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Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

A couple of months after Lenny and Blanca Mark opened up their new restaurant in the same place that housed the well-known Club 21 Mexican restaurant for some seven decades, the wife and husband team felt they had a winner. In February 2020, their restaurant, El Chinito Gordo on North Oracle Road, grossed $90,000.

A month later their business fell through the floor. The Coronavirus had arrived.

Paul's Note - May 7th, 2021

As many of you know, my colleagues and I adopted an alternative plan for zoo expansion on Tuesday. Back on March 9, we were tasked with approving an expansion plan that many in the community thought was ill considered, and my colleagues and I believed that the Reid Park Zoological Society hadn’t done an adequate job of engaging the public before bringing their plan forward. 

Attend a public meeting on a proposed code change to allow Accessory Dwelling Units

What could these housing options mean for Tucson?

Join us at a virtual public meeting to learn about a proposed code change to allow backyard casitas (also known as Accessory Dwelling Units) in Tucson.

Attend to hear how this housing option can provide affordable housing, help seniors age in place, and promote sustainable infill development. 

Traffic Signal Improvements - Broadway and Rosemont Blvd

 

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to remove and replace the traffic signal poles and mast arms, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows for eastbound and westbound travel at the Broadway and Rosemont Boulevard intersection.

Paul's Note - April 30th, 2021

The Tucson Police Department sent us some "frequently asked questions.” It included two that deal with mental health crises. This is particularly acute given the death-in-custody of Carlos Ingram-Lopez last year. Below is what they sent us, with some edits for style. 

How are Tucson Police officers trained to deal with individuals in mental health crises?    

Paul's Note - April 23rd, 2021

At Tuesday’s meeting my colleagues on the council and I worked on three items having to do with our environment. We got an update on PFAS contamination in some of our wells, worked on the planning process for future green stormwater infrastructure projects, and discussed future code changes to accommodate electrical vehicles in new construction.

Downtown Links - Stone Ave and Franklin Street/Toole Avenue Intersection Closure

On Monday, May 3, 2021, beginning at about 6 a.m., the intersection of Stone Avenue and Toole Avenue/Franklin Street is scheduled to completely close to motorists to allow work crews to install a large underground storm drain system in and around the intersection. This work is associated with the Downtown Links Phase III improvement project from Broadway to Church Avenue. The intersection closure is occurring for the safety of the traveling public and work crews. The closure is scheduled to be in place until the end of July 2021.

Traffic Signal Improvements - Broadway and Swan Road

TRAFFIC ALERT

TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

BROADWAY AND SWAN ROAD INTERSECTION

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to remove and replace the traffic signal heads onto the newly installed poles, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows, at the Broadway and Swan Road intersection.

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