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Paul's Note - September 24, 2021

László Veres announced that he is “winding down” his tenure with the Tucson Pops Orchestra this summer. 

It’s a loss for Tucson, to be sure, but those of us who enjoy the concerts of the Arizona Symphonic Winds, an ensemble he founded in 1986, have at least a few more seasons to hear them play at Udall Park. 

Advanced Payment Accounts to be discontinued September 30

The City of Tucson will discontinue the option to use Advance Payment Accounts (APA) to facilitate the transition to a new multi-departmental permitting system and given other online payment options currently available, including credit card and ACH (electronic check). APA accounts will be phased out over the next few months with ample time for larger projects and developers who currently rely on these accounts to adjust and establish alternate means of payment. 

Key Dates: 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

By Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, which traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.


Palm Tree Trimming


BrightView Landscaping, under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Streets Maintenance Division, will be trimming palm trees for the next few weeks in City median islands. There will be intermittent, median island travel lane closures as the contractor moves through the project areas. Crews will work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Work dates and trimming locations for this week are:

Monday, September 13, 2021, to Tuesday, September 14, 2021 –

Stone Ave and Broadway Traffic Signal Work


On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, and Thursday, September 9, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to conduct work on the traffic signal pole at the Stone Avenue and Broadway intersection. Crews will adjust the pedestrian push button on the northeast corner of the intersection.


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