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Victory for Cherrybell! U.S. Senate Passes Postal Reform Act of 2022

VICTORY FOR CHERRYBELL!
U.S. SENATE PASSES POSTAL REFORM BILL

The U.S. Senate today voted 79-19 for final approval of the Postal Reform Act of 2022.

The Postal Reform Act:

Eliminates the requirement that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) pre-fund retiree health benefits for 75 years. Eliminating the pre-funding requirement will help shore up USPS finances and provide greater stability for the postal service and keep processing centers like Cherrybell open and running.

Shifts most medical costs for postal service retirees to Medicare.

Planning Commission recommends approval of commercial parking code changes

PDSD staff presented a proposed commercial parking code amendment at a Planning Commission public hearing on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The code amendment would require EV charging as part of new commercial parking lots, and expand eligibility for the Individual Parking Plan to restaurants and bars as well as affordable housing.

After hearing public testimony and reviewing public comments, Planning Commission voted 8-0 to recommend the Commercial Parking Unified Development Code (UDC) amendment to Mayor and Council, with the following additional considerations:

Traffic Signal Improvement Project - 22nd Street and Craycroft Road

TRAFFIC ALERT

TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
22ND STREET AND CRAYCROFT ROAD INTERSECTION

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, and Thursday, March 10, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the 22nd Street and Craycroft Road intersection.

Tucson Bicycle Classic Road Closures

On Sunday, March 6, 2022, Greasewood Road from Speedway Boulevard to Anklam Road will close to vehicular travel for the 34th Annual Tucson Bicycle Classic. The closure is scheduled to begin at approximately 6 a.m.

Additionally, Speedway Boulevard will close to eastbound travel from Anklam Road to Greasewood Road. Anklam Road will close to westbound travel from Greasewood Road to Speedway Boulevard. Law enforcement officers will be on site to direct travel at the intersections. All streets are scheduled to reopen by 5 p.m. the same day.

Granada Avenue Northbound Closure

 

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, around 5 a.m., Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), is scheduled to close the northbound lane on Granada Avenue from Congress Street to St. Mary’s Road/Sixth Street. This closure is associated with the Proposition 101 - Tucson Delivers Better Streets roadway improvement project taking place on Main Avenue/Granada Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Congress Street.

Traffic Signal Improvement Project - 22nd Street and Country Club Road

TRAFFIC ALERT

TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
22ND STREET AND COUNTRY CLUB ROAD INTERSECTION

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the 22nd Street and Country Club Road intersection.

Paul's Note - February 25, 2022

This is Rodeo Week in Tucson, a long standing sporting event in our community. This week, we saw another long-standing sports event which involves fifth, sixth and seventh grade athletes. 

Roskruge classic is a 39 year tradition in Tucson. It is a middle school basketball tournament that is free to all kids who participate. 

Cool Pavement Project - Country Club Road - Crack Seal

On Saturday, February 26, 2022, Choice Maintenance and Asphalt Services, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), is scheduled to crack seal Country Club Road from Broadway to Aviation Parkway as part of a cool pavement pilot project. This work is scheduled to take place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day and be completed by Sunday, February 27. Crews recently applied the PlusTi™ asphalt rejuvenator treatment in December 2021.

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