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PDSD transitions to remote operations during COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Planning and Development Services Customers:

In responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic, PDSD made a rapid and unexpected transition to offsite and fully digital operations. This major shift in both location and business operations was temporarily disruptive and caused delays in responding to customer inquiries, processing development applications and responding to inspection request. 

South 12th Avenue Improvement Project Virtual Public Meeting

Ward 1 Council Member Lane Santa Cruz, Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres, and the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility invite you to attend a virtual public meeting for the South 12th Avenue, Irvington Road to Drexel Road, Transportation and Streetscape Improvement Project. Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), will work on the following days at the listed intersection locations to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows. Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – Grant Road/Campbell Avenue intersection Thursday, April 30, 2020 – Wilmot Road/Park Place Drive intersection Work at the intersections will take place from about 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Paul's Note - April 24th, 2020

I got some feedback that my newsletters haven’t been very exciting lately. I get that. My staff and I have been trying to play it down the middle with all of you during this crisis, and that sometimes means that these notes to you can be a bit boring, “boilerplate” as one of you said. I’ve had to put aside a few of the issues that excite me the most while our city deals with the crisis, and I’m confining most of my communication with you to just the basic information that we need while we deal with this.

Free Online Program to Help Protect Kids from Predators

The FBI is warning that as a result of COVID-19, children will have an increased online presence that puts them at risk. The 50,000 predators online at a given moment will have increased opportunities to take advantage of our children.

Power Over Predators recently announced the release of a new online learning program, offered free through the end of July. Schools, churches, and parents can register and invite their students to take the course at home.


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