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Paul's Note - January 24th, 2020

Those of you that follow council meetings know that they usually are a study session in the afternoon followed by a regular meeting in the evening. Both of these are public meetings and they get noticed as such.

Tuesday’s meeting will be a break from that pattern, but not unprecedented. It will be a mayor and council retreat. It won’t be nearly as much fun as it sounds. We’ve had several of these over the past few years, particularly under the leadership of City Manager Michael Ortega.

Teams Can Register for February 3-on-3 Rodeo Classic Basketball Tournament

Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a 3-on-3 Rodeo Classic Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. at the William M. Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive.

Age divisions are 9-12 and 13-15. Registration is underway through Feb. 18, and teams must register in person at the Clements Center. The cost is $10 per team (cash only), and awards will be given for first and second place teams.

Next Thrive in the 05 Neighborhood Design Charrette is Monday

A design charrette/strategy workshop focusing on growth in the Oracle Road Gateway (Historic Miracle Mile District) is Monday, Jan. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room (CC180). The workshop will focus on workforce and economic development opportunities for local businesses and representatives in the 85705 ZIP code.

Refreshments and activities for children will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP.

Thrive in the 05 Neighborhood Design Charrette is Saturday

A design charrette/strategy workshop tailored specifically for Thrive in the 05 neighborhoods takes place Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-noon, at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room (CC180).

The hands-on opportunity focuses on designing sustainable public spaces and corridors, promoting active healthy lifestyles, incorporating green infrastructure, reducing crime, and more.

Interstate 10 Project on Ruthrauff Road is Underway

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has started a two-year freeway project that will bring travel restrictions and road closures during its duration. It is designed to improve safety and traffic operations on both I-10 and Ruthrauff Road/El Camino del Cerro.

Business access will be maintained throughout the project. Visit the ADOT website above for the most current information and to subscribe to receive updates and traffic alerts by email.

Paul's Note - January 17th, 2020

One of the frustrations with our plastic containers is that, for the most part, can’t be used over again. We use a lot of natural resources (namely oil) not to actually make a product but to make something that a product is stored in. We then toss that container away and it ends up in a landfill.

And that brings us to plastic pill bottles. Most of us have a prescription to something, and when we are done, we throw the bottles away. The thing is, those bottles are, unlike plastic bags and plastic water bottles, quite durable and can be used many times over.


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