This week, the governor announced that our state’s “stay at home” orders will be extended for another two weeks. We want to do all we can to give our city’s small businesses an opportunity to reopen.
To protect the health and safety of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Tucson is continuing closures and other changes to City services until May 15, in line with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected" executive order extension issued on April 29.
On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, beginning at 2 a.m., westbound Alameda Street will be closed to through travel at Church Avenue downtown to allow crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Sign Shop to replace four overhead street name signs at the Church Avenue and Alameda Street intersection.
Tucson City Court now has a customer service walk-up window to accept in-person payments consistent with other operational changes designed to combat the spread of COVID-19. The customer service window faces south on Alameda Street at the City Court building, 103 E. Alameda St.
All other existing services and building access restrictions remain in force through at least June 1. For specific information about the operational reductions, follow the above link.
The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association and an anonymous donor are teaming up to offer a gift card program to help merchants in the area during these trying times. The website store for this second round goes live at 6 a.m. Monday, May 4, to offer gift cards with an added $10 bonus when you spend $25.
The gift cards are for specific merchants on Fourth Avenue. The program will provide another $35,000 investment in the future of Fourth Avenue's small, locally owned businesses.
The monthly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event scheduled for tomorrow, May 2, has been canceled to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The City of Tucson has halted all HHW collection until further notice at the main site at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive, the Los Reales Landfill site at 5300 E. Los Reales Road, and the monthly collection event at 7575 E. Speedway Blvd.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), will begin a crack seal/fog seal program on various roadways throughout the City. During the three-month-long roadway improvement project there will be day and night work. Crews will work Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. The dates, work hours and locations where the improvements will take place in the next two weeks of the program are:
The Tucson Fire Department's Tucson Collaborative Community Care (TC-3) is making a difference for first responders, health care workers, and the community. TC-3 is a joint effort by the Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Medical Center, and community partners that want to reduce the number of nonemergency calls to 911.
Do you have questions about recycling? It can be confusing and the City of Tucson's Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) is here to help. EGSD is hosting a Virtual Recycling question and answer session on Tuesday, May 12, at 3 p.m.
Main Gate Square restaurants, shops, and businesses are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic by participating in the Main Gate Strong Gift Voucher sale. The Marshall Foundation is sponsoring 1,000 $10 coupons, allowing you to instantly receive a printable $35 gift voucher for only $25.
A collection of Sonoran Desert plants creates a beautiful, functional, and low-maintenance landscape in the Sonoran Desert rain garden, located just outside the main office of Tucson's Parks and Recreation department. Its native trees and shrubs provide shade, offer food and habitat for local birds, butterflies, and bees, and aid in stormwater capture and infiltration.
Watch the video below to learn more about the garden.