A permit is required to perform work on private property. Please refer to the exceptions for work that may be done without a permit. After a permit has been obtained, work may begin. Permit holders must have the work inspected prior to covering it up. For example, foundations must be inspected after the dirt is removed but before the concrete is poured.
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 6 p.m. to about 6 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, travel on River Road will be limited to one lane both eastbound and westbound from approximately Stone Avenue to First Avenue for water line work. The same travel lane restrictions will be in place on Thursday August 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. to until approximately 6 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018.
With storms in the forecast for the rest of the week, it's a good time to remember that the summer monsoon can produce heavy rains that may result in flash flooding in specific areas. Flash floods can occur many miles away from the storm that causes them. Drivers are reminded to not drive around barricades, which are in place for their protection.
Starting tomorrow, Aug. 16, the Sun Link streetcar will temporarily modify its service schedule on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to offer service until 2 a.m. All other hours of operation remain the same. The extension of hours will be in effect through Dec. 15, 2018.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a lead planner for its Housing and Community Development department. The position manages federally funded projects and federal block grant entitlement and competitive programs.
Duties also include preparing and amending the Five Year Consolidated and Annual Action plans and reports. A lead planner also conducts research, collects technical materials, and meets with businesses and organizations.
The Cinema La Placita summer movie series hosts classic movies in an outdoor setting every Thursday night at 7:30, through Aug. 30, in the Tucson Museum of Art's Plaza of the Pioneers, 140 N. Main Ave. Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the pleasant summer evenings with a different movie each week for $3 per person (includes popcorn).
Topics in this issue...
- Maynards to the Moon
- Be Kind
- Transportation & Safety
- Tobacco 21 in Tucson
- Health Food at the Monastery
- Arena Football
- Local Tucson
- Volvo Property
- Water Security Update
- Events & Entertainment
The City of Tucson is asking voters to consider a $225 million Parks and Connections Bond to fund capital improvements, and more.
The bond package, Proposition 407, would fund improvements that will promote mobility, accessibility, and safety at major parks, neighborhood and community parks, recreation centers, pools, splash pads, and sports fields at 100 of our city’s 128 parks. Bond funds also would improve connections with greenways, shared-use paths, pedestrian safety features, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes.
The recreation centers at El Pueblo and Clements are closed today (Aug. 13) through Sunday (Aug. 19) for deep cleaning of the centers. The gyms also also closed today and will remain that way until Aug. 25 for resurfacing of the wood floors. Feel free to use any of the nearby recreation centers during this time.
Ward 5 Tucson City Council Member and Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres was honored recently at the Summer Conference of the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for his work creating the Tucson Homeless Work Program and forming the Tucson Homeless Coalition and Tucson Change Movement.
2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Aug. 11. Day events include Locomotive Saturdays at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Improving Your Public Speaking Skills seminar at the Pima County Public Library, Cork Boat design/activity at Children’s Museum Tucson, Return of the Mermaids celebration/festival, and other activities at various downtown venues.