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New online building permit application and other technology changes

New online application for building permits to go live Monday, October 26

Customers will be able to use our new Online Building Permit Application form for most building permit submittals starting October 26.

This new process is part of a phased approach to help automate the intake of permits. It aims to reduce the time from application submission to permit initialization and allow for more immediate tracking of permit progress.   

Paul's Note - October 23rd, 2020

I maintain a list of links to city departments and community groups that you can find on my Ward 2 page. Sometimes I get requests from one group or another to put on that page.

I got one this week from Literacy Connects. Literacy Connects is going to be celebrating their tenth anniversary next year, but many of the groups that merged to form their organization had been doing fantastic work in our community for decades.

Downtown Links - Traffic Alert - October 22, 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 intermittent lane restrictions throughout the limits of the project in addition to the following upcoming work:

On Friday, October 23, the intersection of Fifth Street and Echols Avenue will be closed. The temporary closure is scheduled to be in place for approximately four-weeks while a new sewer manhole is installed.

Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Ground Breaking - October 29

CITY OF TUCSON TO BREAK GROUND ON THE BUFFALO SOLDIER MEMORIAL ON THURSDAY, OCT 29

City of Tucson Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres, the Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter (GSAAC) of the Buffalo Soldiers, and Tucson Parks and Recreation will break ground on a memorial honoring the contributions of Black Americans when settling in Southern Arizona. The memorial is funded through donations to the GSAAC of the Buffalo Soldiers and funds from Tucson Delivers Parks + Connections, a 2018 voter-approved bond program..

Rollin' Haunt Event

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting a drive-thru Rollin' Haunt event on Saturday, Oct 24, 4-7p.m. (or while supplies last) at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S 6th Ave. (enter at 3rd Avenue and Irvington). To avoid traffic congestion, please do not line up early.

Houghton Road - Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way - Traffic Shift

 

Temporary asphalt paving on the east side of Houghton Road from Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way is complete. Crews from Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to shift traffic from the west side of Houghton Road to the east side of the roadway at about 7 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Traffic Signal Work - Pima Street/Dodge Boulevard

 

 

Crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to rewire the traffic signals at the Pima Street and Dodge Boulevard intersection on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

The work is scheduled to take place between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. The traffic signals at the intersection will not be in operation during this work. Officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete.

Paul's Note - October 16, 2020

There’s been a lot of national talk about mail-in ballots, but what gets lost in our local discussion is how long we’ve been doing mail-in ballots here in Arizona. Back in the 90’s the requirements were loosened for what were then called absentee ballots. Since then, Arizonans have been voting by mail in large numbers, usually close to 75% of the total vote. The fact that so many voters were voting by mail was among the reasons that Tucson decided to move to an all-mail system for city elections, leaving only a few polling places to staff for so few election day voters. 

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