The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) is seeking volunteers to provide transportation for people (mostly over 65) who can no longer drive, either because of vision impairment or other reasons. Driving usually entails trips to doctors, dentists, medical facilities, hair salons, grocery shopping, etc. Community organizations such as churches, assisted living facilities, and health care providers may contract with ITN to provide transportation services for their members. For detailed information, visit the ITN website.
Tucson’s pavement conditions improved immensely in the past two years, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research group based out of Washington D.C. The report indicates that 32 percent of Tucson’s roadways are in poor condition, compared to two years ago when TRIP reported that 53 percent of Tucson’s streets were bad.
Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and its partners will be conducting a mass spay/neuter clinic to alter 200 free-roaming cats. On Saturday, Aug. 8, Pima County residents who are caring for unaltered cats who live at least part time outdoors can bring them to 4000 N. Silverbell Road and have them spayed or neutered for free.
From photography to pottery, the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of classes available in the Fall 2015 Program Guide & Class Catalog, available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, district offices, and pools. The Program Guide has information on leisure classes, registration, and the Discount Program. The booklet also has information on recreation centers, sports programs, Tucson City Golf courses, and swimming pools.
There is no safe place outside when thunderstorms are present. If you hear thunder, you are likely within striking distance of lightning. In the latest edition of "No Bad Days With Barrett" on KGUN9, Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker says when the thunder roars, go indoors.
Two developers shared their proposals last week for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project and according to the Arizona Daily Star, early reactions to the proposals are positive. "I welcome and applaud it," said Tierra Antigua Realty's Kent Simpson. Both proposals would keep the Ronstadt Center as a bus hub, while adding housing and retail spaces.
The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will be providing a presentation on traffic stop demographics at the monthly meeting of the Citizen's Police Advisory Review Board (CPARB) this Wednesday at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. First St. Please enter through the south entrance of the building after 5 p.m. CPARB meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
Recognizing the value of local neon signs, the City's Historic Preservation Office has allocated $125,000 to restore some of these iconic landmarks. To be eligible for the program owners of blighted signs apply for Historic Landmark Sign designation, agree to keep the sign up for at least 10 years and pay 25 percent of repair costs. The Hacienda Motel and Riviera Motor Lodge signs are currently being restored under the program.
City Manager Michael Ortega was featured on the most recent edition of Arizona Public Media's Metro Week. The City Manager discussed Mayor and City Council priorities, long-term budget fixes, and Plan Tucson. "It's a wonderful plan," said Ortega of the voter-approved general plan. "The framework for us to do business as a city government is in that blueprint."