Ward 2 Councilmember Paul Cunningham
The latest report on plastic bag use in our community is available. Participating retailers reported nearly 52 million plastic bags had been given out in the latest reporting period. The good news is 71 tons of plastic bags have been recycled. You can read the full report here.
Some good news from our friends at Saguaro National Park:
Saguaro National Park is pleased to announce that it has reopened to visitors today, following the federal government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations.
"We are happy to be back working to serve the American people and welcoming visitors back to their park," according to Darla Sidles, Superintendent of Saguaro National Park. "We are proud to be a member of the Tucson community and grateful to again contribute towards the prosperity and rich history of this unique region."
Do you have one morning or afternoon a month available to help are seniors stay connected with our community? By volunteering for iTNGreaterTucson to drive seniors and younger adults with visual impairments wherever they need to and want to go, you are opening ‘more than car doors’ for fellow Tucson area residents. Ask about our unique volunteer benefits, too.
The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives announces the launch of the Small Business Assistance Line. The phone line has been created with a focus on Tucson's small business entrepreneurs, acknowledging their value in our community's economy and to strengthen their capability, survivability, and ultimate success.
Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this fall that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural history. This listing is also available on the park’s website, or visit them on Facebook. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Program schedules are subject to change; call the visitor center (733-5153) for updates or reservations.
Grizzly Crossing, a brown bear exhibit at Reid Park Zoo, will open this Thursday. A breakfast
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.