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With so many new building projects occurring in Marana, the Metropolitan Pima Alliance invited Town Manager Gilbert Davidson to speak at their December Membership breakfast, last week.
In the end the Marana Town Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the implementation of a half-cent sales tax to fund the construction of a new police station, but it wasn’t without a lot of debate, verbal jousting and some tense moments.
The Marana Town Council approved use of funds for the Marana Heritage Park and changed some of the town’s policies on background checks during their meeting last Tuesday. The council also honored a longtime employee and heard feedback from the citizens’ forums.
It was a busier than normal night at the Marana Town Council last Wednesday, and it could have been an even busier session had a council action agenda item not been taken off the board. As it was, the council held the first of two public hearings over the possibility of building a new police station.
The Marana Town Council approved a $20,000 contribution to Imagine Greater Tucson (IGT) outreach program, which is working with the Pima Association for Governments (PAG) on regional transportation issues.
Over the past year, the town has committed to enhancing its signature events. We have recruited sponsors to help offset costs, put a team of staff and volunteers in place to plan and carry out the events and formed partnerships with civic organizations and homeowners associations to increase attendance.
The annual Blues Heritage Festival is Sunday, Oct. 19 at Rillito Park Racetrack infield at 4502 N. 1st Avenue near River Road from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live music will be playing all day in an outdoor family friendly environment. Children 18 and under are free, advance tickets available at all Bookman’s locations and through Paypal at http://azblues.org for $8, $10 at the gate. This year our motto is “Blues for Pink” and will donate a portion of our proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and 80% of all funds donated in Tucson stay in Tucson to help survivors and families.
Partnering with the Gladden Farms Community to provide a day full of fall festivities, live entertainment and food, the town of Marana will be hosting, for the first time, the Marana Harvest Festival on Oct. 25.
Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.
Heirloom Farmers Markets celebrates Heritage Foods Festival with their First Annual Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner, RIPE: Regionally Inspired Plates for the Evening. This inaugural Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner is presented in conjunction with Edible Baja Arizona and Zona 78, and will be held Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening at Zona 78 on River Road.
Even though the recession took a hard hit to cities throughout Arizona, residents can remain hopeful and optimistic – especially those in the town of Marana.
Two Marana councilmembers will not face disciplinary action after violating an open meeting law.
The Pima County Bond Advisory Committee has wrapped up five months of intensive review of hundreds of proposed projects for a possible 2015 bond election package.
In a special worksession on June 24, the Marana Town Council discussed building a new police station, the Heritage Park Arena and a new water/sewer system.
Being built to reflect more of the town’s community and history, the first phase of the Marana Heritage River Park is close to completion. The first phase is the community and demonstration garden.
On May 20, the Marana town Council unanimously approved a $115 million tentative budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, a $32 million increase from the current year.