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Meetings Continue to Discuss Recycling Collection Changes

The City of Tucson’s Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) will change residential recycling collection from every week to every other week beginning the week of Sept. 30. The day of the week for a customer's recycling collection will not change.

A bill insert with a map and schedule is included with September utility services statements. Each resident will also receive a direct mail piece listing their collection schedule and map.

City Recruiting Building Inspector

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is seeking a building inspector to research codes and regulations, complete and enter inspection reports, and maintain contact with contractors and builders for inspection requirements. This position may conduct site, residential, and/or commercial property inspections to ensure compliance with building safety codes.

Recycling Changes

The City of Tucson’s Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) will change residential recycling collection from every week to every other week beginning the week of Sept. 30. The day of the week for a customer's recycling collection will not change. A bill insert with a map and schedule is included with September utility services statements. Each resident will also receive a direct mail piece listing their collection schedule and map. Seven open public meetings will take place this month.

Paul's Note - September 13, 2019

The Arizona Daily Star ran a feature this weekend on families that are in Section 8 housing that are facing losing their homes as landlords turn away from wanting tenants that use the program.

There are a number of reasons why this is happening, and they run the gamut from the way the program has been administered at the federal level to the lack of affordable housing stock despite the amount of new development we’ve had in recent years.

Meetings Continue to Discuss Recycling Collection Changes

The City of Tucson’s Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) will change residential recycling collection from every week to every other week beginning the week of Sept. 30. The day of the week for a customer's recycling collection will not change.

A bill insert with a map and schedule is included with September utility services statements. Each resident will also receive a direct mail piece listing their collection schedule and map.

2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow

The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Sept. 14. Events during the day include Locomotive Saturday at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Read to a Dog at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, and Family Brain Boost at Children's Museum Tucson.

Evening events include live music at the Mercado San Agustin, 191 Toole, and other locations. The Scott Avenue Stage features Eldritch Dragons, Surfbroads, and Stripes. Some events are free, while some require tickets or admission fees.

Tugo Bike Share System is Expanding

The City of Tucson recently expanded the Tugo bike share system by adding four new stations and 51 docking points. This will make bike share more accessible to more people and neighborhoods.

The new stations and docking points are now available for use at El Presidio Park, Catalina Park, Lost Barrio, and Reid Park. More than 12,000 trips (24,500 miles) have been taken on Tugo bikes in 2019, accounting for approximately 2,300 pounds of CO2 emissions saved.

City Recruiting Engineering Project Manager

The City of Tucson is hiring an engineering project manager to work in its Transportation Department. The position supervises and performs senior-level professional engineering work in the planning, design, construction, and operation of the City's roadway network. This includes managing contract schedules and budget issues, as well as representing the City at public and neighborhood meetings.

Sun Tran unveils City of Tucson's first electric bus

Sun Tran, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and the City of Tucson are hosting a demonstration of Sun Tran’s first Zero-Emission Battery Electric Bus at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18. The public and news media are invited to view the demonstration on 12th Street between South Scott and South 6th Avenues, located behind TEP’s downtown headquarters at 88 E. Broadway.
 
The following speakers will present at the demonstration:

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