total amount awarded by REI to LSA to $10,000.

City Can Help With Your Neighborhood Cleanup

If you and your neighbors would like to clean up your neighborhood, Tucson's Environmental Services department (ES) can help. ES will provide roll-off dumpsters and haul away debris at no charge.

To participate in this program, your association or group must be an ES customer, have 10 or more people helping, or be part of an incorporated homeowners association. Please provide two weeks notice in your request. For more information and a link to the request form, please follow the link above.

Broadway Widening - Camino Seco to Houghton Public Open House

The final design plans for the Broadway Widening Project from Camino Seco to Houghton Road is approximately 60 percent complete. The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite the public to attend an open house to view and comment on the design plans for the voter-approved Broadway Widening Project.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Gridley Middle School

350 S. Harrison Road

Tomorrow is Election Day in Arizona

Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow as Arizonans cast ballots for a number of races in the primary election.

Independents can vote in the election by requesting a ballot from one of the other registered parties.

If you have an early ballot you didn't return, you can drop it off tomorrow at any polling place. It's too late to mail it in enough time to be counted.

Pima County Recorder's Office

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