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Half Staff Notification - Officer David Kellywood

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, February 29, 2020, for the interment of White Mountain Apache Police Officer David Kellywood.

Officer Kellywood was killed in the line of duty while responding to a report of gunshots fired south of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. Officer Kellywood joined the department nine months ago after graduating from the police academy. Born in McNary, Arizona, Officer Kellywood was a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

Ward 4 Spring Town Hall - Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Council Woman Nikki Lee is postponing the Ward 4 town hall previously scheduled for March 26, 2020. We are working on alternative ways utilizing technology to host community engagement forums virtually to ensure we are keeping our community safe. While we are working on an alternative forum, we encourage you to email any questions you may have had to

Mayor and Council Vote to Continue Every Other Week Recycling Program

Recycling collection in the City of Tucson switched from every week to every other week on Sept. 30 as a pilot program, and the Mayor and Tucson City Council last week voted unanimously to make that schedule permanent.

Residents are urged to work on reducing and reusing before recycling, but those who need a second recycling bin can request one by calling Customer Service at 791-3171.

Free Health Fair at El Rio Neighborhood Center

The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Tucson Parks and Recreation will host their annual health fair on Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.

The fair will focus on providing free health services and information to the public. Screenings will be offered for osteoporosis, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, breathing, vision, and medication reviews.

City Hiring Civil Engineers

The City of Tucson is recruiting registered professional civil engineers to join its Water department. Duties include managing water infrastructure projects, reviewing and administering contracts, preparing and monitoring project budgets, and interacting with the public, contractors, and consultants.

Applicants must be registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Arizona. They must also have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of engineering experience.

Broadway - Euclid Avenue to Country Club Improvement Project - Road Closure


On Sunday, March 1, 2020, Ashton Contractors and Engineers, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will close Broadway from Euclid Avenue to Santa Rita Avenue while crews remove two overhead sign structures in the area.

The closure will be in place from approximately 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Officers will be on-site to help direct traffic around the closure.

Census Day is April 1; Forms Available in Mid-March

Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20. Once an invitation is received, people can respond online, by phone, or by mail to state where they live as of April 1, 2020.

During April, census takers will visit those who live among large groups of people and begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count. From May to July, census takers will visit homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

Water Conservation Program FY 2018-2019 Annual Report Available

Tucson Water has released its Conservation Program FY 2018-2019 Annual Report which covers programs funded from the conservation fee on customers’ utility statements. The fee, now in its 11th year, has allowed Tucson Water to offer customers high-quality conservation and education programs, as well as efficiency incentives.

Since the conservation fee was implemented, more than 2.6 billion gallons (8,014 acre feet) of water has been saved. 

Next Parents Night Out is Feb. 28

Enjoy three hours of free time on Friday, Feb. 28, 4:30-7:45 p.m., while your kids have organized activities with Tucson Parks and Recreation. Parents Night Out will be held at William Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. The program includes pizza, snacks, a movie, an art project, and games.

The cost per child (ages 5-15) is $5 (cash only). Register in person at the Clements Center by Thursday, Feb. 27. Call (520) 791-5787 for details. Space is limited.


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