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El Tour De Tucson Traffic Alert

Downtown Tucson will host the 37th El Tour de Tucson on Saturday, November 23, 2019. El Tour de Tucson is Arizona’s largest and longest-running bicycling event.  Held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, El Tour is a fundraising adventure ride attracting cyclists of all ages and abilities from throughout the United States and worldwide. The 100-mile start line (and finish line for all events) is located at Armory Park on Sixth Avenue at 13th Street.

Electronic Submittal of Building Plans Required for Review

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) will no longer accept paper building plan documents submitted for review. Walkthrough service will be available, but the application and documents must be submitted in advance. There will be a grace period until Friday, January 31, 2020, for applications not submitted electronically.

Steps to submit an application electronically:

Two Meetings Scheduled for Roger Road Improvements

The City of Tucson is hosting two community input events to provide information and receive community input on Roger Road Pedestrian Safety and Walkability, a Proposition 407-funded project.

The first is tomorrow, Nov. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road. The second is Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the northwest corner of Roger Road and Fairview Avenue.

Next Thrive in the 05 Business Forum is Tomorrow

Join the next Thrive in the 05 Business Forum "Change Agents-Planning Our Business Future Together" tomorrow, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room (CC180). Business community members and the Arizona Small Business Development Center will discuss how to be change agents through successful business planning and development in the Oracle/Stone Corridor and Miracle Mile Historic District.

City Recruiting Carpenters, Senior Fleet Services Technicians

The City of Tucson is hiring carpenters and senior fleet services technicians to work in its Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD). Carpenters are expected to provide skilled journey-level commercial carpentry work in the repair and modification of public facilities and related structures. Fleet services technicians perform vehicle inspections, tire and wheel repair, and change fluids, oils, and filters.

Planning and Development Services Department Recognized with 2019 Common Ground Award

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) was honored at the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) Common Ground Award ceremony for the 2019 Tech Tools. The yearly event is hosted by MPA to recognize community leaders, projects, and programs that have made significant contributions toward bridging divides and finding solutions to complex challenges in creative ways.

Downtown Links Pre-Construction Traffic Alert

On Monday, November 18, 2019, Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will begin pre-construction field activities, which are scheduled to continue through the end of December 2019. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term traffic control during this phase of work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following restrictions:

Paul's Note - November 14, 2019

Chuck Ford passed away last week. He ably represented the residents of Ward 4 for two terms from 1979 to 1987.

My family and his shared meals together and I golfed with him occasionally. What was always great about speaking to him was his relentless positivity about our community. He knew we had problems, but he loved Tucson and Tucsonans.

Pima Community College to Host Inaugural Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway

The Pima Community College (PCC) SSE210 Community Organization & Development Fall Semester class, in collaboration with the college's foundation and its Aztec Resource Center (ARC) and Food Pantry, is proud to host the inaugural Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway on Friday, Nov. 22, at the PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road.


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