The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair takes place tomorrow through Sunday, Dec. 8-10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free fair brings together 300,000 people, more than 400 arts and crafts booths, more than 35 food vendors, two stages, street musicians, jugglers, carnival food, an art area for kids, face painting, balloons, and more.
Jacome Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown, is now an outdoor office space for the public. Wi-Fi is available during business hours, and there are tables and chairs for work, studying, and games.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership revamped part of the plaza to open up the space for public use while also connecting the area’s homeless population with access to services. The space is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In an effort to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will discuss a project to revise and simplify the City's sign code.
Over the past year, the proposed revisions have been reviewed extensively by the Citizen Sign Code Committee, the Planning Commission, and stakeholders from the business community, sign code industry, and neighborhoods. The public hearing takes place during the 5:30 p.m. meeting at 255 W. Alameda St.
Tucson Fire Department (TFD) training is underway for new Zoll Cardiac Monitors purchased with money from the voter-approved half-cent City sales tax, now known as Tucson Delivers. In an Arizona Daily Star newspaper article, TFD says it hopes to have the monitors deployed by Dec. 20 on all vehicles that respond to patients in emergencies.
Many City of Tucson and partner projects won awards at last week's Common Ground Awards ceremony. Presented by the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA), Barker Contracting, and National Bank, the 2017 Top 20 Common Ground Projects include: Proposition 101, Tucson UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Mission Garden, Sabino Canyon Road: Tanque Verde Road to Kolb Road/Airmen Memorial Bridge, Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges, City Park, and others.
Three Tucson City Council members were sworn in this morning during a brief ceremony at City Hall.
Democrat Paul Durham took the oath of office as the newest member of the Council in Ward 3, replacing Karin Uhlich who did not run for re-election. Ward 5 Democrat Richard Fimbres took the oath for another term in office, as did Democrat Steve Kozachik in Ward 6.
The City Council also selected Ward 2 Democrat Paul Cunningham as vice mayor.
If you want to try the new Tugo Bike Share program that launched last month, you can do so for free every Tuesday this month.
The free rides are sponsored by Caterpillar. Like a normal day pass, the free promotion allows people to take a bike for unlimited 30-minute rides from station to station free of charge for 24 hours.
Enjoy thousands of lights, light displays, and animal-themed light sculptures that help make Zoo Lights a part of your Tucson holiday tradition. You'll also experience falling snow, Santa Claus, live music, and carousel rides (additional cost for the rides).