Thursday, December 30, 2010

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5), his staff - Melinda Jacobs, Mark Kerr and Eileen Contreras want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year !

Fireworks Update - TPD

Microsoft Word - Fireworks Prohibited

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's Closed For New Year's Holiday

The following governmental offices and agencies will be closed or operating on a reduced schedule during the New Year's Holiday.  (From Arizona Daily Star)

Traffic Update

Jamaica Way closed between Irvington Rd & Irvington Pl. Jamaica Way is closed between Irvington Rd & Irvington Pl due to a traffic accident and power pole down. It is anticipated that the Jamaica Way will be closed for several hours.

TIGER Grant Update - Funding Secured

TIGER Grant Modern Streetcar 122810

Monday, December 27, 2010


Beginning December 26, 2010, you can drop off your Christmas tree at any one of 9 sites in the community.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


As of Friday, Dec. 17, 7-Eleven® stores are selling select Sun Tran bus passes at all 17 store locations throughout the Tucson metropolitan area. 


The Christmas Holiday will not affect residential and commercial trash and recycling services. Check here for Bus schedule changes. 

Surviving family members of Tucson murder victim need your help!

The first holiday season after the loss of a loved one is always difficult, especially when your loved one was taken away violently by homicide. One Tucson family that is going through this first holiday without their loved one was just delivered another blow when their house burned down this weekend and took all of their belongings with it.

This local family is in great need of community support. If your office or any of your office’s resources in your ward or anywhere in town can assist this family financially or with household items when the family is able to find somewhere to live, please contact the Homicide Survivors, Inc. office at 740-5729 or

Monday, December 20, 2010

40th Anniversary

Today was the 40th Anniversary of the Pioneer Hotel Fire in Tucson. Twenty-nine people perished in this blaze that was set by an arsonist.

Remember those 29 who lost their lives on this day.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Save the Date! Manny Alvarado PCC Scholarship Benefit Dinner and Dance, Feb. 20

The Manny Alvarado Pima Community College Scholarship Benefit Dinner and Dance Sunday, February 20, at the El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th Street, 3 to 8 PM.

All proceeds to benefit the Pima Community College Alvarado Scholarship Fund.

Tickets are $15 single, $25 for couples.

For more information, contact Angela Alvarado Botello, 520-404-0294.

Christmas Holiday Garbage & Recycling Schedule for City Residents

The Christmas Holiday will not affect residential and commercial trash and recycling services. Holiday collection schedules are available online.
The Los Reales Landfill and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open on Friday, December 24, 2010, but will be closed on Christmas Day.
City offices will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2010; however, ES Customer Service will be available at 791-3171.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

DHS Faithful Readiness and Preparedness Conference, Jan. 19-21

Region IX Invite[1]

Mayor and Council Staff


Operation Holiday Open House Party for Military Children this Saturday

Hello everyone,

I just want to make sure we get the word out about the party coming up this weekend Saturday Dec, 18th from noon until 5 p.m. It is "FREE" for all branches of Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and their families.  (Military ID needed for entrance)

1500 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ (Air National Guard 162nd Fighter Wing)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MLK Breakfast - Mark Your Calendars for January 15

MLK Bkfst

Access Tucson Fund Raiser

Call In To The Live Telethon!

Wednesday, December 15th, 6-10pm
520-629-0683 or 520-624-2792

Watch Access Tucson's telethon Where Tucson's On TV!-Celebrating Community Media on Access Tucson channel 99 (Cox) / 74 (Comcast).

Call in on the phone numbers above and donate. Or visit the
Access Tucson website to participate in our online auction.

The online auction starts the night of the telethon at 6pm and ends Friday, December 31st at 11:59pm.

If you support it, community media will survive and flourish in Tucson.

ADOT Update

The Arizona Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that there will be no construction activity on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix from Thursday, Dec. 23, at 6 a.m., to Monday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m., to accommodate the holiday travel season.

Starting Monday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m., roadwork will continue as scheduled. Interstate 10 will be narrowed to one lane in both directions between the junction of Interstate 8 and State Route 87, east of Casa Grande, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings, until March. Drivers should allow extra travel time for travel between Phoenix and Tucson during this time.

40-year Commemorations of the Pioneer Hotel Fire

December 20, 1970 was a day that continues to live in infamy in the Tucson Community. The Pioneer Hotel Fire occurred the night of December 20. The community is invited to attend a free and open to the public screening of “HOT PION” at the FOX Theater at 17 W Congress on December 19, 2010. Doors open at 6.00 p.m., and screening begins at 6.30 p.m.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Let's Celebrate the Holiday's Update

If you have an unwrapped toy you want to donate to this effort, which will be assembling all other toys for distribution to the about 37 local community organizations, including faith-based, non-profit and recognized neighborhood groups.  Drop the toy off at South Tucson City Hall, 1601 S. 6th Ave before December 16.  South Tucson City Hall is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Valencia Crossing Planned Area Development Meeting, December 14

The Planning Center, is working with property owners to create a mixed-use development, referred to as Valencia Crossing.  To find out more about Valencia Crossing, please join the Planning Center for a public meeting, Tuesday, December 14, 6 p.m., at the Pima Air and Space Museum, Stitt Auditorium, 6000 E. Valencia Road.

For more information call Kelly Lee of the Planning Center (520) 623-6146 or


The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) has completed the reviews and issued more than 64 commercial permits for Tenant Improvements and New construction projects from November 1-30, 2010. The total projected dollar valuation is more than $24 million that will benefit the Tucson economy.

Holiday Season Transit Schedule

Due to budget constraints this year, there are changes to the services Sun Tran and Sun Van are able to provide passengers this holiday season.

El Pueblo Senior Center - December Newsletter

December 2010 Newsletter

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bike In A Box - Volunteers, December 19

Because of generous donations, Lugo Charities Inc. is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Bike In A Box event on Sunday, December 19. This year the event will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral Church located at 192 South Stone Avenue.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tamale Contest Tomorrow!

2010 Tamale Contest Flyer

DREAM Act Update

By a 6 to 1 vote of the Consent Agenda at their regular meeting, December 7, Tucson's Mayor and Council came out in support of the DREAM Act that is in Congress presently.

Monday, December 6, 2010

“Let’s Celebrate the Holidays by Sharing”

You are cordially invited to a very special Holiday event.  Not only will you see your friends, enjoy food from Rigo’s and have fun with a raffle and silent auction, but you will also help share with those less fortunate in the community.  Feel free to bring someone with you.

Bike In A Box Update

Dear Family, Friends, and Business Associates:

Christmas is just a few weeks away, and with today's continued economy struggles and increase in family needs for the less privileged, your financial help is needed.

The 2nd Annual Bike In A Box event to benefit under-privileged children with a new bicycle, safety helmet, and Christmas stocking will occur on Sunday, December 19, 2010. However, in order to purchase the 500 bicycles, we need your financial support today.

Lugo Charities Inc. dba Bike-In-A-Box is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization, so your contribution is tax deductible. Please sponsor one or two bicycles or consider one of the optional levels of sponsoring bicycles for this worth cause. Attached is the contribution form to download, fill out, and mail in.

For information on this years event, please visit our web site at

It will be a challenge to secure the funds this year, but with your help, I am confident that we will again meet our goal of raising the $25,000.00 to purchase the bicycles.

Thank you for your consideration.

Merry Christmas,

Jesse Lugo
Lugo Charities Inc.
Bike In A Box
P.O. Box 26363
Tucson, AZ 85726

2010 Bike in a Box Donation

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tucson Police Department Granted CALEA Reaccreditation - Tucson City News

Chief of Police Roberto Villaseñor and members of the Department’s Accreditation staff recently traveled to Garden Grove, California to complete the final phase of the Tucson Police Department’s reaccreditation process.

Tucson Police Department Granted CALEA Reaccreditation - Tucson City News