The Sun Link Tucson streetcar officially celebrated its second anniversary yesterday. The streetcar system has served more than 2 million passengers since it began service. Connecting five districts in the heart of Tucson, the streetcar system has been widely embraced by locals, students, and visitor to the region. It has also become an important component in revitalization of downtown.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department maintains seven off-leash dog parks where dogs can run free and socialize with other dogs. Five of the sites are divided into separate areas for large and small dogs, and some parks feature dog training areas. To learn more about dog parks watch Community Promotions and Marketing Manager Sierra Davenport in "Sierra Says" from Tucson 12.
Those who want to participate in the Aug. 30 Primary Election must be registered to vote by midnight on Monday, Aug. 1. Anyone who has moved, changed their name since their last registration, just became a Pima County resident, or would like to change their party affiliation must complete a new voter registration form.
The Loft Cinema's annual Kids Fest is underway and features a free, family-friendly film every morning this week. Staff from the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program will be at all of the screenings distributing free bike helmets. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for pre-show games, live performances, giveaways, popcorn, and surprises. The Loft Cinema is a nonprofit organization and the popular Kids Fest is presented by Trail Dust Town.
Tucson Water is looking for a talented and team-oriented person to inspect and oversee utility projects, codes, inspections, and related practices. Applications for Construction Inspector in the Planning & Engineering Division are being accepted through Aug. 5. Read the job description to learn about the job duties and qualifications
The City of Tucson is getting a $2.9 million federal grant to help an estimated 180 low-income homeowners with children under the age of six abate lead paint hazards from their homes built before 1978. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.
The 3rd annual Kidz Expo (ages 6-13) will give away backpacks and school supplies this Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at El Pueblo Activity Center, 101 W. Irvington Road.
As a result of adding a third proposed fare increase option and a revised second option, Sun Tran has extended the deadline for public input on the proposed increases to July 31. Additional open house events are scheduled for passengers to obtain more information and provide comments on all three proposed changes.
The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) will partner with volunteers from Intuit Software to conduct a smoke alarm install event tomorrow morning at Country Club mobile home park, 5600 S. Country Club Road. TFD staff will team up with Intuit employees to canvass the neighborhood, installing smoke alarms wherever they are needed.
During each visit, the install team will educate and assist residents with fire prevention and escape planning.