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Paul's Note - June 11, 2021

Last August, the Pima Council on Aging was awarded a federal grant to support dementia specialized supportive services for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and their caregivers. They will be rolling out these programs over the coming weeks and months, and I’ll keep you up to date on them. You can also check their website, pcoa.org

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For the past year, PDSD, along with other City departments, has held Board, Commission and Committee meetings and other public meetings virtually. These meetings have had strong attendance by members of the public and have made it easier for many people to attend. At the same time, participation in virtual meetings works best when attendees have access to a computer and the internet and we are aware that many in our community are not digitally connected. We want your thoughts on how to make our public meetings accessible!

Operation Splash 2021

Protecting the traveling public on City streets during Tucson’s summer thunderstorm season is the objective of the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility’s (DTM) Operation Splash campaign. As weather patterns shift to bring moisture into Tucson, crews from DTM’s Streets Maintenance Division will deliver barricades to hundreds of dip crossings throughout the City beginning Monday, June 7, 2021.

First Avenue Needs Assessment - Community Input

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is seeking community input on two alternative options to improve First Avenue between Grant Road and River Road. The first alternative consists of keeping First Avenue at its current configuration of four travel lanes, while modernizing the corridor to improve safety, upgrade traffic signals, enhance comfort and access for pedestrians and bicyclists, and install new landscaping.

Traffic Signal Work - Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road

On Thursday, June 3, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to conduct work on the traffic signals at the Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road intersection. Crews will remove and replace the traffic signal pole and mast arm for northbound travel, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows.

Paul's Note - May 28th, 2021

Last week, I gave some reasons why I am skeptical about having the city participate in an extension of the Regional Transportation Authority. One fact I didn’t mention: the fact that many current RTA projects, particularly in the city, may not end up fully funded. 

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