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Water the Future - Tucson Water’s One Water 2100 Master Plan

Imagine Tucson's water resources in the year 2100 - WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Tucson Water is asking these questions and more as part of developing a long-range plan based on an integrated approach to water resource management known as “One Water.”

Join Tucson Water’s One Water 2100 Master Plan team at any of these community events to share your thoughts on our water future:

Ward 1 Open House on Sunday

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Lane Santa Cruz and her staff invite the community to their first open house on Sunday, Feb. 16, 1-5 p.m., at the Ward 1 Office, 940 W. Alameda. There will be food, entertainment from local schools, and kid-friendly activities.

Guests can meet Council Member Santa Cruz and staff, as well as Ward 1 neighbors. There will also be highlights of what is happening in Ward 1 and tours of office spaces available for use by community groups.

Great Backyard Bird Count This Month

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations around the world. This year's GBBC takes place Friday through Monday, Feb. 14-17.

Participants are asked to count birds for at least 15 minutes (or longer) on one or more days of the event, then create a free GBBC account on the official website and enter their observations.

Parks and Recreation Needs Seasonal KIDCO Workers

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is recruiting recreation workers to assist with summer KIDCO programs for children. A recreation worker provides service to the patrons of the City's Parks and Recreation facilities. The seasonal position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12, prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Asian Lanterns Light Up Zoo Starting Thursday

Reid Park Zoo is partnering with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., UA Global, and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring more than 400 colorful, interactive, and customized lantern displays to Southern Arizona this spring.

The Asian Lantern Festival is Thursday through Sunday (Feb. 13-March 1), 6-9 p.m., and then nightly from March 5-29, 6-9 p.m. The family-friendly event features Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and activities, and 80% of the lanterns will be new to the Zoo.

Paul's Note - February 7, 2020

I became very frustrated the other night at the council meeting over what might be considered an obscure subject: impact fees.

Impact fees are charged to developers for new construction. Cities and counties impose them because new development means that services in that area, whether it’s roads, parks, water or sewers, need to be expanded.

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