Tucson City Court will hold a third Warrant Resolution Day this Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Individuals with warrants, or those who recently have missed court dates on criminal traffic or criminal misdemeanor cases, can come to the court starting at 8 a.m. on a walk-in basis and see a judge regarding their City Court warrant. The court is located at 103 E. Alameda St.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council agreed Tuesday not to schedule a Charter change election this November on the city's election system. The council wants to hold off on asking voters whether to change the way city council members are elected until there's a final ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the current ward-only primary elections and the citywide general elections.
Camp Fury, a public safety camp giving girls entering 9th-12th grades the opportunity to learn about careers in law enforcement, fire, and EMS service, recently completed its eighth year of camp (video below).
The Mayor and Tucson City Council voted unanimously last night to adopt a $1.3 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The structurally balanced budget includes a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases.
As part of the budget, the Public Utility Tax will be increased from 4 percent to 4.5 percent, and the City of Tucson Bed Tax will increase from $2 to $4 for each 24-hour period of occupancy.
Admission to Reid Park Zoo will cost an extra $1.50, effective July 1. The increase, approved last night by the Mayor and Tucson City Council, is expected to generate approximately $358,800 in additional revenue that will help pay for capital improvements and return additional money to the General Fund.
A major redevelopment project at St. Augustine Cathedral downtown will save one historic building and demolish another in Cathedral Square. Last night, the Mayor and Tucson City Council approved a demolition plan for Parish Hall, with a determination that the 100-year-old building has no reasonable economic use. However, the Council made the decision contingent on some design changes to the new building to make it more compatible with the historic area.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously yesterday to approve a lease agreement with Caterpillar. The company plans to lease the County-owned building at 97 E. Congress.
The lease term is for four years (with two, one-year options) at $13.72 per square foot of occupied space and $7.12 per square foot of unoccupied space.
Cinema La Placita will host its first summer movie tomorrow at its new location. The showings now will be held at the historic Pima County Courthouse, 115 N. Church Ave., every Thursday night at 7:30 through the end of August.
Hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the summer evenings with a different movie outdoors each week for $3 per person (includes all-you-can-eat popcorn).
Tomorrow night's movie is “To Catch a Thief” (1955), starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.