Steve K's Newsletter 8/6/18

Topics in this issue...

Maynards to the Moon

Weekly Progress – 5,541miles

We now have 131 people taking part in the walk to the moon. You can join too. Just go to the Meet Me at Maynard’s website and the registration is relatively painless and free. This week I learned a new weekly walk is being organized in and around Himmel Park as a sort of spin-off from this. 

David Armet has teamed up with Park Run USA and is staging a free weekly 5K run/walk at Himmel. Park Run is growing nationwide. Right now, it has over 1,800 different events that have involved nearly 25,000 participants. Notice I didn’t say “runners.” You can take part in these no matter your pace. The Himmel event will be every Saturday from now until Christmas. They’ll start at 7 a.m. over by the library until things begin to cool off. A 5K event is 3.1 miles. They’ll have a timer, but this is really just about having a nice time in the park with a group of like-minded people and chalking up some miles on our trek to the moon.

Now you have two run/walk websites to check out this week: www.meetmeatmaynards.com and www.parkrun.us. Both are serving the same goal of building community and getting some light exercise.

Be Kind

Snuggled up among her family in the photo is Julie. She was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Be Kind is for those who are helping her and her family wrestle through the ordeal and keep a positive spirit throughout. They opened Crooked Tooth Brewery down on 6th St and poured their heart and soul into that local business (more in this week’s Local Tucson section). 

Julie is a yoga instructor, massage therapist and general all around healer. Now it’s her turn to get some TLC from those who surround and love her. You can help as well. 

Her tumor is called an Acoustic Neuroma. “Acoustic” because it’s located right behind her ear. If allowed to grow it’d likely press up against her brain stem causing a variety of unpleasant side effects, up to and possibly including fatality. The tumor is coming out, but at a high cost, both physically (hearing loss in that ear) and financially. As a small local business operator, the family is seeking community help for the operation. If you feel led to that, the GoFundMe page is https://uk.gofundme.com/help-julie-kick-brain-tumor-ass. Also, go support them at Crooked Tooth. Both will be appreciated beyond what you know.

I could fill the Be Kind section with interactions I have while out running on the Loop every week, but there are great people stories from all over, so I limit these. This week it was Teresa working through her jet lag while biking on the Loop and a guy – this time on Kliendale right after I exited the Loop – biking along with a buddy, who rode up and asked me to enact some law about the weather. We were both sweating pretty heavily at the time. It was good-natured gab and much nicer than just ignoring the people around you. Find someone and just say a nice word.

This caught my eye as a way some grocery store operators are changing the traditional supermarket experience in ways that are making a social difference. In Vancouver, B.C. there’s a little store called Nada. They sell everything in the store without any plastic wrap or paper packaging. An environmental statement. In New Prague, Minnesota, the Farmhouse Market is pretty much unstaffed. Working on an honor system, they let people in using a key card. They check out on a tablet – like I say, on their honor. The Salvation Army in Baltimore has DMG Foods, a store that doubles as a work-training site. They include demonstrations for shoppers on food prep and dietary topics and they give free fruit to the kids. 

In each of these, you can see that there’s more to running the business than simply making money.

Half-Staff

In Corpus Christi, Texas last week, five people ended up shot to death during a shooting spree. It involved a woman and two men at a nursing home, then another man at the home of one of those victims, and the shooter himself. It was a targeted conclusion to some personal issues the guy was dealing with – inappropriately.

In Arapahoe, Colorado, two people are dead – a woman and a man – in a domestic violence incident. A third person was also shot and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Nevertheless, his life will be changed forever because of the incident. All of the people involved are in their twenties. 

In Arcadia, California, a guy shot and killed his wife, then turned the gun on himself taking his own life as well. I can find these completely pointless DV murder-suicide incidents literally every week. If you’re in a tough relationship, make sure any weapons are out of the place and if you feel threatened, call Emerge for assistance. Your call will be kept confidential. The number is 795.4266.

The death toll from gun violence in the U.S. so far this year is now up to 8,644. You know the drill, multiply that by three or four and you’ll get a sense as to the number of immediate family loved ones who are grieving losses. Multiply it by whatever you figure as a circle of friends to get the broader impact of the deaths.

De Anza Park Crime                    

At last week’s West University neighborhood meeting, we discussed some incidents that need to be addressed at De Anza Park. They involve all sorts of unsanitary, obscene and threatening behavior, drug use and generally making the park an unwelcoming place for nearby residents. 

On Thursday of this week, there’ll be a follow up meeting to review what’s going on, what’s being done and answer resident questions. Present at the meeting will of course be TPD officers, but also representatives from the Parks Department and from Environmental Services. The meeting will be at Trinity Church at the corner of University and 4th Avenue. It’ll begin at 6 p.m. 

The goal is to connect the people who are right now disrupting the park operations with the service providers they need. Stop by the church on Thursday if you’ve been around the park and have thoughts and/or questions about what’s being done to clean it up. If you’re unable to attend but would still like to get some comments to TPD, you can do so by emailing them directly to the Lieutenant in charge of the area:  james.wakefield@tucsonaz.gov

Contaminated Recycled Material

This table has far too much data to absorb even for a wonk. I’m going to refer to pieces of it for those who are interested in how and why we are right now running a financial loss on the materials you recycle. The columns represent monthly data, beginning with July 2017 on the left and working to June 2018 as the last column before the totals. Over the course of the past year, we’ve actually lost over $37,000 on our recycling program. The chart shows where the money went. I’ll help break it down a little – enough to send a clear message that every resident can be a part of the solution.

The very short message is that we’re losing money because much of the market for some of the goods you recycle has dried up, but also because some of what you’re placing in the recycle bin is contaminated. There are three ways you can help our recycling program from a financial standpoint. One is what you recycle, another is how full your barrel is when you leave it on the curb, and the other is making sure what you’re recycling is not contaminated with food when it goes into the bins. That’s really about it, but each is important to getting the program onto its feet financially.

Looking at the bottom line of the table you can see there were months during the last year when the program did make money. Remember, the columns represent July 2017 through June 2018. In July of last year, the total revenue to the city from the recycle program was $54,841. In August of last year, it was a positive $58,920. However, continue looking across that row and you’ll see the numbers begin to show negative results in February 2018. That continued through the remainder of the fiscal year, ending up with an annual loss of $37,731.

It’s important to make clear that the majority of people are doing it right. In fact, we have a rewards program in which the Environmental Services (ES) folks give out a promotional card that gives discounts at local businesses. Since 2010, ES has distributed 1,000 cards per year. We inspect barrels and the cards are a thumbs-up for not contaminating and having the right recyclables in the barrels. Last fiscal year, 58 percent of you received rewards for clean and acceptable recyclables. That leaves room for improvement. 

The table below shows not only the percentage who got the reward, but also another important piece of information: how full the barrel is when we pick it up. That matters because if we’re delivering half-full barrels to our vendor to process, operational costs increase both for them and for us. There’s some talk about maybe going to pick-ups twice per month on recycle service in order to lower the rate of less-than-full cans, lowering the operational costs.

While 58 percent are doing well in terms of contamination, there’s a lot of room for improvement in terms of waiting until your barrel is full before leaving it out at the curb. I’m guilty and this is a learning experience for many of us.

We have in place the option to remove barrels from homes that consistently put contaminated goods in the bins. That has happened. My hope though is that we all work together to do an educational push so people know what is and what is not allowed in the bins. Another part of that will be getting input from our ES leadership on maybe eliminating some of the products that are now ending up in the bins that are more costly to process than what makes sense in this new environment.

That “environment” changed at the first of the year when China – the major recipient of recyclables – implemented a new standard for the level of contaminant they’ll accept. Previously they’d take up to four percent contamination by volume. They’ve reduced that to 0.5 percent. Ours is over 20 percent. We have to take a new look at what we’re allowing into the bins and how we address overall the issue of contaminated recyclables. It’s costing money that can otherwise go to support great programs such as our Brush and Bulky service.

Republic Services handles our recycling program. Look back up in the chart and you’ll see a row titled, “Tip Fee $33.90/ton.” That’s how much we pay Republic to process our recyclables. Because of the trends we’re seeing locally and internationally, they’ve asked for an increase in that fee of $11.56 per ton. That approximate 25 percent increase will only exacerbate the losses we’re already seeing. This isn’t something we can ignore, nor do we have total control over the pieces of the problem.

The original goal of the program is trying to divert waste from the landfill. Now with the change in landscape, there is a good argument for shifting priority from quantity to quality of what’s recycled. There are recyclables that yield more revenue per ton than others. There’s talk of moving to encouraging those items and not the more costly ones. Here’s a short list side-by-side of what we would like to see more of in the bins and maybe not so much:

Good items Not so much items
Newspapers     Pizza boxes (usually dirty)
Cardboard – Amazon boxes Rigid plastic like swingsets and outdoor chairs
Milk jugs (rinsed out) Bottles
Aluminum cans  Styrofoam 
Detergent jugs NO PLASTIC BAGS

The two most frequently found contaminants in the blue barrels are plastic bags and non-recyclable plastics. A third is food and beverage waste. When doing the surveys, staff found a fair amount of what could best be described as material people just tossed in hoping it’d be ok to recycle. If you’re not sure, don’t place it in the blue barrel. You can see the “Residue Charge” in the table above. It was $124,190 last year. Some of that’s an overcharge by Republic because they run their conveyor belt at a speed that probably prevents their workers from properly separating the good stuff from the bad. We know most of it is a legit charge to us for too high a contamination rate.

You’ll be seeing much more on this, but if we don’t change habits and operations and the Republic tipping fee is increased at the rate they’re requesting, the losses will only escalate. Please watch carefully what you place in the blue barrels. Putting in the wrong or contaminated items has a cost associated with it. If we’re going to avoid increasing our fees to residents, we all have to do a better job of recycling responsibly.

One final chart – the “tip fee” (processing fee) exceeds the revenues we charge you monthly to run this program. Follow that last column down and you can see that loss is projected to bump a million dollars this fiscal year. Think about the quality of what you’re putting in the barrel; no waste, no plastic bags, and only place a full or nearly full barrel curbside. 

TPD Staffing

Last week we welcomed 22 new recruits as graduates of the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center. We at the Ward 6 office are grateful to the training center staff, led by Training Division Commander Captain Joe Puglia, who invested themselves into the instructional work. This is an important step towards our goal of fully staffing the department. The pay raises M&C authorized and the capital improvements coming due to you adopting Prop 101 will help to ensure retention.

This is from a weekend TPD tweet: 

Those are our four newest K9 handlers who are up in Prescott working with their pups. The program is called K9 Officer Survival Seminar. Together with the new graduates, this is all good news for TPD and our community at large.

8  80 Cities & Complete Streets

The recycling program is a quality of life issue. Staffing TPD is a quality of life issue. As is the Complete Streets policy work by Living Streets Alliance, in cooperation with many of our ward offices, city staff and significant input from you, the public. We had a full house at our presentation two weeks ago and I hear the same has been true at other ward offices.

The photo is from the Philadelphia Inquirer Daily News. They too are working on the Gil Penalosa “8   80 City” project, which leads directly to a Complete Streets outcome. The “8  80” notion is that if you design roadways and city infrastructure in ways that both an 8 year old and an 80 year old can feel safe and comfortable, it’ll work for the rest of us too. The design concepts they’re looking at in Philly are the same as what we’re hearing at our local workshops. They’re not this:


TOM GRALISH, Staff Photographer 

The photo is from the same article, taken in Philadelphia in March of this year. Their design concepts do include protected bike lanes, reduced speed limits, and systems that provide access to transit centers, rec centers, parks and other open space, libraries, and those sorts of amenities that all of us can enjoy. 

I’ve written about speed reduction plenty in the past. Seeing Philly also consider it validates the need to ensure it’s a part of the policies we consider. You may have seen these or similar graphs:

These come from AAA. The one on the left compares 30- and 70-year-old survival rates, but also survival across all ages. On the right, you see the specific 30 versus 70 age comparisons. The short message is that slower speeds bring less fatal results, across all age groups. However, there is an increased risk of death as age increases. 

We’re working with the AARP and the Elder Alliance to put into place policies and community assets that will make us an even more age-friendly city. Speed reduction is a necessary part of that – not only for the elderly, but for all of us.

In the Living Streets Alliance 2018 Annual Report, they share this vision statement: “We envision streets as living public spaces that connect people to places and to each other.” I’d add “safely.” They got my mailing address wrong in the report, but no need to send the post card advocating for my support. I’m all-in on the Complete Streets work, the age-friendly work, and combining them so they work with the 8  80 City principles.

Transit Management RFP

We recently received an update on the process for selecting our transit management firm. The city cannot run the bus system because we take federal dollars to fund it. The workers running the system must therefore have the ability to go on strike. City workers cannot, so we hire out to a private firm.

The current contract is with RAPT Dev McDonald Transit (RDMT). Their contract expires at the end of this year. The city issued a Request for Proposals and the bid period closed mid-July. An internal evaluation committee is now going through the responses with a goal of ensuring proposals are responsive to the RFP and will bring firms in for interviews later this month. The hope is that a selection can be made by the end of Q3 so a transition process can begin if necessary.

The RFP contained some incentive criteria the companies will be held to. These will be monthly metrics that’ll determine bonuses or deductions from a given monthly fee paid to the vendor. Those include items such as complaints per 100,000 boardings, preventable accidents, on-time performance and an incentive for ridership increases. The point was to include metrics the vendor can largely control, i.e. performance goals. Since the contract may be awarded for Sun Tran, Sun Van and the streetcar (Sun Link), the performance indicators vary between systems. These tables show the possible monthly impacts for meeting or failing to meet goals.
 
For Sun Tran:

For Sun Van:

Sun Link:

The goal is to incentivize offering as enjoyable and dependable a system as possible. More to come on this as the process unfolds.

Zoo Management Agreement

On Wednesday, we’ll be asked to approve an agreement with the Tucson Zoological Society for managing the zoo. Right now, they staff over half of the workers out there and fund millions of dollars in capital work. I want to share a bit about the agreement here in order to dispel any notion that the zoo is becoming “privatized” if the management contract is adopted.

We have a good, solid working relationship with the society. What is under consideration is simply expanding that relationship and transferring daily operations management to them. They already play a large role in the scoping and managing of the capital project work that goes on out there. Take the new health care facility and the elephant expansion for example. That won’t change. And it shouldn’t. We have a very good partnership with them on all of that. There’s no reason to change that.

The zoo will continue to be a city asset. We’re not selling the zoo. The workers will be Zoological Society employees, not city workers. I believe we had some employees who should or could have been retained on the city payroll, but they’ve been transferred so that’s an unfortunate done deal now. 

There are several proposed criteria that could lead to dissolving the management agreement, the most important for me being a loss of accreditation. So the “escape hatch” I asked for exists in the final proposed document.

It’s important to me that we ensure a city voice in setting entry fees so the zoo continues to be priced for all to enjoy. That ability is in the agreement. We’ll also need to keep our involvement in expansion and capital development processes. The zoo and the surrounding Reid Park belong to the taxpayers of the city. We can’t step away from an active role in how it grows.

The Prop 202/203 money is already being sequestered into a zoo account. The society proposes an annual budget to the city and we send them monthly draws from the zoo account to pay zoo costs consistent with the approved budget. The M&C approve that annual budget. I’ll be asking clarifying questions on Wednesday, but the general outline of the terms appear to be well defined. 

The expansion projects are contained in the ten-year zoo master plan. It’s available online at www.ReidParkZoo.org/future. That will generally guide the use of the tenth of a cent sales tax the voters approved last year. Give it a look if you’re interested in seeing how the zoo may be growing.

Speaking of the elephant exhibit, Saturday, August 18 is Nandi’s birthday. She’ll be turning four years old and the zoo will be holding a birthday celebration for her. You’re invited. The celebration is described below. I’m sure Nandi will be excited to see her fans out for the party.

Tucson’s Birthday

Nandi may be turning four on the 18th, but the Historic Train Depot will host Tucson’s 243rd birthday celebration on the 19th. It’s another of their free, family-friendly events. This one will include a variety of musicians, a history presentation by Ken Scoville, Jonathan will be there to help kick off the event, and there will be a Tucson birthday cake. 

You can see by the list of sponsors that this is a well-respected and widely supported group. The men and women who keep the museum going down at the Amtrak depot deserve credit for their work. Stop by a bit before noon on the 19th and take part in the celebration.

Zoo Ambassadors & Girl Scouts

On September 7, we’re hosting a zoo critter presentation here at the Ward 6 office. I’ve worked in collaboration with the zoo folks and the local girl scouts to bring the young ladies together with a variety of the zoo animals for an up close and personal event. 

The event will run from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the 7th. If your daughter is involved in the scouts and you’d like to have her troop included, please contact Coco Horner over at the scouts office. Her phone number is 319.3187 and her email address is chorner@girlscoutssoaz.org. We want to be sensitive to the size of group so the animals aren’t freaked out. Coco is managing the invitations. If we get more people asking to come than we can handle, we’ll book another event.

Benedictine

What’s there now:

What was initially proposed:

It’s important now to make clear that my agreement with Ross Rulney to not stand in the way of a 55-foot maximum height on the surrounding buildings cannot represent the end of a public process. It was me agreeing that if the other elements of the agreement we discussed quite openly with neighbors are part of the package, I’ll be comfortable living with that height. That’s two guys. The public process can take either of two directions now. One is the one he’s now headed down. That’s a Planning Commission study session in September, followed by a Planning Commission public hearing later in the year, followed by a M&C public hearing likely early next year. Each of those will be to discuss amending the Miramonte Neighborhood Plan and the Alvernon Area Plan.

Assuming that piece gets done, he will then begin a rezoning process for a Planned Area Development (PAD). That, too, is a public process that will include public hearings in front of the zoning examiner and eventually in front of M&C. That process can take another six to eight months. 

This could take another track. Throughout this entire process, the development team can elect to toss aside the public work they’ve done and build the student housing product they’re entitled to without any public involvement. I have tried to avoid that eventuality by agreeing to the 55-foot height maximum. The student housing can be 40 feet by right throughout the site. You’ve seen this table before. It’s a side-by-side of what I’ve agreed to shoot for versus the student housing option.

Student Housing Market Rate
4 stories @ 40’  5 stories @ 55’
No public access to the monastery Public use of the monastery
40’ height at all points of the construction Stepped back height from Country Club
Preservation of the monastery Historic Landmark, or some other conservation tool to preserve the monastery in perpetuity
802 beds Approximately 375 beds
No public input into design Significant public input into design and public uses of the monastery
Out of state ownership after construction Local 

The final piece of the public process is the preservation piece. Whether it’s a city Historic Landmark or some other tool such as a perpetual conservation easement, preservation will also need to be part of any eventual final agreement. 

I’ve heard from many, many people that they’re pleased we have been able to find a way forward. There should be no mistake though, the public voice is going to be heard and a full M&C vote will eventually be taken. What I’ve done is navigate a way to get the student product hopefully off the table, with the rest of the elements you see in the table above preserved. 

Film Arizona & Film Tucson

A friend sent me these pictures from Portland, Oregon. They show a Disney crew site along with cast and staff hiring opportunities being advertised real time for a show under production. 

I share it here as a reminder (early ballots are out for the state midterm elections) that Arizona does not have a statewide film incentive. Oregon does. They’re therefore on a larger map for attracting film than we are. We should be on that map.

Last fiscal year, Shelli Hall and her staff at the Visit Tucson Film Office brought in film, episodic, and advertising shoots that yielded over $9 million in direct spending into our economy. That included season two of the made-for-Mexico TV series Run Coyote Run, a show that filmed for nine days in Tucson, Bisbee and Tombstone. They hired dozens of local crew, talent and about 100 extras. They also booked nearly 300 room nights during the production. In May, A&E’s Nightwatch shot for 49 days and booked 343 room nights at the Residence Inn at Williams Centre. That impact was estimated at $367,000. 

Film is a part of our history. It’s not what Oregon is known for. It’d be great to have a state legislature that understood and respected the need for a well drafted incentive package that at least placed us on par with the Pacific Northwest.

Water Security Update

I’ll have more on the PFOS/PFOA contamination out by DM and in other areas around the valley, but this week is a different water-related item.

There’s a group (UCAB) that meets quarterly with Tucson Water officials, the EPA and others, but most recently with representatives from the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA). The group meets to review TCE and 1,4 Dioxane treatment that has a history out on Tucson’s southwest side of town. 

Last meeting, TAA announced the opportunity for the public to take a tour of what they’re calling the Three Hangar area out at Tucson International Airport. The purpose of the tour is to learn about the facility, the clean up process and the TAA's progress towards remediation. I’ll be in a project meeting on campus during the tour but will make sure someone from my staff can attend. If you’re also interested in learning first hand what they have to say, you’re invited as well. You can RSVP with Yolanda Herrera at steve.kozachik@tucsonaz.gov.

Not to be confused with the DM runway map, which is still in play and which I’ll have more to report on in coming weeks.

Local Tucson

Finally, circling back to where I began this week’s newsletter: the Crooked Tooth Brewing Company and helping co-owners Ben and Julie Vernon and their family as they work through the brain tumor issue. It’s also about supporting one of our local businesses.

Crooked Tooth is located at 228 E. 6th Street. They renovated the former Charlie’s Auto Repair Shop and now have a 2,400 square foot microbrewery up and running. They have invested in a 1,400 square foot patio and when you go you’ll be greeted by décor that’s largely made up of the work of local artists. There’s a lot of Local Tucson included in this week’s choice. 

Their phone number is 444.5305 and website is www.crookedtoothbrewing.com. The micro is open from noon until midnight. It’d be great to see the community come together and support what they’re doing and what they’re facing.

Sincerely,

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

 

Events & Entertainment 

The Return of the Mermaids
August 11-12, 2018|From: 3 PM - Midnight
Historic Fourth Avenue
n Tucson, during summer's monsoon rainy season, mermaids and mermen gather downtown to sing, to dance, and, maybe, to cause a tiny bit of mischief. The celebrations of this watery occurrence happens along 4th Avenue and into Downtown Tucson as landlocked streets are transformed into an undersea fantasy wonderland with all-ages events, including free live music, a parade, facepainting, dancing, and endless photo opportunities.
 
Meteor Mania at Kitt Peak
August 11 - 12, 2018| From: 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM; Please arrive before 9:00 PM
Kitt Peak National Observatory| SR 86 (Ajo Way)/Junction 386
Travel far away from the city lights to view meteor showers under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak National Observatory, weather permitting. Festivities begin late and stretch into the wee hours of the morning as we observe some of Nature's most spectacular cosmic shows. Learn about meteors, comets, meteor showers, and touch an actual piece of an asteroid.  Adults and families with children 8 years or above are encouraged to attend. Reservations required.  Dress warm; hats, gloves and layered clothing required. Bring sleeping bags or blankets to lie on the ground if you wish. Lawn chairs are permitted. 
 
 
Children's Museum Tucson: Make It Mondays!
Now through September 2, 2018| From: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Children's Museum Tucson| 200 S. 6th Ave.
Enjoy $3 admission every Monday during the summer and extended hours, plus hear from special guests each week to share their knowled of science and art with all our visitors. Some of our scheduled guests include the Beucher and Wildlife Habitat, Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Inc., Phoenix Herpetological Society, Sonoran Glass School, Portable Planetarium, MOCA Mobile Museum, Pima County Parks and Recreation, Planetary Science Institute, and Schoolhouse of Rock.
 
Cool Summer Nights |Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Now through September 1, 2018 |From: 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sonora Desert Museum | 2021 N. Kinney Rd
Beat the Arizona heat and enjoy a family-friendly outing during popular Cool Summer Nights at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum every Saturday evening, May 26-September 1, 2018. Enjoy clear views of stunning sunsets, star-specked skies, night-blooming plants, and animals reappearing from their daytime naps. The Sonoran Desert comes alive at night as nocturnal animals awake. Bats perform aerial acrobatics in pursuit of dinner, beavers splash around in their pond, and scorpions glow green under black light. Bring your flashlight and explore, experience a live animal encounter, or participate in special nightly activities. See the schedule on desertmuseum.org for weekly themes and activities.
 
Ongoing…
 
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
Butterfly Magic|Every day, through May, Tucson Botanical Gardens presents a live tropical butterfly exhibit.
 
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 | https://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 5:15pm.
 
Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave | http://www.childrensmuseumtucson.org/
 
Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson2130 North Alvernon Way | http://www.yumegardens.org/