BIKE MONTH SPOTLIGHT: PARKS & REC NOW OFFERING BIKE RENTALS AT CLEMENTS CENTER - The Parks and Recreation Department is now renting bicycles to use on the new Atturbury Wash Greenway Path. This three-quarter mile multi-use path runs through Lincoln Park, linking the Fred Enke Golf Course, Pima College East Campus, Clements Center, the Children's Outdoor Performance Area, the new Lincoln Park four-field softball complex, Lower Lincoln Park, and the Michael Lyman Atturbury Wash Animal and Bird Sanctuary. Bikes can be checked out at the William Clements Regional Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bikes are available in adult and youth sizes and can be rented, weather permitting, for a fee of $2 per hour for holders of a Tucson Parks & Rec center pass, $5 per hour for non pass holders, and $10 per hour for a family. Read the news release from Parks & Rec here.
AGENDA SPOTLIGHT: BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR TUESDAY - On Tuesday, April 16, City Manager Richard Miranda submitted the recommended budget for Fiscal 2014 to M&C. To provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the recommended budget, a public hearing has been scheduled for the M&C Regular Session next Tuesday, April 23. Tentative adoption of the budget is scheduled for May 7, after which another public hearing will be held on May 21, so that the public may comment on the budget as tentatively adopted. Read the M&C memo here. Download the Recommended FY14 budget (a 350-page PDF) here. Watch the M&C Budget Presentation Video on YouTube here (Part One) and here (Part Two).
GOVERNING MAGAZINE: PENSION REFORM SUCCESS STORIES - Most states and many municipalities have passed some kind of pension reform in recent years, but only a few did so in a way that addresses the immediate unfunded liability of their plans. From Governing Magazine.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: TUCSON WATER UTILITY TECHNICIAN - The Maintenance Division of Tucson Water is looking for qualified individuals to provide apprentice level multi-skilled maintenance services of the associated assets of the Tucson Water System. There are multiple vacancies approved for immediate fill. Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a valid drivers license. Experience in the installation, maintenance or repair of water, sewer, or gas line components is preferred. Applications to be accepted through April 28. Read the job posting here.
IRVINGTON/I-19 PROPERTY DEVELOPER SUES OVER TERMINATED LAND DEAL - Irvington Interstate Partners LLC is seeking unspecified damages from the City over a deal cancelled by M&C on 22 acres near West Irvington Road and Interstate 19. The acreage would have been the site of a proposed Wal-Mart store. From the Star.