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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

Solar Project Open House

Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham and the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department invite you to an informational open house at Udall Recreation Center regarding a new solar project. The project will put shade structures with solar panels in the parking lot at Udall Recreation Center and the Carol West Senior Addition. Representatives from the city’s Architecture and Engineering Division, Tucson Parks and Recreation, Ward 2, and Technicians for Sustainability will be on hand to answer questions and take suggestions.

Development Group Plans to Invest Millions on City's South Side

The Common Group says it plans to invest $20 million into rehabilitating distressed commercial buildings on the south and southwest sides of Tucson, converting them into stores and restaurants. With four projects already completed, the development company's 10-year plan includes building more small businesses on a side of town it believes has been overlooked.

The four founders of the company (Jesus Bonillas Jr., Guillermo Gallegos, Chris Itule, and Ruben Cazares) grew up and live on the city's south side and consider the area ripe for business development.

GAIN 2016

October is Crime Prevention month. Getting Arizonans Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) is an event held by police agencies statewide in collaboration with Neighborhood Associations to meet and discuss crime prevention and to further reinforce our enduring partnership in combatting criminal activity in our community.

City Opens Sandbag Distribution Site for Flood Control Purposes

The City of Tucson has started a pilot program to assist residents with property protection from potential flooding due to monsoon storms. A sandbag distribution site has been established at Tucson Fire Department Station 7, 4902 E. Pima Street. The sandbag location is self-serve and limited to 10 bags per person to accommodate as many residents as possible. The pre-filled sandbags are stacked on the west side of Station 7 and the public should use Arcadia Avenue to access the distribution site. It is very important that motorists not block driveway access to the fire station.

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