To All Residents of City of Tucson and Pima County:
The challenge has come once again to respond to the Census questionnaire.
We’ve been doing COVID-19 testing at Udall Park for the last week or so. It’s relatively easy to sign up and get the testing done. I know this because I made an appointment and got tested earlier this week.
It takes five minutes to sign up. All you need to do is go to www.pima.gov/covid19testing and click on the Schedule My Test link for Udall, or call 800-369-3584 to schedule an appointment. The test itself was easy too, and there was nearly no waiting.
The City of Tucson Mayor and Council have allocated more than $4.5 million of Federal CARES Act dollars to fund an emergency rent and utility assistance program for City of Tucson residents struggling to pay rent or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) department has partnered with several agencies to administer this program including Primavera, Interfaith Community Services, Catholic Community Services, and International Rescue Committee.
Program details and requirements include:
While I’m aware that there are varied thoughts on what role our police department plays in the community, recently, a local news report regarding officer attrition in the Tucson Police Department left the wrong impression. The response from Chief Chris Magnus, sent to council offices earlier this week, is below. I want to reiterate that I am committed to bringing in more academy classes and expanding our community service officer program.
The City of Tucson, Pima County Health Department and Paradigm Laboratories will begin free COVID-19 tests Friday, August 7 at the Morris K. Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road.
Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing on August 11, 2020, at or after 5:30 p.m., in relation to the Substantial Amendment to the City of Tucson 2019 Annual Action Plan in Response to the Covid 19 Pandemic.
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On Thursday, August 6, 2020, beginning at 2 a.m. crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Sign Shop will replace overhead street name signs at the intersections of Stone Avenue and Alameda Street and Stone Avenue and Pennington Street. The work is scheduled to be complete by 2 p.m. the same day.