Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham
From our friends at the Pima Animal Care Center:
Pima Animal Care Center is thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected to join an elite group of 50 shelters across the country in competing for a total of $600,000 in prize grants!
We had the renaming ceremony on Monday and it was a wonderful event. Great to be there with Claire, her family as well as Councilmember Scott, who Claire worked with for years.
After the ceremony, Terra del Sol resident Frank Davidson and I cleaned up grafitti in the neighborhood wash.
The re-naming of Terra del Sol Park will take place on January 27, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. The park will be re-named after Clair Weeks. Clair Weeks lived in the Terra del Sol neighborhood for many years and has been very active in the community. In addition, she served as the president of the Terra del Sol Neighborhood Association for 18 years and made many achieved efforts with neighborhood and park improvements.
Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset tomorrow, December 20, 2013, in honor of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Arizona.
CW2 Silverman was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom when he and five other soldiers died in a helicopter crash on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan. He had been assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
The Christmas holiday will be observed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and the New Year’s Day holiday will be observed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Wednesday of the holiday weeks. City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular service on Wednesday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day.
In accordance with President Obama's proclamation, flags at all state office buildings should be lowered to half-staff today, Friday, December 6, 2013, until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2013, in memory of Nelson Mandela.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
John Salazar, legally blind by 1996 and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004, will ride 42 miles this Saturday, November 24th.
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