Tucson City Council Closer to New Rules Regarding Tobacco Sales

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, Oct. 10, voted 4-3 to advance a plan to raise the age for buying tobacco and vaping products in city limits from 18 to 21. The plan, brought forth by Ward 3 Council member Paul Durham, will come back for a final vote on the proposed ordinance on Oct. 22.

If approved, the ordinance would take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. For more information on the proposal, read Mayor and Council agenda materials (item 3).

Utility Payment Drop Box Service Remains Unavailable at Price Service Center

Utility payment drop box service is unavailable at the Thomas O. Price Service Center, 4004 S. Park Avenue (Park Avenue and Ajo Way) until Nov. 12 due to site construction that includes installing a solar shade in the parking lot.

A shuttle is in service from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays for customers who would like to submit their utility payment directly to staff inside the center. Customers are asked to observe temporary parking signs.

City Hiring Well Maintenance Mechanics for Water Department

The City of Tucson is recruiting well maintenance mechanics to join its Tucson Water department. Mechanics perform general repairs and maintenance to wells, deep well pumps, and related equipment, as well as monitor water levels and pumping pressures.

Duties also include preparing pumps and pump rigs for installation. Certified crane operators are eligible to earn an additional $5 per hour during crane operation.