COUNCIL MEMBERS DISCUSS FUTURE OF THE RONSTADT CENTER - At a meeting last month, M&C voted 5-2 to reach out to developers for proposals on potential mixed-use developments in conjunction with continued transit use. This outreach would not commence until early next year after Sun Tran completes a new study on how to best improve Tucson's bus system, and the Federal Transit Administration releases new rules about redevelopment opportunities. Councilman Steve Kozachik voted against the plan because he wants to see the process move along more quickly, while Councilman Paul Cunningham opposed the proposal because he believes that council members will put so many restrictions on any proposal that no developer will be interested in working with the city. From the Weekly.

FOUR DOWNTOWN EVENTS THIS WEEKEND, SEVERAL TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE - The flow of vehicle traffic downtown this weekend will be restricted to accommodate four public events: Tucson Meet Yourself, Tucson Gay Freedom Day Parade, 2nd Saturdays, and the Tucson Aids Walk. Tucson Meet Yourself is Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tucson Gay Freedom Day Parade is at 6 p.m. on Friday. 2nd Saturdays is at 4 p.m. on Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday along Congress Street, from Fourth Avenue to Church Avenue. From Thursday at 6 p.m. until Sunday at midnight, Church Avenue from Alameda Street to Congress Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic to accommodate exhibits and heavy pedestrian traffic attending the Tucson Meet Yourself event. Stone Avenue will be closed Friday between Ochoa and Alameda Streets for the parade. Scott Avenue between Broadway and Congress Street will be closed for the 2nd Saturdays activities. From KOLD/KMSB.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINE IS NOW LIVE - Starting a new small business in Tucson? Looking to expand your existing business in Tucson? The City of Tucson's Small Business Assistance Line is available for answers to these and other questions from small business owners. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. When Tucson small businesses succeed, more jobs, more opportunities for working families, and a stronger local economy follow. The Small Business Assistance Line phone number is 520-837-4100. From the City Manager's Office of Economic Initiatives.

2ND SATURDAY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND - Tucson area residents may dispose of unwanted chemicals, oils, pesticides and more at this weekends Household Hazardous Waste Program 2nd Saturday Collection, an project sponsored by the City of Tucson and Pima County. The collection will be held at 4004 S. Park Ave. from 8 a.m. to noon, and is free for residents. In July, the 2nd Saturday Collection began a new schedule that will make the collection more accessible to residents throughout the city. Every month, the collection site will be held in a different location. News release from Environmental Services.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: STAFF ASSISTANT, TUCSON WATER INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS - The Tucson Water Department is seeking two highly qualified and motivated individuals, both to join the Strategic Initiatives Division as an Intergovernmental Affairs Staff Assistant. Both positions perform in a workgroup that serves as the support for the department interactions and materials for elected officials and appointed committee members. Both positions will assist with the management of intergovernmental agreements of the department, legislative activities that affect the water utility, and coordination of activities within the Citizens' Water Advisory Committee (CWAC) and its subcommittiees. City of Tucson job listing.