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Paul's Note - April 26th, 2019

We are quickly catching up with 2020, which means that it’s time for another census for all of us living in the United States. The census is in article one of the Constitution, so it was important to the founders of our country.

The framers of the constitution put it near the beginning because having an accurate count is critical to ensuring that there is equitable representation in congress and in our state legislatures. It has also become important in many other ways as well.

Opportunities for Tucson Families to Assist Asylum Seekers

With the growing number of immigrant families being released in the Tucson area, community service providers are in need of volunteers and donations to support the asylum seekers continuing on their journey.

To volunteer in any capacity, please send an email to casaalitasprogram@gmail.com. For more information on available opportunities and needed donations, please read the volunteer/donation information sheet (PDF).

Tucson Audubon Society Hosts Wednesday Field Trips at Sweetwater Wetlands

Every Wednesday, the Tucson Audubon Society hosts free field trips at Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Birders of all experience levels are welcome to see the variety of species that frequent the facility. Field trips begin at 6 a.m.

Bring binoculars and a camera to view the exciting species in the area. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and proper clothing for outdoors.

City of Tucson Recruiting Electronics Bench Technician

The City of Tucson’s Environmental & General Services Department is hiring an electronics bench technician. This position will be responsible for repairing electronics equipment. Work includes troubleshooting, replacing, and repairing defective radios, siren systems, emergency lighting and controls, installing and testing equipment for proper operation, utilizing digital multi-meters, amp meters, watt meters, and service monitors.

Broadway and Beverly Ave/Williams Blvd Traffic Signal Rewire

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the traffic signals at the Broadway and Beverly Avenue/Williams Boulevard intersection will not be in operation as crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Parks Commission Meets This Week to Discuss Needs at City Parks

The monthly meeting of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission will be held Wednesday, April 24, 3:30-5 p.m., at Tucson Parks and Recreation (Mesquite Room), 900 S. Randolph Way. 

The commission serves as a citizens advisory panel to the Mayor and Tucson City Council on issues such as recreational and park activities within the city, operations policy and procedures, user fees, park development, and park name changes.

Walk This Week at Udall Center

Tucson Parks and Recreation is hosting a walking event on Friday, April 26, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., at the Morris K. Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road, to celebrate National Walking Day. Membership passes or the center's daily use fees ($1.50 for adults/$1 for youth 17 years and under/$1 for seniors 62 years and older) apply.

Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, there will be raffle prize drawings every two hours. For more information call (520) 791-4931. 

City Hiring Transportation Administrator

The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is seeking a qualified applicant to join its planning and programming division.

This position manages the activities and personnel of the transportation division. The transportation administrator also directs, manages, supervises, and oversees the Complete Streets Program, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, projects within the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), administers federally funded projects, and plans traditional roadway and transit projects.

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