CITY OF TUCSON ROAD RECOVERY BOND ANNUAL REPORT RELEASED - The $100 million road improvement bond package, approved by City of Tucson voters in 2012, is restoring, repairing and resurfacing more than 200 miles of streets over five years. The Citizens' Bond Oversight Commission monitoring the program just released its annual report to Mayor and Council and Tucson voters. The report provides details of the work being done and plans of future work.
TUCSON POLICE TO SHARE MORE OF ITS "TYPICALLY UNSEEN" WORK - The Tucson Police Department is using its Facebook and Twitter pages to highlight some of the work it does that often goes unnoticed by the public. In a posting on Facebook, TPD says it "will be highlighting Department related events, activities, and providing more crime prevention information; but most notably will be our effort to highlight the work typically unseen by the public. We intend to achieve this by highlighting arrests or efforts of department members on incidents that would not necessarily ever rise to the level of a typical press release." TPD is introducing the hashtag #TPDebrief on Twitter, meaning more information will be linked on Facebook.
GOVERNOR BREWER APPOINTS TUCSONAN TO ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer yesterday appointed two new members to the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), replacing two members whose terms expired in January. Tucsonan Ronald Shoopman, president of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, has been appointed to replace Regent Dennis DeConcini. Brewer also appointed Phoenix attorney William Ridenour, founder and managing partner of Ridenour Hienton & Lewis, PLLC, to succeed Regent Anne Mariucci. Both men will serve eight-year terms, pending confirmation by the Arizona Senate. The Arizona Board of Regents is the governing board for Arizona's three public universities. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
LAST OPEN HOUSE ON REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS - Tomorrow is your last chance to provide feedback on the Pima Association of Governments' short-range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The program includes projects to be scheduled for construction or design during FY 2015-19 across the greater Tucson region. The value of improvements identified within the TIP is approximately $1.07 billion. Tomorrow's open house is scheduled for 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive in Green Valley.
CITY OF TUCSON TO PARTICIPATE AT FESTIVAL OF BOOKS - Visit the City of Tucson booth (#263) this Saturday and Sunday at the Tucson Festival of Books (TFOB) and learn about the Mayor's Reading Challenge and the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. TFOB features more than 450 authors and presenters, 250 exhibitors, and opportunities to meet famous authors, poets, writers and journalists. The annual event will be held this weekend from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of Arizona.