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Mayor and Council Public Hearing on Accessory Dwelling Units October 19

A proposal to allow casitas, or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), in Tucson was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission. Mayor and Council will hold a virtual Public Hearing on October 19 before they consider adopting this code amendment. Email cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov to submit comments or request to speak at the virtual hearing. 

Ward 4 Blood Drive

American Red Cross needs your blood.  They continue to battle a truly terrible blood shortage for all blood types right now.  With the rise in shootings, COVID, trauma cases, and natural disasters, they are not only at an all-time low for donor participation, but only have about a half-day supply on our shelves in some places. 

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Grant Award

The Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced Tucson as one of 26 U.S. cities selected to receive a grant as part of their Asphalt Art Initiative. The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative provides cities with grants of up to $25,000, as well as technical support for projects that use art and design to improve street safety, revitalize public spaces, and engage residents of their communities.

Paul's Note - September 24, 2021

László Veres announced that he is “winding down” his tenure with the Tucson Pops Orchestra this summer. 

It’s a loss for Tucson, to be sure, but those of us who enjoy the concerts of the Arizona Symphonic Winds, an ensemble he founded in 1986, have at least a few more seasons to hear them play at Udall Park. 

Advanced Payment Accounts to be discontinued September 30

The City of Tucson will discontinue the option to use Advance Payment Accounts (APA) to facilitate the transition to a new multi-departmental permitting system and given other online payment options currently available, including credit card and ACH (electronic check). APA accounts will be phased out over the next few months with ample time for larger projects and developers who currently rely on these accounts to adjust and establish alternate means of payment. 

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