The City of Tucson is offering a deferral on utility services statement charges (water, sewer and wastewater, trash and recycling) and a waiver of late fees to federal employees and contractors affected by the partial federal government shutdown.
Beginning today, Jan 24, Reid Park Zoo is offering free admission to federal employees and up to three guests. To receive this offer, guests must present federal identification at the front gate admission window. This offer is not available online or for special events.
Reid Park Zoo is hosting another Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, Jan. 27, 9-11 a.m. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the Zoo for a checkup. Zoo staff and volunteers will help guests measure and weigh, diagnose maladies, and even bandage teddy bears.
Activities are included with regular admission and for federal employees who get into the Zoo for free.
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists and REI Tucson will kick off construction of the 100-Acre Wood Bike Park, Southern Arizona's first mountain bike skills park, located on the east side of Alvernon Way, just north of Golf Links Road/Aviation Parkway.
Roadway work as part of the voter-approved Tucson Delivers: Better Streets Program is set to begin following the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase next month. To celebrate the start of the Better Streets Program, the City of Tucson will host a kickoff event tomorrow, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m.
With the federal government partial shutdown about a month old, more federal workers are beginning to feel the effects of missed paychecks. For those with questions, the websites of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Office of Management and Budget's Contingency Plan are offering guidance to employees and the public.
The City is recruiting a landscape architect for its Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). The position is responsible for planning and coordinating projects for park and roadway facilities. An architect manages the planning and design of City landscapes, coordinates funding sources and budget tracking, and serves as the point of contact for internal and external customers.
Arizona 2-1-1 is a website that helps connect people to available health and human services in their communities. Categories include housing and shelter, health and dental, veteran and military services, seniors, employment, substance use disorder, and more. The site also has a new directory for those who need assistance during the federal government shutdown.