LEARN ABOUT STREETCAR SAFETY - As the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar vehicles go through testing in preparation for a summer start, the streetcar's management team continues to educate community members and streetcar operators about safety. Sun Link's "Be Street-Smart" educational safety campaign is an ongoing effort to educate citizens about the streetcar's presence and how to be safe around the tracks. Watch the safety video.
PROPOSED DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT WOULD CHANGE LIQUOR LICENSE RULES IN THE AREA - The City of Tucson wants to create a special entertainment district downtown that would allow businesses in the area to apply for liquor licenses, even if they are within 300 feet from a school or church. The exemption would be granted on a case-by-case basis solely at the discretion of the Mayor and Tucson City Council. The Greater Downtown Entertainment District would mostly cover areas along the streetcar route with potential for future development, said Camila Bekat, economic development specialist for the City. City High School, on East Pennington Street, between North Scott and Stone Avenues, is in the heart of the proposed entertainment district and supports the change. The proposal comes four years after the Arizona Legislature passed a law allowing designations of such districts. City Attorney Mike Rankin verified that the City’s proposal meets the requirements of the state law, Bekat said. The Mayor and Tucson City Council next month will discuss plans for the proposed district. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
EL GRUPO YOUTH CYCLING'S BICYCLE SCAVENGER HUNT IS SATURDAY - The 11th Annual Bicycle Scavenger Hunt is a fun, family outing that is part of April's Bike Fest in Tucson. The event, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at 600 N. 9th Ave, features two hunts. Participants must solve riddles to point them toward the hidden objects. Read more from the Downtown Tucson Partnership.
REDUCE PAPERWORK & CLUTTER BY SIGNING UP FOR PAPERLESS WATER BILLS - Go paperless with your Utility Services Statement. Set up an eBill account to pay your bill, get notification of your billing statement, view water usage, and read Tucson Water's newsletter.
CITY OF TUCSON IS REMOVING ABANDONED SHOPPING CARTS - If you see a shopping cart off store property, abandoned along the street, or sitting in a wash, call the City of Tucson's Environmental Services (ES) Department to have it removed. You can call Customer Service at (520) 791-3171 or use the 'My-Waste'™ app and choose the Report a Problem option.