Shirley's Notes and News February 21, 2012
F-35A Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Open Houses Tomorrow Night and Thursday Night!
The United States Air Force has released the Draft EIS for the F-35A Proposed Pilot Training Center and Basing. Tucson is still a possible alternative site with the F-35A Fighter proposed to beddown at the Tucson Air Guard Station at the Tucson International Airport (TIA).
The Air Force is Inviting Public Comment on the Draft EIS, which you can download here, and will be holding public hearings on.
|Date:||Feb. 22, 2012 TOMORROW NIGHT!|
|Location:||Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Tucson Airport North Ballroom|
4550 S. Palo Verde Road
Tucson, AZ 85714
|Date:||Feb. 23, 2012 THURSDAY NIGHT!|
|Location:|| Tucson Jewish Community Center Auditorium|
3800 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
Open House Information Session: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Presentation/Formal Comment Session: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Written comments on the Draft EIS can also be submitted to:
David Martin, Air Force Contractor, and Kim Fornof
266 F Street West, Bldg 901
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4319
Per the USAF F-35A EIS Website "On July 29, 2010 the Air Force announced its Preferred Alternative for the Pilot Training Center as 72 F-35A training aircraft at Luke AFB, Arizona. However, no decisions regarding the proposal will be made until after the environmental impact analysis process is complete."
It is very important for our community to participate in this process so please make the most of this opportunity to learn about the F-35A Basing and have your voice be heard.
Don't Have Much To Do Over The Next Two Weekends? You Must Not Live in Tucson!
There is no reason to say that you have nothing to do this Rodeo weekend or next in the Tucson Region! The following is a list of the events to be enjoyed and links to each of them for ticket pricing and times. I hope that you can get out and enjoy these great events and support our local and regional economy!
From the Press Release: "The event will feature four double-header matches on Wednesday and Saturday nights during a two-week span from February 22nd through March 3rd. The round-robin tournament will crown a champion on the final evening through a point accumulation system. All teams will make their final preparations for the 2012 MLS regular season by training on the world-class fields and facilities of the Kino Sports Complex.
"FC Tucson is proud to host these four legendary MLS teams to compete in this year's FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup," FC Tucson Managing Partner Chris Keeney said. "These highly successful franchises have visionary owners, tremendous athletes, and passionate fan bases. We look forward to welcoming them to Tucson to train, compete and enjoy our world-class amenities. This tournament will be a celebration for soccer fans throughout the great state of Arizona, Northern Mexico and all across the United States."
The Tucson Rodeo wraps up this Weekend so click the link for the schedule of events starting on Thursday!
The Tucson Rodeo Parade : Thursday February 23rd @ 9 A.M.
Over 200 non-motorized floats are on display along the one and one-half mile parade route beginning at Park Ave. and Ajo Way, proceeding south on Park to Irvington Rd. Tickets for Grandstand seating at Irvington and South 6th Ave, $7 adults, $4 kids under 13. Call (520) 294-1280 for grandstand tickets.
University of Arizona Baseball at Hi Corbett Field: Click the link to go to the Wildcat's schedule and purchase tickets to take the family to a great game of baseball at Hi Corbett. We are thrilled to have the U of A Wildcats playing at Hi Corbett and look forward to a great partnership with University of Arizona Athletics. Support this effort by supporting your Cats! Next game is on Friday the 24th at 6:00 vs Auburn with two games following on Saturday the 25th!
Accenture Match Play Championship: The Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Marana. February 20-26th! Click the link to find what you need to know to go see the world's best golfers compete right here in our community.
The Tucson Parks Foundation and the Parks and Recreation Department need your help to reopen city pools which have been closed since the 2009 City budget reductions. Community and business partnerships along with donated funds will afford additional pools to open for summer 2012 swim programs.
The Department, in concert with the Tucson Parks Foundation, has started the “Bring Back the Splash” campaign to open one pool at a time. Our community partners and donors will benefit by helping us achieve our goal to continue to provide programs, swim lessons, youth employment and overall physical health and quality of life to the community. To date, additional funding has been secured to operate four summer season pools; including a $25,000 donation from the Catalina Rotary to partially fund the Jacobs pool.
Our quest is to open an additional eleven city pools for summer swim in 2012, which requires $40,000 – $60,000 for each pool for a full summer operation and maintenance needs. Donations can be made online, by clicking this link, or by mailing to:
Tucson Parks Foundation
c/o Summer Splash 2012
600 S. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711.
Ward 4 Has Vacancies on City Boards, Committees, and Commissions:
Council Member Scott is looking to fill vacancies on the City Boards, Committees, and Commissions listed below. Each listing is linked to the web page for the board/commission and any requirements for participation are noted following the link. On each web page there is an additional link to a data page providing more detailed information. Please click the links to learn more.
Citizen Sign Code Commission: Must be a City Resident
Commission on Disability Issues: Members appointed by Mayor and Council shall be individuals with disabilities; that is, persons who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities.
Human Relations Commission: Must be a City Resident. Commission Representation shall include persons known to favor principals of equal opportunity and non-discrimination and have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of problems concerning human relations.
Public Art and Community Design Committee: Resident of Ward 4 City of Tucson
Tucson Convention Center Commission: Must be a City Resident
Tucson Rodeo Grounds/Parade Citizen's Oversight Committee:
Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission: Must be a City Resident
If serving on any of these Boards or Commissions interest you or if you know of someone who might be interested in serving and are able to satisfy the requirements please contact Renee Sowards at the Ward 4 Council Office. 791-3199
Tucson Police Department is Hiring!
(The information contained below is taken directly from the City web page. Click here to go to the page)
The application process opens on Friday, February 3, 2012. We will only be accepting applications until Saturday, March 3, 2012; so don’t wait to take the first steps towards a challenging and rewarding career in law enforcement.
While a law enforcement career can be tough, it is also incredibly fulfilling. Officers from the Tucson Police Department embody a mission of excellence. Those who possess the strength and courage to put others before themselves and are committed to making Tucson a better place should take the first steps to joining the Tucson Police Department, a nationally recognized leader in law enforcement.
WHAT IT TAKES
It will take high ethical standards, integrity, leadership, courage, and a team effort to become a City of Tucson Police Officer. This career demands individuals to be mature and have personal responsibility that is in line with our values and code of ethics. The following minimum requirements are required:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Valid driver's license with good driving record
- U.S. Citizen
- At least 21 years of age by academy graduation date (expected to be November 8, 2012)
- No felony convictions or drug abuse
For additional information about the hiring process or to learn how to get in touch with a recruiter, visit www.jointucsonpd.org or call Officer Skeenes at 520-791-COPS (520-791-2677). This is an exciting time for the Tucson Police Department as we look forward to hiring and training a new set of officers to join our ranks.
Save the Date and Come Meet Mayor Jonathon Rothschild:
On Monday March 26th at 6:00 PM Council Member Shirley Scott will be hosting a Ward 4 Town Hall featuring our Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. The location will be announced in the very near future so please "stay tuned".
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