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All Souls Procession Road Closures

The Barrio Hollywood and Menlo Park neighborhoods will be the site of the 30th annual All Souls Procession on Sunday, November 3, 2019. The 2019 route parallels the Santa Cruz River. The procession begins at 6 p.m. on Grande Avenue south of Speedway Boulevard, turns left on St. Mary’s Road, then right onto Bonita Avenue. It flows around the Garden of Gethsemane toward the Finale Site, situated between the river and the Mercado San Agustin.

Reminder: Tucson City Court Closure This Friday

In an effort to better protect privacy and provide exceptional service, Tucson City Court will be transitioning to an Arizona Court Automation Project (ACAP) court of the Arizona Supreme Court during the weekend of Nov. 1-3.

To accommodate the change, the Court will be closed on Friday, Nov. 1. Online services will not be available Nov. 1-3 as computer systems will be down during the transition, and there is potential for limited service on Nov. 4.

Installation of Pedestrian Crossing Signal Underway on 22nd Street

A new HAWK pedestrian crossing signal is being installed at the intersection of 22nd Street and Belvedere Avenue. Crews are working 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on weekdays, and two lanes of travel will be maintained in each direction on 22nd Street.

Expect delays when driving in this work area and obey all traffic control signs. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of November, barring changes due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Open House to Discuss Gene C. Reid Park Improvements and Reid Park Zoo Master Plan

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation and Reid Park Zoo invite the public to participate in a discussion regarding the future of Gene C. Reid Park and the Reid Park Zoo master plan.

The public can stop by the open house to obtain information on park improvement projects slated to be completed with the Tucson Delivers Parks + Connections 2018 bond funds. Park projects include a new splash pad, new playground, improvements to the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, and improvements to the walking path.

Tucson Industrial Development Authority Honors Mayor Rothschild

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was honored by current and former board members of the Tucson Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for his help in providing access to affordable housing for area residents. Tucson IDA President Larry Lucero presented Rothschild with a Hemis Kachina, which represents abundance to the Hopi Tribe.

Udall Park to Have a Haunted Playground on Wednesday

Tucson Parks and Recreation will host Udall's Haunted Playground on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5-7 p.m., at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. The evening will include trunk-or-treat, games, music, costume parade, and a safe haunted playground under the lights.

This event won the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association's award for Outstanding Community or Neighborhood Special Event at the 2019 annual conference. For more information, call (520) 791-4931.

City Hiring Heavy Equipment Operators

The City of Tucson is seeking heavy equipment operators to work in its Transportation department. Duties include maintaining streets, roadways, drainage ways, and other City property.

Operators also grade terrain, lay asphalt and chip seal, hoist large heavy objects, dig trenches, excavate tree stumps, and sweep and vacuum streets. Work requires climbing in and out of equipment and exposure to extremes in weather and temperatures.

Paul's Note - October 25, 2019

If I had to rank the subjects of the calls my staff gets the most often at my office, numbers one and two are rezonings and transportation issues. I’m not sure which comes out on top, but those are by far the things that occupy most of the time here at the office.

Our Transportation Department is responsible for maintaining roads, sidewalks and our general streetscape in Tucson. They also maintain many of our washes.

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