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Community Resource Fair This Weekend

Organizations representing the City of Tucson and Pima County, nonprofits, hospitals, education, and faith-based institutions will be hosting a community resource fair Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 105 N. Norton Ave. Those attending can learn about resources for employment and career training, housing and transportation, family services, tax assistance, health, and more.

The event is free. For more information, call Tom Crockett at (971) 599-3833.

City Hiring Information Technology Specialist

The City of Tucson is recruiting an information technology (IT) specialist to work on the service and field teams of its IT department. Duties include installing and maintaining computer hardware and software (including servers and networks), troubleshooting problems, and providing technical assistance and training to end users in the use of desktop hardware and software.

Broadway - Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road Groundbreaking Event

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, the City Transportation Department, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Pima County, invite you to a groundbreaking event to commemorate the start of construction for the Broadway - Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road Improvement Project. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 10 a.m., on the north side of Broadway, just east of Norris Avenue.

Mayor Romero and other dignitaries will attend the ceremony and help celebrate the start of this major improvement project that is scheduled to begin at the end of this month.

Traffic Signal Work - Stone Ave/Sixth St and Kolb Rd/Escalante Rd

Crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will work on the following days at the listed intersection locations to re-wire traffic signals.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – Stone Avenue/Sixth Street intersection

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – Kolb Road/Escalante Road intersection

Work at the intersections will take place from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Paul's Note - January 3rd, 2020

This week, Tucson hosted the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl. The preliminary numbers show that it was a great success for Tucson.

According to Visit Tucson, the agency that works to get more tourism and tourism revenue for our community, Wyoming fans blew through their 5,000 ticket allocation and, according to estimates, brought over 10,000 fans to the game. Georgia State fans accounted for an additional 3,000 in ticket sales.

Tucson Delivers

On May 16, 2017, City of Tucson voters overwhelmingly approved a new, five-year, half-cent sales tax to fund road repairs and public safety capital needs. The tax went into effect on July 1, 2017.

First Avenue Repaving at Roger Road and Prince Road

On Monday, January 6, 2020, Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will begin work to mill (remove asphalt) and repave a section of First Avenue north and south of Roger Road, and a section of First Avenue north and south of Prince Road.

During this two-day project, crews will work from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. One travel lane will be maintained in each direction on First Avenue, with periodic left-turn restrictions for northbound motorists turning west onto Roger Road. There are no travel lane restrictions on Roger Road.

HAWK Light Installation - Speedway and Richey

Beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, Pace Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will begin work to install a HAWK pedestrian crossing signal at the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Richey Avenue.

During the work, two lanes of travel will be maintained in each direction on Speedway Boulevard. There will be no travel impacts to Richey Avenue.  

Paul's Note - December 27, 2019

I’ve been beating the drum, or maybe the cistern, for water harvesting for my entire time on the council. Many of you know that the landscaping at my office is fed by a water harvesting system and I’ve always been looking at ways to encourage water harvesting in new developments around town.

Tucson Parks and Recreation dedicated a garden just outside of their office this month that will also utilize water harvesting. The garden, called the Sonoran Desert Rain Garden, will serve as a memorial space for employees and their families.

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