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Councilmember Fimbres statement about the Orlando Shootings

I want to take this moment to express my feelings on the tragedy in Orlando.

 

This was a despicable act of hate on people who are a part of our nation and our family.

 

It does not matter who you love as long as you love somebody.

 

Black, Latino, LGBT and those who believe in God have been targets by those who hate.

 

We must work to make our society better and to change those laws that brought us Orlando, Sandy Hook, the Denver movie theater, San Bernadino and the Tucson tragedies.

 

City Transportation Department Launches Operation Splash

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) just kicked off Operation Splash 2016. The program is meant to keep the public safe while traveling on city roads during the summer thunderstorm season.

TDOT crews are delivering about 500 barricades to approximately 140 dip crossings throughout the city. The deliveries are expected to be completed by this Thursday.

Stone Avenue to Be Restricted Periodically During Improvement Project

Work began today to improve Stone Avenue from Drachman Street to First Street, just north of Downtown Tucson. Work hours for the project will be weekdays from 5 a.m.-1 p.m. Improvements will include new underground water lines and landscape irrigation, as well as a new underground drainage structure at Stone Avenue and Mabel Street. The project also will include new median islands, curbs, sidewalks with curb access ramps, driveways, street lighting, traffic signals, bus pullouts, and a new asphalt roadway.

Tucson Water Expands Customer Service Hours and Staffing

Tucson Water's Customer Call Center is now open from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays to better serve customers. The call center is receiving very high call volumes due to hot weather.

The Customer Service and Billing phone numbers are (520) 791-3242 or (800) 598-9449 (outside the Tucson area), and the e-mail address is TWWebAcct1@tucsonaz.gov.

Final Paving Begins Next Week on Portion of Houghton Road

Starting Monday, the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Borderland Construction will add the final paving on Houghton Road between Broadway Boulevard and 22nd Street. Traffic will be allowed through the project area, but speed limits will be reduced.

The public can expect minor delays when driving, bicycling, or walking in the work area.

Enjoy 2nd Saturdays This Weekend

Visit Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors at 2nd Saturdays Downtown.

The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens at 6 p.m. with performances by Rotary Speed Dial, Eric Shaffer & the Other Troublemakers, and Jillian and the Giants.

You can use the Sun Link streetcar to easily move through the downtown area. The streetcar runs until midnight tomorrow.

Tucson City Court Offers Another Opportunity to Clear Warrants

Tucson City Court will hold a third Warrant Resolution Day this Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Individuals with warrants, or those who recently have missed court dates on criminal traffic or criminal misdemeanor cases, can come to the court starting at 8 a.m. on a walk-in basis and see a judge regarding their City Court warrant. The court is located at 103 E. Alameda St.

Mayor and Council to Hold Off on Charter Change Election

The Mayor and Tucson City Council agreed Tuesday not to schedule a Charter change election this November on the city's election system. The council wants to hold off on asking voters whether to change the way city council members are elected until there's a final ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the current ward-only primary elections and the citywide general elections.

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