You can now review the fiscal year highlights of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the largest transportation funder for our region on an annual basis. The FY 2017-2018 annual report, released by the Pima Association of Governments, includes information about revenue collection, finances, and plan highlights as well as the 50-plus RTA projects completed during the year.
On Monday, February 11, 2019, work will begin to beautify the median islands on Tucson Boulevard between Valencia Road and Drexel Road. Crews will replace landscape irrigation and decorative rock in the median islands. The improvements will take place in three segments:
Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 22 - Tucson Boulevard from Valencia Road to Ginter Road
Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 8 - Tucson Boulevard from Ginter Road to Bilby Road
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 29 - Tucson Boulevard from Bilby Road to Drexel Road
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.
The Citizen’s Commission on Public Service and Compensation is considering a recommendation to voters concerning salaries for Mayor and Council. If approved by the Commission the recommendation will be placed upon the Nov. 5, 2019, City Ballot.
The Commission invites you to comment on this issue at the following meetings:
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.