My office has been inundated with literally hundreds of emails from citizens with concerns and questions about funding levels and the future of the police department. These emails cover the full range spectrum of community feeling on public safety issues. I thought it would be helpful to give you my official statement on the current budget discussion:
Tucson Food Share was created by Food Not Bombs Tucson, a loosely organized collective of Tucsonans who come together out of empathy and respect for all of our neighbors. Tucson Food Share feels honored to share food freely with anyone who wants it, regardless of their appearance or life circumstances. Most of their food is generously donated by local grocers and farmers who support this mission.
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Note: I am sorry that I was not able to get out my weekly update on Friday due to technical issues. Also, we will soon be changing the way that the newsletter is sent to your email. You shouldn’t notice the difference, but I wanted to let you know.
This Saturday, July 18, from 7-10 a.m, the Mayor and Tucson City Council are holding the citywide Mask Up Tucson Free Mask Distribution Event. The event will be held at six locations throughout the city, one location in each Ward, and will be an opportunity for community members to obtain washable face coverings for themselves and their families.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite you to attend a project update virtual public meeting for Phase 3 of the Downtown Links Improvement Project, from Church Avenue to Broadway.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/3gpZlDR
Call in Number: 213-293-2303
Conference ID: 704 727 28#
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are crack sealing and fog sealing various roadways throughout the City through July. Crews will work Monday through Thursday. The dates, times and locations where the improvements will take place in the next two weeks are:
Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 23 - 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Crack Seal/Fog Seal)
Arizona is now recording 105,094 positive COVID-19 cases, with 3,653 new cases reported today, July 7. The total number of cases includes people who have recovered.
Of that number, 10,184 cases are in Pima County. There have now been 1,927 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona, and 302 of those occurred in Pima County.
Meanwhile, the City of Tucson maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.
The Pima County Health Department this month launched a media campaign to help educate the public about how to find restaurants, pools, and attractions that meet the department’s COVID-19 operating requirements.
The program, called Ready For You, is tied to the Board of Supervisors May 21 Proclamation establishing required COVID-19 protective measures for restaurants, County-leased visitor attractions, and pools operated by resorts, hotels, fitness centers, and gyms.
The 2020 All Souls Procession in Tucson has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. While the actual in-person procession for November is canceled, many related events will move to live streaming, including the finale, and there will be virtual workshops via Zoom and other formats.
Many Mouths One Stomach (MMOS), the event's sponsor, says it will announce future plans on social media.
The City of Tucson created a new Participatory Budget Tool in English and Spanish to provide a summary of the budget and gather public input. Community members can assign discretionary funds to different areas of the City’s budget.
The Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) is reopening the City of Tucson's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program with new hours until it is safe to reopen at full capacity. The program has been paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arizona just passed the 101,000 mark in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, with 3,352 new cases reported today, July 6, and another boom is expected soon after 4th of July activities. The total number of 101,441 cases includes people who have recovered.
Of that number, 9,873 cases are in Pima County. There have now been 1,810 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona, and 282 of those occurred in Pima County.