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Topics in This Issue:
Eviction Prevention Recognition
Tucson Wildlife Center
Reid Park Master Plan
Those of you that have come into the office have probably met my staff member Chris Desborough. In addition to his North London accent, you might have noticed that he is visually impaired. He’s done a lot to educate me and the rest of the staff on disability issues.
A draft Source of Income Protection Ordinance is now available for public comment. Please read below for more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
My staff is well equipped to handle a variety of issues that constituents ask us about. Is there speeding in your neighborhood? We’ll talk to the police about deploying motor officers. Is there dumping in the wash? We can get in touch with the transportation department. You have a question about what you can get rid of at the next household hazardous waste collection? We can find that out for you.
On June 7, Mayor and Council provided direction to begin code updates to streamline Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) processes.
PDSD is currently collecting input from stakeholders, staff, and the public on potential code changes. It is anticipated those proposed code changes will fall in the following three categories:
On Friday July 29, 2022, beginning at 6 p.m. the intersection of Broadway and Aviation Parkway is scheduled to close to all through travel as part of the Downtown Links Phase III Improvement Project. The intersection is scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 1, around 5 a.m.
Mayor and Council approved the expanded use of the Individual Parking Plan (IPP) following a public hearing during a meeting on July 12.
The updated proposal for changes to commercial parking requirements was presented to Mayor and Council for a public hearing continued from the April 19 meeting.
City policy makers hear a lot about aging in place. Many older adults do better when they age in a neighborhood with friends and family nearby rather than in situations which tend to isolate them. The needs of citizens aging in place play a big role in recent changes in both housing and zoning policies.
COVID-19 showed many of us how much of an issue isolation can be. Also, living alone can be a challenge as a person gets older and needs to deal with expenses and chores.
The City of Tucson Housing & Community Development's newsletter for July is now available! Included in the newsletter:
Some new faces will be joining the upper ranks of the Tucson Police Department, and it means that you will be seeing new leadership at Operations Division East, the division that handles calls in most of Ward 2.
Assistant Chief John Strader has left his job at TPD to become a deputy county attorney. Both Captains Christopher Dennison and Monica Prieto (who was once a lieutenant in ODE) have moved to assistant chief.