POLICE SEARCH FOR HIT AND RUN SUSPECT - The Tucson Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspect involved in a serious hit and run Saturday at 11:10 p.m. A vehicle hit a pedestrian near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Beverly Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male pedestrian with serious injuries. He was transported to a hospital for treatment. The vehicle involved fled the scene. The vehicle is described by a witness as an older model, tan or maroon sedan. Based on evidence, detectives believe the vehicle to be metallic rust or burnt orange in color with some possible fading and damage to the front driver's side wheel well and possibly some further front end damage. Anyone with information is urged to contact 911 or 88-CRIME. Read the news release.
MAYOR ROTHSCHILD UNVEILS TWO-YEAR PLAN FOR TUCSON - Reminiscent of Arizona's "Five Cs" (copper, cattle, climate, citrus and cotton), Mayor Jonathan Rothschild wants to build on what he calls the "Five Ts" during his next two years in office. He identifies those items - technology, trade, transportation, tourism and teaching - as keys to improving Arizona's economy. Mayor Rothschild says the centerpiece of his new plan is to create jobs and enhance the quality of life in Tucson. Read more from MayorRothschild.com and the Arizona Daily Star.
FULL URBAN LAND INSTITUTE (ULI) REPORT VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW - The Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel toured the Downtown Tucson area for a week last month and met with many downtown and community stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. At the end of the week, the independent global nonprofit that provides leadership in real estate development and responsible land use, listed some key recommendations, presenting a roadmap to the future of downtown. The full report presentation is now available to watch on City of Tucson's YouTube channel. Watch the Report Out.
63RD ANNUAL WINTERHAVEN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - The community-funded holiday tradition near Fort Lowell and County Club opened over the weekend. Drive-through nights are Dec. 17, 27 and 28. All other nights, vehicular traffic is limited to residents. The festival is one of the longest running of its kind in the country. The holiday event benefits the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The light displays are free, but food donations are encouraged. Last year, the Food Bank brought in nearly 34,000 pounds of food and more than $20,000. Winterhaven will be decorated through Dec. 28.
Winterhaven Festival of Lights
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
HOW TO MANAGE HARD WATER AND OTHER TIPS FROM TUCSON WATER - Get tips on how to manage hard water, increase dishwasher efficiency, flush your water heater, check faucet aerators and more. Information is available in English and Spanish. You can download, print, or request a mailed copy of the tips. You can also learn how to pay your water bill online and stop and start service at the Tucson Water website.