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Mail Back Special Election Ballot by Next Week

The City of Tucson will conduct its May 16 Special Election by mail. Ballots for Proposition 101 have been mailed to each active registered voter. All vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the City Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. The last day to drop your ballot in the mail to ensure it is received on time by the City Clerk’s Office is Wednesday, May 10. You can also drop off your ballot on Election Day at any of seven voting locations.

Rio Nuevo and Developer Strike Multimillion Deal Downtown

Rio Nuevo and developer Scott Stiteler have reached an agreement to bring another new Marriott-branded hotel and several million dollars worth of improvements into existing businesses in Downtown Tucson. The agreement expands an existing deal that allowed Stiteler and his business partners to build the new AC Hotel by Marriott on East Broadway and Fifth Avenue. It also includes an estimated $3.2 million in new investments by Stiteler into businesses and property he owns in the 200 block of East Congress Street.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Seeks Input on Sentinel Peak Improvements

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department will hold a series of community open houses to gather public input on how it can best prioritize master planned improvements to Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain). The department is in the process of information gathering that will result in a list of improvements to the park.

City Can Help With Your Neighborhood Cleanup

If you and your neighbors would like to clean up your neighborhood, Tucson's Environmental Services department (ES) can help. ES will provide roll-off dumpsters and haul away debris at no charge.

To participate in this program, your association or group must be an ES customer, have 10 or more people helping, or be part of an incorporated homeowners association. Please provide two weeks notice in your request. For more information and a link to the request form, please follow the link above.

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Input to Guide Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain) Improvements

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department will hold a series of community-wide open houses to gather public input on how it can best prioritize master planned improvements to Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain). The department has kicked off a process of information gathering that will result in a list of improvements to the park.
 

PAG Launches Public Involvement Survey

Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is soliciting public opinion as part of an update to its Public Involvement Policy Survey. The online survey is available through June 2.

PAG wants to get feedback about how it best serves the community, meets stakeholders where they are, and reaches beyond to pull in groups and individuals who traditionally may not be part of the public involvement process.

Midvale Park Spring Festival Tomorrow

The Midvale Park Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with residents, local law enforcement, and business partners, will host the Spring Festival tomorrow, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Grijalva Park, 5775 South Oaktree Drive.

The event will focus on residents preparing their homes and yards for spring and summer, as well as being a great opportunity to meet neighbors and local businesses. There will be ideas for home improvements and gardening, jumping castles for the kids, food, and more. 

Grant Road Phases III/IV - Alvernon Way to Swan Road Survey Work - Edith Boulevard to Venice Place

Design work for the Grant Road Improvement Plan for Phases III and IV – Alvernon Way to Swan Road – continues to progress to 60 percent completion. On Monday, May 1, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, survey work will take place on Grant Road between Edith Boulevard and Venice Place. Crews are surveying manhole covers throughout this stretch of Grant Road. During this work there will be intermittent travel lane closures and traffic will be temporarily shifted around the work areas.

Houghton Road Bridge Over Union Pacific Railroad Dirt Haul and Asphalt Removal

Motorists on Houghton Road south of Mary Ann Cleveland Way/Old Vail Road are urged to use caution when traveling this section of roadway as trucks continue to haul material to the job site to construct the new bridge approaches at Houghton Road and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR). Pulice Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is building two new bridges over the UPRR.

Ban on Hand-Held Devices in Moving Vehicles to Begin Next Week (Video)

Starting Monday, it will be against the law to use a hand-held device while driving. The Mayor and Tucson City Council voted in March to approve the ban.

Violation of the new ordinance will be considered a secondary offense, meaning you must be pulled over for another reason before police can cite you.

Texting while driving already is banned in the city, but the new rules expand that ban to phone calls and the use of other hand-held mobile communication and electronic devices.

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