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Regina Romero Wins Democratic Mayoral Primary; Other Primary Races Decided

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero won the Democratic primary for mayor in yesterday's election, defeating Steve Farley and Randi Dorman. Even though there are still votes to be counted, the lead is wide enough that second-place finisher Farley conceded the race last night. Romero will face Independent Ed Ackerly in the November general election.

Community Roundtable Tomorrow on South 12th Avenue Improvement Project

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero, Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres, and the City of Tucson Transportation Department are hosting a community roundtable for the South 12th Avenue, Irvington Road to Drexel Road, Transportation and Streetscape Improvement Project. The meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 6-7:30 p.m., at the El Pueblo Senior Center (Multipurpose Room), 101 W. Irvington Road.

The Reverse Trade Show is Coming

You're invited to the Copper Chapter of NIGP's Reverse Trade Show on Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Meet, greet, and connect with approximately 30 different public procurement agencies from throughout our region who spend millions of dollars each year on goods and services, all in one place at one time.

Watch the video below to learn how you can network, do business with other agencies, and register for the event.

Primary Election Day Tomorrow

The City of Tucson's primary election is tomorrow, Aug. 27, and if you haven't mailed back your ballot yet, it's too late, so hold on to it. You can drop off your voted ballot at any of the seven voting locations tomorrow during the polling hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also use any of these locations to obtain a replacement ballot upon presentation of a signed, sworn statement that the ballot was lost, spoiled, destroyed, or not received.

Registration Opens Wednesday for United Way's Annual Days of Caring

The 20th anniversary of United Way's Days of Caring takes place Oct. 25 and 26, and volunteers are needed to help improve our community. This annual event pairs caring residents with local needs. Projects may range from neighborhood cleanup, preparing meals, sprucing up schools, and beautifying neighborhood parks.

In 2018, more than 4,200 volunteers helped complete more than 100 projects in our community. Volunteer registration will open to the public on Aug. 28.

Arizona Symphonic Winds - Fall Concert Series

The Arizona Symphonic Winds under music director and conductor László  Veres, along with Tucson Parks and Recreation, brings you a series of free Fall concerts on Saturday evenings. All concerts begin at 7 pm at  the László  Veres Amphitheater at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd, just east of Sabino Canyon Road. Bring a comfortable folding chair & your picnic dinner. Best seats available before 6:30 pm.

This year's schedule:

Paul's Note - August 23rd, 2019

Probably the most fraught issues I have to deal with in my office are anything having to do with development and zoning. Neighbors get very concerned, and rightly so, when they hear about a new subdivision or commercial center in their area. I try to work with developers and neighbors, but as you’ll see, I can’t always be an advocate.

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