Free Workshop on Water Rebates is Tomorrow Night

Local First Arizona and the Tucson 2030 District will host Business Sustainability Series: Water Rebates 101, a free workshop to show businesses how to reduce water use and save money on monthly water bills. The workshop is Thursday, Aug. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building, 1064 E. Lowell St., Room S210, on the University of Arizona campus.

Deadline Approaching: How to File Arguments For or Against Propositions

The City of Tucson is accepting written arguments for or against Proposition 205 and Proposition 409, which will both be on the general election ballot on Nov. 5, 2019. Written arguments must be filed with the City Clerk's office no later than 5 p.m., Aug. 7, and will be included in the City of Tucson publicity pamphlet prepared for the election.

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival Begins This Week

The Tucson Audubon Society is hosting the annual Southeast Arizona Birding Festival this Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 7-11. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, is the headquarters for the event.

The festival offers opportunities for nature photographers to hone their skills in the field or the classroom. The schedule includes free talks and workshops, games, and vendors. Some lectures and certain field trips to southeast Arizona’s best birding sites require a fee.

Primary Election Ballots Being Mailed Today

The Tucson City Clerk's Office is mailing ballots to voters today, Aug. 2, for the vote-by-mail City of Tucson Primary Election on Aug. 27. The deadline for voters to return their voted ballots by mail is Aug. 21, to allow enough time for them to arrive by Election Day.

Meanwhile, some voting locations will be open to cast or drop off ballots in person on Election Day. Voters will be selecting candidates for mayor, and Tucson City Council offices in Wards 1, 2, and 4.