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Auto Mall Drive, Wetmore Road


On Sunday, April 27, 2014, crews from Granite Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the roadway conditions on Auto Mall Drive from Wetmore Road to Oracle Road and Wetmore Road from Oracle Road to First Avenue. These pavement improvement projects are part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.

Fiesta Grande - Travel Information

Grande Avenue will be the host of the annual Fiesta Grande this weekend, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 2014.  The Fiesta runs from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.  Further information about Fiesta Grande can be found at  Below is the vehicular travel restrictions associated with this event.


Karin's Note: Thursday, April 17, 2014
-Ward 3 Events
-Upcoming Area Neighborhood and Coalition Meeting(s)
-Citywide Events
-Did You Know?
Dear Tucsonans,
Reducing Gun Violence

Case Park Tree Inventory

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Gridley Middle School to perform a tree inventory of Case Park. Representatives from the Parks and Recreation Department and the University will give in-class presentations to a class of fifth graders on the importance of urban forests, how trees contribute to communities and how inventories aid in keeping trees healthy.

Reid Park Zoo Receives Association of Zoos & Aquarium Accreditation

Reid Park Zoo is proud to announce that it was recently granted
accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Reid Park
Zoo underwent a thorough review and inspection in January, demonstrating
the Zoo meets or exceeds professional standards for excellence in animal
care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. In late
March, Reid Park Zoo officials traveled to Memphis, Tennessee for a
hearing by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.

City of Tucson Fleet Among Top 100 Best Fleets in the Nation

The City of Tucson’s Fleet Services Division ranked 15th on the 2014
list of Top 100 Best Fleets in North America by the 100 Best Fleets
Program. The award program recognizes and rewards peak performing public
sector fleet operations in North America. The Fleet Services Division
operates the City’s motor pool by providing maintenance and repair to
police cruisers, garbage trucks, and other vehicles.

Sun Link Streetcar High Speed Testing

Beginning Monday, April 14, 2014 through Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Sun Link Streetcar staff will conduct controlled high speed streetcar testing from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on University Boulevard between Fourth Avenue and Euclid Avenue.

For the safety of residents and the traveling public, the following restrictions will be in place during the testing process:

License and TPT Workshops Presented By City of Tucson


Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. 

Questions will be answered and written materials will be available.  Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained.  Example returns can be completed.  It is recommended that you bring a calculator and a pencil.

Downtown Links Utility Location Work

Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 through Friday, April 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, work crews will perform utility location services for existing underground utilities. This work will provide information needed for the final design plans for phase 3 of the Downtown Links Project.  Please note, construction is not beginning on the final phase of the Downtown Links Project.

Motorists can expect travel lane restrictions and parking restrictions in the following areas:

City of Tucson and Tucson Electric Power Company Begin Tree Replacement Program

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) are collaborating to improve the city’s street tree canopy. Trees growing into overhead power lines have been regularly pruned with directional and ‘V’ cuts, which reshapes the tree’s canopy into an unnatural shape.


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