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Placemaking at El Presidio Workshop is Saturday

A public, community-visioning workshop focused on El Presidio, its cultural institution, and the connections to downtown will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School, 500 W. St. Mary's Road.

Rio Nuevo is working with stakeholders and Projects for Public Spaces to develop ideas to make the public spaces of El Presidio and its cultural institutions active, dynamic, and better connected to downtown.

Median Island Improvements Taking Place on Campbell Avenue

Installation of irrigation components and vegetation trimming in the median islands on Campbell Avenue from Sixth Street to Speedway Boulevard began today. During the work, the northbound median island travel lane on Campbell Avenue will be closed. The southbound travel lanes will remain open.

Crews will work weekdays, 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m., each day. Expect delays when driving in the area. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of November.

City Hiring KIDCO Workers

The City of Tucson is seeking fun, energetic, and enthusiastic recreation workers to help with KIDCO afterschool programs for children. This non-permanent position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12 (with possible positions for programming of 12-14 year olds), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Work hours are 1-6 p.m. Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply. The deadline is Nov. 7.

Paul's Note - November 1, 2019

My office has been fielding calls about two large possible developments about Houghton Road. In addition to having questions and concerns about the details of these projects, we are getting many calls asking about the process. Almost a year ago, I wrote a piece explaining the basics about how rezonings work. I’ve reprinted it below.

Senior Olympic Festival Registration Now Open

Tucson Parks and Recreation and Humana present the 36th annual Senior Olympic Festival. This festival is a celebration to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older. Events include volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and so much more. Opening ceremonies will be held Friday, Jan. 10, from 1-3 p.m. at Udall Park Amphitheater.


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