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It’s already August, can you believe it? It’s a new semester for me and I hope it’s a productive school year for all of you that have kids.
Since 2021, Tucson has permitted Casitas or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in zones that allow residential uses. A Casita is a small, secondary home located on the same lot as an existing residence. More than a guesthouse or sleeping quarters, a Casita has its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, living and sleeping space.
Join the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department and Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness for a two-day community strategy session to guide our shared efforts to address unsheltered homelessness in the Tucson area.
Those of you that have come into the office have probably met my staff member Chris Desborough. In addition to his North London accent, you might have noticed that he is visually impaired. He’s done a lot to educate me and the rest of the staff on disability issues.
A draft Source of Income Protection Ordinance is now available for public comment. Please read below for more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
My staff is well equipped to handle a variety of issues that constituents ask us about. Is there speeding in your neighborhood? We’ll talk to the police about deploying motor officers. Is there dumping in the wash? We can get in touch with the transportation department. You have a question about what you can get rid of at the next household hazardous waste collection? We can find that out for you.
On June 7, Mayor and Council provided direction to begin code updates to streamline Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) processes.
PDSD is currently collecting input from stakeholders, staff, and the public on potential code changes. It is anticipated those proposed code changes will fall in the following three categories:
On Friday July 29, 2022, beginning at 6 p.m. the intersection of Broadway and Aviation Parkway is scheduled to close to all through travel as part of the Downtown Links Phase III Improvement Project. The intersection is scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 1, around 5 a.m.
During a July 12 meeting, an updated proposal for changes to commercial parking requirements were presented to Mayor and Council for a public hearing continued from April 19.
The proposed changes included:
City policy makers hear a lot about aging in place. Many older adults do better when they age in a neighborhood with friends and family nearby rather than in situations which tend to isolate them. The needs of citizens aging in place play a big role in recent changes in both housing and zoning policies.
COVID-19 showed many of us how much of an issue isolation can be. Also, living alone can be a challenge as a person gets older and needs to deal with expenses and chores.