FIELD AT GRIJALVA PARK TO HONOR FALLEN SOLDIER - The Midvale Park Neighborhood Association and the Tucson Unified School District, along with numerous dignitaries from the City of Tucson and Pima County and countless friends from throughout the community, will dedicate the multi-use field in Grijalva Park in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Christopher J. Moon on Monday, May 20 at 8:15 a.m. Specialist Moon was a Tucson native who died as a result of hostile action in Afghanistan in 2010. The multi-use field is located adjacent to Grijalva Elementary School, 1795 W Drexel Road, where Chris was a student from first through fifth grade. This dedication is a celebration of Moon's life and achievements. Read the news release from Parks & Rec here.
AGENDA SPOTLIGHT: COMPENSATION PLAN - At the April 23rd M&C Study Session, staff was directed to return within 30 days with a report on inequities in the City's compensation structure. An item has been placed on today's Study Session agenda for staff to present the information requested by M&C. Compensation Plan adoption is scheduled for the Mayor & Council's May 21st meeting. Read the M&C memo here.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATIOR ASKS SUPERVISORS TO SUPPORT GAS TAX INCREASE - In their regular meeting today, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider recommendations from a transportation funding report prepared by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. The recommendations include lobbying the Arizona Legislature for a ten cent increase to the state's gas tax and restoration of swept Highway Use Revenue Funds. A recent report from the American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave the state a 'D' rating on its roads, with 52 percent rated in either poor or mediocre condition. From today's Star. Download the transportation funding report here.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS THIS SATURDAY - Individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to historic preservation in Tucson and Pima County will be recognized this Saturday at the annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. The event will take place at 9 a.m. at the St. Phillips in the Hills Episcopal Church. Read the City of Tucson News Release here.
CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY: MANAGEMENT OF PARKING FACILITIES - The City of Tucson's ParkWise Division seeks a qualified contractor to assist in the security, management, operations and maintenance of its downtown facilities. Facilities to be managed include the Pennington St. Garage, Plaza Centro Garage, Depot Plaza Garage, Main Library Garage, City/State Garage, La Entrada (Tucson Water) Garage, as well as several City parking lots. Read the City of Tucson RFP here.