In a letter addressed to the Mayor and Tucson City Council, City Manager Michael Ortega, and city residents, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus talks about some of the latest projects and activities at the Tucson Police Department (TPD).
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Second Chance Tucson will host the Re-Entry Job & Resource Fair for citizens returning from incarceration. Second Chance Tucson is a coalition of nonprofits and governmental agencies working on re-entry issues, one of Mayor Rothschild's initiatives to reduce poverty.
Today is U.S. National Voter Registration Day. One of the easiest way to make sure your registration is current, or if you need to register, is by clicking on today's Google Doodle. Clicking on the image will give you links to the Secretary of State's Office and a link to register directly. You also can visit the Pima County Recorder's website.
Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) has a new Pet Support Center hotline that offers residents the resources they need to keep their pets and schedule admission appointments for strays and healthy pets they want to surrender. Three PACC staff members will run the hotline 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. The number is (520) 724-7222.
A $149,350 grant from PetSmart Charities made the Pet Support Center possible.
The City of Tucson Department of Procurement's Dan Longanecker is the winner of the Buyer of the Year award issued by the NIGP (The Institute for Public Procurement) Copper Chapter of Southern Arizona. He also is named as a finalist for the National Buyer of Year Award by NIGP. The award recognizes significant contributions to the procurement profession.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) announced recently that Kathleen Eriksen will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the group. She will take over for Michael Keith, who is retiring after six years in the CEO post. DTP said Eriksen was selected after a global search. Eriksen starts as CEO on Oct. 1, relocating from Michigan.
Mabu, the African elephant, is settling in at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California after being moved there earlier this week. He traveled with Reid Park Zoo's elephant manager, his primary zookeepers, and veterinary staff from both zoos. Mabu originally came to Tucson from San Diego Safari Park and is being reintroduced to his California family.
Prior to tomorrow's home game against the Washington Huskies at 7:30 p.m., University of Arizona football fans can experience the dining, entertainment, and retail opportunities at Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District, and then board the Sun Link streetcar to the UA from any one of the 23 stops along the 3.9-mile route. Once on campus, Arizona Stadium is a short walk from the Second Street and Cherry Avenue stop.
Earlier this week, the Mayor and Tucson City Council voted unanimously to increase bus fares for the first time in five years. Starting in January, the full cash fare will go up 25 cents, to $1.75. The City Council also agreed to fix bus shelters, waive the purchase fee for a SunGO card, and more.
Tucson 12 has a quick video recap of what happened during Tuesday's meeting.
The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions in Tucson and across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Some participating Tucson attractions include the Arizona History Museum, Arizona State Museum, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and many others.