Reid Park Zoological Society and the City of Tucson recently updated the 2014 Master Plan for the Reid Park Zoo with features authorized by voters last November. This process included input from City leadership, Zoo staff and members, Zoo board members, guests, and national experts in the zoological community.
TENWEST is back for a fourth year, Oct 12-21, with multiple events in the downtown area and at or near the University of Arizona. Created by StartUp Tucson, TENWEST welcomes more than 5,000 innovators and collaborators to experience more than 100 unique events and exhibitions in Tucson.
The City of Tucson is recruiting senior engineering technicians for its Water department. Duties include providing computer-aided drafting layouts and drafting support for civil engineers and engineering associates, as well as working with grading, drainage, water, sewer, utilities, and roadway plans. Senior engineering technicians also coordinate and organize project documentation and participate in monthly or weekly project meetings.
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is holding its annual photo contest on the ways water transforms our state and the ways our state transforms water. Entries must be related to water and the photos must have been taken in Arizona.
The contest deadline is Dec. 7 and entrants may submit up to three photos in various categories. The four winning photographs will be featured on the WRRC website and at the 2019 WRRC Annual Conference.
Working to improve efficiency, the City of Tucson's Planning & Development Services Department (PDSD) is reducing the number of inspections it performs. Various inspections that are not directly associated with life safety have been eliminated, including those dealing with energy efficiency of windows, stucco mesh installation, and interior sheetrock nailing (except for structural panels).
The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) recently named the City of Tucson's Victoria Cortinas as its 2018 Manager of the Year. She was recognized as an active promoter and supporter of public procurement who demonstrates a passion for the profession and maintains high ethical standards.
Tucson Water offers Smart Home Water Guides to help residents take simple steps to fix small leaks that can add up to big losses in water and in dollars. The guides include sections on outdoor and indoor visual leak inspection, how to read a water meter, and checking irrigation systems, pools, and spas.
The City of Tucson is recruiting a senior engineering technician for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). Duties include creating and maintaining engineering drawings and maps for staff and the public, as well as creating computer-aided drawings, such as supplemental engineering plans and records of survey. A senior engineering technician also assists in engineering and survey research.