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City of Gastronomy Designation Beginning to Show Benefits

Tucson's designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy last year seems to be paying off. Tucson is the only city in the United States with that designation. While there are no official economic numbers calculated yet, Visit Tucson estimates all of the free publicity from media coverage equals what would've cost more than $6 million in ad buys.

City's Free Sandbags a Hit With Residents

A sandbag distribution site at Tucson Fire Department Station 7, 4902 E. Pima St., is a popular venue these days, and Tucson 12 captured some of the activity on video (lbelow). The sandbag location is self-service and limited to 10 bags per carload to accommodate as many residents as possible. Even with the limit, the sandbags have had to be replenished several times.

Free sandbags will be available through the end of the summer thunderstorm season.

G.A.I.N

October is Crime Prevention month. Getting Arizonans Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.), formally known as National Night Out, is an event held by neighborhoods and Police.  This is a great opportunity to meeting with one meet with one another along with Police Commanders and Officers to forge relationships that strengthen your neighborhoods and our community.

City to Provide Sandbags Through End of Monsoon

The City of Tucson's pilot program to provide free sandbags to help residents with property protection from potential flooding due to monsoon storms will continue through the end of the summer thrundertstorm season. A sandbag distribution site is at Tucson Fire Department Station 7, 4902 E. Pima St. The sandbag location is self-service and limited to 10 bags per person to accommodate as many residents as possible.

Armory Park Center Closed Due to Maintenance Issue

The City of Tucson’s Armory Park Center experienced an equipment failure this week, leaving the facility without cooling. The City is working diligently to make the necessary repairs. Until the cooling unit is repaired, all programs and activities have been canceled at Armory Park Center.

Parks and Recreation staff will remain onsite to advise residents of the closure and assist them in finding an alternate recreation center

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