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Baby Tapir Naming Contest Ends Today

The online contest to name the baby Baird's tapir at Reid Park Zoo ends at midnight tonight. The calf was born Nov. 9. The three names to be voted on are: Tilba, Iibu, and Darien. The names were chosen by zookeepers and a researcher for the Baird's Tapir Project in Nicaragua.

Visit Reid Park Zoo's Facebook page or watch the Tucson 12 video below to learn more about the tapir. The winning name will be announced tomorrow.

Naylor Neighborhood - Changemaker High School Bridge Dedication

To commemorate the completion of pedestrian improvements and water harvesting basins for the Naylor Neighborhood and Changemaker High School, Pima County, the City of Tucson and students from Changemaker High School invites the public to attend a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new pedestrian bridge at the Swan Park Wash.

Naylor-Changemaker Bridge Dedication

Friday, December 15, 2017

4:30 p.m.

Tucson Water Warns of Attempted Telephone Scam

Tucson Water is warning its customers of an attempted phone scam asking for payments for water service.

A customer contacted the utility to say she received a call from someone who said they were from Tucson Water and demanded payment for service. Tucson Water does not request payment or financial information from its customers over the phone. Customers with delinquent accounts are asked to contact the utility to discuss payment arrangements.

Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee Sets Public Outreach Schedule

The Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee has public meetings scheduled in December and January to get public feedback on whether the Pima County Board of Supervisors should adopt a countywide sales tax.

State law allows county boards of supervisors to enact up to a half-cent-per-dollar sales tax via a unanimous vote. Pima County is the only county in Arizona without a sales tax..

City of Tucson Recruiting for Lead Planners

The City of Tucson seeks a professional lead planner to work in its Planning and Development Services Department. Essential qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and at least three years experience in land use planning, zoning review, and water planning.

In addition, Tucson Water will be interviewing qualified candidates for a position in its Conservation Office to help promote water efficiency and beneficial use of water resources in Tucson.

Tucson Water Warns of Attempted Phone Scam Asking for Payments for Water Service

Tucson Water has received an inquiry from a customer who was contacted by telephone and asked for payment to avoid having her water service shut off. This is attempted fraud and it is regularly perpetuated upon utility customers. There is an increase in the number of these types of incidents during the holiday season.

The persons calling are falsely representing themselves as Tucson Water employees when they ask for money to keep accounts in good standing. Tucson Water does not request payment or financial information from its customers over the telephone.

Traffic Alert: Grant Road Improvement Project

Traffic on First Avenue, north of Grant Road, is shifted to allow work crews to install a new underground water line across First Avenue. The work began this morning and is scheduled to be completed by next Wednesday, Dec. 20. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Work will not take place Friday-Sunday, Dec. 15-17. During the work, northbound First Avenue will be reduced to one travel lane, and southbound travel will continue to have two travel lanes.

Steve K's Newsletter 12/11/17

Topics in this issue...

  • Tucson Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • Local Authority
  • Magnus II
  • Inauguration
  • RICO Funds
  • Land Use – Sign Code
  • Land Use – Area Plans
  • Safe Streets
  • Local First: Reid Park Zoo
  • Pima Animal Care and Alzheimers
  • Garden District Holiday Party
  • Peter Howell and Santa
  • Events & Entertainment 

New Editions of Sweetwater Wetlands Booklets Available Now

Tucson Water has produced new editions of its two booklets on the Sweetwater Wetlands recharge facility. “Water, Wildlife, and People” is designed for adults and includes background information and a field guide to common plants and animals of the Wetlands. The “Activity Book and Field Guide” is for middle school educators and students preparing for a field trip or studying about wetlands in the classroom.

ICYMI: Parking Tickets Can Now Be Paid Via App

Drivers with a parking ticket can now pay their fine through the GoTucson Parking app. If you already have the app on your smartphone, make sure it's the latest version, or download for free if you don't have it.

The payment option can be accessed from the left-side drop-down menu. Click on "Citation Payment," then enter the 7-digit citation number and the vehicle license plate, and then you can pay by credit card. There is a 50-cent convenience fee for the service.


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