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Parks Projects Planning Meeting Saturday

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero, the “A” Mountain Community Neighborhood Association, and Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a meeting to discuss parks projects for Proposition 407, which is dedicated to improving City parks amenities and connections. The meeting is Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Fred Archer Recreation Center (Room A), 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd.

City Hiring Well Maintenance Mechanics for Water Department

The City of Tucson is recruiting well maintenance mechanics to join its Tucson Water department. Mechanics perform general repairs and maintenance to wells, deep well pumps, and related equipment, as well as monitor water levels and pumping pressures. Duties also include removing and installing well pumps and related equipment and preparing pumps and pump rigs for installation.

Volunteers Sought for the Complete Streets Coordinating Council

The City of Tucson is seeking volunteers to participate in a new public committee that will help guide transportation investments over the next 25 years. Those who have a background or strong interest in safety, accessibility for all abilities, equity, land use, environment, health and recreation, economic vitality, and mobility related to transportation are encouraged to apply.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony This Week for Valencia Road Project

Celebrate the completion of the Valencia Road - Wilmot Road to Kolb Road improvement project on Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of the Kolb Road and Valencia Road intersection. This project included improvements that increased roadway capacity and enhanced safety along the corridor. It was completed on schedule in 12 months.

Water Main Replacement Project on River Road Between Swan and Craycroft Roads

A water main replacement project on River Road between Swan and Craycroft Roads will periodically affect eastbound and westbound traffic. Bicycle lanes will be closed during the work and signs will be in place to direct traffic around the work areas as needed. Customers are not expected to be out of water during construction.

Project completion is expected in October. Go to Tucson Water's Outages & Advisories map for updates.

Sandbags Still Available

With a lull in the monsoon expected over the next few days, now is a good time to be prepared for the next round of summer thunderstorms. The City of Tucson's Transportation Department is still offering a free self-service sandbag station in the Hi Corbett Field parking lot. There is a limit of 10 sandbags, and people are encouraged to bring their own shovels to fill their bags. Watch the video below for more information about the program. If you don't want to fill the sandbags yourself, the City offers free, pre-filled sandbags in the north parking lot of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S.

Paul's Note - August 8, 2019

I am a strong believer in citizen participation. I wanted to let you know that there are some opportunities coming up to learn and participate.

Pima Association of Governments (PAG), in partnership with the City of Tucson, invites you to attend one of two open houses to review a draft Long-Range Regional Transit Plan. In the fall of 2018, the City and PAG held public meetings and conducted online and in-person surveys about transit. After technical review of all public comments, this draft plan was developed.


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