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Paul's Note - November 1, 2019

My office has been fielding calls about two large possible developments about Houghton Road. In addition to having questions and concerns about the details of these projects, we are getting many calls asking about the process. Almost a year ago, I wrote a piece explaining the basics about how rezonings work. I’ve reprinted it below.

Senior Olympic Festival Registration Now Open

Tucson Parks and Recreation and Humana present the 36th annual Senior Olympic Festival. This festival is a celebration to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older. Events include volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and so much more. Opening ceremonies will be held Friday, Jan. 10, from 1-3 p.m. at Udall Park Amphitheater.

All Souls Procession Road Closures

The Barrio Hollywood and Menlo Park neighborhoods will be the site of the 30th annual All Souls Procession on Sunday, November 3, 2019. The 2019 route parallels the Santa Cruz River. The procession begins at 6 p.m. on Grande Avenue south of Speedway Boulevard, turns left on St. Mary’s Road, then right onto Bonita Avenue. It flows around the Garden of Gethsemane toward the Finale Site, situated between the river and the Mercado San Agustin.

Reminder: Tucson City Court Closure This Friday

In an effort to better protect privacy and provide exceptional service, Tucson City Court will be transitioning to an Arizona Court Automation Project (ACAP) court of the Arizona Supreme Court during the weekend of Nov. 1-3.

To accommodate the change, the Court will be closed on Friday, Nov. 1. Online services will not be available Nov. 1-3 as computer systems will be down during the transition, and there is potential for limited service on Nov. 4.

Installation of Pedestrian Crossing Signal Underway on 22nd Street

A new HAWK pedestrian crossing signal is being installed at the intersection of 22nd Street and Belvedere Avenue. Crews are working 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on weekdays, and two lanes of travel will be maintained in each direction on 22nd Street.

Expect delays when driving in this work area and obey all traffic control signs. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of November, barring changes due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.


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