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Paul's Note - November 13, 2020

My office has gotten a lot of feedback about the plans for zoo expansion and how it will affect the south pond at Reid Park, the smaller of the two ponds. My staff and I have been working with both Reid Park Zoo and the Parks and Recreation Department on an informative, comprehensive response to your questions. I thought I’d share our office’s response as part of this newsletter: 

Traffic Signal Improvements - Golf Links Road and Swan Road





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 Golf Links Road and Swan Road intersection on Thursday, November 12, 2020.  

Paul's Note: November 10, 2020

This is a special edition of our weekly Ward 3 newsletter in recognition that tomorrow, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected tomorrow. Customers with regular Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday collections will have their pickups delayed by one day. Transit services will run on a regular weekday schedule.

Paul's Note - November 6, 2020

Votes are still being counted and it's been a contentious week. I want to take the time to tell you about Tucsonans coming together to help our neighbors.

My staff volunteered for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on Thursday. COVID-19 has caused many challenges for agencies like the Food Bank. Economic stress has, of course, made their services more needed. They also must keep their volunteers and employers safe during this public health emergency, which can make it harder to serve people in need.

Mayor and Council to review updates to Tucson Floodplain Management Plan, Floodplain Ordinance, and Levee Manual

Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at or after 5:30 p.m. The public hearing will be conducted online.  You may view the public hearing at Mayor and Council will consider: update to the 2016 adopted Tucson Floodplain Management Plan, revisions to the Floodplain Ordinance, and a new City of Tucson Levee Manual. 

The final drafts of documents to be reviewed by Mayor and Council can be found here:


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