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Downtown Links Traffic Alert - September 17, 2020

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility have begun work on the Downtown Links project.

Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians should anticipate the following upcoming work:

The September 21, Seventh Street closure between Sixth Avenue and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks has been postponed until further notice.

Paul's Note - September 11, 2020

Judging by the emails to my office over the last week, the issues on Wednesday’s council agenda that generated the most heat in our community were the extension of GPLET incentives and our declaration of a climate emergency. I’d like to talk a little about another item we discussed that ties into climate change and that touches on the very survival of Tucson as a city in the coming decades: a plan for what to do in a severe drought.

Ward 5 Council Office Labor Day Hours

The Ward 5 Council Office will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

The Ward 5 Council Office will resume operations Tuesday, September 8 at 8 am.

With the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Ward 5 Council Office, along with other City offices, are closed to public access.

You can reach the Ward 5 Council Office at (520) 791-4231 or Email:

Thank you.

Paul's Note - September 4, 2020

I am going to do something that not enough people in politics are willing to do: I’m going to admit a mistake.

In my newsletter two weeks ago, I wrote that Tucson Electric Power spent money to elect candidates to the Corporation Commission, the body that regulates utilities. They did not.

Traffic Signal Control Cabinet Replacement - Campbell Ave and Allen Rd


On Thursday, September 3, 2020, City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Electric Shop technicians are scheduled to replace the traffic signal control cabinet at the Campbell Avenue and Allen Road intersection. This is emergency work taking place after a motor vehicle crashed into the traffic signal control cabinet.


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