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Tucson Fire Department Submits Plan to Help Balance City Budget

Tucson Fire Department (TFD) Chief Jim Critchley is offering a $4.7 million budget reduction plan to help the City of Tucson balance its budget for the next fiscal year and beyond.

In a recently-released memo to staff, Critchley's plan includes job reclassifications and possible demotions, reducing overtime, not filling some vacancies, converting some commissioned fire prevention inspectors to civilian positions, and other cost savings.

Tucson Police Watching for Impaired Drivers This Weekend

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) Impaired Driver Enforcement Unit will have increased DUI enforcement efforts for St. Patrick’s Day today and through the weekend.

As part of the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force, TPD and other law enforcement agencies will deploy additional officers and resources in DUI saturation patrols. This DUI deployment is one of 14 designated weekend DUI deployments this year for TPD and the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force.

Hotel Construction Downtown to Alter Traffic

In order to facilitate concrete delivery for construction of the AC Marriott Hotel at Fifth Avenue and Broadway Boulevard, some modifications to vehicular traffic will be needed this week. Starting tonight at 10:30, through 4 p.m. tomorrow, the left lane of Broadway will be closed between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue. On Saturday, the left lane of Broadway will be closed again between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Senior Scam Prevention Event This Friday

Ward 5 Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres and Legislative District 2 State Senator Andrea Dalessandro present a forum this week to offer tips to keep seniors safe from scam artists.

There will be presentations from representatives of the Arizona Attorney General, Pima County Attorney, Pima County Sheriff, Pima Council on Aging, DES Adult Protective Services, AARP, and more. Presenters will be available to answer questions and provide resources during the forum.

Job Opportunity: Lead Well Maintenance Mechanic

Tucson Water is seeking a team player with skills to lead well maintenance mechanics in constructing, installing, repairing, and maintaining well sites to run efficiently and in sound condition. Work is subject to standby and on-call hours during off-duty hours.

Duties require working outdoors under varying weather conditions in constrictive and/or slippery areas and around moving equipment. The recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be used to fill vacancies within the next six months.

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