AGENDA SPOTLIGHT: TENTATIVE ADOPTION OF FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET - Tentative adoption of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget is scheduled for tomorrows M&C Regular Session. The combined operating and capital budget scheduled for tentative adoption is $1,271,886,620, an increase of $2,482,000 over the recommended budget amount of $1,269,404,620. The increase is the result of a revised forecast of sales tax revenue adding $1.9M to the general fund budget, plus $582K in increased transit revenue due to the sale of advertising on buses and an increase in Sun Van fares.
Read the M&C memo here.
TUCSON'S VICTORY IN MAYORS WATER CHALLENGE MEANS IMPROVED IRRIGATION SYSTEM FOR LOCAL PARK - Last week, Tucson placed first in its city division during the Wyland Foundation's National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. The first place finish is thanks in part to residents pledging 38,829,430 gallons and $1,620,720 to conserve water, in addition to pledging to reduce waste in the landfill by 959,198 pounds. Residents who pledged have also been entered into a drawing to win a Toyota Prius and other prizes. As an added bonus, one of the challenges sponsors, Rain Bird, will also be donating equipment to help irrigate Toumey Park in Tucson. From KOLD/KMSB.
SIXTH AVENUE TO BECOME TWO-WAY STREET - Work will begin later this month on a project to convert about two miles of Sixth Avenue to two-way traffic. The project includes new traffic signals at Sixth Avenue and Speedway, and at Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street. There will also be new signs, smoother pavement and new striping. Between Sixth Street and Speedway, Sixth Avenue will have two northbound lanes and one southbound lane, with parking on both sides of the street. There will be markings for cars to share the road with cyclists. From the Star.
DAVIS-MONTHAN RELEASES ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS FOR 2012 - The 355th Comptroller Squadron of the United States Air Force has published its annual Economic Impact Analysis for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DM). The analysis addresses military and civilian personnel employed at the base; annual payroll; construction expenditures, services and procurement of materials; and estimated number and dollar value of indirect jobs created by the DM AFB presence. According to the analysis, DM's economic impact on the local community is $1.1 billion ($1.6 billion including retiree data). In addition, DM employed 3,332 civilians, and created approximately 4,687 jobs in FY2012. From DM.
TEMP JOB OPPORTUNITY: MAINTENANCE WORKERS FOR PARKS, GOLF - The Parks & Rec Department seeks to fill multiple temporary maintenance positions. Duties to include waste collection, landscaping, and other parks maintenance tasks. Requires a valid, unrestricted drivers license. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday. Reas the COT job posting here.