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Public Meetings to Review Proposed Changes for Plan Amendments and Rezoning Processes

The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is seeking feedback regarding a proposal allowing amendments to the City’s area and neighborhood plans to run concurrently with rezoning processes. This amendment would change the existing policy of requiring Mayor and Council approval of a plan amendment prior to beginning a rezoning process.

Live Music at Lunchtime Continues in Jácome Plaza

The Downtown Tucson Partnership presents live, local performances each Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in Jácome Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Grab lunch from your favorite downtown spot or food truck, bring a friend or some coworkers, and enjoy the free lunchtime tunes.

The concert series runs through July 2.

Oracle Road at Limberlost Drive Lane Closure

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the southbound curb lane on Oracle Road both north and south of Limberlost Drive will be closed for paving work related to a private development project.

This one-day project is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. and should be complete by 5 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained for motorists traveling southbound on Oracle Road. Northbound traffic will not be affected.

Adaptive Reuse Program in Place for Older Buildings in Tucson

The City of Tucson's Adaptive Reuse Pilot Program encourages reinvestment throughout the City by repurposing existing buildings. Launched in 2017, the program draws on supporting research (“Older, Smaller, Better in Tucson”) and successful programs in other cities, particularly Phoenix’s Adaptive Reuse Program, to provide a suite of incentives and code relief tools for the reuse of existing buildings in Tucson.

Summer Track and Field Events Continue This Week

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting its annual summer track and field and road races throughout June and July. Track and field events will be held Tuesdays, through July 23, at Drachman Stadium, 501 S. Plumer Ave.

Road races are every Thursday, through July 25, at various locations. This week's races will be held at Lakeside Park, 8201 E. Stella Road (Ramada 1), with races starting at 6 p.m.

Job Openings: Public Safety Communications Specialist Trainees

The City of Tucson is hiring public safety communications specialist I and II trainees to work in the Public Safety Communications Center. The civilian positions are responsible for receiving both emergency and non-emergency calls for help from the public and passing critical information to Police and Fire dispatchers. Training is provided in-house and may take up to one year to complete.

Paul's Note - June 14, 2019

Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A to point B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A very fast.

People living at point C, being a point directly in between, are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many people from point B are so keen to get there, and what's so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen to get there. They often wish that people would just once and for all work out where the hell they wanted to be. – Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Palo Verde Park Splash Pad and Pool Celebration Tomorrow

The Mayor and Tucson City Council and Tucson Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the opening of the new splash pad and pool renovations at Palo Verde Park, 355 S. Mann Ave.

The celebration begins tomorrow, June 15, at 10 a.m. at the pool. Free popsicles and refreshments will be provided at the event. The splash pad, which includes eight computer-controlled water features, was funded through City of Tucson impact fees and Ward 2 Service Line Warranty funds.

Tucson Sugar Skulls Play Final Game of the Regular Season Tomorrow at TCC

Tucson's Indoor Football League (IFL) team wraps up its inaugural regular season tomorrow, June 15, at the Tucson Arena. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. against the Quad City Steamwheelers.

If the Tucson Sugar Skulls win, the team will pack up and advance to its first playoff game the following weekend to meet either the Green Bay Blizzard or Sioux Falls Storm. If the Sugar Skulls lose, the season ends short of a goal the franchise set when its formation was announced in August.

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