Tucson Delivers Safer City: Fire Department Update

The Tucson Delivers program continues purchasing equipment, vehicles, and updating facilities for the Tucson Fire Department and the Tucson Police Department. An update event at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 13, at Fire Station #9 (6275 E. Eastland St.) will focus on new paramedic ambulance units that will be in service soon, and you'll have the chance to see Fire Station #9 before it undergoes a complete rebuild.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Interim Fire Chief Joe Gulotta will be among the speakers at the event. In May 2017, Tucson voters approved Proposition 101 (Tucson Delivers), a five-year, half-cent sales tax to fund improvements for streets and public safety. Sixty percent of the tax revenues are apportioned for public safety and 40 percent for streets.

Funds from Tucson Delivers can be spent only on items that were approved by voters. Two separate commissions, the Bond Oversight Commission and the Public Safety Tax Oversight Commission, provide citizen oversight of Tucson Delivers sales tax collection and expenditures.