The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a plan to move forward on a one-year pilot program called the Tucson Homeless Work Program, which would allow homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $9 an hour. They would also get two meals, a shower, and other services. Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres organized the one-year pilot program.
The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently celebrated the completion of the Houghton Road: Broadway Boulevard to 22nd Street Improvement Project. The upgraded roadway includes a six-lane divided desert parkway, dual left turn lanes, exclusive right turn lanes, rubberized asphalt for noise mitigation, a Sun Tran Park and Ride, bike lanes, sidewalks, bus pullouts, improved drainage, landscape using water harvesting and native plants, and public art.
The Tucson Fire Department's (TFD) 21st annual charity competition to see which firefighters make the best chili takes place this weekend. Saturday's event will be held from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center at Reid Park.
Join the City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department, Tucson Parks and Recreation, and Tucson Clean & Beautiful this Saturday for Know Where to Throw 2016 to learn more about how to reduce, reuse and recycle in Tucson.
For the final regular season event of its 2016 Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), will visit the Tucson Arena this Satruday and Sunday for the Cooper Tires Take the Money and Ride.
Tucson Water and the Tucson Audubon Society present Tucson Meet Your Birds this Saturday, 7 a.m.-to 1 p.m., at the Sweetwater Wetlands, 2551 W. Sweetwater Dr. Learn about the Tucson Audubon Society and also why Tucson Water has a lush wetlands wildlife oasis.
The event is free and includes activities for your entire family to enjoy.
Sentinel Peak Park, "A" Mountain, will be closed to vehicular traffic this Sunday at 4 p.m. The restriction will allow the University of Arizona to light the "A" to kick off homecoming week. The park will reopen on Monday morning with no restrictions.
Next Saturday, Oct. 29, "A" Mountain will host the Get Moving Half Marathon, which will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park. In order to accommodate the athletes, Sentinel Peak Road will close at 8 p.m. and will reopen the next day at 9:30 a.m.
The 97th annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade is set for Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The parade's theme this year is “Remembering Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later.” Participants will start assembling downtown around 8 a.m., and traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the day. The parade begins at West Alameda Street and Granada Avenue, travels through parts of the downtown area, and returns to the staging point on Alameda.