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DTM Initiates Operation Freeze

Beginning this afternoon, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Streets Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing temperatures forecasted for the next couple nights. Operation Freeze is a safety initiative put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.

Paul's Note - December 9, 2022

Have you ever gone to an event where the person at the door has one of those little clickers to count people coming in? Well, we didn’t have one on Saturday for Disability Pride. I’ll only estimate then: we had a few hundred people come in and out of the event at Udall Park. 

I’d like to thank those of you that came out for showing up. It really was a fantastic day for both Tucson and our disability community. 

Road Closures - Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

Beginning Thursday, December 8, 2022, at approximately noon, Fourth Avenue will close south of University Boulevard to Eighth Street, with the exception of Sixth Street, for the 53rd Annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair.

Additional side street closures include Fourth Street, Fifth Street and Seventh Street between Third Avenue and Fifth Avenue, and Eighth Street from Hoff Avenue to Herbert Avenue.

All roadways are scheduled to reopen by approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

City of Tucson to Open Public Housing-Section 8 Waitlist in January 2023

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The City of Tucson, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, will open the pre-application period for families and individuals seeking to be placed on a waitlist for public housing, and City of Tucson and Pima County Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8). The pre-application period will continue through Tuesday, Jan. 24 and all applications received in this three-week window will be placed in a lottery.

Traffic Alert - Roger Road Pedestrian Improvement Project


On Monday, November 28, 2022, crews from Tucson Electric Power are scheduled to begin utility relocation work, on Roger Road from San Rafael Avenue to Pomona Road, as part of the Roger Road Pedestrian Improvement Project. This project is associated with the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Strong Connections Program.


The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is accepting proposals from not-for-profit organizations with capacity to advance P-CHIP goals through the following grant opportunities beginning November 21, 2023.

The City will additionally will release three additional Requests for Proposals under the P-CHIP grant round on or around the first week of January 2023.  These opportunities include: 


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