The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday heard a progress report about Proposition 101, the half-cent City sales tax voters approved last May. Now branded as Tucson Delivers: Safer City, Better Streets, the five-year tax already is bringing new equipment into the Tucson Police Department (TPD) and Tucson Fire Department (TFD).
Mabu, a 13,000-pound bull elephant, returned to Reid Park Zoo on Tuesday. He left for San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2016 for breeding opportunities there. He's now back with his Tucson herd of Lungile, Semba, Punga, Sundzu, and Nandi.
Property owners and developers are invited to submit applications for new construction projects or projects with substantial rehabilitation as part of the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program. The City of Tucson’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department is accepting applications to provide more services to the community.
The City of Tucson is seeking an electrical technological intern to work in the Plant Design Section of Tucson Water. This is a non-permanent position, with a work schedule of approximately 20 hours per week. Duties involve conducting research, collecting data, and making calculations to assist Water staff in technical analysis.
Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed after the recent rain? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to TDOTConcerns@tucsonaz.gov.
Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division are initiating Operation Freeze today. The program makes sure bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to use.
During Operation Freeze, TDOT crews spray magnesium chloride on the bridge decks to lower the freezing temperature of water and prevent ice from bonding on a roadway. The treatment lasts for approximately 10 days. When temperatures warrant, 58 city bridge decks are sprayed and monitored throughout the evening and into the early morning to make sure ice doesn't form at the crossings.
Tucson Fire Department emergency vehicles that may potentially see a patient are now equipped with new cardiac monitors. The monitors were purchased through the voter-approved half-cent sales tax, Proposition 101, now known as Tucson Delivers.
Watch the Tucson 12 video below to learn more about the monitors and to see one in action.
The Tucson Rodeo Parade is presented each year and keeps intact the spirit of the first parade back in 1925. Billed as the longest non-motorized parade in the country, the parade comes to fruition each year through its committee members, community participation, volunteers, and sponsors.
Thursday's parade begins at 9 a.m. on Ajo Way, a half-mile east of Park Avenue. It then proceeds east to Park, then moves south on Park to Irvington Road, west on Irvington to Sixth Avenue, and north on Sixth to the north end of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.
Watch for traffic detours along the route before, during, and slightly after the parade.
Watch Tucson 12 video of a previous rodeo parade.
The City of Tucson will observe Presidents Day next Monday, Feb. 19. All City offices, except for emergency services, will be closed.
Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, but the Los Reales Landfill will be open. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling services delayed by one day next week.