Clean and Safe

Clean and Safe

Clean and Safe

Downtown Ambassadors, known to many Tucsonans as the Purple People, provide enhanced security and maintenance to the Business Improvement District (BID). The Purple People not only complement the City of Tucson groundskeeper services and Tucson Police Department, they are trained as ambassadors and are encouraged to meet with local business owners, Downtown employees, and welcome tourists to Downtown.

Downtown Tucson is quickly becoming a hot spot for tourists and locals and it’s imperative to staff the streets, parking garages and events with ambassadors that are knowledgeable about Downtown. Downtown Tucson Partnership Ambassadors take pride in their Downtown!

The Purple People are on the streets 7 days a week and provide the public with information on restaurants, detours, bars, theaters, businesses, parking and events. They are friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about Downtown.

If you need assistance with a clean and safe issue, please contact our Maintenance and Security Manager Russ Stone at (520) 940-0806.

Learn more about our Clean and Safe Programs below:


Maintenance Ambassador removing graffiti.


Security Ambassador