Ward 2 Councilmember Paul Cunningham

Theft Prevention Tips

The key to preventing theft from vehicles starts with YOU!

Nobody wants to be a victim of crime, but if you leave your purse, computer, tools or other valuable items in your auto, you’re increasing the risk that you will become a theft-from-vehicle victim.

Many thefts from vehicles are the result of people leaving their car doors unlocked or leaving items of value in the car where would-be thieves can easily spot them. The message- if thieves can see it, they will steal it.

Protecting Your Mail

Postal Inspectors across the country work hard to protect your mail. But with deliveries to more than 100 million addresses, the Postal Inspection Service can't do the job alone.

Here's what you can do to protect your mail from thieves:

Water Valve Work Scheduled for Southbound Wilmot Rd., 5th St. to Broadway

Installation of water valves will close the southbound center and right curb lanes of Wilmot Rd. from 5th St. to Broadway from 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, to 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 8.

Lane closures will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Steel plates will be temporarily installed to allow through traffic when work is not occurring.

New valves will be installed on a 12” water main line. The project includes excavation, valve installation, and repaving. There will be no interruption of water service to customers.

Pima Animal Care Center collaborating on free vaccination clinic Saturday

A dog-only free vaccination clinic will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ward 5 Council Office, 4300 S. Park Ave. The event will be first-come, first-served for the first 200 dogs.

Pima Animal Care Center, along with the Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona and the Humane Society of the United States, is participating in this collaborative effort to increase vaccination rates throughout Tucson. Vaccines for rabies, Parvovirus and distemper will be offered at no cost through a generous grant from the Humane Society of the United States.

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

Tucson climbed to 1st place today in its category in the 2015 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, with little more than three days remaining.
 
Now, we need to defend that position and demonstrate that Tucson knows how to conserve water. People can pledge online for Tucson at www.mywaterpledge.com through April 30, which takes just a couple of minutes.
 

Broadway: Camino Seco to Houghton

Broadway: Camino Seco to Houghton project was moved up on the RTA schedule.

The Broadway widening project from Camino Seco to Houghton Road is in Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Third Period (2017 to 2021) with plans to widen the roadway to a four-lane roadway with bicycle lanes and sidewalks.

The section of Broadway between Camino Seco and Harrison is in the poorer pavement condition of the two sections. The Ward 2 office is keenly aware of the condition of this stretch of Broadway and we have had several conversations on addressing this section.

Grant Road Repaving

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 and Friday, April 24, 2015, crews from Granite Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will mill (remove asphalt) and repave Grant Road from Santa Rita Avenue to Campbell Avenue. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. One travel lane in each direction will be maintained during this work.

United Way Tax Help - Late Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Event on April 14-15

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is hosting a Late Filing Event, April 14-15, 2015, to help low- and moderate-income taxpayers file their federal and state tax returns for free before the April 15 deadline.

IRS-certified tax preparers will be available at the United Way office at 330 N. Commerce Park Loop:

Tuesday, April 14                             Wednesday, April 15

Tucson Clean and Beautiful seeking volunteers

Tucson Clean and Beautiful is seeking community volunteers to adopt parks, streets, washes, and other available public areas on an ongoing basis. There are over 700 sites available for adoption.

What does “adopt” mean? Your group agrees to clean ‘your’ site up (remove litter and debris) once a month. We provide supplies such as litter grabbers, gloves and bags.

Who can adopt? Groups of at least five individuals commit to monthly cleanups.A permanent sign recognizing your group will be placed at the adopted site and we will celebrate your first six months with a ceremony.

NOTICE: Line Break at Jesse Owens Park

I've heard from Parks and Rec's Glenna Overstreet that we had a major reclaimed water mainline break at Jesse Owens Park overnight near softball fields #5 & 6. Although it appears the water ran most of the night, there was no runoff toward Sarnoff and it did not leave the property. The reclaimed line has been turned off for now. These fields will likely not be playable this evening.

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