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Paul's Note - May 8th, 2020

We have a whole range of offices that we need to make choices on this year from constable to president. With the primary coming up on August 4th, there are all kinds of questions about how we will safely conduct our election.

For years here in Arizona, you have had the option to vote from home. Starting this week, Pima County voters can sign up online to vote by mail for the 2020 Primary Election.

"A" Mountain Painted Blue to Honor Nurses and Hospitals

Tucson's Sentinel Peak, also known as "A" Mountain, was painted blue this morning, May 8, in honor of local health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. The effort, 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, coincides with National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.

Stay Informed About COVID-19

The City of Tucson created and maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. Visit the website for the latest information about how the City is conducting business during this crisis and the latest status in the community. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.

Downtown Tucson Partnership Offers Another Bonus Gift Card Round Later Today

Rio Nuevo is responding to public demand by sponsoring another round of the Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) Gift Card Incentive Program. Round 6 goes live this afternoon, May 8, at 5 p.m. Previous rounds began at 6 a.m. and sold out in a matter of minutes, and this will be the first time for an afternoon launch.


Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), continue to crack seal/fog seal various roadways throughout the City. Early Friday and Saturday mornings, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., the Houghton Road intersections at 22nd Street, Broadway, Valencia Road and Irvington Road will be closed to through travel so crews can complete fog sealing work in the middle of the intersections. Right turns at each leg of the intersections will be permitted.

Another Webinar Scheduled for ‘Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19 for Small Businesses’

The City of Tucson's Office of Economic Initiatives is inviting local businesses to join a free webinar Monday, May 11, from 3-4 p.m., on the latest help for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Next week's webinar will feature public health expert Dr. Omar A. Contreras, who will help guide us through the reopening of our economy.


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