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Public Comment Underway for Possible Park Renaming

Tucson Parks and Recreation has received an application to rename the Golf Links Sports Complex to the Todd M. Harris Sports Complex. In accordance with the Tucson Parks and Recreation department's Naming of Parks and Recreational Amenities policy, the application was received and verified for completeness by the department and is subject to a 45-day public comment period.

Help Homeless Pets During the Holiday Season

The third annual Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) Holiday Pet Supply Drive, sponsored by Pima County Public Library, is underway. From now until Dec. 23, you can drop off donations at any library location.

For a list of needed supplies, pick up a wish list at your nearest library or visit the PACC website. Donors also can find items on PACC's Amazon Wish List. For more information about the drive, call (520) 594-5275.

Electronic Review and Submittals Begin Next Year at PDSD

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, the City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) will only accept and review submittals online for development packages, subdivision plats, technical standards modification requests, parking design modification requests, Thursday pre-submittal meetings with the City Development Review Committee, and land splits.

Help Rename the Rose Garden at Reid Park

Tucson Parks and Recreation has received an application to rename the Reid Park Rose Garden to the Cele Peterson Rose Garden. In accordance with the Tucson Parks and Recreation department's Naming of Parks and Recreational Amenities policy, the application was received and verified for completeness by the department and is subject to a 45-day public comment period.

Comments must be received via postal mail by Jan. 4, 2019 to: Brent Dennis, Director of Tucson Parks and Recreation, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716.

Sign Up to Receive Emergency Alerts Through Pima County

Receive an alert when an emergency occurs and get real-time information to help keep you safe and informed when you sign up for MyAlerts, the mass notification system from Pima County Office of Emergency Management. When an emergency notification is issued, you'll receive a message via the communication method(s) you selected (cell phone, email, landline, etc.).

Get $200 Rebate on High-Efficiency Washer

A high-efficiency washing machine can save thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of kilowatt hours of energy per year over regular models. Select one from the Qualifying Product List on Tucson Water’s website and receive a $200 rebate.

To qualify, one must receive water service from Tucson Water. The washer can be either a first-time or replacement purchase. If it is a replacement, customers must have their old machine removed and not reused or donated.

A Southwest Nutcracker This Weekend

Tucson Regional Ballet, featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, will perform A Southwest Nutcracker on Saturday (two performances) and Sunday, Dec. 15-16.

This original, full-length classical ballet translates the traditional Nutcracker to Tucson in the 1880s, complete with coyotes, cavalry, and rattlesnakes. The live orchestra, costumes, dancing, and set design make for a holiday tradition for the entire family.

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