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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.

Valencia Rd - Plumer Ave to Campbell AveTree Removal

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the City of Tucson Transportation Department will remove two trees in the median island on Valencia Road between Plumer Avenue and Campbell Avenue that are interfering with the sight of obstruction lights at the Tucson International Airport.

The work is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. and should be complete by 7 a.m. During the work, the eastbound and westbound median island travel lanes on Valencia Road between Plumer Avenue and Campbell Avenue will be closed to travel.

Cherry Ave - Speedway Blvd to Helen St Closure

On Friday, June 28, 2019, Granite Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, will close Cherry Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Helen Street, including the Cherry Avenue and Helen Street intersection, overnight to mill (remove) old asphalt and repave with new asphalt.

This project is scheduled to begin Friday at 7 p.m. and be complete by 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Public Meetings to Review Proposed Changes for Plan Amendments and Rezoning Processes

The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) is seeking feedback regarding a proposal allowing amendments to the City’s area and neighborhood plans to run concurrently with rezoning processes. This amendment would change the existing policy of requiring Mayor and Council approval of a plan amendment prior to beginning the rezoning process.

Annual Water Quality Reports for 2018 Now Posted

Tucson Water’s 2018 Annual Water Quality Reports for its main system and its nine isolated systems are available online. The reports provide information on drinking water for its 731,000 customers within the utility’s 37 water service areas in and around the Tucson metropolitan area. Tucson Water performs more than 14,500 water quality tests per year, and results from monitoring conducted in 2018 met all standards for safe drinking water.


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