NewsNet 11-18-14

AGENDA SPOTLIGHT: PROPOSED ORDINANCE HIGHLIGHTS PLAN TUCSON - The Mayor and Tucson City Council will review a proposed ordinance at today's Study Session regarding the implementation of policy from Plan Tucson, the voter-approved general plan. Plan Tucson was created through nearly 75 public meetings and calls for coordinated, consistent, and integrated planning of policies, programs, and projects across City departments. Also central to the Plan, is the regular communication and engagement of the city's residents, neighborhoods, businesses, and community organizations. The implementation and administration of Plan Tucson will be carried out by the City Manager, through the newly-created Office of Integrated Planning. The 2 p.m. meeting can be viewed live on Tucson 12.

EL TOUR DE TUCSON THIS WEEKEND - The annual Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson is this Saturday, and volunteers are still needed. The race attracts cyclists from around the world, bringing $13 million to $18 million into the local economy. So far, El Tour officials say they already have approximately 2,000 volunteers, but they could use several hundred more for the Bike Expo, Thursday and Friday. More information is at the link below. The start and finish line for Saturday's race is located at Armory Park, across the street from Children’s Museum Tucson on South 6th Avenue at 13th Street. Crossing the finish line ushers the riders into the next event - the El Tour Downtown Fiesta. Celebrate with non-stop music, food vendors, children's activities, awards, and more. Read more from Tucson News Now.
Volunteer contact - volunteer@perimeterbicycling.com
El Tour registration

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 at 4 p.m. Thursday 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, cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov.

GET A FREE BIKE LIGHT TONIGHT - Living Streets Alliance is partnering with the City of Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program and the Pima Association of Governments to give away bike lights to people without them. Not only do bike lights improve visibility for both cyclists and others on the street – it's the law that bicyclists have them. With darkness falling sooner this time of year, many people are unprepared for riding safely in the dark. Free lights will distributed tonight, beginning at 5 o'clock (until supplies run out) at the intersection of East Pima Street and North Columbus Boulevard.

'RIGOLETTO' COMES TO TCC - Arizona Opera returns to the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) this weekend for two performances of "Rigoletto." A court jester isn’t quite so funny when he has revenge on his mind. With unforgettable arias that are synonymous with Italian opera and a dramatic, twisting plot, Rigoletto features dark assassins, a philandering duke and the self-sacrificing Gilda. The production, set in 16th century Mantua, features baritone Michael Corvino as Rigoletto. Performances are Saturday (7:30-9:30 p.m.) and Sunday (2-3:30 p.m.) at the TCC Music Hall.