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Zoom Meeting Tomorrow on City Budget and Relief Funds

Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega, Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham, and Director of Intergovernmental Relations Andrew Greenhill will host an online overview of the City's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 20/21 and the use of congressional relief funds to mitigate the impact COVID-19 has had locally.

The Zoom event will be held tomorrow, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is accessible by computer or telephone. Registration is required.

County Issues New Guidance for Restaurants as Dine-in Service Begins Today

The Pima County Health Department issued restaurants and other facilities with on-premises dining 17 protective measures they should adopt for dine-in services during the pandemic. The directions come in response to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order allowing restaurants to resume on-premise dining today.

"A" Mountain Painted Blue Last Friday to Honor Nurses and Hospitals

Tucson's Sentinel Peak, also known as "A" Mountain, was painted blue this past Friday in honor of local health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

The effort was led by Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Betty Villegas, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, and Ward 1 Tucson Council Member Lane Santa Cruz. The painting coincided with National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.

South 12th Avenue Improvement Project

Crews began work today, May 11, on the South 12th Avenue Improvement Project from Irvington Road to Drexel Road. This project will create a safe, attractive, and more welcoming roadway for all users and will incorporate various elements of the “Complete Streets” approach to roadway design.

The project will reduce travel lanes from five to three, with one lane in each direction and a center turn lane. Other improvements include continuous sidewalks, on-street parking, and bike lanes.

LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN – MOVE TUCSON VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility invites you to attend a virtual town hall for Move Tucson: Delivering Mobility Choices, a long-range transportation master plan. Move Tucson is a year-long planning process that will create a mobility blueprint for the City’s future and identify Tucson’s transportation investment priorities for the next 20-plus years.

Paul's Note - May 8th, 2020

We have a whole range of offices that we need to make choices on this year from constable to president. With the primary coming up on August 4th, there are all kinds of questions about how we will safely conduct our election.

For years here in Arizona, you have had the option to vote from home. Starting this week, Pima County voters can sign up online to vote by mail for the 2020 Primary Election.

"A" Mountain Painted Blue to Honor Nurses and Hospitals

Tucson's Sentinel Peak, also known as "A" Mountain, was painted blue this morning, May 8, in honor of local health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. The effort, led by Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Betty Villegas, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, and Ward 1 Tucson Council Member Lane Santa Cruz, coincides with National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.

Stay Informed About COVID-19

The City of Tucson created and maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. Visit the website for the latest information about how the City is conducting business during this crisis and the latest status in the community. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.

Downtown Tucson Partnership Offers Another Bonus Gift Card Round Later Today

Rio Nuevo is responding to public demand by sponsoring another round of the Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) Gift Card Incentive Program. Round 6 goes live this afternoon, May 8, at 5 p.m. Previous rounds began at 6 a.m. and sold out in a matter of minutes, and this will be the first time for an afternoon launch.

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