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Public Hearing for Reinvestment Tools Scheduled for Tonight

Mayor and Tucson City Council have set aside a time to hear from the public before considering adoption of amendments to the Unified Development Code. The two amendments are reinvestment tools that would be implemented downtown and build on the success that similar tools have yielded in the downtown area. Recommended by the city's Office of Economic Initiatives, the reinvestment tools include an expanded use of the Planned Area Development (PAD) rezoning tool and an administrative process for the Major Streets and Routes setback relief. The Regular Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

Park Tucson Sets New Hours for Downtown's Library Garage

The parking garage below the Joel D. Valdez Main library now has new hours on Thursday and Friday nights. The garage will stay open until 9 p.m. to match the closing time the rest of the work week. Park Tucson hopes to improve service by providing simpler and more consistent hours at the facility. The schedule change also gives people using the garage the opportunity to enjoy downtown Tucson after work hours.

Local Music Icons Announce Partnership

Nonprofit, local radio station KXCI 91.3 FM announced that beginning this fall, it will air auxiliary broadcasts from the Hotel Congress. The unique space will allow hotel visitor and downtown pedestrians to view DJs in action through windows facing Congress Street and into the interior of the hotel. With proximity to Club Congress, the station will expand live, on-air performances of local and touring bands.

City Can Help with Your Neighborhood Cleanup

If you and your neighbors would like to clean up your neighborhood, Tucson's Environmental Services department (ES) can help. ES will provide roll-off dumpsters and haul away debris at no charge. To participate in this program, your association or group must be an ES customer, have 10 or more people helping, or be part of an incorporated homeowners association. Please provide two weeks notice in your request. For more information and a link to the request form, visit the ES website.

"A" Mountain Fireworks Celebration July 4

The 20th Annual “A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration will start at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

Sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment, residents may enjoy the fireworks from the Tucson Convention Center’s (TCC) Parking Lot B (off Cushing Street between Granada and Church Avenue) or Parking Lot C (off Granada between Broadway Boulevard and Cushing Street).

Parking will be free. There also will be food vendors (burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and refreshments) available from 7-9 p.m.

Tomorrow is Last Day to Buy Summer Discount Pass for Transit and City Pools

Tucson's SummerGo Youth Pass is available to purchase through tomorrow (July 1). The $45 pass gives students ages 6 to 18 unlimited rides on public transit and free entrance to all city pools.

SummerGO can be purchased at several recreation centers and city pools. A student ID is required for purchase. The pass is valid through Aug. 5.

Summer Safari Nights Program Continues at Reid Park Zoo

Enjoy Reid Park Zoo and cooler evening temperatures at a themed night featuring different zookeeper chats, animal encounters, live music, family friendly activities, special dining options, and gift shop discounts. Events take place every Friday, 6-8 p.m., through July 8.

Tomorrow's theme is Spots and Stripes Forever: Zebra, Giraffe, Tiger, Tapir & Jaguar.

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