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Mayor and Council to Hold Special Study Session This Afternoon

The Mayor and Tucson City Council will meet today, May 27, in a Special Study Session to discuss draft agreements for grants from the City of Tucson's We Are One/Somos Uno Tucson Resiliency Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, YWCA Southern Arizona, and Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona. Mayor and Council will also discuss the strategy for spending CARES Act funding, as well as numerous other items.

Excessive Heat Warning in Effect

The National Weather Service has issued an Extreme Heat Warning for today through Sunday at 8 p.m. Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures could peak between 104 and 110 on Friday, lowering slightly to between 103 and 108 on Saturday and Sunday in Tucson and surrounding areas.

As the weather heats up, be sure to take into account the safety tips outlined in the video below.



The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility presents two opportunities to participate in a virtual town hall for Move Tucson: Delivering Mobility Choices, a long-range transportation master plan in both Spanish and in bilingual format. Move Tucson is a year-long planning process that will create a mobility blueprint for the City’s future and identify Tucson’s transportation investment priorities for the next 20-plus years.


Move Tucson Virtual Town Halls This Week

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.

Tucson Ranks No. 1 in U.S. Google Search for 'Homes for Sale' Since COVID-19

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.

Paul's Note - May 22nd, 2020

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.


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