City Council Approves Pilot Program for Public Scooters

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, March 19, gave final approval to launch a six-month pilot program to bring electronic scooters to Tucson starting July 1.

The council two weeks ago gave preliminary approval to the program, but wanted to resolve some safety issues and other concerns before taking a final vote. The scooter program most likely would put dockless rental scooters around downtown and 4th Avenue, but it would be up to the operators where to place them.

Nominations Open for 2019 Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Awards

Each year, the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission (TPCHC) recognizes individuals, firms, groups, and/or organizations that have demonstrated their interest in or contribution to the preservation, conservation, or interpretation of local history, architecture, or historic preservation in Tucson or Pima County.

Annual Grease Collection Event Proves Successful

The 14th annual Grease Collection event in January had a successful outcome. With the help of its partners, the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) reports it recovered 8,700 pounds of fats, oil, and grease (FOG). The amount collected reduces our carbon footprint by 22,000 pounds when the FOG products are recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel than regular diesel.