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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. 

Traffic Alert - Congress Street and I-10





On Saturday, October 17, 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 eastbound and westbound intersections of Congress Street and Interstate 10.  The work is scheduled to be complete by 2 p.m. the same day.

Crack Seal/Fog Seal Program

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are fog sealing various roadways throughout the City. This scheduled work is part of the crack seal/fog seal program that was rescheduled due to weather conditions in July 2020.

The dates, times and locations where fog sealing will take place in the next two-weeks are:

Paul's Note - October 9, 2020

Oftentimes, if someone wants to build something new, they will need to go through the rezoning process. This requires meetings with residents in the area, the oversight of our Planning and Development Services Department and a vote of Mayor and Council. Most rezonings that come before the council are non-controversial. However, there can be concerns about impact on the area such as traffic, noise and protection of our environment expressed by people in the area.

Tucson Delivers Better Streets Prop 101 - Los Reales Road - Santa Clara Avenue to Nogales Highway

On Monday, October 12, 2020, Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) will begin a roadway improvement project on Los Reales Road from Santa Clara Avenue to Nogales Highway, as part of the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.

Paul's Note - October 2nd, 2020

Assistant Fire Chief Laura Baker retired this week after 26 years of serving our community. I’d like to extend my appreciation and best wishes on behalf of all of our Ward 2 neighbors.

Chief Baker was Tucson’s first woman fire chief. She also worked hard to get other women into the firefighting profession, including starting Camp Fury back in 2009. Camp Fury is a project with the Girl Scouts to introduce girls to firefighting. It is now a nationwide program.

Thank you, and good luck in what ever you do next, Chief.


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