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City of Tucson Seeks Public Input on ADA Transition Plan at Public Meeting

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) invites the public to attend a meeting on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Inventory and Transition Plan, which is designed to assess existing needs on Tucson streets and sidewalks relative to ADA compliance. The meeting will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Randolph Golf Course, Copper Room, 600 S. Alvernon Way. There will be a brief presentation at 4:30 p.m.

Last-Minute Voting Options

If you didn't mail back your ballot for today's City of Tucson Special Election, or you can't find your ballot, you still have some options available before the 7 p.m. voting deadline. Seven sites are open (see page 3) to drop off your ballot or to get a replacement.

The purpose of the election is to submit a question to voters (Proposition 101) as to whether they want to authorize a temporary half-cent sales tax increase to fund improvements for roads and public safety.

Overcrowded Pima Animal Care Center Offering Specials

Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is experiencing an overcrowding crisis, and there is no kennel space for incoming dogs at the shelter. Since May 1, PACC says it has taken in 488 dogs and 268 cats, and with breeding season in full swing, multiple litters of puppies and kittens who need around-the-clock care are entering the shelter each day. The shelter desperately needs people to adopt and foster the animals.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committees Seek Representatives

Two committees are looking for citizen volunteers to get involved and advise the City of Tucson and Pima County on community concerns relating to walking and bicycling. The City of Tucson Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) is looking to fill two open spots (one Ward 5 representative and one representative for people with disabilities).

Final Public Meeting on Sentinel Peak Park Improvements

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is wrapping up a series of community open houses to gather public input on how it can best prioritize master planned improvements to Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain). The department is in the process of information gathering that will result in a list of improvements to the park.

The final meeting will be held tomorrow, 5:30-7 p.m., at the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Administration building, 900 S. Randolph Way.

Learn About Harvested Rainwater, Soil, and Plants

The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. will host training on how to collect harvested water, soil, and/or vegetable samples from your garden for environmental analysis.

The training is part of Project Harvest, a statewide community environmental science project. The free training will take place next week, May 22-26 (Monday-Friday), 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Ward 6 City Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St.

Shred-It This Weekend

Tucson City Council Member Karin Uhlich and Pima County Constable Bennett Bernal are hosting a Shred-It service tomorrow, 8-10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 601 E. Fort Lowell Road. The first two boxes for shredding are free, and a $5 donation to Lend-A-Hand Senior Assistance is requested for each additional box. Documents will be shredded securely on site during the drive-thru service. For more information, contact the Ward 3 City Council Office at (520) 791-4711 or ward3@tucsonaz.gov.

Enjoy 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow Night

Visit Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, street performers, restaurants, and street vendors at 2nd Saturdays Downtown.

The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens tomorrow at 6 p.m. with performances from Fish Karma and/or The DeRailleurs, Un:ted States, Lydian Osman, and BAM.

You can use the Sun Link streetcar to move easily through the downtown area.

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