Ward 5 Tucson City Council Member and Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres was honored recently at the Summer Conference of the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for his work creating the Tucson Homeless Work Program and forming the Tucson Homeless Coalition and Tucson Change Movement.
2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Aug. 11. Day events include Locomotive Saturdays at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Improving Your Public Speaking Skills seminar at the Pima County Public Library, Cork Boat design/activity at Children’s Museum Tucson, Return of the Mermaids celebration/festival, and other activities at various downtown venues.
The Discovery Program engages visitors through a journey along the path that surrounds the ponds and recharge basins. Guests can use a QR code reader app on any smart device to view the Wetlands in a scientific way as they navigate around the 60-acre site.
With monsoon rain in the forecast for at least the next week or so, the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is offering free sandbags. A self-serve sandbag site is open in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way, at Reid Park. This location is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Northbound and southbound median island travel lanes on Stone Avenue from Sahuaro Street to Alturas Street are closed to traffic until about 3 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 9. Work crews are conducting median island work at the Stone Avenue and Grant Road intersection, and the speed limit in the construction zone has been reduced to 25 mph.