The City’s Office of Innovation and Strategy is accepting applications for an innovation technologist to help consult, advise, and coordinate special program efforts with a focus on lean practices and elimination of waste. This position reports to the City Manager’s Office and works in coordination and consultation with the Information Technology department to identify and explore new and emerging technologies through research, pilots, and prototyping.
Tucson Water’s Smart Home Water Guides help residents take simple steps to fix small leaks that can add up to big losses in water and dollars. The guides include sections on outdoor and indoor visual leak inspections, how to read a water meter, and maintaining irrigation systems, pools, and spas.
More than 25 Tucson organizations will be in attendance at a citywide community resources awareness fair on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 105 N. Norton Ave.
Reid Park Zoo is partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring more than 40 colorful, customized lantern displays to Southern Arizona this spring.
The Asian Lantern Festival, Feb. 2-March 23 (6-10 p.m.), will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture. You can check admission prices and register now at the above link.
Senior Olympic Festival Opening Ceremonies will be hosted by Tucson Parks and Recreation this Friday, Jan. 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Udall Park Amphitheater, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Events will include live performances, information booths, giveaways, a parade of athletes, and a lighting of the torch. Food will be available for purchase. The first 100 people will receive a 2019 Senior Olympic souvenir pin.
The City is recruiting a public information officer for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). The officer will serve as the spokesperson and media liaison; write and edit news releases, memorandums, and newsletters; organize and attend public meetings; manage the City’s transportation website and social media platforms; and assist with internal and external communications as needed.
If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar app, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting.
Governor Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, to honor the life of Salt River Police Department Officer Clayton Townsend, who died in the line of duty last night. Flags will also be lowered on the day of interment, which has not been set.
Northwest Healthcare announced yesterday, Jan. 7, that it plans to build a 70-bed hospital and expanded medical services on 18.5 acres at the southwest corner of Old Spanish Trail and Houghton Road. Pending approval from the Mayor and Tucson City Council, the 183,000 square-foot facility and related physician offices/services will add 595 health care jobs in a high-growth area of Tucson.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild rang the bell 19 times this morning at Fire Central to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shootings that killed six people and injured then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others. A Jan. 8 memorial is planned for El Presidio Park in Downtown Tucson.
The Sun Link streetcar will again offer late-night service until 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The extended hours begin Jan. 10 and run through May 11. The new schedule reflects increased ridership and activity that coincides with the University of Arizona's spring semester.
Hours of operation Monday through Wednesday (7 a.m.-10 p.m.) and on Sunday (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) will not change. Streetcar riders can purchase a 1-Day or 30-Day SunGO ticket, SunGO card, SunGO ID & Card, or select another option.
Tucson Parks and Recreation and the Friends of the Reid Park Rose Garden are seeking volunteers to help prune 650 rose bushes on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Reid Park Rose Garden, 920 S. Concert Place. Volunteers should bring clippers, gloves, and rakes if they have them.
The Tucson Rose Society will conduct a 9 a.m. demonstration on how to prune roses. For more information, email Anne Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Tucson and Pima County employees recently held a public event to educate attendees on how they use GIS, or geographic information systems, in their workplace. In the video below, Tucson 12 captured some of the action at the fair.
City of Tucson departments work every day to serve the citizens of Tucson. Today, we take a look at some of the many statistics of the work performed during the 2018 calendar year. We hope you enjoy this "By the Numbers" special edition of NewsNet.