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Tucson Roadrunners to Honor First Responders This Weekend

The Tucson Roadrunners hockey team will host First Responders Night this Saturday, Feb. 2, as the team faces the Colorado Eagles at the Tucson Arena.

The festivities will begin with a Lights & Sirens pregame event at 5 p.m. in front of the Tucson Convention Center (Lot A). There will be numerous cars, motorcycles, trucks, and additional items from first responders, and fans can take advantage of free fingerprinting services from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Volunteers Needed to Prune Rose Bushes at Reid Park Rose Garden

Tucson Parks and Recreation and the Friends of the Reid Park Rose Garden are seeking volunteers to help prune 650 rose bushes this Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Reid Park Rose Garden, 920 S. Concert Place.

Volunteers should bring clippers, gloves, and rakes if they have them. A small amount of wood glue will be added on top of each vine that has been pruned in order to protect the plants from bugs that like to burrow inside the vines.

Job Opportunity: Cashier

The City of Tucson is seeking a cashier to accept and process payments, fines, donations, and other fees. This includes providing customer service by answering questions, researching information, and processing reservations.

The applicant must have the ability to walk between City facilities to perform work assignments. This position in Business Services offers potential future growth opportunities.

Tucson Water Director Among Those Interviewed About Drought Contingency Plan

Tucson Water Director Tim Thomure was interviewed by Arizona Public Media recently about Arizona’s Jan. 31 deadline to approve a drought contingency plan (DCP) for the water that is drawn from the Colorado River by Native Americans, cities, and farmers. Thomure was on the steering committee that helped developed the DCP, which gives the seven Colorado River basin states time to craft a longer-term plan.

Council Member Honors Mother With Art Display

Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik is displaying his late mother's art in his office through the end of February.

Marian Kozachik, who died recently at the age of 92, wrote a book called World Myths: Common Threads. It's a series of about a dozen paintings describing the common themes among the world's major faith traditions. Ms. Kozachik earned her Master of Arts from New York University and studied in Venice.

Watch Hockey Game Next Month and Help Parks

Tucson Parks and Recreation and the Tucson Roadrunners are hosting a special Parks and Recreation Night at the hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:05 p.m., as the Roadrunners face the Bakersfield Condors.

Discounted tickets can be purchased online, with $2 of every ticket sold going to the Tucson Parks Foundation. That night also is Roadrunner Youth Jersey Giveaway Night for the first 1,000 kids (14 and under) through the doors.

2019 Ward 3 Open House

On Wednesday, January 30th, the Ward 3 Council Office will be hosting an open house at 5:30 pm. This will give you an opportunity to come and talk with me, my staff, representatives from City departments and Tucson Police Department.
I look forward to seeing you there.
 
-Paul D.
 

 
Refreshments will be served
 

Paul's Note - January 25, 2019

Soon, I’ll be making my appointment to the citizen’s committee that will be overseeing spending on the bonds that you and your neighbors passed in November. Those of you that paid close attention to the 409 bonds that were passed five years ago may see something a little different with the parks bonds.

In the road bonds, we had a list of specific projects along major streets, but there was also a part of the money set aside for neighborhood projects. That gave the citizen’s committee some leeway to address needs in individual neighborhoods that were brought to them.

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