One of the measures voters in the City of Tucson will consider is Prop. 400, which if approved, would allow the Mayor and Council to raise the sales tax rate by a half cent to maintain the City's core services, road maintenance, fire, police, courts and parks and recreation. For more information about Proposition 400. Click on this link.
The beginning of a new school year is a time of hope and anticipation for students and families.
Join hosts City of South Tucson MayorJennifer Eckstrom, City of Tucson CouncilmemberRichard Fimbres, and TUSD School Board candidate Miguel Ortega for a celebration of the new school year and a dialogue about advocacy, partnership, and innovation to transform our schools.
There will be music and enjoy food by Rigo's Restaurant! Ever...yone welcome!
Contributions will be gratefully accepted.
Can't attend? Please mail in your contribution (limit $410.00 per person). Make checks payable to: Miguel Ortega for TUSD 2010 Send to:P.O. Box 87231 Tucson, AZ 85754
City Hall and all City business offices, including all Council offices, will be closed on Friday, September 3, for a furlough day. All City offices and departments are closed on Monday, September 6, the Labor Day holiday.
Vice Mayor Shirley Scott (Ward 4), will be holding a town hall meeting on the proposed Core Tax Measure, known as Proposition 400 on the November 2 general election ballot.
This meeting will take place Wednesday, September 1, 6:00 p.m. at the Clements Center, Multipurpose Room, 8155 E. Poinciana. For more information, please call the Ward IV Council Office, (520) 791-3199.
The Green Business Certification Program is open to businesses located within Tucson City limits. The program was designed to establish a credible benchmark for sustainable business practices, provide technical support to businesses to evaluate their current resource consumption and operational practices, promote the implementation of strategies for resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from business operations, connect businesses to financial resources for efficiency upgrades, and recognize businesses for their leadership in sustainable practices.
In an effort to serve our clients and events, Tucson Convention Center furlough days will not always mirror the Citywide furlough schedule. The Tucson Convention Center facilities and Ticket Office will be closed on Monday, August 23.
The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson is pleased to invite you to celebrate
the Mexican Independence Bicentennial, Wednesday, September 15, Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E Camino Campestre.
The artistic program starts at 4:00 p.m. There will be mariachi, regional music and folkloric dances. Consul of Mexico in Tucson Juan Manuel Calderón Jaimes, will reenact the traditional "Call to Independence" at 8:00 p.m.
Doing business with the City of Tucson’s Planning & Development
Services Department (PDSD) continues to get easier with the next
Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) Night planned for Thursday, August 26,
from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, west entrance
3974 N. Tucson Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716
At dead-end of Tucson Blvd. north of Prince Rd.
Since Summer 2009 Girl Scout Troop # 908 has volunteered through the Tucson Clean & Beautiful Adopt-a-Park and Public Areas Program to adopt Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, just south of the Rillito River. During the Adopt-a-Park Ceremony, the young volunteers will be recognized for their ongoing commitment to remove litter and report maintenance needs at this site.
The 37th annual Tucson Meet Yourself Folk Life Festival is the opportunity of a lifetime to bring alive the cultural, artistic and creative spirit of our community traditions! Where do you fit? Sign up!
Starting Monday 8/16/10 at 8PM until 6AM nightly until Wed 8/18/10 Park Ave will be completely closed from I10 to 36th St for underground utility work. Message boards have been posted to alert motorist. Local access will be available from 36th St for residents. For more information, see the permit below.
On this same day throughout the country citizens will gather to participate in Freedom Walks. The act of walking together as a nation is unique in design and execution, uniting our citizens behind a commitment to never forget the lives we lost in the attacks on our country.
The purpose of the event is simply to continue this 6 year tradition to reflect on the lives lost on 9/11, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country, and to honor our veterans, past and present.
For City of Tucson voters, there are two ballot propositions, Proposition 400 and Proposition 401.
Tucson's Mayor and Council, by a 5 to 2 vote, placed a measure on the November ballot to ask voters permission to give them the option to raise the City Sales Tax rate from 2.0 cents to 2.5 cents per dollar purchased on taxable items.
The monies raised would go to maintain the City's core services: police, fire, courts (prosection, court, legal), street maintenance and repair and parks and recreation.
The Mayor and Council created a 14 member citizens commission to decide upon the ballot measure and to review the structural budget deficit the city faces.
Monday, August 16, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon's View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, south of St. Mary's Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn south at Furr's Cafeteria), buffet lunch costs $8.50. Featured speaker is Renz Jennings, candidate for corporation commission. Visit DGT's new web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: Special guest Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. LULAC has sought to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights for all Latinos through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.
This fall the Tucson Pima Arts Council and Hotel Congress will partner to co-produce the 2010 HoCo Family Arts Festival. The festival will take place on Toole Ave, 5th Ave, at the Hotel Congress and Maynard's Market, animating the streets and experience of downtown Tucson, Arizona with live music, performance, interactivity, food, non-profit and for profit arts organizations and more. You won’t want to miss participating in the fun!
The Tucson Pima Arts Council is now accepting applications, link to the on-line application form below, and get involved in this new public private partnership.