Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham
Mayor will act in accordance with the President’s Proclamation and Governor Brewer request to have flags lowered to half-staff from September 16, 2013 until sunset on Friday, September 20, 2013, in honor of the victims of the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard.
Downtown Tucson has seen record development over the past sixty months, recently hitting the milestone of over 150 new businesses and private projects in the heart of the city. Downtown is helping to lead Southern Arizona economic recovery, with thousands of new jobs created and increased sales tax revenue being reinvested in the community. Local small business owners and high-tech industry projects comprise a majority of this investment.
A Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the 755th Aircraft Maintenance hangar at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at 9 a.m. Sept. 20.
The POW/MIA remembrance guest speaker will be a former POW Mr. John Swett. He was captured and detained during World War II while serving in Germany. Swett was a Corporal assigned to the U.S. Army's 106th Division, H Company, 423rd Regiment, 3rd Platoon when he was captured. His camp was liberated by General George S. Patton's Third Army on April 2, 1944
Starting Sept. 12 three U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters will emporary train here and develop skills necessary to support our nations defenses. The MH-60S airframe is similar to the HH-60 Pave Hawk, which is stationed here.
The MH-60S are coming from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 out of Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.
On September 11, 2013, TFD will hold a short ceremony to remember those lost on September 11, 2001. The commemoration will consist of the following:
1. 0845 hours - lower the flag from full staff to half staff.
2. 0846 hours - Communications will sound a single tone, followed by a short message and moment of silence.
3. After the moment of silence, return the flag to full staff.
TFD personnel will stand at attention near their workplace's flag and park their apparatus in front of their firehouse.
Beginning on July 1st, the City of Tucson/Pima County Household Hazardous Waste program will rotate locations on the second saturday of the month.
The long standing location at the fire station at 7575 E Speedway will still be open on the first Saturday of each month, 8 am - noon. Also, hazardous waste will continue to be collected at the CABOP location at Los Reales Landfill.
From the Tucson Police Department Fraud Unit, 520 791 4481
There has been an increase in reported cases involving the following scheme:
From the Tucson Fire Department:
Midday Fire displaces family from home
flames shooting out of home as units arrived
Dispatch Time – 11:52 A.M.
On-Scene Time – 11:57 A.M.
Under Control –12:11 P.M.
Friends of Fort Lowell Park is embarking on fund raising for beautifying and securing the Wildlife Oasis at the pond in the park. The goal is to overlay the existing chain link fence with ocotillo fencing which is beautifully natural, adding to the nice scenery and the security of the wildlife refuge created along the pond's edge.
Mary Fimbres from my staff snapped some pictures of the snow we had in Tucson this week. I don't think any of us expected it to be so heavy here in the valley, but it's always a treat here in the Lower Sonoran Desert. We are all just thankful that it doesn't stick around long enough for us to shovel it.
AZ State Badminton Games:
On March 2nd and 3rd, Udall Center will host the AZ State Senior Olympic Badminton games. Seniors age 50+ who have qualified at the local games in either singles, doubles or mixed doubles will now compete state-wide. The games start at 9 a.m.
Udall Center Programming:
Udall Center Programming:
A square dancing program will be offered at the Udall Senior Addition on February 13, 20 and 27 from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The cost is $3.00 per class. For more information contact the Carol West Senior Addition at 791-4121.