NewsNet 01-07-15

JANUARY 8 REMEMBRANCE DOWNTOWN TOMORROW - Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will ring the bell at Fire Central tomorrow at 10:10 a.m. to commemorate the anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011 shootings that killed six people and injured 13 others. The bell will toll 19 times, once for each victim. The mayor is asking Tucsonans to pause in remembrance, in silence, or by ringing their own bells. Watch Tucson 12 video of last year's remembrance.

PUBLIC MEETINGS CONTINUE FOR INPUT ON POSSIBLE CHARTER CHANGES - Tucson's Charter Review Committee is asking for public comments as it reviews and makes recommendations about possible amendments to sections of the Tucson City Charter. A public meeting will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at City Hall (255 W. Alameda, 1st floor). Potential amendments to the City Charter may be on the Nov. 3, 2015 City ballot. All comments should be made via email to the City Clerk’s Office,

TUCSON FIRE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING - The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) is accepting applications for recruits. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and meet other eligibility requirements. Once those requirements are met, potential recruits must complete training in the department's academy. The deadline to apply is Jan. 21.

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) through October 2015. The earliest academy that will be filled from this list will be in April. Applications are being accepted through July 19. Ride along with an officer who gives advice about joining TPD, from Tucson 12 archives. 

EARN REWARDS FOR DRIVING LESS - The Sun Rideshare Rewards Program continues in 2015, offering the chance to win prizes for motorists who decide to use alternative modes of transportation (carpool, public transit, bikes, walking, etc.) once in a while. Prize drawings include gift cards and other items.