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Next Thrive in the 05 Business Forum is Monday

Join the next Thrive in the 05 Business Forum "Building on the Area's History" on Monday, Sept. 9, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Amethyst Room (CC180). The event features an illustrated talk on the history of the Oracle Road/Miracle Mile area and information on tax credits available for resources within the Miracle Mile Historic District.

Report Available Outlining Future of Development Impact Fees

The City of Tucson collects development impact fees to fund public infrastructure improvements needed due to new residential and non-residential growth. These fees are set based on a report outlining growth projections and current and future infrastructure needs. The report and data must be updated every five years per Arizona statute.

'Music in the Park' Saturday Concert Series Resumes at Udall Park

The Arizona Symphonic Winds, under music director and conductor László Veres, resumes its free fall concerts on Saturday evenings during September. This Saturday, Sept. 7, is Beautiful Sound of the Bassoon: Marissa Olegario, professor of bassoon at the University of Arizona Fox School of Music performs the virtuoso “Andante and Hungarian Rondo” by Weber.

City Recruiting Information Systems Analyst

The City of Tucson is seeking an Information Technology (IT) systems analyst to provide ongoing maintenance and support for all departments within the City organization. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in systems analysis, design programming, testing, and implementing computer-based information systems. Advanced skills in systems analysis and design with a background in programming are strongly preferred.

Report Outlining Future of Development Impact Fees Available

The City of Tucson collects Development Impact Fees to fund public infrastructure improvements needed due to new residential and nonresidential growth. Development Impact Fees are one time fees dedicated to expand roads, parks, police services, and fire services. These fees are set based on a report outlining growth projections and current and future infrastructure needs.

September is National Preparedness Month

Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."

Homeowners, families, communities, and businesses can use this opportunity to understand more about preparing for disasters and reducing risks to health and the environment. This also includes cybersecurity.

Planning and Development Services Department Accepting Electronic Application Submittals

The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is now allowing building package applications to be submitted electronically. Once the application has been submitted via the PDSD Filedrop, administrative review will take place within five working days and notice will be sent to the applicant if the application is incomplete or if substantive review has begun.

Paul's Note - August 30th, 2019

As I’ve written before, the officers of Tucson Police’s Operations Division East (also known as Team 4), which covers all but a handful of neighborhoods in Ward 2, have adopted new tactics to fight crime on our side of town.

They have been very effective. If you look at what are called Part 1 crimes (homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny from motor vehicles and auto theft), they are down significantly. This past July, there were 202 Part 1 crimes reported. In July of 2018, there were 389. That’s nearly a 50% decrease.

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