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Houghton Town Center

Council Member Scott joined Mayor Rothschild, Diamond Ventures and Ryan Companies for ground breaking that will soon be the spot for Ross, T.J. Max and Petco located at Houghton Town Center (Houghton Rd & Mary Ann Cleveland Way). The new buildings are expected to be open by mid Summer.

City Closer to Enacting Ban on Hand-Held Devices While Driving

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday directed the city attorney to come back in two weeks with language for an ordinance that would ban the use of cell phones and other hand-held devices while driving. While originally envisioned as a primary offense, meaning you could be stopped by police for that violation, the City Council voted 6-1 to make the proposed ban a secondary offense, meaning you would have to be stopped for another reason.

Raytheon to Get City Tax Considerations to Add Nearly 2,000 Jobs

The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night voted to give about $6 million in tax considerations to Tucson's largest private employer to expand its workforce. Raytheon Missile Systems is planning to add 1,900 jobs as part of its expansion. The deal calls for the company to spend $400 million for new construction and equipment on City-owned land near Tucson International Airport.

Another Call Center Adding Jobs

Tucson call center Afni is adding 280 new employees in Tucson. The company will host hiring events at its two locations (7810 E. Escalante Road and 5320 N. La Cholla Blvd.) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 18. Most of the company’s new hires will be entry-level customer service, customer sales, and web chat employees.

Earlier this week, the Alorica call center in Tucson announced it's adding 200 jobs by July.

Tucson Police Department to Be Part of National Study

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) recently was selected to be part of a two-year study with Polis Solutions to validate its Tact, Tactics, and Trust (T3) program. TPD was selected as one of only two police departments nationwide to participate in the study. The T3 program uses a hands-on approach to teach core communication skills (such as de-escalation, pattern detection, and engagement) to officers that promote both officer safety and community policing.

Tucson Call Center Adding 200 Jobs

A customer service call center says it will add 200 jobs by July as part of its expansion. Alorica, the company that acquired Expert Global Solutions last year, already has more than 2,000 employees in Tucson. Expert Global Solutions has a 20-year history in Tucson, answering various customer service questions by phone, email, web chat, and text messaging.

The merged company has more than 40,000 employees in more than 70 locations in 11 countries.

Job Opportunity at Procurement Department

The City of Tucson's Department of Procurement is seeking a contract administration manager. The successful candidate will lead/supervise two or more full-time employees and be responsible for contract administration and supplier management issues, concerns, and requests. The holder of the position also will conduct research, perform audits, and facilitate resolutions to contract administration errors, problems, or issues.

New Utility Services Statement Debuts This Month

The newly-redesigned Utility Services Statement from Tucson and Pima County will start showing up in mailboxes this month. Among other changes, the bill is color coded with symbols to make it easy to find your billing amounts for Tucson Water, sewer service through Pima County, and City of Tucson Environmental Services.

Tucson Water manages the payments for all services on the Utility Services Statement.

Feedback from customers and other constituents indicated the statement needed improvements.

City Council to Decide on Tax Incentive for Development Near Tucson Convention Center

The Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow will discuss whether to grant a tax incentive to HSL Properties to help build apartments and retail at the downtown site where La Placita Village stands today. The business complex would be torn down to make room for the new development.

New Pedestrian Device Installed on West Congress Street

Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division, recently completed installation of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) across Congress Street, west of Bonita Avenue. The RRFB is the first of its kind in Tucson, although others have been in use throughout Arizona for a few years. The solar-powered beacon is a pedestrian warning device.


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