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Visit the Cele Peterson Rose Garden Virtually

Boasting more than 600 rose bushes and 100 species of roses, it's no wonder the Cele Peterson Rose Garden is so unique. Whether you're celebrating an event, honoring a loved one, or simply enjoying the beauty of this special place, the Cele Peterson Rose Garden at Reid Park offers something for everyone.

Watch the video below to learn about its volunteers, see the roses in bloom, and discover when is a good time to visit.

Team Up to Clean Up Next Week

The City of Tucson, along with Tucson Clean & Beautiful and United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, will lead a citywide cleanup effort the week of June 8-13. As many COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being phased out, the weeklong event is an opportunity for City employees and the entire community to go outside their homes to work together to improve the visual appearance of Tucson as we move toward reopening.

Take Community Outreach Survey to Help Reopen Downtown

The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP), in collaboration with Pima County Back-to-Business (PCB2B), downtown restaurants, retail, and cultural institutions are taking extra steps to ensure businesses and public spaces are clean and safe for the community. You can help by taking a survey to help others understand how you would like to engage with public spaces and local businesses.

Traffic Signal Improvements - Speedway Blvd and Wilmot Rd Intersection


On Thursday, June 4, 2020, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows at the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Wilmot Road.  

Work at the intersection will take place from about 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Guidelines and Application Available for Temporary Expansion of Restaurant Seating

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) and the Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), at the direction of Mayor and Council and pursuant to the authority granted to the City Manager in Mayor Romero’s Emergency Proclamation dated May 15, 2020, have enacted regulatory zoning relief allowing the temporary expansion of seating areas for food and beverage establishments which have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sign Up to Vote Early in Elections

Sign up for Pima County's Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) to automatically receive an Early Voting Ballot for every election in which you are eligible to participate without the need to request a ballot for each election.

Once on the list, eligible voters will receive a notice that will include the dates of the next two upcoming elections, the dates that ballots are expected to be mailed, and the address where the ballots will be mailed.

There's Still Time to Complete Your Census Form

With all that's been going on in the United States lately, you may have pushed aside your reminders to complete the required U.S. Census, but there's still time. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year.

It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona. The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics.

Statewide Curfew In Effect Through June 8

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday, May 31, issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a nightly curfew, from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. That curfew will expire on Monday, June 8, at 5 a.m. unless further extended.

Exemptions include law enforcement, authorized emergency responders, and media. People are allowed in public to travel to and from work, seek medical care, attend religious services, or patronize private businesses. Businesses are permitted to be open under the governor’s curfew.

Crack Seal/Fog Seal Continues as Part of Tucson Delivers: Better Streets

The next group of roadways included in the crack seal/fog seal program began receiving treatment today, June 1, with an expected completion date of Wednesday, June 10. Work will take place on Speedway Boulevard between Greasewood Road and Silverbell Road and on Speedway Boulevard between Main Avenue and Second Avenue. During the improvement project, there will be day and night work Monday through Friday. Please drive through the work areas with caution.


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