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September is National Preparedness Month

Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."

Homeowners, families, communities, and businesses can use this opportunity to understand more about preparing for disasters and reducing risks to health and the environment. This also includes cybersecurity.

Planning and Development Services Department Accepting Electronic Application Submittals

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is now allowing building package applications to be submitted electronically. Once the application has been submitted via the PDSD Filedrop, administrative review will take place within five working days and notice will be sent to the applicant if the application is incomplete or if substantive review has begun.

Paul's Note - August 30th, 2019

As I’ve written before, the officers of Tucson Police’s Operations Division East (also known as Team 4), which covers all but a handful of neighborhoods in Ward 2, have adopted new tactics to fight crime on our side of town.

They have been very effective. If you look at what are called Part 1 crimes (homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny from motor vehicles and auto theft), they are down significantly. This past July, there were 202 Part 1 crimes reported. In July of 2018, there were 389. That’s nearly a 50% decrease.

City Holiday Closures and Service Changes

All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed next Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day. All city residential and commercial trash and recycling customers will have their service delayed by one day next week. The Los Reales Landfill will be open.

Sun Tran buses and the Sun Link streetcar will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday. Sun Express and Sun Shuttle will not be in operation.

Community Meetings on Tobacco Ordinance to Be Held Next Month

The Pima County Health Department (PCHD) is hosting a second round of community stakeholder meetings to discuss proposed County ordinance changes regarding tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems. The two meetings will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 6-7 p.m., at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, and Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4-5 p.m., at Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda St.

PACC and Kino Sports Complex Host Free Pet Vaccine Clinic Tomorrow

To help pet owners in need of vaccines and microchips, Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and the Kino Sports Complex will host a free pet vaccine and microchip clinic Saturday, Aug. 31, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way. There will be rabies vaccines, DHPP/FRCP vaccines, microchips, flea/tick medicine, and dewormer. People will also have the option of purchasing a license.

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