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City Court Judge Michael Pollard Wins Citizen of the Year Award

The Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recently presented Tucson City Court Judge Michael Pollard with the Citizen of the Year award. The ceremony was last Friday, March 29, at the association's Celebration of Social Work Month and Awards Luncheon.

Judge Pollard was recognized for his work in the Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court (RMVTC) and Homeless Court.

Traffic Alert: Speedway and Greasewood Intersection Traffic Signal Wiring

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, the traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Greasewood Road intersection will not be in operation as work crews replace underground conduit and wiring at the intersection.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

National Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation is Underway

Join residents in Tucson and other cities across the nation, April 1-30, by pledging to save water and other natural resources. The Wyland Foundation’s 2019 National Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation has begun. By pledging to save water for Tucson, residents have the opportunity to win eco-friendly prizes. Winning cities are those with the highest percentage of residents participating in the challenge.

City of Tucson Hiring Survey Crew Chief

The City is recruiting a survey crew chief to direct and supervise a land surveying field crew in the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). A crew chief makes skilled technical surveying decisions by using engineering construction plans and reading legal descriptions for real property. This includes collecting preliminary data for right-of-way and drainage determinations.

Traffic Alert: Congress Street From Silverbell Road to Grande Avenue

A roadway improvement project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 2, 2019 on Congress Street from Silverbell Road to Grande Avenue as part of the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.

Granite Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin the 30 day project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. Crews will then mill (remove) asphalt, reconstruct the dirt subgrade, install new asphalt, raise the manhole covers and water valve covers level with new asphalt.

Paul's Note - March 28, 2019

Last year, we had the fourth hottest summer on record. All indications are that we will continue to have more days of triple digit temperatures that will start earlier and earlier.

The organization Building Resilient Neighborhoods and Physicians for Social Responsibility are offering workshops on the topic for neighborhoods.

The workshop is called the Extreme Weather Challenge the mission of the workshop is to help Southern Arizonans to prepare for extreme heat and other weather-related emergencies.  

City Holiday Closures Tomorrow

In honor of the César E. Chávez holiday in the City of Tucson, all City offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, (except emergency services).

Trash and recycling collections will not be affected. The Los Reales Landfill and Household Hazardous Waste collection sites will be open. Transit services, including Sun Tran, Sun Link, Sun Van, and Sun Shuttle will operate on their normal schedules.

City of Tucson Wins Several Public Works Awards

The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) presented the City of Tucson with several awards at its banquet today, March 28.

Among the many awards, Proposition 409 won Project of the Year for transportation projects costing more than $75 million.

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation won Project of the Year for Transportation Projects $5M - $25M, Grant Road Phase II: Stone Avenue to Park Avenue.


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