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City Holiday Closures and Service Changes

All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed next Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day.

All city residential and commercial trash and recycling customers will have their service delayed by one day next week. 

Sun Tran buses and the Sun Link streetcar will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday. Sun Express and Sun Shuttle will not be in operation.

City Selects Transportation Director

Following a national recruitment and competitive selection process, Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega has selected Diana Alarcon as the new director of the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), effective Oct. 1, 2018.

Finalists were interviewed by City staff and a panel that included neighborhood representatives, bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates, transit stakeholders, and public and private sector engineering professionals.

Tucson Fire Paramedics on A&E's Nightwatch Nation

The A&E Network is airing Nightwatch Nation, a new reality series from Executive Producer Dick Wolf and 44 Blue Productions. The series, which began earlier this month, follows EMTs with the Tucson Fire Department and teams in Yonkers, New York; Austin, Texas; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana as these real-life heroes risk their lives to work the busiest and most-unnerving overnight shift.

Brush and Bulky Door Hanger Notices Will No Longer Be Delivered Next Year

Beginning in 2019, single-family residential customers inside the city limits will no longer receive door hanger notifications for Brush and Bulky service from the City’s Environmental & General Services Department.

Visit the Brush and Bulky website to find collection dates and a map of Tucson’s 26 residential service areas. City crews collect from each area twice a year.

Updates to PRO

The Property Research Online tool (PRO) has been updated to refresh four times per day. This means that applicants have a greater access to their permit information such as inspection comments. PRO is now refreshing at the following times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, & 7:30 pm. 

Mayor Rothschild Remembers Senator John McCain

Friends and political leaders from across the United States are reacting to the death of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona. The 81-year-old Republican died over the weekend after a battle with brain cancer.

Condolences and remembrances in Arizona also are coming in, including reaction from Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. While Rothschild, a Democrat, and McCain were on different sides of the fence on many political issues, the mayor said he respected the senator's defense of Arizona and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

ICYMI: Jesse Owens Parks Improvements Unveiled Over the Weekend

Community members and local leaders gathered at Jesse Owens Park over the weekend to celebrate more than $2 million in improvements. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the park at 400 S. Sarnoff Drive commemorated improvements at the ball fields and playground facilities. Other upgrades include a complete irrigation system throughout the park, improved grandstands, a resurfaced parking lot, and covered playgrounds.

Two Recreation Centers to Close This Week for Cleaning

The recreation centers at Donna Liggins Center and Freedom Park are closed today (Aug. 27) through Saturday (Sept. 1) for deep cleaning of the centers. The Donna Liggins gym also is closed today and will remain that way until Sept. 8 for resurfacing of the wood floor.

Feel free to use any of the nearby recreation centers during this time. You can find a listing of the centers here.

Final Paving on Grant Road, Stone Avenue to Park Avenue, Begins Today

Construction crews will begin paving Grant Road from Stone Avenue to Park Avenue beginning at 6 p.m. today. The final paving operations will take place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through Saturday, Sept. 8.

During the work, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained on Grant Road. There will be periodic left turn restrictions in place, but access to businesses will be maintained.

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