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Votes Still Being Counted for Special Election

Although some votes still need to be counted, the latest results show Arizona voters favoring both propositions on yesterday's Special Election ballot.

Prop. 123 increases the distribution of state education funding from the State Land Trust. As of this morning, it was winning by less than 1 percent of the vote.

Prop. 124 is a measure to change the way the Arizona's public safety pension system pays increases in benefits to retirees. Of the ballots counted, 70 percent voted for approval.

Adoption of Tentative City Budget Tonight

After months of planning and tweaking the Fiscal Year 2016/17 Recommended Budget, the Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight is scheduled to adopt the tentative $1.37 billion plan that includes a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases.

City Manager Michael Ortega formally submitted the structurally balanced budget last month. Another meeting and public hearing will be held June 7 prior to final budget adoption.

Tucson is a PulsePoint Connected Community (Video)

The Tucson area is a connected community, giving citizens the chance to save lives via the PulsePoint app for smartphones. PulsePoint is a product that connects CPR/AED trained members of the public to emergency calls nearby.

The app alerts members to an emergency that may require the use of CPR and/or an AED. PulsePoint will send an alert to any registered user with a smartphone within the proximity of the emergency. The system also provides the location of the closest AED.

Citizen Advisory Committee Plaque Dedication for Kino Parkway - 22nd Street Intersection on May 16

Join the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) as they dedicate a plaque to honor the Citizen Advisory Committee for the Kino Parkway – 22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project on Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. under the overpass on the southern wall at Kino Parkway and 22nd Street.

Speakers will include Tucson Council Member Richard Fimbres; representatives from the Tucson Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority along with members of the project’s Citizen Advisory Committee.

Council Member Karin Uhlich Not Seeking Re-Election

Ward 3 Tucson City Council Member Karin Uhlich announced via email yesterday that she will not run for another term. Her current term doesn't expire until late next year, but Uhlich said she wants to allow any potential candidates for the job to have plenty of time for campaigning.

"I will fulfill my next 18 months of service with sustained energy and focus," she said. "Then, after 12 years in office, I’ll proudly step aside and support the incoming Council Member as she/he enters this fulfilling and privileged role serving the public."

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