AS MONSOONS APPROACH, TFD READYING CREWS FOR SWIFT WATER RESCUES - In order to be ready for the upcoming monsoon season, every Tucson firefighter will train for swift water rescues over the next five to six weeks. Each firefighter will train in three separate locations, each requiring different rescue techniques. Residents should be prepared to see this training near bridges around Tucson. From KOLD/KMSB.
AGENDA SPOTLIGHT: TUCSON TO CONSIDER GREEN VALLEY WATER CONNECTION - A proposed connection to a water pipeline jointly owned by Tucson Water and the CAP will be reviewed by M&C at their May 14th Study Session. At issue are requests from two water providers south of Tucson: the Community Water Co. of Green Valley and Farmers Investment Company (FICO). FICO would like access to CAP to provide water to Sahuarita's pecan orchards and reduce groundwater use. Community Water Company is working with Rosemont Mine, which the Tucson City Council has previously voted to oppose, and would like access to its allotment of CAP for mine and other uses. From the Green Valley News.
OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF JOAQUIN MURRIETA PARK - Tucsonans are invited to discuss future needs and improvements to Joaquin Murrieta Park at an open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday at El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway. Vice Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson Parks and Recreation Department staff and the project consultant will listen to ideas for the development of a park master plan. From the Star. Take the online survey from Parks & Rec here.
CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY : INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR CITY BUILDINGS - The City's Procurement Department is seeking proposals to provide and install threat detection equipment for City Hall, and possibly other City buildings. The equipment will consist of hardware and software components capable of scanning 300 individuals in 1 hour or less. Examples of personal belongings that will be subject to examination are briefcases, notebooks, camera cases, purses, boxes, mail, etc. Bids are due May 7th at 4:00 p.m. Download the City RFP here.
SUMMER SAFARI NIGHTS RETURNING TO REID PARK ZOO - From late May through early July, the City of Tucson's Reid Park Zoo will be open Friday nights from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for Summer Safari Nights. The recurring event will offer families a chance to enjoy the zoo in cooler evening temperatures and see the animals up close. The Zoofari Market will be open for dinner and snacks, and games, crafts and face painting will be offered for the kids. The Zoo was also recognized for affordable family fun in todays Star.