CITY OF TUCSON FINALIZES AGREEMENT WITH CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSES - The City of Tucson has finalized its contract with OB Sports to allow the company to provide management of Tucson City Golf. The partnership between the City of Tucson and OB Sports will allow all five municipal golf courses to remain open and help move Tucson City Golf operations toward financial sustainability, as directed by Mayor and Council.  The transition begins immediately, and the first day of OB Sport’s operations is projected to be Feb. 1, 2014. Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Tucson City Golf and the agreement.

JAN. 8 MEMORIAL EVENTS AROUND TUCSON TOMORROW - Various events will be held in Tucson tomorrow to commemorate the third anniversary of the shootings of Jan. 8, 2011. At precisely 10:10 a.m., Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will ring the bell at Tucson Fire Central a total of 19 times in remembrance of the six who were killed - Christina-Taylor Green, Dorothy "Dot" Morris, Judge John Roll, Phyllis Schneck, Dorwan Stoddard and Gabe Zimmerman - as well as the 13 who were shot but survived, including Rep. Gabby Giffords and Rep. Ron Barber. Also at 10:10 a.m., a moment of silence and bell ringing will be observed at the University of Arizona Medical Center. A flag will be raised at the Nanini Library by first responders on the scene three years ago.  And at 7 p.m., people will gather at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church for a service.
Jan. 8 events
Jan. 8th Memorial Foundation website

WATER LINE INSTALLATION WILL DELAY TRAFFIC ON BROADWAY, EAST OF HOUGHTON - Installation of a new potable water line will lead to minor traffic delays along Broadway Boulevard. east of Houghton Road, during daylight hours, through Friday, Jan. 10. The eastbound and westbound lanes of Broadway will be affected between Houghton and Happy Valley Saddle Drive. During the project work hours, only one lane of travel will be open in each direction. Motorists should reduce their speed in the area. Read the news release.

LAST WEEK TO TREECYCLE - The City of Tucson's Treecyle program ends Sunday. Residents can recycle their Christmas trees at numerous sites around the city. Free wood chips are available for pick-up at Udall Park, Randolph Golf Course, and the Los Reales Landfill. You can bring your own container and use the wood chips for your garden.

TUCSON POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY - The Tucson Police Department is the recipient of a $35,000 Occupant Protection Grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The money will be used to educate the public about the hazards of not using seatbelts and child restraints. Some of the education will be accomplished through hands-on and classroom training at public car seat check events.