Next week on February 23, the Salvation Army will be teaming up with Ford Motor Company for Ford’s PPE Day. They are partnering with The Salvation Army to give away 1.3 million face masks in both the Tucson and Phoenix regions.
Ford has been a leader in COVID-19 mitigation efforts and one of the first manufacturers to pivot toward making personal protective equipment (PPE). Since August, more than 66 million masks have been distributed to nonprofit organizations, state and local officials, first responders, schools, community groups and Ford dealerships in all 50 states.
Masks will be available from 9AM to 5PM, or while supplies last, at the Salvation Army House at 1002 N. Main Ave. Each person will receive approximately 20 masks. To learn more about the event, click here.
It was an honor to share my Tucson Million Trees initiative at the 2021 Tree City USA Virtual Conference last week. Tucson has been a Tree City for 29 years. Our community has long understood the value that trees bring to our city – and Tucson Million Trees will take this shared community commitment to the next level by increasing tree canopy in low-income and heat vulnerable communities.
I am grateful for the support and inspiration The Arbor Day Foundation and the Tree City network have shared over the years on community forestry action.
Watch the full session here.
In efforts to bring sports and exercise opportunities to the community, back in November 2020 my colleagues on the Council and I voted on using CARES funds to make mobile recreation happen! We have acquired six vans, equipment, PPE, hand washing stations, and traffic cones and barricades to bring recreation to the YOU!
The program, set to begin during Rodeo Vacation on Thursday, February 25th, will mobilize six vans into the community at three different park locations per week, per vehicle. This program will ensure that the entire community is served and has an opportunity to participate in recreation activities near where they live. Learn more about the program here.
I am excited to announce the first annual summit on the City of Tucson’s transportation. The Tucson Transportation Talks, or Triple T for short, will be held as two half-day virtual sessions on March 3 and 4.
Experts from around the country will team up with local leaders on panel sessions exploring topics such as safe streets for all, how to deliver lasting impacts from pilot projects, and how improving transit and mobility options can change the tide of the growing climate crisis and address key social, environmental, and equity challenges.
We’re ready to gather inspiration, make great strides to act on climate change, and ensure the livability of our City for future generations. I am excited to look to the future as we continue to move Tucson and the region forward together.
Register and learn more here.
Tucsonans, we want your input in diverse city initiatives. Help us shape the future of the City by completing the following surveys:
Our Climate Action and Community Survey is now live! Please tell us what your climate action and sustainability priorities are to inform the City’s Climate Action Plan.
Rumors are swirling that there may be a renewed effort to consolidate postal service centers across the nation. Please CONTINUE to share why Cherrybell is important to YOU by taking the survey so that we can communicate just how critical Cherrybell is to our community.
You can now report online your own tree-planting efforts as we strive to plant 1,000,000 million trees by 2030! Be part of the Tucson Million Trees initiative and report your planted trees.
The City is looking at a range of tools to increase the supply of affordable housing in Tucson, one of them being Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs have been used in many communities to create more affordable housing, support multi-generational households and provide options for those who wish to age in place.
I’d like to invite everyone in our community to participate in these public meetings taking place next week, and provide input on the changes we can make to make this a reality. The meetings will be held virtually over Zoom on February 24th and February 25th. Register to attend and learn more here.
Watch live here.
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