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Volunteers Sought for the Complete Streets Coordinating Council

The City of Tucson is seeking volunteers to participate in a new public committee that will help guide transportation investments over the next 25 years. Those who have a background or strong interest in safety, accessibility for all abilities, equity, land use, environment, health and recreation, economic vitality, and mobility related to transportation are encouraged to apply.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony This Week for Valencia Road Project

Celebrate the completion of the Valencia Road - Wilmot Road to Kolb Road improvement project on Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of the Kolb Road and Valencia Road intersection. This project included improvements that increased roadway capacity and enhanced safety along the corridor. It was completed on schedule in 12 months.

Water Main Replacement Project on River Road Between Swan and Craycroft Roads

A water main replacement project on River Road between Swan and Craycroft Roads will periodically affect eastbound and westbound traffic. Bicycle lanes will be closed during the work and signs will be in place to direct traffic around the work areas as needed. Customers are not expected to be out of water during construction.

Project completion is expected in October. Go to Tucson Water's Outages & Advisories map for updates.

Sandbags Still Available

With a lull in the monsoon expected over the next few days, now is a good time to be prepared for the next round of summer thunderstorms. The City of Tucson's Transportation Department is still offering a free self-service sandbag station in the Hi Corbett Field parking lot. There is a limit of 10 sandbags, and people are encouraged to bring their own shovels to fill their bags. Watch the video below for more information about the program. If you don't want to fill the sandbags yourself, the City offers free, pre-filled sandbags in the north parking lot of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S.

Paul's Note - August 8, 2019

I am a strong believer in citizen participation. I wanted to let you know that there are some opportunities coming up to learn and participate.

Pima Association of Governments (PAG), in partnership with the City of Tucson, invites you to attend one of two open houses to review a draft Long-Range Regional Transit Plan. In the fall of 2018, the City and PAG held public meetings and conducted online and in-person surveys about transit. After technical review of all public comments, this draft plan was developed.

Mermaids Return to 4th Avenue and Downtown

The annual Return of the Mermaids festival is back tomorrow, Aug. 10, from 3-11 p.m. The monsoon celebration and mermaid festival in Downtown Tucson and Historic 4th Avenue is a family-friendly event that features mermaids, musical performances, vendors, costume contests, and parties.

Organizers encourage party-goers to dress up as if they live under the sea. One of the highlights of the event is a sidewalk parade that begins at 8:30 p.m. on East Congress Street. Please wear a costume or hold the hand of a costumed child to participate in the festivities.

2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow

The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Aug. 10. Events during the day include Locomotive Saturday at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Family Brain Boost and Art After Dark at Children's Museum Tucson, and Read to a Dog at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Evening events include live music at the Mercado San Agustin and other locations. Starting at 6:15 p.m., the Scott Avenue Stage features music from Stripes, Moontrax, and Weekend Lovers. Some events are free, while some require tickets or admission fees.

Pet Connection: Adopt a Dog

Nikki Reck with Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) introduces you to Hooch, one of the goofiest dogs currently at the shelter. Have cats? No problem, this guy gets along with everyone, and he's even housebroken.

Learn more about Hooch in the latest Pet Connection video.

City Seeks Volunteers for Complete Streets Coordinating Council

The City of Tucson is looking for volunteers to participate in the Complete Streets Coordinating Council, a new public committee that will help guide transportation investments over the next 25 years. The role of this committee will be to review transportation projects, ensure our streets are meeting the needs of everyone and help the City engage other members of the public about transportation matters.


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