Committee Members Needed for Environmental Services Advisory Panel

The City of Tucson is accepting applications from city residents interested in volunteering to serve on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee was established to serve in an advisory role to the Mayor and City Council regarding the planning, design, and implementation of services and programs administered through Environmental Services. Those services include refuse collection and disposal, environmental cleanup, code enforcement, and environmental protection.

City Responds to State Lawmaker's Challenge of Local Gun Policy

The City of Tucson last week filed an official response to a complaint by Oro Valley State Rep. Mark Finchem, who is arguing Tucson is violating a 2013 Arizona law that requires the selling of legal guns obtained by law enforcement agencies.

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) takes in a variety of firearms that are later auctioned, reused within law enforcement, held as evidence, or destroyed. Since 2013, TPD has destroyed 4,820 guns.

Halloween Safety Tips

Tucson's first responders are urging parents, kids, and drivers to be extra cautious tonight during Halloween celebrations. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) says young children can easily get distracted by lights and dart across the street without looking for cars first. Nationwide, more kids get hit and killed by cars on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

Job Opportunity: Code Enforcement Inspector

The Environmental & General Services Department, Code Enforcement Division is seeking experienced and motivated inspectors to perform municipal code enforcement inspection duties. The position will coordinate and carry out inspections and any necessary enforcement actions to ensure compliance with the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance, Unified Development Code, Sign Code, and other cases as assigned.

For a detailed job description, please read the job description. The deadline to apply is Nov. 9.

Ward 4 Highlights Local Business

Big Heart Coffee is a local coffee shop that donates its profits and tips to help support Tucson charities. The family owned coffee shop at 4802 E. 22nd St. picks a new charity to support each month, and it serves coffee from local roasters.

In the Ward 4 video below, learn more about this unique business that serves coffee with a purpose.

Cyclovia Returns This Weekend

Cyclovia Tucson is back for its seventh year this weekend, and it continues to grow to be one of the region's largest events, drawing 55,000 participants annually. Sunday's fall bicycling and outdoors celebration (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) has a new route that connects the Miramonte, Palo Verde, and Garden District neighborhoods along a route temporarily closed to vehicular traffic, but open for people biking, walking, rolling, and playing on the streets.