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.
Thanks to a corporate work study program, students at San Miguel High School are earning money to help contribute to the cost of their education. On their recent draft day, students learned where they would be working five days per month for the next four years. Learn more in the video below.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding more than $4.55 million to help end youth homelessness in Tucson and Pima County. The award is part of a nationwide $75 million grant program to 23 communities across the country, including eight rural areas.
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.
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.
The City of Tucson is looking for four residents to serve on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee advises the Mayor and Tucson City Council on all Environmental Services department programs and services, including rate structures, recycling issues, and environmental protection.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department, in partnership with Shift Transit, the Tugo Bike Share operating company, announce the commitment to expand Tucson’s bike share system.
A rezoning case has been filed for Escalera PAD (344 acres at Houghton and Valencia), for medium low density residential, village center, and open space uses. The PAD will utilize the basic parameters of the R-2 and C-2 zones within the respective residential and commercial areas.