Downtown Tucson Has New Outdoor Office Space

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.

Sign Code Revision Public Hearing Tonight

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.

City Projects Among Common Ground Award Nominees

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.

City Council Members Sworn in Today

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.

Zoo Lights Begins This Week

Zoo Lights, presented by Tucson Electric Power, will be at Reid Park Zoo, Dec. 7-23, 6-8 p.m. nightly. Twinkling lights, hot chocolate, and family make for a wonderful time of the year.

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).