Steve K's Newsletter 11/26/18

Topics in this issue...

Maynards to the Moon

Before and after picture of me, and what could be you, when you register for the Moon Walk! 

Register while you still have time – and while you are still working off the Thanksgiving calories.


   
We are up another 10+ participants from last week, as people continue to join. The mileage total jumped by about 6,000 miles, so we’ll be there way ahead of the 12-month goal.
You can register at this link:  www.meetmeatmaynards.com. 

  

Be Kind

It’s getting a bit chilly in the mornings before sunrise. While out running one early morning last week, a man walking out on the loop offered me his gloves. It was a nice gesture. I didn’t take them, but he deserves this Be Kind.

I know there were volunteers all over the city last Thanksgiving Day who gave their time to prepare and to serve meals to the needy. You may have seen it on the nightly news – they all deserve a mention for their giving nature, and their Kindness.

Susan Orrico was tasked with organizing the Reid Park Craft Fair. She did so with a smile, and with precision. The event was a great addition to the weekend. I know the many vendors, and we musicians who had the chance to benefit from her work are grateful.

The distinguished gentleman seated in the photo is Desmond Tutu. The young people are representatives of the March for our Lives organizers from Parkland, Florida High School. Tutu awarded them this year’s “2018 International Children’s Peace Prize” for their work in organizing the National March. In his remarks he said, “The peaceful campaign to demand safe schools and communities and the eradication of gun violence is reminiscent of other great peace movements in history." The 2013 winner was Malala Yousafzai – the young girl who was shot in the head as she took on the Taliban in support of girls’ educational rights in Pakistan. Her quote is relevant here – “when the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”  Congratulations to the Parkland students. Many of us are pulling for them to keep their voices in the game.
 
And to the guy who felt the need to pull up alongside me on Thanksgiving morning and yell out some obscenities – directed at me by name – I’m sorry you’re so bitter and angry. I suspect you may also object to the award Desmond Tutu just gave the young people speaking up for gun control. It is my hope that you, and those who share your inner turmoil find a bit of peace, and find a way to ratchet down the hate. It’s eating you up from the inside.

Half-Staff

There were four people killed in a shooting that took place in a Chicago hospital last week. One victim was a doctor who was breaking off her relationship with the shooter. She was shot multiple times. The killer also shot and took the life of a police officer as well as another hospital employee. The name of the crime scene is Mercy Hospital. It is yet another example of how guns and domestic violence are a lethal combination, and how domestic violence cases are the most dangerous for law enforcement to handle. 

This is an aerial picture of a shooting that took place to the north of us last week. Just outside of Tempe on Wednesday night, police arrived on the scene where two men were found shot to death. One was 26-years-old, the other 25. Police are asking for any clues people may have.

Another example of how guns are especially dangerous for domestic violence victims, as well as for police, took place last week in Talladega, Alabama. Police responded to a domestic violence call at 4:30am. They were fired upon by the perpetrator, returned fire and killed him. One officer was airlifted to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds. The domestic violence suspect had already shot and killed his significant other.

And while this one’s not a mass shooting, it’s tragic and heartbreaking to the family none the less.  A 2-year-old in Colorado Springs wandered into his father's bedroom while the father was asleep. The child found a loaded gun under his father’s pillow, and accidentally shot and killed himself. I do not know if the family has any other kids in the house that he feels the need to ‘protect’ by keeping the gun handy.

The Harvard School of Public Health released a study recently that simply validates data we have seen repeatedly. Yes, gun violence is a public health issue.

In a comparison between the U.S. and other developed countries, they found American children are only slightly more likely to be murdered without guns, or to commit suicide without a gun than kids in other countries. However, they are 11 times more likely to commit suicide with a gun, and almost 19 times as likely to be murdered with a gun compared to kids who live in other ‘developed’ countries. This graphic is from the study. 

Sadly, with the Colorado Springs 2-year-old, add one more to the database.

I have moved the study session item related to questioning dealers about whether or not they sell semi-automatics to civilians. It will not be on 12/4 after all. That agenda is too full, so I have agreed to push the item. Stay tuned - it is not going away. 

  
I pulled this from an ad being run by one of the gun manufacturers. They think this is a game. Here are the questions I am proposing we ask them when they buy from, or sell guns to us:

A)    Do you manufacture AR15's or similar weapons for civilian use?
B)    Do you sell AR15's or similar weapons for civilian use?
C)    Do you sell armor piercing ammunition to civilians?
D)    Do you sell magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition to civilians?
E)    Does your company have a policy in place to invest in gun and ammunition tracing technologies?
F)    Does your company support a policy of all gun sales, including private sales, to be subject to background checks?
G)    Describe the policies you have in place for inventory control and transactions.
H)    What firearms and related attachments does your company agree not to sell to civilians?

Jersey City and Seattle have also started asking these sorts of questions. It is about social responsibility. In Jersey City’s case, they paid about $10K more for a shipment of guns their police are going to use because one of the bidders (Lawman) has some of the policies in place that they are looking for. They used the same language I am proposing – “in the best interest of the city.”

Keep these facts in mind:

Aurora: AR15 – a dozen people killed and 70 others injured
Orlando: AR15 – 49 people killed and 53 others wounded
Parkland: AR15 – 17 people killed
Las Vegas: AR15 – 58 people killed and 546 wounded
Sandy Hook: AR15 – 26 people killed, 20 of whom were children
Umpqua Community College: AR15 – 9 people killed and another 9 wounded
Waffle House in Tennessee: AR15 – 4 people killed and another 4 wounded
Texas Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas: AR15 – 26 people murdered
Tree of Life Synagogue: AR15 – 11 people killed and 6 more wounded

Many gun dealers, and probably the guy who yelled out from his car at me last Thursday morning may not like these realities, but AR’s don’t belong in civilian hands. Their ‘parent’ weapon is designed for warfare, not city streets.

And to remind you, the reason I’m working on this with our city attorney’s office is the state legislature has this language on the books:

ARS-13.3108
A. Except as provided in subsection G of this section, a political subdivision of this state shall not enact any ordinance, rule or tax relating to the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, acquisition, gift, devise, storage, licensing, registration, discharge or use of firearms or ammunition or any firearm or ammunition components or related accessories in this state.

I would like to require posting a health warning in stores that sell guns – like this:

“WARNING: The presence of a firearm in the home significantly increases the risk of suicide, homicide, death during domestic violence disputes and unintentional deaths to children, household members and others.”
 
In addition, I would like to require the purchase of liability insurance when you purchase a weapon. Neither is permitted at the local level – preempted by 13.3108. If that bothers you, work on our state legislative delegation to get it rescinded so we have our local voice back and can enact some of these rules. Until then, I will continue working on ordinances and policies we can get in place that do not fall under the preemption constraints.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

On a similar note, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is hosting a volunteer orientation this coming week. The Southern Arizona Office is reaching out into the community to get people involved in MADD’s important work. 

Volunteers can get involved with MADD in a variety of ways. They do victim counseling, underage prevention work, court monitoring, and a lot more. You can learn where you might fit in at the session – it will be held on Thursday, December 6th from 3:30 until 4:30 over at their office located at 2020 N. Forbes Blvd. Suite 102.

This link has more information on the orientation:

https://www.madd.org/arizona/event/volunteer-orientation/

Thanks for giving the MADD work some thought. Remember a couple months ago when I shared with you the story of the hit/run/murder of Megan Cleavenger and Angel Vega? A drunk man slamming into their car caused this tragic loss of life. While the man was captured, they are gone. MADD’s work is lifesaving.

Monastery Update

The public hearing in front of Mayor & Council for the Benedictine is now scheduled for the evening of December 18th. We start the evening session at 5:30, but I am sure we will not get to this item before 6pm. 
   
There will be a presentation to get the rest of M&C up to speed on what’s in front of us, and then up to an hour to hear from the public. At the Planning Commission public hearing only a handful of people spoke, so I do not quite know what to expect on the 18th.

If you plan on speaking, please keep this in mind. Future uses of the chapel are not what we are considering on the 18th. That discussion will come during the rezoning. Future chapel uses are not germane to how we will change the Miramonte neighborhood plan. I love hearing the ideas, but the public hearing is not where we will be acting on those.

The questions in front of M&C on the 18th will be how, if at all, to change the Miramonte neighborhood plan in order to accommodate the proposed redevelopment of the monastery site. If we want something other than student housing on the site, it will need to change. I won’t use this space to reiterate all the history on this – check back into previous newsletters if you’d like to see where we’ve been, and what agreements are now in place. I have written a lot on this since it is such a sensitive item for the entire community.

There are two parts of the site design that will be addressed irrespective of what we do on the 18th. One is the demolition of the boarded up house located just north of the monastery. Ross purchased that, will knock it down and use that space for parking. You may recall that when he made that purchase, it opened the door for me – and several affected neighbors – to come to a height agreement with the development team to not build higher than 55’. Having started the project design at 86’ in height and at complete loggerheads with the neighbors, that was a win for all involved. It’s about 11’ more than what is allowed by current zoning, and as a result of further agreements we all reached, it does not apply to the entire property.

To move forward with the demolition, they first had to do some environmental remediation on the site. That is now done, so after some utility coordination is completed, the buildings can come down. They are currently targeting December 17th as the start date for that work. If getting the utilities to move happens more slowly than any of us right now anticipate that date could slide, but it is finally coming. 

The other issue that’s being resolved outside of the Plan Amendment process is working with the current property owner of the neighboring student-housing to agree on ownership of a sliver of land that right now he thinks he owns, which is restricting good site design for the monastery project. I say ‘he thinks’ because having looked at the legal documents in which the sliver is transferred to him, it’s clear there are simple factual errors and the student housing is actually built on land that should be in the city’s control. There is an easy no-dollars-changing-hands compromise to be had if the property owner would like to resolve it out of court. I think we will get that done in plenty of time to have a reasonable discussion about the rezoning and site design. The monastery project needs the sliver in order to allow proper traffic flow on the site. Without the mistake made during the transfer process years ago on that parcel of ground, I would not even be including this piece in the newsletter. Let us see if cool heads prevail on this.

Parking App

Speaking of parking and traffic flow, the city is moving on a new App that you will be able to use to both plan and to navigate parking access downtown. It is available beginning today, November 26th. 

The GoTucson Parking App allows you to buy any on or off street parking permit type from your phone. That includes downtown parking garages and lots, as well as annual permits for residents who take part in the neighborhood permit programs. Google the GoTucson Parking App. You can download the App for free – then go to the “Permits” link located on the side menu.

You can make an initial purchase through the App, but that first time you will also need to visit the Park Tucson office to get an access card. After you have that, the whole process can happen through your smart-phone. There is a $1 charge for each monthly permit transaction made through the App. The PT office is at 110 E. Pennington, #150.

The App also allows you to pay for metered parking throughout the streetcar corridor. If you’ve got specific questions about how the App works, or how you get started, contact Park Tucson at 791-5071.

Wildlife Killing Contests

This is a map of Yavapai County. Notice just east of Prescott is the little town of Dewey-Humbolt. Last week they had in front of them a Resolution taking the position that their M&C were opposed to any wildlife killing contests being held in their area. It passed by a 4-2 vote.

We had similar ‘contests’ being sponsored by the Wildlife Museum here in Tucson last year. It is where people pay an entry fee and are awarded prizes based on who can kill the greatest number of animals in a given period. It is not a hunting contest. It is simply go out and kill as many animals as you can – and win a prize.

We passed a Resolution opposing the contests. So did the Pima County Board of Supervisors. Ahead of the vote in Dewey-Humboldt, I wrote this letter and sent it to each of their M&C members:

Mr. Mayor, and Council Members, I write to you as the Tucson, Ward 6 City Council Member, and as one who has championed efforts to rid the region, and indeed the State of sanctioned wildlife killing contests. The City of Tucson, joined by Pima County adopted strongly worded resolutions speaking out against groups whose goal and intent is to enter our region and advertise mass shooting events in which participants compete for prizes given to those who can lure in and kill wildlife in the greatest numbers. Certainly we have more appropriate ways to celebrate this State and our natural assets than supporting contests such as this. 

Our Resolutions were successful in drawing light to the cruelty inherent in these killing contests. Indeed, since we adopted ours, no groups have returned to the area to conduct any similar events. In their place have been several successful efforts by local wildlife groups (both hunters and preservationists) working together with Game and Fish to relocate and repopulate Big Horn Sheep and other species in areas surrounding Greater Tucson. In addition we continue to support the work of wildlife rehabilitation groups such as the Tucson Wildlife Center whose purpose is to restore wildlife back to their natural habitat. Our Resolution shines light on those sorts of activities, and shines a dark shadow on groups whose goal is to simply see who can kill animals in the largest numbers. 

I encourage you to adopt your own Resolution supporting preservation, and sending the message that wildlife killing contests are not welcome in your area. If jurisdictions throughout the State pass similar Resolutions, eventually the State may follow through and, just as they finally ended animal fighting and live greyhound racing, the State may follow our lead and outlaw animal killing contests in Arizona. 

It will take localities leading by example. I hope you choose that path. 
 
 Thanks - Steve Kozachik 
 Tucson City Council, Ward 6

Here’s a copy of the DH Reso they just adopted. 

I listened to their public hearing and most of the speakers did not understand what the vote was addressing. The ‘anti’ comments came from people who wanted to be able to protect their livestock in case of an attack by a coyote. That is not a ‘killing contest’ in the sense being addressed by their M&C.

Congratulations to the Dewey-Humboldt governing board for standing up against these inhumane contests. Now an effort is under way to get the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors to adopt a similar Resolution. They too have my letter. If you are so inclined, let them know you support their taking a stand.

Dog Attacks

In the past month or so, we have had to deal with unfortunate critter/human encounters. We dealt with the coyote/javelina contacts in midtown last month. Last week I hosted a meeting with residents from Garden District and 3 other midtown neighborhoods to address how to deal with aggressive dogs – indeed a dog had attacked and killed a pooch that was being walked in the neighborhood by its owner. The owner was severely injured. The aggressive dog was of course off-leash.

Included in the meeting were several representatives from Pima Animal Care Center, as well as TPD. We appreciate all of their input and concern shown.

If you own a dog, it must be on a leash when it may contact the public. That includes while it’s walking around in your front yard – assuming you do not have a fence or other type of enclosure. That is the law. 

PACC is doing some recon in the area of the attack. We have a good description of the area and the animal involved. I am confident that specific incident will be resolved appropriately. 

The folks from PACC had some suggestions to help you avoid ugly encounters such as we were addressing. First – none of them recommended using pepper spray on an attacking dog. The fear is that it might just irritate the dog more and make the attack more serious. However, there is a product that does work called Pet Corrector. I easily found it on line. A tube costs about $10.

The product gives off a hissing sound through a quick burst of compressed air. It mimics the warning hiss of a snake, or of a cat. It is used to train dogs from excessive barking, jumping – on people or on furniture, - digging or chewing (I wish I had it when my dogs were busy digging up my backyard garden). It is humane, and evidently, it works. I have never tried it – I am going off from what we heard from the PACC people at the meeting.

Pima Animal Care also has a hotline you can use 24/7 to call in attacks. The number is 724-5900, extension 4. If you see a dog-on-human attack though, first call 911. That is a Level 2 priority call for the police. Use the PACC number for dog-on-dog attacks, or if you have a problem neighbor who simply will not confine his animals properly. PACC’s goal is not to impound the dogs, but to work with the property owner – even to the point of helping pay for fencing or repairs to existing fencing. A call to PACC is not a death-sentence for the dog you are calling about.

They get about 1,600 animals per year out at PACC. At any given time, they will have over 400 dogs on site. The real answer is spay/neuter. That goes for your cats as well. It is part of being a responsible pet owner.

Water Security

Last week, Melissa and I sat in with Tucson Water staff and our legislative liaisons and took part in a Water 101 briefing aimed at our state legislative group. For our staff, it’s ‘101’. I learn something each time I go through one of these presentations. Water in our state and region is a complex issue.

Present at the briefing from the state legislature were Victoria Steele, Andres Cano, Andrea Dalessandro, Alma Hernandez, Kirsten Engle and Daniel Hernandez. The briefing went for over 2 hours so I will just give you the highlights.

First, we serve the vast majority of our over 700,000 customers recharged CAP water, which is pumped from the Avra Valley aquifer. A 96” pipeline brings the water down to us from Avra Valley. That pipeline sometimes requires servicing as does the CAP canal. While the CAP canal was being serviced in October Tucson Water began the process of servicing the 96” pipeline. They are now finished with repairs, but bringing it back online will continue into mid-December. While Tucson Water checked the status of the pipeline, they reactivated groundwater wells throughout the city proper. We received some complaints about sediment and air during that switch-over. It has all been resolved. When we go back to the pipeline you may experience something similar. It is not a health/safety issue, just switching between parts of the larger water system. The switch will take place between December 3rd and 5th. If you have concerns during that time, call Tucson Water at 791-4133 and they will work with you. If you have any problem getting through, call us here at the Ward 6 office and we will help.

To avoid any debris that’s camped in the pipe, Tucson Water will be allowing some of the water to drain into the Santa Cruz and percolate back down into the ground. It’s an involved process – one of the complexities we heard about at the briefing. If you see crews flushing water from fire hydrants during the 12/3-5 switch, they are not wasting water, but flushing the lines so you do not get sediment in your home.

Another part of the briefing was bringing our state delegation up to speed on our 3M litigation. This picture is the 3M plant that lays along the Mississippi in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The activity of this plant gave rise to the initial water contamination concerns, which eventually grew into the state litigation in which 3M settled with the State of Minnesota for $850M.  Documents made public during that process make it clear 3M has known, and has internally acted on the toxicity of their products for decades. However, that action did not include taking it off the market, or giving proper warning to product users, thus, the litigation.

The PFAS and PFOS chemicals we are litigating about (among others) are effective as stain-repellants, grease-repellants and firefighting foams. You know Scotchguard and Teflon. The properties of the chemicals that make those products effective are the same ones that make it nearly impossible to get rid of. In a recent Bloomberg article, the PFC’s are described as creating “one of the strongest molecular bonds ever discovered.”  It takes about 5 ½ years for a person’s body to get rid of ½ of the PFOS that have been ingested, and about 8 years for the PFOA. That means your accumulating more while the first dose is breaking down. Childbirth can speed the process, but during pregnancy the PFC’s are then transferred to the fetus, or to the nursing infant. They are called ‘forever chemicals.’ 

I pulled this graphic from the Bloomberg article. Note the red dots on Tucson and Phoenix. 

On the eve of the Minnesota trial, 3M settled for $850 million without admitting any wrongdoing. It was the third-largest award for a natural-resource damage claim, behind the Deepwater Horizon and Exxon Valdez oil spills. It will go to help pay for remediation in Cottage Grove and the surrounding communities. Minnesota officials say their plume stretches for 100 square miles. 
The records I mentioned above – the ones that implicate 3M - include old typed field memos and presentations to 3M’s Board of Directors. They support the claim of a corporate cover-up. The memos make it clear their own employees withheld evidence related to the product safety, even as they rolled out new products containing the chemicals. Scotchguard, for example, was being produced in Cottage Grove as far back as 1953. They produced thousands of gallons of wet waste and buried it onsite, and in nearby towns. The documents show 3M officials were trying to protect the company from being sued, even back then. Now we are in litigation, and I often wonder how that Board and those employees lived in their own skin while all that was going on. I am working on a gun control policy that speaks to corporate social responsibility in the sale of semi-automatic weapons to civilians. The PFC producers showed the same level of social concern as do the weapons dealers, and as do nicotine and asbestos producers. 

Meanwhile, back to the briefing – we are treating the water that comes to you for TCE and for 1,4 Dioxane. In the process, through some carbon filters, PFC’s are also being addressed. These tables show the success of the treatment plants we have in operation. Consider the last column – it shows the level of contamination in the treated water.
First, the TCE plant - 

And these results from the 1, 4 Dioxane plant. 

We do not have a specific plant, or plants in place to deal with the PFC’s, but the carbon filters in the existing plants are taking the PFC levels down to non-detect. Our litigation against 3M is to get them to own the fixes – treatment plants, new capacity from the wells we have had to shut down, and maintenance and operation costs for years to come. There are six specific charges in the suit. As 3M sees more jurisdictions join, they are trying to disprove their own science by getting Trump and his EPA to back off from regulatory moves that will help litigants. I will write more about those efforts as they unfold.

Election Results

Quick report on the turnout and results from the recent election – and the County Road Bond in particular. County Administrator Huckelberry put out a report last week that included a detailed breakdown of the results.

First, you are to be commended for turning out. A 71% voter turnout was exceeded only in recent past by the 2016 presidential election turnout. This table shows the comparisons. What it means is that, since Prop 408 failed, we will very likely have to go to court if we want to try to keep our odd-year election cycle. That will be dependent on whether or not over 46% of you show up for next year’s M&C election. That is a high bar.

The road bond failed 56%-44%. I had thought it passed within the city, but failed in the outer ring area. In fact, it failed both with and outside of the city. 

Here are the results from just city of Tucson voters. While the road bond only received 47% approval from city voters, our parks bond won with 56% support. Any comment on why that is true would only be guesswork on my part. I would like to think it has something to do with trust, though. We are doing quite well with the 101 money you approved, and we did what we said we would do with the 406 road money you also supported. Thank you for rolling that trust forward to our parks.

If you are into dissecting the vote even more fully, Chuck provided this color-coded map.  This is for the parks bond. You can see – predictably – that the east side said ‘no’ but midtown and most other areas said ‘yes,’ and did so by a significant margin. 

Now, with the failure of Prop 408, we enter yet another election cycle. Let us hope it’s not the ugly affair we just witnessed.

Local First

I hope you aren’t in this photo. What a zoo. Please consider supporting our local businesses along the 4th Avenue, downtown and Mercado segments of the streetcar. That is this week’s Local Tucson message.

And add this to your Local Tucson plans. On December 1st at the zoo, their annual Brew Lights celebration will take place. This one is not for the kiddos. Local craft brewers will have their products on site for you to taste test under the holiday light display. All of the proceeds will go to benefit the zoo conservation work and their capital improvement campaign. Brewers involved will include Barrio Brewing, Borderlands, Catalina Brewing, Crooked Tooth Brewing, and Grand Canyon Brewing Company. I don’t drink, so you’ll find me hanging around the S’mores, cinnamon rolls and the hot chocolate. 

The event runs from 6pm until 9pm. Come out and try the local the brews, as you support the zoo.

Sincerely,

Steve Kozachik
Council Member, Ward 6
ward6@tucsonaz.gov

Events & Entertainment

REVEILLE MEN’S CHORUS PRESENTS ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Leo Rich Theater

Start your holidays with a fun-filled visit to the island of misfit toys. An adventure of song and dance await with great barbershop, pop, opera and traditional holiday songs.

$20 advance purchase, $25 event weekend, Free for students 23/under with ID

Tickets are available in person at Leo Rich box office or www.reveillemenschorus.org

CULTIVATE TUCSON HOLIDAY 2018 MARKET

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

All Saints Building 

Shop local & meet Tucson’s independent designers, makers & shops at our next Holiday Market on Saturday, December 1st from 10am-5pm at the All Saints Building on 415 S. 6th Ave. in Tucson, Arizona! Most recently the building was inhabited by a Catholic school that originally opened its doors in 1944. We look forward to filling the halls with community interaction, the classrooms with opportunities to learn about local businesses, and the courtyard with opportunities to seek out the perfect gifts for family & friends!

This event is FREE to attend. Early Bird tickets are available for purchase that give you access to the market from 8am-10am before doors open to the public and include a Limited Edition Holiday Market tote. TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultivate-tucson-holiday-2018-early-bird-hours-tickets-51594983986

BENNUVAL!

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fox Tucson Theatre,

Join OSIRIS-REx lead scientist Dante Lauretta, College of Humanities faculty, artists, musicians and special guests for a night celebrating the spirit of human curiosity, culture and knowledge, from the ancient myths of the stars to the modern scientific exploration of our universe.

Learn how folk tales inspire the space missions that are searching for answers to how the universe began. Sit back and enjoy an out-of-this-world, family-friendly variety show!

Doors at 5 pm, show starts at 6 pm.
Tickets at Fox Tucson Theatre, $10 general admission, $6 for students.

 

Ongoing…

Watershed Management Group, Living Lab 1137 N. Dodge Blvd. | www.watershedmg.org

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

Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way | www.tucsonbotanical.org

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N Toole Ave | www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org

UA Mineral Museum, 1601 E University Blvd | www.uamineralmuseum.org

Jewish History Museum, 564 S Stone Ave | www.jewishhistorymuseum.org

Fox Theatre, 17 W Congress St | www.FoxTucsonTheatre.org

Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St | hotelcongress.com

Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd | www.loftcinema.com

Rialto Theatre, 318 E Congress St | www.rialtotheatre.com

Arizona State Museum, 1013 E University Blvd | www.statemuseum.arizona.edu
Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art July 17, 2017 - December 5, 2018

Arizona Theater Company, 330 S Scott Ave | www.arizonatheatre.org

The Rogue Theatre, The Historic Y, 300 E University Blvd | www.theroguetheatre.org

Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave | tucsonmuseumofart.org

Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church St | tucsonconventioncenter.com

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.

Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave | www.childrensmuseumtucson.org

Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson2130 North Alvernon Way | www.yumegardens.org