As many of you know, my colleagues and I adopted an alternative plan for zoo expansion on Tuesday. Back on March 9, we were tasked with approving an expansion plan that many in the community thought was ill considered, and my colleagues and I believed that the Reid Park Zoological Society hadn’t done an adequate job of engaging the public before bringing their plan forward.
What could these housing options mean for Tucson?
Join us at a virtual public meeting to learn about a proposed code change to allow backyard casitas (also known as Accessory Dwelling Units) in Tucson.
Attend to hear how this housing option can provide affordable housing, help seniors age in place, and promote sustainable infill development.
On Thursday, May 6, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to remove and replace the traffic signal poles and mast arms, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows for eastbound and westbound travel at the Broadway and Rosemont Boulevard intersection.
The Tucson Police Department sent us some "frequently asked questions.” It included two that deal with mental health crises. This is particularly acute given the death-in-custody of Carlos Ingram-Lopez last year. Below is what they sent us, with some edits for style.
How are Tucson Police officers trained to deal with individuals in mental health crises?
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to remove existing poles and mast arms and switch the traffic signal heads over to the newly installed poles at the Park Avenue and Bilby Road intersection.
At Tuesday’s meeting my colleagues on the council and I worked on three items having to do with our environment. We got an update on PFAS contamination in some of our wells, worked on the planning process for future green stormwater infrastructure projects, and discussed future code changes to accommodate electrical vehicles in new construction.
On Monday, May 3, 2021, beginning at about 6 a.m., the intersection of Stone Avenue and Toole Avenue/Franklin Street is scheduled to completely close to motorists to allow work crews to install a large underground storm drain system in and around the intersection. This work is associated with the Downtown Links Phase III improvement project from Broadway to Church Avenue. The intersection closure is occurring for the safety of the traveling public and work crews. The closure is scheduled to be in place until the end of July 2021.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite you to attend one of the in-person or virtual public meetings to discuss initial design updates for the Grant Road: Phases 5 & 6 improvement project.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
BROADWAY AND SWAN ROAD INTERSECTION
On Thursday, April 22, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to remove and replace the traffic signal heads onto the newly installed poles, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows, at the Broadway and Swan Road intersection.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is planning neighborhood traffic safety and pedestrian and bicycle improvements to Eighteenth Street, Eighth Avenue, S Campbell Avenue, and Pinal Vista. These projects are part of the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Strong Connections Program that will calm traffic on neighborhood streets and expand the citywide low-stress biking and walking network.
See the map below for the project boundaries: