As part of the City of Tucson Department of Transportation's Downtown Links Phase III project, crews tomorrow will repave sections of Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue. During the repaving work, the curb lane of northbound Sixth Avenue will be closed to traffic, as will the curb lane of eastbound Sixth Street. The work will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Century Link is continuing work to relocate its existing facilities located within project limits.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved plans for a new grocery store at the southwest corner of Broadway Boulevard and Rosemont Boulevard. The plan calls for a 60,000-square-foot, 30-foot-tall grocery store and six smaller, 4,800-square-foot shops.
The small strip mall and a produce stand that currently stand in the area will be demolished.
Approximately 50 conditions were attached to the rezoning.
With an 80 percent misuse in child safety seats, the Tucson Police Department steps in to educate parents; the Los Reales Landfill has loads to celebrate; and meet Toliver, the newest addition to Reid Park Zoo. Those stories are in the latest edition of Tucson City News in Review, produced by Tucson 12.
With thousands of votes outstanding, it appears voters in the City of Tucson yesterday re-elected four incumbents on the Tucson City Council. Democrats Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham, and Shirley Scott each won new terms. Democratic Mayor Jonathan Rothschild won a second term with no opponent.
Early results show voters yesterday chose to get rid of red light cameras in city limits. As of this morning, 65 percent of voters approved Proposition 201. However, the fixed red light cameras and mobile photo speed enforcement vans will remain in place and operational until the election results are certified on Nov. 17.
Meanwhile, Pima County reports that a software problem projected the wrong number of precincts reporting results last night, and there are about 20,000 remaining ballots to be tabulated.
The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be hosting "Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects," a free community water forum this Friday, 7:30-11 a.m., at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Ave.
The Tucson Police Department will hold another Coffee with a Cop event Friday morning. There is no planned agenda, other than a simple time to ask questions, voice concerns, and meet the police officers who serve the area. The gathering will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. at Elvira Elementary School, 250 W. Elvira Road.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow will consider offering an incentive for the Wildcat House Redevelopment Project. City staff is recommending the Council formalize the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) incentive for the project after an Independent Financial and Economic Analysis determined the direct revenue benefit would be $2.7 million over eight years. The GPLET can provide up to eight years of property tax abatement.