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.
The Tucson Means Business Forum will be held tonight from 5-7 o'clock at the Frances McClelland Community Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave. Tonight's entrepreneurship event is an opportunity to learn how to start your own business and navigate the workings of business licensing, food permits, health regulations, and procurement.
The Redistricting Advisory Committee encourages public participation in the redistricting process. Every four years, the boundaries of the six wards of the city are reviewed to determine whether adjustments are necessary to equalize the population in each ward. The Mayor and Tucson City Council established the citizens committee to help with the effort.
The City of Tucson, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), and Sun Tran are seeking public input on proposed changes to Sun Express routes. Open houses are scheduled to provide information on realignments to Express Routes 102X, 105X, 107X, 109X, 202X and 203X, and discontinuing Express Routes 103X and 312X.
The lowering of manhole and water valve covers on Rosemont Boulevard from Speedway Boulevard to Winsett Street will now begin the week of Oct. 10 for logistics reasons and better efficiency. The work originally was set to begin this week.
Crews are scheduled to begin milling (removing asphalt) operations and roadway improvements on Rosemont Boulevard in mid-October.
The project is part of the voter-approved, $100 million, five-year Road Recovery street bond program.