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Ward 4 Council Member Nikki Lee Coordinates with Raytheon to Help Youth On Their Own Students

Students without access to a computer recently shared how difficult it has been to participate in online learning opportunities with their class while schools have been closed. With Councilwoman Nikki Lee’s coordination with Raytheon, 30 laptops, computer mice, and backpacks have been donated to Youth On Their Own (YOTO) for students to have the opportunity to complete the school year.

Downtown Tucson Partnership Offers Another Bonus Gift Card Round

The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) Gift Card Incentive Program continues with another round of bonus gift cards this week. Round 8 begins tomorrow, May 22, at noon, with support from Holualoa Companies.

This round will bring gift card sales up to $280,000. Under the program, people buy a gift card worth $35 for only $25. That $10 bonus incentive is made possible through the support of a sponsor. Money is infused directly into the downtown businesses within days of the sale.

Take a quick survey to help us improve our website

As more of our services and customer interactions have moved online, Planning and Development Services is working to improve our website and make it easier for the public to access information they need. 

You may have seen some small changes already - we have tried to make it easier for customers to find information on how to appy for a permit, submit their application online, and schedule an inspection. 

We want future changes to our website to be based on YOU and your needs.

Fun with the Baby Elephant

The elephant care team at Reid Park Zoo says baby elephant Mapenzi, now referred to as Penzi, has an energy level that is "off the charts," and she loves exploring her habitat at full speed. In the video, you can see her play with water, wallow in the mud, and run around.

Applications Now Being Accepted to Become Certified as a Green Business Leader

The Southern Arizona Green Business Alliance (SAZGBA) is accepting applications to become certified as a Green Leader. A checklist provides local and non-local businesses with an entry point to learn about, evaluate, and adopt cost-saving sustainability practices. Upon completion, businesses will receive an individualized virtual consultation, personalized recommendations, marketing promotion, and recognition for their leadership.

Traffic Signal Improvements - Houghton Rd and Mary Ann Cleveland Way Intersection


On Thursday, May 21, 2020, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to replace traffic signal heads with upgraded signals to accommodate flashing yellow left turn arrows at the intersection of Houghton Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way.

Work at the intersection will take place from about 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Euclid Avenue Travel Lane Restrictions at Broadway Begin This Week

The curb travel lane on northbound Euclid Avenue, both north and south of Broadway, will be closed to travel beginning tomorrow, May 20, at approximately 6 a.m.

This travel lane closure will be in place for about 30 days, 24 hours a day, so that crews can construct new underground storm drains as part of the Broadway-Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road Improvement Project. This project is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.


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