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Paul's Note - February 8, 2019

A member of my staff attended a special event on Thursday morning: the opening of a new house on the far east side.

The house is for Sgt. Caleb Brewer, who lost both of his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan three years ago. Since getting his prosthetic legs, he’s been rock climbing, surfing and running. His life since his injuries is a tribute to perseverance.

Three City Council Members Issue Statement of Solidarity with Nogales, Arizona on Border Issue

Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik, Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5), and Ward 1 City Council Member Regina Romero announced today that they are in full support of the Feb. 5 vote taken by the Nogales Mayor and Council calling for the removal of the concertina wire that has been placed along the border fencing running through downtown Nogales.

New Trees to Adorn Former Bookstore Site

Trees for Tucson, Tucson Clean and Beautiful, and Tucson Parks and Recreation will be planting 32 new trees to beautify the southeast corner of Campbell Avenue and Grant Road (the former Bookmans location) tomorrow, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. The new parklet will feature native desert trees and shrubs and will benefit and beautify the community until the Grant Road widening project begins.

'Development 101' Presentation Slides Available

The City of Tucson’s Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) recently held a "Development 101" informal class on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Pima County Public Works Building. PDSD staff discussed the submittal and review process of development packages, subdivision plats, and lot splits regulated by Tucson’s Unified Development Code (UDC).

City Seeking Administrative Assistant

The City of Tucson is seeking a motivated and dependable administrative assistant to work in the Information Technology department.

An administrative assistant performs research and analytical work in support of administrative, financial, and personnel functions. Duties also include assisting with budget research and preparing reports, monitoring revenues and expenditures, and compiling data relating to financial issues.

Traffic Alert: Tucson Delivers Better Streets-Prop 101 Projects Begin - Starr Pass Boulevard La Cholla Boulevard

The first set of roadway improvement projects associated with the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program are set to begin Monday, February 11, 2019.

The first phase of the project will include reconstructing and repaving Starr Pass Boulevard from Lost Starr Drive to the Mission Road bridge interchange and La Cholla Boulevard from Starr Pass Boulevard to Ajo Way. 

Traffic Alert: Asphalt Patching Work, Golf Links Road/Wilmot Road Intersection, Golf Links Road Bridge Over Alvernon Way

Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will conduct asphalt patching work on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Golf Links Road and Wilmot Road intersection and pothole patching at the Golf Links Road bridge over Alvernon Way. 

To minimize the impact to the traveling public, the work will take place from approximately 3 a.m. to about 6 a.m. tomorrow. 

Celebrate Tucson and Southwestern History at 39th Annual Fort Lowell Day

Tucson’s historic Fort Lowell neighborhood and Fort Lowell Park are the sites for the 39th Annual Fort Lowell Day/La Reunión de El Fuerte Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. This free event celebrates the history of the area’s rich heritage and is open to everyone. It includes a variety of tours and exhibits for guests to learn about this hidden corner of Tucson’s past.

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