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Houghton Road Update

Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland Way: Utility relocation work is being conducted along South Houghton Road between Valencia Road and Mary Ann Cleveland Way in advance of the City of Tucson roadway improvement project in that segment. Crews for both Century Link and Southwest Gas have been relocating or replacing underground lines since early June. The telecommunications work is scheduled for completion inearly September, while the gas line replacement is expected to continue into winter of 2019.

Paul's Note - June 28, 2019

Many of you know about our household hazardous waste drop off we have at the east side complex on the first Saturday. That normally means we’d be due for one next Saturday (July 6th). Unfortunately, because of the July 4th holiday, the Environmental Services Department was not able to get the volunteers that normally staff the drop off.

Final Paving at Kolb and Valencia Intersection Set to Begin This Weekend

Final paving operations are scheduled at the intersection of Valencia Road and Kolb Road beginning Sunday, June 30, at 7 p.m. through Monday, July 1, at approximately 6 a.m. During that time, there will be limited access through the intersection.

One lane of travel will be maintained in each direction. As paving equipment moves through the intersection, motorists could experience major delays.

Tucson and Pima IDA Housing-Assistance Programs Help Fund Homeless Programs in Pima County

The Tucson and Pima County Industrial Development Authorities (IDAs), together with their longtime partners in the Tucson Pathways to Purchase Program, have contributed more than $5 million to the Tucson/Pima County Rapid Rehousing Program. The program is a collaboration of the Arizona Department of Housing and the IDAs to help individuals and families in Pima County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Community Food Bank Looking for Summer Volunteers

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona needs volunteers to help pack food bags this summer. The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Individuals and groups are welcome. Volunteers need to be age 16 and older. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.

Please sign up in advance at The Community Food Bank is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. Call (520) 882-3292 for more information.

Reid Park Zoo's Summer Safari Saturday Nights Program Continues This Weekend

Reid Park Zoo’s annual Summer Safari Saturday Nights program runs 6-8 p.m. every Saturday until Aug. 17. Enjoy the Zoo during cooler evening temperatures with added fun, including live music from local bands, games, inflatables, food and drink specials, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal encounters, zookeeper chats, and themed evenings.

Valencia Rd and Kolb Rd Intersection Final Pave

Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, are scheduled to begin final paving operations in the intersection of Valencia Road and Kolb Road on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. and complete the work by Monday, July 1, around 6 a.m. During this time, there will be limited access through the intersection, with one lane of travel maintained in each direction. As paving equipment moves through the intersection motorists could experience major delays.

Thrive in the 05 Public Meeting Tomorrow

Join residents, businesses, and community stakeholders in the Oracle Road area for their next quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 27, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pima Community College, Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room, 1255 N. Stone Ave. The Thrive in the 05 revitalization project provides updates on crime and safety, affordable housing, transportation, education, and economic development in the 85705 ZIP code area.

Free Movie at Reid Park on Friday

Cox Movies in the Park, a Tucson summer staple since 2003, returns to the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Theater at Reid Park with a free showing of "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" on Friday, June 28. Entertainment and games begin at 6 p.m. The kid-friendly movie starts at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be available from vendors. Reid Park is located at the northeast corner of Country Club Road and 22nd Street.

Harden the Target with Ward 3 and TPD, Thursday, June 27th, 2019

As the weather heats up, many of you will be making plans to leave town to cool off. Chief Magnus and I are hosting a presentation about how to prevent property crime called Harden the Target. Target Hardening is a term used by law enforcement to describe the measures you can take to make it more difficult for burglars to target your home and property.


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