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Paul's Note - August 23rd, 2019

Probably the most fraught issues I have to deal with in my office are anything having to do with development and zoning. Neighbors get very concerned, and rightly so, when they hear about a new subdivision or commercial center in their area. I try to work with developers and neighbors, but as you’ll see, I can’t always be an advocate.

City of Tucson Selects New Fire Chief

The City of Tucson this week announced the selection of Charles (Chuck) Ryan as the 28th chief of the Tucson Fire Department (TFD). Incoming Chief Ryan will start work Sept. 30.

A competitive, nationwide search and complete assessment process was held to fill the position. Chief Ryan has worked in fire service since 1994, having served most recently an assistant fire chief with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia.

Tucson Police to Host Women in Law Enforcement Open House

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will host a Women in Law Enforcement open house on Saturday, Aug. 31, 9-11 a.m., at the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center, 10001 S. Wilmot Road. Interested applicants can get information about a career in law enforcement, the application process, and the basic academy training that provides certification as an Arizona Peace Officer.

Free Water Conservation Kits from Tucson Water

Tucson Water is offering its customers free home water conservation materials. Choose a low-flow shower head, a five-minute shower timer, a toilet tank bag, toilet leak detection tablets, and bathroom faucet aerators. There is a limit of one order per household, and the offer is only valid for Tucson Water customers while supplies last. Please select only the items you and your family can use and are willing to install.

City Seeking Pension Assistant

The City of Tucson is hiring a pension assistant for its Human Resources department. The position is responsible for administering the City’s defined benefit pension and defined contribution retirement plans. This includes determining eligibility, options, and benefit amounts for normal and deferred retiree applicants and conducting one-on-one consultation with members planning for retirement.

Public Meeting on Residential Recycling Collection to Every Other Week Starting Sept. 300

The City of Tucson’s Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) will change residential recycling collection from every week to every other week beginning the week of Sept. 30.
*The frequency of recycling collection is the only change.
*The day of the week for collection will not change – (i.e. if a resident’s regular collection day is Monday, it will continue to be Monday, just every other Monday) There will be no changes to trash collection.

Return Your Voted Ballot by Wednesday

The Tucson City Clerk's Office says the deadline for voters to return their voted ballots by mail is Wednesday, Aug. 21, to allow enough time for them to arrive by Election Day, Aug. 27. Meanwhile, some voting locations will be open to cast or drop off ballots in person on Election Day.

City of Tucson voters will be selecting candidates for mayor, and Tucson City Council offices in Wards 1, 2, and 4.

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