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Paul's Note - August 16, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about city’s Finance Department. It wasn’t a department that many of you were familiar with and I was glad to be able to get information to my constituents about it.

This week, I want to tell you a bit about the Parks and Recreation Department. It’s definitely higher profile than finance, and the work they do gets a great deal of support from all of you. The fact that we passed Proposition 407 last year is a great demonstration of that.

Late Night Streetcar Service Returns on Weekends

The Sun Link streetcar has resumed its late-night service schedule on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to offer service until 2 a.m. Hours of operation Monday through Wednesday (7 a.m.-10 p.m.) and Sunday (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) will not change. The extension of hours will be in effect through Dec. 14.

Streetcar riders can purchase a 1-Day ticket, SunGO card, or select another option. Additional service hours are due to increased demand from University of Arizona students.

Public Meetings to Review Proposed Changes Related to Notification of Public Processes

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is seeking feedback regarding a proposal to change the method of calculating the required area that is notified for certain land use actions. The proposed amendment will bring the current notification process into compliance with a recent state mandate while keeping the required notified parties roughly the same as calculated under current conditions.

Parks Projects Planning Meeting Saturday

Ward 1 Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero, the “A” Mountain Community Neighborhood Association, and Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a meeting to discuss parks projects for Proposition 407, which is dedicated to improving City parks amenities and connections. The meeting is Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Fred Archer Recreation Center (Room A), 1665 S. La Cholla Blvd.

City Hiring Well Maintenance Mechanics for Water Department

The City of Tucson is recruiting well maintenance mechanics to join its Tucson Water department. Mechanics perform general repairs and maintenance to wells, deep well pumps, and related equipment, as well as monitor water levels and pumping pressures. Duties also include removing and installing well pumps and related equipment and preparing pumps and pump rigs for installation.

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