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Paul's Note - February 14, 2020

We are embarking on another discussion about the long range future of our community, this time it’s on a topic I’ve spoken and written about before: our water future.

Tucson Water is preparing a new comprehensive long range plan for the first time since 2004, based on a nationally recognized integrated approach to water resource management known as “One Water.”

City Holiday Closures

The City of Tucson will observe Presidents Day next Monday, Feb. 17. All City offices, except for emergency services, will be closed.

Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, but the Los Reales Landfill will be open. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling services delayed by one day next week.

Five Points Art Enhancement

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Granite Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, is scheduled to begin work on the Five Points Art Enhancement Project at the intersection of Sixth Avenue, 18th Street and Stone Avenue.

The new art will consist of five overhead steel arches with electrified signs spanning each roadway segment of the intersection. The art also includes a six-foot-tall statue of Cesar Chavez that will beplaced on the point of the intersection, between Stone Avenue and Sixth Avenue.

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.

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