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Paul's Note - September 20, 2019

Progress has continued on the solar panels in the parking lot at the Ward 2 office. The crew was doing some work inside the building this week. The work on the panels and connecting it to the building’s electrical system will be done this weekend. Those of you that come to the office will see that the fence will be down sometime next week.

New Road Safety Pilot Program Approved for "A" Mountain

The Mayor and Tucson City Council this week voted to approve a six-month Sentinel Peak Park ("A" Mountain) Road Safety Pilot Program that will expand pedestrian and bicycle access while still maintaining vehicular access for the community.

Beginning on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Mondays will become vehicle-free days, meaning cars and trucks will not be allowed, and the vehicular gate will remain closed. On Tuesdays-Sundays, vehicular gate access hours will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sandbag Site Reopens Today

To assist residents with property protection from potential heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Lorena, the City of Tucson Transportation Department will reopen its sandbag distribution site today, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field. Sand and sandbags will be provided.

Residents should bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill their own sandbags. There is a limit of 10 bags per vehicle.

Water Resources Research Center Holding 2019 Photo Contest

The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is holding its annual photo contest on the ways water transforms our state and the ways our state transforms water. Entries must be related to water and taken in Arizona. The contest deadline is Dec. 6 and entrants may submit up to three photos in the various categories.

TENWEST Festival Returns Next Month

TENWEST returns for a fifth year, Oct. 11-20, with multiple events in the downtown and University of Arizona areas. The 10-day event features exhibitions, talks, interactive experiences, and local and national experts to offer ways to face challenges in our community.

Created by Startup Tucson, TENWEST expects more than 10,000 attendees to participate in a diverse lineup of free and paid events.

Hi Corbett Sandbag Distribution Site to Reopen

To assist residents with property protection from potential heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Lorena, the City of Tucson Transportation Department will reopen its sandbag distribution site on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way, at Reid Park. At this location, sand and sandbags will be provided. Residents should bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill their own sandbags.

First Ave North of River Road Repaving Project

On Monday, September 23, 2019, Granite Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will begin work to repave First Avenue from River Road north to the city limit line, approximately 120 feet.

During this three-day reconstruction and repaving project, there will be single lane closures on River Road and on First Avenue. One travel lane in each direction will be maintained. For the safety of the traveling public, 24-hour lane restrictions will be in place during the project. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Hi Corbett Sandbag Distribution Site to Reopen - Tropical Storm Lorena

To assist residents with property protection from potential heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Lorena, the City of Tucson Transportation Department will reopen its sandbag distribution site on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the east parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way, at Reid Park. At this location, sand and sandbags will be provided. Residents should bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill their own sandbags. There is a limit of 10 bags per vehicle.

Recycling Info Update

As you know, the change to Every Other Week Recycling is scheduled to begin on September 30th. Environmental Services have sent out bill inserts, held public meetings, and have set up an interactive map. 

Final Meeting 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.

Third Street and Treat Avenue Bicycle Boulevards Community Input Events

The City of Tucson Transportation Department is planning two bicycle and pedestrian safety improvement projects. The Third Street and Treat Bicycle Boulevard projects will use neighborhood streets to expand the citywide low-stress biking network by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks.

Free Real Estate Expo is Tomorrow

The Tucson Association of Realtors is hosting a free expo tomorrow, Sept. 19, at the Tucson Convention Center, Exhibition Halls B & C, 260 S. Church Ave. The 10 a.m.-3 p.m. event features more than 120 exhibitors displaying industry goods and local services.

The City of Tucson's Water and Transportation departments will also staff a table with information for the public and for real estate agents. Entertainment includes a costume contest, high school dance team, and raffles.

Re-Entry Job Fair at Tucson Convention Center

Second Chance Tucson, in coordination with the Mayor’s Office, will hold a free Re-Entry Job and Resource Fair tomorrow, Sept. 19. The 1-4 p.m. event is intended to help formerly incarcerated individuals find employment.

Local employers will be on hand, and attendees can meet with company representatives and receive information on community resources. A "How to Work a Job Fair" workshop will be held every 30 minutes from noon until 2 p.m.

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