The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) Clean Air Program has issued issuing an Air Pollution Advisory for today, May 26, due to the potential for elevated levels of ground-level ozone air pollution in the Tucson area. People who are sensitive to air pollution may experience shortness of breath, coughing, throat irritation, wheezing, and breathing discomfort.
The Pima County Justice Court will hold an Eviction Prevention Resource Fair on Thursday, May 28, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Those attending can learn more about resources for rental assistance, eviction delays, legal assistance, jobs, pets, and more. Bilingual assistance will be available. Agencies ready to help will be present.
The Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility invites you to attend a virtual town hall for Move Tucson, a long-range transportation master plan, on Thursday, May 28. There are two opportunities, either for call-in or through Microsoft Teams.
A forum for Spanish speakers will be held at noon, and a bilingual forum will be held at 6 p.m. Hear from the Move Tucson team, ask questions, and learn more about the year-long planning process.
A LendingTree analysis of Google search data reveals the 10 cities with the largest spikes in online home sales. Tucson received the largest percentage increase in Google searches for “homes for sale” with a 164.71% increase by the end of April.
LendingTree believes Americans are resuming their house hunting online after taking a pause during the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak. Low interest rates and the anticipation that there may be fewer buyers appear to be driving renewed interest in the housing market.
We haven’t done nearly enough COVID-19 testing in Pima County. According to the Daily Star, 588 were tested the first weekend at the beginning of the month, with 735 and 1500 in subsequent weeks. They are hoping to test 3,000 this weekend. Even with the increases, we are a long way from having enough people tested to ensure that the public is safe.
All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, and customers will have their collections delayed by one day next week.
Stay-at-home orders may have ended, but physical distancing is still the smart way to spend the holiday weekend. In yesterday’s, May 21, video update, Pima County Health Director Bob England reminded everyone that even as society opens up, it’s not the time to relax the preventive measures we’ve adopted to keep each other safe. Keep groups to 10 or fewer individuals, stay 6 feet apart, and wear face coverings in public.
The City Service Impacts Hotline, (520) 791-2540, remains active but will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. You can call with questions about how City business is being conducted during this community emergency. Call takers are available for both English and Spanish speakers.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors this week voted to revise rules for protective measures some businesses should follow during a pandemic. The changes came after feedback from restaurant owners and others. The revisions include more lenient rules on masks, signage, occupancy, reservations or call-ahead seating, display of cleaning logs, and other items. Even as Pima County moves forward with the amendments, the proclamation is still being investigated by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office after some claimed the regulations are a violation of Arizona Gov.
Childhood friends Frank Giroux and Mike Dyer recall their time in Vietnam and share their passion for their new mission...helping veterans and remembering those who have fallen in the line of duty.
In the video below, they discuss how they plan to spend Memorial Day.
Please take a moment to fill out the Census 2020. The money given to the City of Tucson and to the State of Arizona will go to help fund public safety, schools, our highways, housing assistance, familes in need and much more. Go to https://2020census.gov/en.html to fill out the form. 5 minutes of your time can make a BIG impact on our community.
If you'd like COVID-19 testing, it will be available on Saturday, May 30th. Please apply by the Thursday before testing.
The We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund, managed by the Business Development Finance Corporation (BDFC), has no-interest loans available for Tucson small businesses. Since the loan program rolled out in April, more than $300,000 has been awarded of the $1 million authorized by the Mayor and Tucson City Council to assist local small businesses.