Former Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association president Kathleen Flasch passed away. I’d like to extend my condolences on behalf of my staff and our Ward 2 friends to her husband Frank and her whole family.
Kathleen was born in England and came to Tucson by way of Chicago. She was a world traveler, a huge fan of the Rolling Stones and a tenacious advocate for her neighborhood since first moving there in 2001.
Mayor and Council held a public hearing on October 19 to take public comments regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Following this hearing and their deliberations, Mayor and Council adopted an amendment to the Unified Development code to allow ADUs, or casitas.
The code amendment adopted by Mayor & Council allows:
On Tuesday October 26, 2021, at about 6 a.m., Tucson Boulevard north of Broadway will close to all through travel while crews remove the old asphalt, prepare subgrade and base pave the roadway, as part of the Broadway Improvement Project. The roadway is scheduled to reopen at 5 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021.
The City of Tucson and Pima County are hosting community input meetings November 1st and 3rd regarding American Rescue Plan funding for HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP).
For more information, and to register to attend, please visit the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness website. Seating is limited.
My office got several calls and emails about a shredding/household hazardous waste drop-off that was originally scheduled for Pima College Downtown Campus on Saturday. Unfortunately for the people that showed up, the event had been moved. My staff contacted Environmental and General Services (EGSD), which organized the event, and got this reply:
TUCSON WARD 5 COUNCIL MEMBER TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE ARIZONA VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME
TUCSON – Tucson Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres will be inducted in the Arizona Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Council Member Fimbres is part of the Arizona Veterans’ Hall of Fame, Class of 2021. The induction ceremony will take place Friday, October 15 in Scottsdale.
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You may be hearing the initials ADU, which stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit. Basically, these are smaller, second houses built on a lot with a larger house. My colleagues and I are considering making code changes that will make them easier to build in Tucson.
A proposal to allow casitas, or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), in Tucson was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission. Mayor and Council will hold a virtual Public Hearing on October 19 before they consider adopting this code amendment. Email email@example.com to submit comments or request to speak at the virtual hearing.
The Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced Tucson as one of 26 U.S. cities selected to receive a grant as part of their Asphalt Art Initiative. The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative provides cities with grants of up to $25,000, as well as technical support for projects that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage residents of their communities.