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National Night Out Event Tomorrow

The Balboa Heights neighborhood is hosting a free, family event tomorrow, Oct. 2, to celebrate National Night Out. The 5-8 p.m. gathering will be held at the Marty Birdman Community Center at Balboa Heights Park, 2536 N. Castro Ave. Enjoy a movie, hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, youth entertainment, mariachis, dancing, and more.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign promoting police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer. 

Proposition 407: Parks & Connections Bond Information Session This Week

Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5) and Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero are giving Tucson voters another opportunity to hear more about Proposition 407, the Parks + Connections Bond proposition. A public meeting will be held this Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 W. Irvington Road.

Operation Splash -Rodeo Grounds Sandbag Distribution Site Will Open Today

To assist residents with property protection from potential flooding due to remnants of Hurricane Rosa, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation will open its sandbag distribution site today from noon to 8 p.m., in the north parking lot of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Avenue. Please see the attached map for more details.

Paul's Note - September 28, 2018

It was a relatively quiet council meeting on Tuesday, but we had a number of updates during study session on some important issues.

We got an update from Environmental Services about the city’s solar power initiative. I’ve written here numerous times about last year’s rate case involving Tucson Electric Power and how frustrated I am with their getting rid of net metering and thus the ability of many home and business owners to install solar power.

Restricted Access to 'A' Mountain Tomorrow

Sentinel Peak Park, "A" Mountain, will close to all vehicular traffic tomorrow, Sept. 29, starting at 6 p.m. to allow the American Cancer Society’s Pinkafy Tucson event to light the "A" to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lighting ceremony is not open to the public.

The event leads up to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 21. The park will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8 a.m. For more information, please call (520) 320-6382.

Remote Video Inspections Available

The Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) now offers inspection services via Skype or FaceTime. PDSD can perform many inspections remotely. Save time by scheduling an inspection through your smartphone.

This service can save you time on most activities or if your regular inspection did not pass and there are simple corrections needed. Speak with your inspector for details about how to get a second inspection after corrections have been made.

Traffic Alert Grant Road/Oracle Road Paving Project

On Monday, October 1, 2018, work will begin to repave Grant Road from 15th Avenue to Ninth Avenue and Oracle Road from Rillito Street to Alturas Street, including the Grant Road and Oracle Road intersection.

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin the paving project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. The utility lowering work is scheduled to begin Monday, October 1, 2018 and is anticipated to be complete by Friday, October 5, 2018. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

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