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Paul's Note - August 30th, 2019

As I’ve written before, the officers of Tucson Police’s Operations Division East (also known as Team 4), which covers all but a handful of neighborhoods in Ward 2, have adopted new tactics to fight crime on our side of town.

They have been very effective. If you look at what are called Part 1 crimes (homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny from motor vehicles and auto theft), they are down significantly. This past July, there were 202 Part 1 crimes reported. In July of 2018, there were 389. That’s nearly a 50% decrease.

City Holiday Closures and Service Changes

All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed next Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day. All city residential and commercial trash and recycling customers will have their service delayed by one day next week. The Los Reales Landfill will be open.

Sun Tran buses and the Sun Link streetcar will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday. Sun Express and Sun Shuttle will not be in operation.

Community Meetings on Tobacco Ordinance to Be Held Next Month

The Pima County Health Department (PCHD) is hosting a second round of community stakeholder meetings to discuss proposed County ordinance changes regarding tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems. The two meetings will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 6-7 p.m., at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, and Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4-5 p.m., at Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda St.

PACC and Kino Sports Complex Host Free Pet Vaccine Clinic Tomorrow

To help pet owners in need of vaccines and microchips, Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and the Kino Sports Complex will host a free pet vaccine and microchip clinic Saturday, Aug. 31, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way. There will be rabies vaccines, DHPP/FRCP vaccines, microchips, flea/tick medicine, and dewormer. People will also have the option of purchasing a license.

Regina Romero Wins Democratic Mayoral Primary; Other Primary Races Decided

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero won the Democratic primary for mayor in yesterday's election, defeating Steve Farley and Randi Dorman. Even though there are still votes to be counted, the lead is wide enough that second-place finisher Farley conceded the race last night. Romero will face Independent Ed Ackerly in the November general election.

Community Roundtable Tomorrow on South 12th Avenue Improvement Project

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero, Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres, and the City of Tucson Transportation Department are hosting a community roundtable for the South 12th Avenue, Irvington Road to Drexel Road, Transportation and Streetscape Improvement Project. The meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 6-7:30 p.m., at the El Pueblo Senior Center (Multipurpose Room), 101 W. Irvington Road.

The Reverse Trade Show is Coming

You're invited to the Copper Chapter of NIGP's Reverse Trade Show on Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Meet, greet, and connect with approximately 30 different public procurement agencies from throughout our region who spend millions of dollars each year on goods and services, all in one place at one time.

Watch the video below to learn how you can network, do business with other agencies, and register for the event.

Primary Election Day Tomorrow

The City of Tucson's primary election is tomorrow, Aug. 27, and if you haven't mailed back your ballot yet, it's too late, so hold on to it. You can drop off your voted ballot at any of the seven voting locations tomorrow during the polling hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also use any of these locations to obtain a replacement ballot upon presentation of a signed, sworn statement that the ballot was lost, spoiled, destroyed, or not received.

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