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Paul's Note - October 15th, 2021

My office got several calls and emails about a shredding/household hazardous waste drop-off that was originally scheduled for Pima College Downtown Campus on Saturday. Unfortunately for the people that showed up, the event had been moved. My staff contacted Environmental and General Services (EGSD), which organized the event, and got this reply: 

TUCSON WARD 5 COUNCIL MEMBER TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ARIZONA VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

TUCSON WARD 5 COUNCIL MEMBER TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ARIZONA VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

 

TUCSON – Tucson Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres will be inducted in the Arizona Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Council Member Fimbres is part of the Arizona Veterans’ Hall of Fame, Class of 2021. The induction ceremony will take place Friday, October 15 in Scottsdale.

 

Mayor and Council Public Hearing on Accessory Dwelling Units October 19

A proposal to allow casitas, or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), in Tucson was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission. Mayor and Council will hold a virtual Public Hearing on October 19 before they consider adopting this code amendment. Email cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov to submit comments or request to speak at the virtual hearing. 

Ward 4 Blood Drive

American Red Cross needs your blood.  They continue to battle a truly terrible blood shortage for all blood types right now.  With the rise in shootings, COVID, trauma cases, and natural disasters, they are not only at an all-time low for donor participation, but only have about a half-day supply on our shelves in some places. 

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Grant Award

The Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced Tucson as one of 26 U.S. cities selected to receive a grant as part of their Asphalt Art Initiative. The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative provides cities with grants of up to $25,000, as well as technical support for projects that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage residents of their communities.

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