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City Recruiting Engineering Manager

The City of Tucson is hiring an engineering manager to work in its Transportation Department. The position will manage and coordinate several programs, including the Right-of-Way Permit & Code Section, the Utility Coordination & Technical Review Section, and the City's MS4 Permit and Stormwater/Floodplain Administration. The manager also supervises personnel and directs the operations of the engineering section.

Paul's Note - November 22, 2019

Our six-month “pilot program” with e-scooters began in September, and there is already a move to end it early.

Count me among those who’d like the program to continue.

We don’t see e-scooters much on the road here in Ward 2. The layout of our neighborhoods and the lack of clear pedestrian centers means that they aren’t as practical as they are in central Tucson.

How to Report Transportation Concerns After a Storm

With the rain we've been having this week, you may have noticed some storm-related issues affecting traffic. Is there a pothole you'd like to see filled? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk?

You can report these issues to the Tucson Transportation Department at (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to

More Than 2,500 Customers Have Received Rainwater Harvesting Rebates

Since introducing the program in September 2011, Tucson Water has provided more than 2,500 rainwater harvesting rebates to its customers. The capture, diversion, and storage of rainwater has offset more than 52.8 million gallons of water that would have been used for irrigation. This reduces dependence and money spent on drinking water.

Plan Ahead If You Have Planning and Development Services Business Next Friday

The Public Works building, 201 N. Stone Ave., will be open Friday, Nov. 29, but will have limited staff and services available the day after Thanksgiving. The Tucson Fire Department counter on the first floor of Planning and Development Services will be closed on that day.

Pima County public parking facilities also will be closed next Friday. However, you can conduct plenty of business online at the City's Planning and Development Service Department's website.

Regional Transportation Authority Seeks Input on Development of a New 20-Year Plan

A 35-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) wants resident input on guiding principles for the development of a new 20-year regional transportation plan. The CAC will consider the value of regional benefits of proposed projects versus the estimated construction costs to meet the budget.

Congress Street - I-10 Frontage Rd to Granada Avenue Road Closure

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, the eastbound lanes of Congress Street from the I-10 frontage road to Granada Avenue will be closed due to heavy equipment utilization.

The work hours for this one-day project are from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Message boards will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. The traveling public can expect delays when traveling near the work area.

Records Available with Property Research Online

City of Tucson Planning and Development Services (PDSD) has records available electronically via Property Research Online (PRO). Users can enter their address or permit number to find records information related to their property.

Available records are permits and plans (from mid-1950s to present), Certificate of Occupancy documents, and plot plans for houses in residential subdivisions with records continuously being uploaded.


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