In expectation of a large crowd for a scheduled vote on the Broadway Boulevard: Euclid to Country Club Roadway Improvement Project, tonight's Mayor and Tucson City Council Regular Meeting will be moved to the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room in the Pima County Administration Building, 130 W. Congress St.
Pima County Superior Court and the Pima County Bar Association are hosting an event tomorrow that aims to educate the public about some of the top filings that appear before judges, such as divorce and child support, probate, debt, and landlord-tenant issues.
The free Court Night event will be held in two sessions (4-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-7:15 p.m.) at the Herbert K. Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road.
This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Telecommunicators are the police and fire professionals who take emergency calls and dispatch police officers, firefighters, and paramedics.
Tucson News Now (video) recently spoke with longtime Tucson Fire Department (TFD) Lead Public Safety Dispatcher Frances Robson about how challenging and emotional her career can be when answering tragic calls.
Money from the voter-approved, $100 million, five-year Road Recovery street bond program in 2012 already has improved more than 134 miles of roadway, and the work continues to improve additional streets.
The bond money pays for repaving, while the bigger widening projects are funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), a 20-year program approved by voters in 2006.
City Manager Michael Ortega will submit his Recommended FY 16/17 Budget to the Mayor and Tucson City Council at tomorrow's Study Session. The budget trims away at a projected $25.6 million deficit.
During a meeting earlier this month, the City Council generally accepted the amount of the cuts, but it directed Ortega to change a few of the items he suggested earlier in the process.
Final adoption of the budget is set for June 7, and there will be public hearings before that (May 3 and June 7).
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department wants to know how it can improve recreation and leisure opportunities for all of its users. This month, the department has been holding a second round of open houses to gather input on the process to create a vibrant, new five-year master plan that anticipates future needs and outlines the actions necessary to deliver high-quality recreation facilities, programs, and services to the Tucson area.
Singer/songwriter Judy Collins will perform her “Hits” show in concert with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) for the first time since 1992. A Grammy winner for the top 10 hit Both Sides Now and a nominee for Send in the Clowns, Collins is known for her command of folk, show tunes, pop, rock, and standards. Collins recently finished her first studio album in four years.
Today is April 15, but state and federal income taxes aren't due until Monday, April 18, this year. Today is Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the Internal Revenue Service are offering last-minute help and free electronic tax preparation for those in need. The extra help began today and will be available tomorrow and Monday.