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Paul's Note - August 31, 2018

As the people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived, it seems strictly consonant to the republican theory to recur to the same original authority ... whenever it may be necessary to enlarge, diminish, or new-model the powers of government. – James Madison

Veterans Court Awarded Grant

The Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court, part of the Tucson City Court system, is the recipient of a $395,000 annual grant over five years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Judge Michael Pollard recently announced the grant for the court and the creation of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Southern Arizona Justice for Veterans) to support it.

City to Celebrate Silverlake Park Field Improvements

Ward 5 Tucson City Council Member and current Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres will be cutting the ribbon and speaking at the Silverlake Park Multipurpose Field to celebrate the completion of the new four-pole LED sports lighting project.

The $292,500 modern LED lighting system added to the field will allow youth sports organizations to practice and play close to home and into the evenings. The ceremony will take place tomorrow, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. near the multipurpose field on the southwest side of the park at 2420 S. Kino Parkway. 

City Selects Transportation Director

Following a national recruitment and competitive selection process, Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega has selected Diana Alarcon as the new director of the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), effective Oct. 1, 2018.

Finalists were interviewed by City staff and a panel that included neighborhood representatives, bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates, transit stakeholders, and public and private sector engineering professionals.

Tucson Fire Paramedics on A&E's Nightwatch Nation

The A&E Network is airing Nightwatch Nation, a new reality series from Executive Producer Dick Wolf and 44 Blue Productions. The series, which began earlier this month, follows EMTs with the Tucson Fire Department and teams in Yonkers, New York; Austin, Texas; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana as these real-life heroes risk their lives to work the busiest and most-unnerving overnight shift.

Brush and Bulky Door Hanger Notices Will No Longer Be Delivered Next Year

Beginning in 2019, single-family residential customers inside the city limits will no longer receive door hanger notifications for Brush and Bulky service from the City’s Environmental & General Services Department.

Visit the Brush and Bulky website to find collection dates and a map of Tucson’s 26 residential service areas. City crews collect from each area twice a year.

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