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Steve K’s Newsletter 10/29/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Maynards to the Moon
  • Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
  • Free Election Day Rides
  • The Dutch and Bike Helmets
  • Monastery Update
  • Integrated Pest Management Policy
  • Coyotes and Pest Management
  • Water Security
  • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
  • More on Downtown
  • Collaborative Development
  • Migrant Caravan
  • Events & Entertainment

Celebrate Grant Road Phase II Construction Completion Tomorrow

The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will celebrate the completion of the Grant Road Improvement Project - Stone Avenue to Park Avenue tomorrow, Oct. 30, at 9:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of Grant Road and Sixth Avenue. Improvements include six vehicular travel lanes, protected bike/pedestrian street crossings, drainage and water harvesting features, indirect left turns at Stone Avenue and First Avenue, new bike lanes, new sidewalks, bus pullouts, bus shelters, and public art.

Final Paving Underway for Houghton Road Bridge Over Union Pacific Railroad

Final paving operations on Houghton Road at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks began this morning, Oct. 29, and will continue through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Crews are paving the final lift of asphalt on the approaches to both the northbound bridge and southbound bridge. Work hours are from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

City Seeking Recreation Worker for Tucson Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Tucson is recruiting for a recreation worker to help customers at various centers within the Parks and Recreation department. The position assists with planning activities for children, preparing facilities for scheduled functions, and supervising youth activity participants. Candidates must be at least 16 years old, be able to obtain CPR/First Aid certification, and pass a background screening upon hire.

Half Staff Notice: Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

Paul's Note - October 26, 2018

Most of our political arguments, at least in local politics, are about education. Over the last few months, it’s been about #RedForEd, charter schools and who should sit on the TUSD board. Education is the most important thing our state government does, and it should consume a lot of our energy as we decide how we are going to vote.

That said, I have a bit of bad news for you. What we do might not matter if kids aren’t ready to be students. 83.5% of preschoolers, that’s over 20,000 kids, are at risk of being not ready for kindergarten.

Celebrate The Completion Of Grant Road Phase II – Stone Avenue To Park Avenue October 30

Join the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in celebrating the completion of the Grant Road Improvement Project – Stone Avenue to Park Avenue on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of Grant Road and Sixth Avenue. 

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