Please join us for either of two Open House meetings to hear about the proposed Sun Shuttle Route 450 and share your thoughts about the route and schedule.
The first meeting will be held on Tuesday March 13, from 6 to 8 PM at the Civano Activity Center, 10501 Seven Generations Way. Stop by anytime during those hours to learn more.
The second meeting will be held on Thursday March 22 at the Pima Community College East Campus . You may drop in anytime from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Student Mall.
From the Press Release: "Sun Shuttle will provide a new weekday bus service in the Southeast & Rita Ranch area, starting in the next few months. Sun Shuttle Route 450 will travel on a set schedule throughout the Southeast & Rita Ranch area, allowing riders to travel to and from work, home, school, medical appointments, recreation and shopping. The new route will also allow riders to transfer for free to Sun Tran routes to access the entire Tucson area. Sun Shuttle bus fares will mirror Sun Tran rates.
Sun Shuttle Route 450 will be paid for by a combination of Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and federal funding. Current funding for this route will provide bus service Monday through Friday for roughly 13 hours per day."
You can also take the Route 450 survey online by clicking here!
This is an RTA project coming to fruition and will finally provide limited bus service to Ward 4 residents along the Houghton corridor. I really encourage you to attend this open house and take the survey online! Let your voice be heard.
For more information or for persons with disabilities needing accommodations or alternate formats please call
Pat Richter, Community Outreach Manager for Sun Tran, at 206-8881 (TDD:628-1565)
Please join me for a Town Hall meeting with Mayor Rothschild on March 26, from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E Poinciana Drive.
Mayor Rothschild will be presenting on his 180 day plan that he initiated upon taking office and there will be time for questions and answers with the Mayor following his presentation.
Please click this link for a map to the Clements Center. If you have any questions please contact the Ward 4 Council Office at 791-3199.
Persons who require an accommodation or materials in accessible format or require a foreign language interpreter or materials in a language other than English for this event, call 791-3199 or 791-2639 (TDD) at least five business days in advance.
This weekend I hope you have the chance to head down to the U of A Mall and attend the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books. The event runs this Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
General attendance is free and parking on the U of A campus is free on the dates of the Festival at all garages and surface lots except the Second Street Garage, which is reserved for authors and moderators.
Net proceeds of the Festival are used to promote literacy in Southern Arizona and since its beginning three years ago the Festival has donated about $500,000 dollars to local literacy causes and organizations.
Please click here to go to the Festival web page to learn more and to download the Festival Guide!
“Be A Lifesaver Tucson” is a cooperative effort between the Steven M. Gootter Foundation, the Kaimas Foundation and the University Of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. It is a month-long series of events that together will train over 500,000 Tucsonans on the Chest-Compression-Only method of CPR, developed by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Team.
This method of CPR has resulted in a significant increase in the survival rates of victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Recent statistics are showing that this new method is much more accepted and easily taught than previous methods and studies have demonstrated that many people can be effectively trained by watching a 2-minute demonstration video.
To teach this method a 2-minute demonstration video narrated by Steve Kerr has been produced. This video will be disseminated throughout the community and training sessions are being offered throughout the month.
The 2-minute training video was presented for the first time at the annual State of the City lunch on February 14th. On February 22nd, the Tucson City Council proclaimed this month-long training as "Be A Lifesaver Tucson Month" and the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center resuscitation team received a Copper Letter in recognition of this lifesaving technique.
Be A Lifesaver Tucson month started on Thursday February 23rd at the U of A / USC basketball game and will close on Saturday March 25th at the Gootter Grand Slam.
Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) is accepting applications for the Major Home Repair Program for fiscal year 2012-13.
(click here to go to the flyer from the PCOA webpage.) Funding is through the Federal Older Americans Act through PCOA and matching funds from the City of Tucson and United Way along with individual donations.
The purpose is to provide major home repairs up to $4,000 for low-income seniors age 60 and over. The type of repairs provided will correct critical health or safety problems and/or provide disability modification. You must own or pay the mortgage on the home that you live in, have cash assets of under $10,000 per person living in the home, full cash value of your home must be less than $100,000 and must not have received assistance from this program in the last five years.
Applications must be dropped off or postmarked by 5 PM April 13, 2012 - Late applications will not be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS
Apply by calling PCOA at 520-790-7262 to request an application or pick up an application at the City of Tucson Santa Rita Building, 310 N. Commerce Park Loop.
If you have not had the chance to go out and cheer for our Wildcats at their new home at Hi Corbett then you have missed a great opportunity to watch some great baseball in a great stadium. But you can change that this weekend by going out and supporting our Cats as they close their opening homestand this weekend taking on Eastern Michigan.
Tonight's game (March 9) begins at 6 PM, Saturday nights game (March 10) also begins at 6 PM, and Sunday's game (March 11) begins at 11 AM.
Ticket prices are listed below:
|AREA||REGULAR PRICE||ARIZONA STATE SERIES|
|General Admission Adult||$8||$13|
|General Admission Senior/Youth||$5||$8|
It is a great affordable way to get out with the family, support the Cats, and support the great partnership between the University of Arizona and the City of Tucson.
To get more information and visit the U of A Baseball web page click here!