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CWC2 Joshua B. Silverman

Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset tomorrow, December 20, 2013, in honor of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Arizona.

CW2 Silverman was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom when he and five other soldiers died in a helicopter crash on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan. He had been assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Street Bonds Road Recovery - Crack Seal Program Update

Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its crack seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery.

The dates, work hours and locations for the next set of roadway improvements are listed below. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.

Wednesday, December 18 through Friday, January 3 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Glenn Street - Oracle Road to Alvernon Way

Holiday Trash Pick-up and Closures

The Christmas holiday will be observed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and the New Year’s Day holiday will be observed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Wednesday of the holiday weeks. City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular service on Wednesday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day.

Fourth Avenue Street Fair - Travel Information

Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend.  The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 13, 2013 and is open daily through the weekend from 10 a.m., until 6 p.m.  Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.  For both your safety and your pet’s safety, pets are not allowed at the Street Fair.  Parking for this event with free shuttle service is provided from either the Main Gate Square Garages (Euclid Avenue at First Street, or Tyndall Avenue at

President Nelson Mandela

In accordance with President Obama's proclamation, flags at all state office buildings should be lowered to half-staff today, Friday, December 6, 2013, until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2013, in memory of Nelson Mandela. 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

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