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Cyclovia Sets Attendance Record

Approximately 33,000 people took part in Cyclovia Tucson last Sunday, setting a new attendance record. The fall bicycling and outdoors celebration debuted a new route that connected the Miramonte, Palo Verde, and Garden District neighborhoods along roads that temporarily were closed to vehicular traffic, but open for people biking, walking, rolling, and playing on more than 2 miles of streets.

Work Program for Homeless to Begin Next Month

The Tucson Homeless Work Program begins Dec. 1. It will allow homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $9 an hour in cash. Those who take part in the one-year pilot program will get two meals, a shower, and other services. Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres organized the effort, which other Council members support.

Tucson Water's El Tour de Agua Educates Students About Water

A presentation by Tucson Water teaches students how water gets to their faucets at school and at home. El Tour de Agua is an educational program focusing on the City's methods of getting its groundwater, Colorado River water, and recycled or reclaimed water.

The program recently made its way to Paulo Freire Freedom School, where Tucson 12 captured some of the action. Learn more about El Tour de Agua by watching the video below.

Committee Members Needed for Environmental Services Advisory Panel

The City of Tucson is accepting applications from city residents interested in volunteering to serve on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee was established to serve in an advisory role to the Mayor and City Council regarding the planning, design, and implementation of services and programs administered through Environmental Services. Those services include refuse collection and disposal, environmental cleanup, code enforcement, and environmental protection.

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