Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham
In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff effective immediately, until sunset Friday, October 6, 2017 to honor the victims of the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A free event to celebrate Tucson’s long and rich history, focusing on the community’s and region’s food heritage, will be held at the Presidio Museum, on the corner of Church and Washington Streets downtown on Monday, Aug. 21. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. It is presented by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation/Presidio Museum with major sponsorship from Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment.
At the invitation of the U.S. Commission to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), on the eve of the 2017 UNESCO Creative Cities Network annual conference in the Paris, there will be a cooking demonstration to present the distinctive cuisine that helped Tucson earn its designation as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States. James Beard Award-winning Chef Janos Wilder will prepare a sampling of traditional and modern dishes that showcase the ancient ingredients of our region
Reid Park Zoo will be closed through June 23 due to extreme high temperatures. Reid Park Zoo will resume regular seasonal hours on Saturday, June 24 from 8 am to 3 pm.
The City of Tucson is seeking applicants for the 2017 Public Safety Oversight Commission created by the passage of Proposition 101 on May 16. Proposition 101 sets forth a half-cent sales tax increase for the next five years beginning on July 1, 2017. The measure is expected to generate $250 million in additional sales tax revenue to be split with $100 million allocated to improve the condition of city streets and $150 million dedicated for police and fire vehicles, equipment, and facilities.
From Environmental Services:
The Memorial Day holiday will be observed on Monday, May 29, 2017. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular collection on any day Monday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be closed.
We are looking for folks to serve on the Civil Service Commission. The commission makes determinations on disputes between city employees and management and meets quarterly with other meetings as needed. If you are a resident and qualified elector of the City of Tucson for at least five years do not hold any other public office, you can serve. Feel free to call my office at 791-4687 or e-mail us a resume at firstname.lastname@example.org
This summer kids ages 6 to 18 can get unlimited air conditioned rides on Sun Link, Sun Tran and select Sun Shuttle routes and unlimited access to City of Tucson pools from May 22 through August 5, 2017 for just $45, with the SummerGO Youth Pass.
The SummerGO Youth Pass is currently on sale through June at the following locations:
A total of eight officers, who dedicated their lives to serving the City of Tucson, gave the ultimate sacrifice and were killed in the line of duty. Every year, the Tucson Police Department takes a moment to both remember and honor these heroes for their dedication and service as well as for the price they paid. On the evening of May 10, 2017, the Tucson Police Department will host the 2017 Tucson Police Department Annual Fallen Officer Memorial to honor our fallen officers. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m.