INTRODUCING THE “VISIT TUCSON ANTHEM” – Visit Tucson, formerly known as the Tucson Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, has released a promotional video attended by the following statement: “Tucson isn't chic, polished or plastic. Tucson is a bit off the beaten path and attracts the free-spirited and genuine. Tucson inspires a sense of freedom among all who visit. Freedom of thought and expression. Freedom to discover and explore. And the freedom to be yourself.” From Visit Tucson.


TPT REFORM PASSES, WITH SOME CONCESSIONS TO CITIES – The Arizona Legislature gave final approval to an amended version of H.B. 2111, a bill supported by Governor Brewer that makes several changes to the way businesses collect and pay their sales taxes, known in Arizona as “Transaction Privilege Taxes.” Passage had been held up over a range of concerns from cities over administration, auditing, and construction sales taxes. The bill was able to pass after being amended with changes supported by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. The City of Tucson opposed the bill. From KSAZ.

ACCIDENT NEAR 22ND AND SOUTH SIXTH CAUSING POWER OUTAGES, TRAFFIC DELAYS – An accident involving a truck a power pole downed power lines near the intersection of 22nd Street and South Sixth Avenue, disabling traffic signals at the intersection and leaving nearby neighborhoods without power. From KOLD/KMSB.

STREETCAR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: PENNINGTON STREET TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE – Beginning on Monday, June 17, 2013, access to West Pennington Street from eastbound Congress Street/Broadway will be prohibited to allow work crews to reconstruct the roadway in preparation for new asphalt. Access to West Pennington Street from westbound Congress will be allowed. The left turn restriction to West Pennington Street from Congress/Broadway will be in place for approximately two weeks. Access to the south side of City Hall, West Pennington Street, Pima County Administration and the Pima County Court Complex parking garages can be accessed by westbound Congress Street only. Read the City of Tucson news release here.

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY: PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTING DOOR HANGERS – The City of Tucson is seeking a contractor for the printing and distribution of door hangers. Door hangers shall be printed and delivered to all eligible customers of the City of Tucson Brush and Bulky program, Tucson Water Services, Neighborhood Chip Sealing Program, and other City programs requiring 1 page notices delivered door-to-door. City of Tucson RFP here.