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Paul's Note - February 3, 2023

 

It’s almost time for the Roskruge Cougar Classic. The annual basketball tournament for players between 5th and 7th grades will be held over the course of three weeks.

The tournament is in its 40th year. The first tournament, held in 1983, had only three teams and was staged on the concrete outdoor basketball courts at Roskruge Elementary near downtown. In the years since, the field has expanded and the tournament is played in air conditioned gymnasiums.

Downtown Road Closures - Downtown Links

 

As part of the Downtown Links Phase III Improvement Project, crews are scheduled to apply the final striping to roadways in the downtown area.

On Sunday, February 5, 2023, beginning at 7 a.m. Sixth Street from Stone Avenue to Sixth Avenue will close to all travel to allow crews to stripe the roadway. This closure is anticipated to reopen to travel around 3 p.m. the same day.

Downtown Links East End Celebration

The eastern segment of the Downtown Links Phase III Improvement Project is nearing completion from the Broadway and Aviation Parkway intersection to Sixth Street and Stone Avenue. The new Maclovio Barraza Parkway includes a new four-lane roadway, streetlights, storm drain enhancements and connections for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

Black History Month

February marks the 97h anniversary of the creation of Black History Month. From the struggles of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and the Buffalo Soldiers to the victories in civil rights that were led years later by individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, Black History Month has served as a time to remember those who fought hard to improve the condition of our great Nation, but to also preserve the rights and dignity for all of those who live in America.

Traffic Signal Improvements - Stone Avenue and Prince Road

On Thursday, February 2, 2023, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to remove and install new signal mast arms and traffic signal heads at the Stone Avenue and Prince Road intersection. In addition, crews will convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the intersection.

Work will take place from about 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the same day. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Barrio HCD February

Read the February Newsletter

Included in this month's Newsletter:

  • Black History Month
  • February Commission on Equitable Housing and Development Meeting
  • Tucson Receives Visit from the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
  • City of Tucson Receives More Than 15,000 Pre-Applications for Affordable Housing Waitlist
  • Plan Tucson Kickoff

Paul's Note - January 27, 2023

 

I want to talk a bit about sports and history today. Actually, it’s really about Tucson sports history.

ESPN Gameday did a broadcast from McKale Memorial Center last weekend. In part, this was to witness a contest between the Wildcats and UCLA Bruins. However, the visit by “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” was appropriate because it comes only a few weeks before the 50th Anniversary of McKale. 

NEWS RELEASE: City of Tucson Receives More Than 15,000 Pre-Applications for Affordable Housing Waitlist

Read the news release.

The City of Tucson and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) completed the first round of the re-opened affordable housing waitlist on Jan. 24 with more than 15,000 pre-applications

HCD Director Liz Morales called the pre-application, three-week period a success.

Traffic Signal Improvement - Oracle Road and Prince Road

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the Oracle Road and Prince Road intersection.

Work will take place from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the same day. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

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