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Environmental and General Services Department Hosts Virtual Recycling Q&A Today

Do you have questions about recycling? It can be confusing and the City of Tucson's Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) is here to help.

EGSD is hosting a Virtual Recycling question and answer session today, May 12, at 3 p.m. The event will be streamed live through Microsoft Teams. There is no need to download the Teams app.

Sign Up for Pima County Permanent Early Voter List

Sign up for Pima County's Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) to automatically receive an Early Voting Ballot for every election that you are eligible to participate in without the need to request a ballot for each election. Once on the list, eligible voters will receive a notice that will include the dates of the next two upcoming elections, the dates that ballots are expected to be mailed, and the address where the ballots will be mailed.

Reminder: Complete Census Form While Staying at Home

While more Arizonans stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, they can help their communities by completing their census forms online. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year. It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona.

The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics.

Mayor Romero Joins Latino Leaders for Virtual Event Discussing COVID-19 Crisis

UnidosUS is holding a virtual town hall tomorrow to discuss how local leaders are charting a way forward for the Latino community during the COVID-19 crisis. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti along with UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía.

Univision news anchor León Krauze, will moderate this event on Tuesday, May 12, at 4 p.m. MT.

Zoom Meeting Tomorrow on City Budget and Relief Funds

Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega, Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham, and Director of Intergovernmental Relations Andrew Greenhill will host an online overview of the City's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 20/21 and the use of congressional relief funds to mitigate the impact COVID-19 has had locally.

The Zoom event will be held tomorrow, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is accessible by computer or telephone. Registration is required.

County Issues New Guidance for Restaurants as Dine-in Service Begins Today

The Pima County Health Department issued restaurants and other facilities with on-premises dining 17 protective measures they should adopt for dine-in services during the pandemic. The directions come in response to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order allowing restaurants to resume on-premise dining today.

"A" Mountain Painted Blue Last Friday to Honor Nurses and Hospitals

Tucson's Sentinel Peak, also known as "A" Mountain, was painted blue this past Friday in honor of local health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

The effort was led by Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Betty Villegas, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, and Ward 1 Tucson Council Member Lane Santa Cruz. The painting coincided with National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.

South 12th Avenue Improvement Project

Crews began work today, May 11, on the South 12th Avenue Improvement Project from Irvington Road to Drexel Road. This project will create a safe, attractive, and more welcoming roadway for all users and will incorporate various elements of the “Complete Streets” approach to roadway design.

The project will reduce travel lanes from five to three, with one lane in each direction and a center turn lane. Other improvements include continuous sidewalks, on-street parking, and bike lanes.


The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility invites you to attend a virtual town hall for Move Tucson: Delivering Mobility Choices, a long-range transportation master plan. 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.


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