Topics in This Issue...
- Be Kind
- Chief Magnus on Immigrants
- KVOA Sanctuary Coverage
- 2019 Re-entry Forum
- Common Grounds Award
- Water Security
- New Mexico and PFCs
- Census Complete Count Committee
- Streetcar Hours
- Tree Benefit Calculator – Green Infrastructure Fee
- Livable Community Forum
- Army Corps Arroyo Chico Phase 3
- “A” Mountain Safety
- Local First
- Events and Entertainment
In Durham, North Carolina, last week a mom had her 3 year old daughter’s lemonade stand set up outside of her hair salon. The little girl had wanted to do something to help single moms – with the money she raised at her stand, she bought and delivered, to a local shelter, boxes of baby wipes and diapers. That’s a mom teaching her kid to Be Kind.
Sandra is a window painter who is active in supporting the work that’s being done by the Southern Arizona Water Color Guild. She texted me last week, telling me how she had helped someone choose one of my mom’s paintings; they’re on sale at The Art Gallery over behind Olive Garden on Broadway. All the proceeds go to support the SAWG. The Kindness came in her writing that she and the buyer agreed my “drive to make this a better place” comes from my mom. There is a song I do from A Star is Born – one line of which is “the part of you that’s me will never die.” We all have someone we love who is in, and through us always.
This also got some nice, and deserved, coverage on the NBC Nightly News. Antonio Basco lost his wife of 22 years during the El Paso shooting. He’s a totally under the radar screen kind of guy who was concerned that nobody would know about his wife’s memorial, and she’d be laid to rest alone. After a Facebook post ,sent out by a local group about the service, people flocked to the ceremony from both locally, and out of State. Margie was honored by a full house. That Kindness flies in the face of the gun guys who cling to weaponry that causes this kind of grief.
As we near the November election and a group feels Tucson needs to up our game when it comes to immigrants, we have a Chief of Police who is actively working with the national Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force (LEITF) urging the White House to adopt some ethical principles when it comes to how we treat immigrants. I’ve joined Chris in addressing groups, both of us in opposition to the Sanctuary Initiative so I know he’s legit on this stuff. The LEITF is framed by 6 specific principles. They are:
a) When immigrants feel safe in their communities, we are all safer
b) State and local law enforcement should target criminals, not contributing members of the community;
c) Federal law enforcement should refocus its priorities towards catching serious criminal and security threats;
d) A larger legal workforce encourages respect for the rule of law;
e) Immigration enforcement is a federal responsibility; and
f) State and local law enforcement need adequate resources.
Nothing particularly earth shattering there and yet in today’s climate each of those principles bears reinforcing. To that end, Chris joined a long list of other law enforcement leaders in penning this letter to Trump, Pence and the acting DHS Secretary.
I wish I could tell you that the Pima County Sheriff also signed on, but he felt that statement was somehow objectionable. Tucson’s law enforcement leadership, as well as every one of us on the M&C support the ethical treatment of immigrants, and believe our local law enforcement efforts are ill-served if we’re asking them to get involved in Federal immigration issues. We don’t need a Sanctuary Initiative to guide us to that point.
Regardless of where you stand on the Sanctuary Initiative, you need to know that nothing we have done at the monastery in support of refugee, asylum-seeking Central Americans has a thing to do with that Initiative. I’ve pointed that out to several people in the KVOA newsroom, but they continue to run a video they took weeks ago from in and around the Benedictine when talking about the Sanctuary Initiative:
People who supported our work at the monastery shouldn’t be led to believe that it would have either benefitted or suffered based on whether or not the voters approve the Initiative. The videos are misleading.
Another law enforcement item, also one demonstrating our local ethic, is the upcoming free community-wide forum on hiring people who have “paid their debt to society.”
The Second Chance forum will include a panel of leaders in the criminal justice field, each speaking to the community benefits that come to everyone who gets involved in “Second Chance employment” . That is both the employers, and the men and women who are coming out of the criminal justice system and are actively putting their lives back together.
If you go to the forum, you’ll hear from employers who are active in the Second Chance process. The keynote speaker will be worth your time; even if you don’t run a business. Genevieve Martin will share the story of Dave Dahl. He’s a guy who served 15 years in prison for multiple offenses that included drug dealing, burglary, armed robbery and assault. When he got out, he was hired on by his older brother Glenn and began working in the family bakery. That is now known as Dave's Killer Bread – and you’ll hear the whole story at the forum.
The Fox will host the event, downtown. That’s going to be held on Thursday, August 29th from 2pm until 4:30pm. You need to register because seating will be limited. Please do that at www.secondchancetucson.org. I’m not going out on a limb to suggest that you will come away inspired to get involved.
Each year, the Metropolitan Pima Alliance recognizes regional projects that involved some complex interaction between groups, agencies, governments, etc. in the course of their development. They list 20 finalists from the nominees, and from that, 10 are chosen as winners. This year the monastery project is one of the finalists.
Last Tuesday, Ross, Corky, Peg Harmon from Catholic Community Services and I made a brief presentation to the MPA selection committee. There were really 2 distinct projects molded into our proposal; the redevelopment of the monastery itself, and the CCS/volunteer work housing over 12,000 guests during the first 7 months of this year. As Corky said during our presentation, either one could have been a legitimate project for them to consider. Together, they’re a testament to how many people have worked together for the greater good all year.
The redevelopment piece is of course the combination of historic preservation; public use of the space post-development, and inviting a robust public input into the design. When we adopted the neighborhood Plan Amendment we required a design advisory group, made up of Sam Hughes and Miramonte neighbors, met multiple times with the design team. It was the outgrowth of those meetings that ended up being presented to the zoning examiner. It’ll come to Mayor and Council in September.
The other part of the MPA presentation was of course the CCS/community work on behalf of the refugee guests. With well over 500 volunteers carrying the load, this community managed whatever was thrown at us all year in the border/immigration wrangling. The intake is now being housed out at the Casa Alitas Welcome Center in the County facility, but since January the monastery played host. Even as the sidebar rezoning/redevelopment discussions were going on, Tucson stepped towards the significant needs on our doorstep.
One of the questions I often get – and one that came up during the MPA presentation is “what’s going to happen to the monastery? what uses will end up inside?” The answer is, that right now, until the zoning is finalized, Ross will not be able to sign up tenants. That’s not for lack of interest, though. That conversation will take a new form after the final vote is taken on the rezoned site.
One of the MPA interviewers suggested Ross consider what was done with the L.A. Cathedral of Saint Vibiana. I looked it up. There are some interesting similarities.
St. Vibiana was opened in 1876, so it’s a bit older than the Benedictine. But from an architectural standpoint, it was equally worthy of preservation.
In L.A. the church outgrew the Cathedral. In Tucson, the religious use couldn’t support the magnitude of the site. In both cases, the buildings were sold off. In L.A. after the 1994 Northridge earthquake that caused some damage to the sanctuary, the Archdiocese began demolition – without any permits. A City Councilwoman had tried to strip the building of its historic monument status, thus opening the door for demo. Preservationists got a Temporary Restraining Order to stop the destruction of the building. It was later listed on the 11 most endangered places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In Tucson the earthquake may have been when I asked us to impose an Historic Landmark designation on the Benedictine, thus preventing demolition. In both cases, preservationists have won out and both buildings are going to be left standing.
St. Vibiana was sold for $4.6M in 1999. The Benedictine was sold for right around $6M last year. The L.A. building has been used for several entertainment functions. Those included post-Emmy Award parties, Warner Music used it for a post-Grammy Award party and it hosted 4 episodes of American Idol in 2016. As I noted above, we don’t know what’ll happen for interior uses at the Benedictine. As with all of the decisions made with respect to that property, the public use that eventually ends up there will certainly generate some interest.
Whether the project wins the Common Ground Award or not, this community should be proud of how we got to this point together; both the rezoning/redevelopment process, and how the church housed refugee families while that was taking place. I’m grateful to Corky for putting together the nomination, to Ross for making his place available to the Refugees, and to Peg and her group of staff and volunteers for their generosity all year in how they’ve treated the guests.
Here’s a complete list of the 20 finalists for the MPA Award.
· Arizona Drought Contingency Plan Process
· Benedictine Monastery Development
· City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department Tech Tools
· DM50 Military Spouse Employment Initiative
· Doubletree by Hilton at the Tucson Convention Center
· H.S. Lopez Family Foundation Center for Opportunity
· The Monier Building
· NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
· Pima County/City of Tucson Opportunity Zones
· Pima JTED Innovative Learning Campus
· Pima Medical Institute Consolidated Campus
· Project Ina Business Support Program
· Reactivation of Jacome Plaza
· Rule B Fix Legislation (S.B. 1248)
· Saguaro Surgical Expansion in Harold Bell Wright Estates
· Santa Cruz River Heritage Project
· The Union on 6th
· Town of Marana Sign Code Update
· Twin Peaks/Blue Bonnet Sewer Project
· Valencia/Kolb Road Intersection Improvement Project
Note that one of the MPA finalists is the Drought Contingency Plan. That, along with the Benedictine have got to be among the 10 winners. And while the DCP process was unfolding, I was advocating the City join litigation against 3M and other PFC product manufacturers. You know that we are now involved with that lawsuit. It’ll be moving forward (likely next month) with what’ll be called “Science Day.” That’s when the judge gets a primer on PFC’s and how toxic they are. There was more news on that topic last week. In short, it was the chemical industry, DuPont and related trade groups such as PlasticsEurope suggesting that PFAS exposure may not “be so bad.” It’s the ultimate example of foxes guarding henhouses – right before Science Day is scheduled.
I follow Sharon Lerner’s reporting in The Intercept on this topic. Last week she wrote about intra-industry studies, that not-so-surprisingly, concluded PFC exposure is ok. Which is an odd result coming from the same company who over 3 decades ago was moving women of child-bearing age off from their assembly lines, and from the same company who settled with the State of Minnesota on this issue for $850M. But, maybe they have new data??
What they point to is an industry-funded study of cancer patients, using them as evidence that PFC exposure isn’t as dangerous as it might seem. The study was conducted by 3M staffers and 2 University of Minnesota faculty members whose research was being funded by 3M.
In the study they exposed 49 terminal cancer patients to high doses of PFOA. Instead of looking at the cancer impacts, they concluded that PFC’s may help reduce your cholesterol levels. Now I’m having some unpleasant side effects getting used to some statins I’ve just started taking, but I promise, I will not be substituting ingesting PFOA to try to get my cholesterol down. And as Lerner points out, extensive scientific literature shows that the way PFC’s accumulate in the body over time causes elevated cholesterol levels, plus interference with developmental, hormonal and immune functions. Among other impacts.
Here’s the cover page from an email the study folks sent around to industry representatives:
Note the “Subject”. Good news on PFOA. It’s such dishonesty. Lawyers for DuPont tried to introduce some early results from a 2015 lawsuit that was filed by a lady who had developed kidney cancer after exposure to PFOA contaminated water. The company was later found to be liable in the case. But they thought showing partial results would be a compelling way to present the study results. The American Petroleum Institute wrote that exposure is “not predictive of humans and result in unreasonably conservative values.” These people must not drink water or eat off from Teflon pans. Other groups who were supportive of the study include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (I wonder how our local Metro Chamber feels about our litigation?) the American Forest and Paper Association and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.
Yes, there was push back. New Jersey State regulators wondered why when the industry argued in their abstract that the experiment showed PFOA didn’t affect liver and kidney function, the guy they mentioned who had “experienced drug related toxicity consisting of grade 5 renal failure” was never mentioned in the body of the paper…odd omission. The study’s first author admitted he was not an expert on what 3M had hired him to study.
My favorite quote came from Alan Ducatman. He’s a physician who has indeed done extensive research on the health effects of PFOA. He took exception to some of the methodological ways the study was conducted, but concluded by saying “these guys are saying their 49 dying cancer patients are better than the hundreds of thousands of people that have already been studied. It makes no sense.”
Meanwhile, the New Mexico Attorney General and the head of the New Mexico Environment Department filed a motion in court last week asking that the Air Force be required to conduct regular groundwater and surface water sampling. They also want the USAF to offer free, voluntary blood tests for residents who may have been exposed to contaminated water that came from the Base that had been using the fire fighting foam that was also used at DM. They also want the Air Force to close a publicly accessible lake that’s on Base. The State of New Mexico sued the DOD in April. Our State is nowhere close to taking such a bold action.
If you scan back week by week of my newsletters since around the first of the year, you’ll see numerous different sections related to PFC water contamination. This is a national issue, and one that I believed was necessary for us to join at that level. Thus the 3M litigation. I’ll keep writing about it as our court action develops.
We’ve hosted one Census count meeting – another is coming next Wednesday, August 28th at 6pm. These meetings are coordinating sessions whose goal is to ensure when the Census count is finally made that we have as close to a full count as possible. Please consider coming and being a part of this very important outreach group.
During the upcoming meeting we will reiterate the role of the Complete Count Committee, review some of the ways the group has identified to help get the word out, and talk about the timelines we’re working under. There was some legal activity related to whether or not a citizenship question will be on the Census forms. We’ll get an update on that issue as well.
I wrote last week about access to food stamp benefits and how rules related to that are possibly changing. Population counts affect allocation of those funds. The counts also impacts the number of legislators we have, Medicaid funding, Section 8 Housing support, and financial support for other programs that directly touch the lives of our seniors and others in underserved populations. The count will also impact distribution of federal funds related to public transportation and our roadway infrastructure. The Census is critically important. This Complete Count Committee is playing a very key role in helping to make sure we avoid an undercount that will cost us tens of millions of dollars.
Crystal is heading up our office effort on this. If you have any questions about how you can play a part, either email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just show up on the 28th and jump into the mix. We’d love to have your energy.
During the time the UA is out of session, we save a little money by cutting back on the hours the streetcar operates. School’s about to come back into session, so we’re resuming the longer hours. This table shows the new schedule:
There are a variety of ticketing options available. They range from the regular single boarding fare, to a day pass, 3 days, 30 days, or getting a SunGo card that can be reloaded with funds and used throughout our transit system. Use this website to get more information on schedules, or how to purchase any of the fare options:
We’re still gathering public input on the proposed Green Infrastructure program we’ll be talking about on September 4th. I’m including links to the survey again so you can share your thoughts. Here they are:
Anybody who is a Tucson resident, or who runs a business in the City is welcome to take the survey.
There is no sense dancing around what will be the part of this that generates some heat. The program includes a monthly fee. What’s on the table right now, ranges from about $.75 up to $1.50 per month; or would be based on water usage. The fee is geared to raise around $3M annually. The money would fund our ability to increase tree canopy, and invest in other greening activities. We’ll see how you feel about a fee to fund what you’ll see in the program when you go online to take the survey.
Last week I came across a website that puts dollars to the value of trees on your property. Google “Tree Benefit Calculator” and several options will pop up. I did it and inputted 3 different types and sizes of trees that you may have in your yard – to see what financial benefits they provide. That’s a part of anyone’s analysis of the proposed fee vs. benefits gained from the program. Here are those examples.
I asked the site for the financial benefits from a bottlebrush with a 5” trunk. Here’s what the calculator says:
Those are projected annual savings from that one tree.
For a 10” mesquite, it gave me this graph:
More savings than from the bottlebrush – makes sense. It’s a larger tree with more coverage. The picture up above is a Palo Verde - and a Palo Verde with a 10” trunk yields this:
Capturing stormwater runoff from hardscape and diverting it into basins and other landscaped areas is of course important. How we fund that, if the program is going to move forward at this time, is largely what we’ll be discussing. Survey results will be a part of what we’ll have in front of us, so please take a moment to share your thoughts.
The Campus Community Relations Committee (CCRC) is a group who meets monthly during the UA school year. It’s comprised of several neighborhoods that surround campus, plus representatives from some campus departments. Those include parking, police, community relations, and others depending on what’s on the CCRC agenda that month.
Coming on September 29th the CCRC is sponsoring a forum that’ll explore creative and practical ways to make sure areas around campus remain livable during the school year. The forum will have representatives from the CCRC, and will also invite additional community members. Together they’ll brainstorm ideas about how to address some of the issues that are typical of college towns, and areas around campuses. It feels like mowing the lawn – we just keep doing it over and over. Many of us are hopeful this forum will open some new ways to address livability issues.
We need people to participate if this is going to be a beneficial exercise. The forum will run from 2pm until 4:30pm and will be held in the newly renovated Old Main. A part of this is relationship building, and another part is looking at possibly new ways of dealing with common issues.
There are 2 ways you can get involved in the forum. One is by contacting Julie Katsel – the UA community relations person. You can get her at email@example.com. Or reach out to your neighborhood leadership and let them know you’d like to be involved. I don’t want to put their individual email addresses in the newsletter, so if you don’t know how to find your neighborhood CCRC representative, call Crystal here at the office (837.4238) and she can get you connected.
The Arroyo Chico Army Corps of Engineers project has been going on for well over a decade. It’s finally coming to a conclusion. The first few segments went off without much controversy. The final phase hit a bump in the road – which we seem to have navigated – and it’s that phase that is about to kick off.
The original goal of the project was to take over 1,300 homes and business out of harms way from large rain events. What was once considered a “100 year event” is becoming rather common. This project has had a beneficial impact on protecting peoples’ property. It runs from the detention basins at the Randolph golf complex all the way over to the Santa Cruz. The cost is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
The project hop-scotched from one end to the other, saving the middle leg until last. In August, 2017 I joined dozens of midtown neighbors in objecting to the plans for that midtown segment. The plan at the time would have had a devastating impact on the Arroyo Chico wash from just west of Country Club over to Campbell. Neighbors have invested thousands of hours of sweat equity in that stretch of the wash. None of us was happy with the plan to turn it into a clear-cut concrete culvert.
The segments of the project that had been completed have had a very positive impact on flooding in the area. Even the Flood Control District and County folks agreed that the original scope of what was planned for this midtown segment was unnecessary. The Corps took the position that they had funded the other parts of the project and that unless we allowed them to finish with this last segment, they’d require us to repay all the money they had spent on the early phases, and it would put our ability to bid on other Army Corps infrastructure dollars in jeopardy.
To the great credit of the FCD, County and Corps, they’ve negotiated a very scaled-down alternative to what was originally proposed. That new scope is nearly ready to be presented to the public, and the work will likely begin before the end of this calendar year.
The original design was for lots of concrete. The updated design more closely aligns with the green space and softer channel treatments the community fought for in ’17. The work will require both full and partial property acquisitions. That is to accommodate the desire for the landscape preservation and bank treatments the newly designed project will include. Letters explaining that will go out to affected property owners starting this week. We’ll be hosting public outreach meetings shortly.
Crystal and I had a phone interview with the project team late last week. Final touches are being put on the design and once that’s done we’ll be reaching out to adjacent neighborhoods to schedule presentation meetings. The final renderings and plans are still being produced, but based on the conversation we had I can say that where we appear to be now is much different than where this was just over 2 years ago when we threw a flag on the project. More landscape preservation, less concrete, and post construction the area will be seeded and planted to replace the vegetation that’ll be lost during construction.
While it’s unfortunate the Corps held such significant leverage on our local preferences, where we are now shows that our objections were heard and adjustments have been made. We’ll be reaching out to neighborhood leadership to confirm once we have the meeting dates set. In the meantime, if you hear of property purchases happening, this is the reason why.
It appears the voice of the people is being heard on the Arroyo Chico Phase 3 segment. City staff surveyed the public on safety concerns related to Sentinel Peak. We’ll soon be voting on which of the survey preferences to adopt – again, hearing from the people as a way of guiding public policy.
Thousands of us have taken visitors up to the top of A Mountain to see the City lights. I cannot imagine that opportunity being eliminated with the changes we’ll be considering. And yet, there are real safety issues that we would be irresponsible if we ignored.
There’s the need for increased police activity up on the hill after hours. That was made clear in the survey responses. I understand that. What we decide with respect to hours for cars, people and bikes won’t negate that at all.
Just under 3,000 people took the survey. Some was on-line, some was on site. I found the age breakdown interesting:
70% of the people who took part are above the age of 35. About ½ of them reported visiting the Peak “a few times a year” and about ½ reported using a car to travel up A Mountain. Of that group though, about 1/3 said they also biked or walked from time to time.
The survey asked people what they felt was most important for us to consider when adopting changes to access. Overwhelmingly it was protecting the environment, providing for ways to get up the hill other than by car, and safety.
Focusing in on the “other than car” options, 2/3 of the survey respondents would like to see some combination of car-free partial and/or full days.
And if we adopt the half-day option, the large preference is for that to take place early in the day, as opposed to late afternoon or evening.
Car-free day preferences are the predictable weekends, but I believe that’d be a tough sell. That’s when everyone wants to go up, regardless of mode-of-travel.
And what will it take to encourage people to visit more often? Clean up the park, offer more to do, and the ‘car-free’ options are the top 3 results.
The most immediate reason for the survey was the unfortunate death of a cyclist – hit by a drunk driver last year. But I’ve been up on A Mountain numerous times and each time, whether running, biking or driving its clear we need to make some change so the trip up and down is safer for everyone. These are the data for us Citywide – this year compared to last year.
Everyone on the M&C has spoken out about how we need to take action. Doing something on A Mountain is one step in that direction.
This will come to M&C soon for discussion. We have some good data to reflect on when it does.
I’m going to close with a dual-Local Tucson item. Both of these events are being held at, and in support of a couple of our key historic destinations. Both deserve your support.
First is the upcoming celebration of the Presidio San Agustin. During our 244th birthday, the Presidio museum is hosting a party that’ll highlight our long and richly diverse history.
The fiesta will be held on Tuesday, August 20th from 5pm until 8:30pm. The traditional cannon shot will take place around 7pm – count on car alarms going off right about then, too. Both Jonathan and Richard Elias will speak. Doors will open at 4:30 – they’ll have musical entertainment, food and dancing all evening. In addition to the City and the County, the event, and the museum are supported by Rio Nuevo, Visit Tucson and the Downtown Tucson Partnership. It’s located at 196 N. Court Ave. The event is free.
Then on Saturday, August 31st, Mission Gardens will hold their annual Monsoon Harvest Dinner. It’ll run from 6pm until 8:30pm. The Ramada Inn Tucson (777 W. Cushing St.) will host the event.
You know Mission Gardens. They maintain and nurture orchards and vegetable gardens that reflect our 4,000 year history in this region. The Dinner will highlight several unique heritage foods that’ll be prepared using some of what’s being grown out at the Garden.
The menu is being crafted by local chef Wendy Garcia. Teaching on the history of the Gardens will be given by the founder of the Kino Heritage Fruit Tree Conservation Project, Jesus Garcia. And there’ll be classical guitar from our own Eduardo Costa.
Coffee from Exo, rolls from Barrio Bread, and empanadas made with Mission Garden’s figs by La Estrella Bakery. Tickets are limited – check out the event at www.tucsonbirthplace.org.
Council Member, Ward 6
TONIGHT! Monday, August 19 at 7:00 pm
Comedy Night at the Wench!
Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. Fourth Ave.
Join us for an evening of FREE stand-up comedy! Our stage has been home to newcomers, veterans, and touring features & headliners, so you never know who might stop by.
Friday, August 23 at 8:00 pm
Hearts for The Barrio - A Community Benefit for Petroglyphs
This is a benefit show to support Petroglyphs store in the Lost Barrio.
With performances by...Diluvio AZ, Santa Pachita, Aztral folk, and Salvador Duran.
Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm
Easy Rider (Film, 1969)
FOX THEATRE: Partnered with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona for the event, so make sure to bring at least one non-perishable food item and you will receive a free small popcorn!
$5 General admission; Kids 12 and under + Fox Members are FREE; $4 for Seniors/Military/Students
Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper), two Harley-riding hippies, complete a drug deal in Southern California and decide to travel cross-country in search of spiritual truth. On their journey, they experience bigotry and hatred from the inhabitants of small-town America and also meet with other travelers seeking alternative lifestyles. After a terrifying drug experience in New Orleans, the two travelers wonder if they will ever find a way to live peacefully in America. Directed by Dennis Hopper.
Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Blvd | www.statemuseum.arizona.edu
Arizona Theater Company, 330 S Scott Ave | www.arizonatheatre.org
Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave | www.childrensmuseumtucson.org
Fox Theatre, 17 W Congress St | www.FoxTucsonTheatre.org
Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St | hotelcongress.com
Jewish History Museum, 564 S Stone Ave | www.jewishhistorymuseum.org
Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd | www.loftcinema.com
Main Gate Square,
Friday Night Live Summer Jazz Concert Series, Geronimo Plaza – 814 E University Blvd FREE ADMISSION, Fridays at 7:30pm, Validated parking in Tyndall Garage after 5pm | https://www.maingatesquare.com/2019-friday-night-live-jazz-concert-series/
Meet Me at Maynards, 311 E Congress St | www.MeetMeatMaynards.com
A social walk/run through the Downtown area. Every Monday, rain or shine, holidays too! Check-in begins at 5:15 pm.
Mission Garden, 946 W Mission Ln | www.missiongarden.org
A living agricultural museum and ethnobotanical garden at the site of Tucson's Birthplace (the foot of "A-Mountain"). For guided tours call 520-955-5200
Raices Taller 222, 218 E. 6th St | Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm | www.raicestaller222.com
Rialto Theatre, 318 E Congress St | www.rialtotheatre.com
The Rogue Theatre, The Historic Y, 300 E University Blvd | www.theroguetheatre.org
Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N Toole Ave | www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way | www.tucsonbotanical.org
Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church St | tucsonconventioncenter.com
Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave | tucsonmuseumofart.org
UA Mineral Museum, 1601 E University Blvd | www.uamineralmuseum.org
Watershed Management Group, Living Lab 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. | www.watershedmg.org
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 North Alvernon Way | www.yumegardens.org