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Paul's Note - January 28, 2022

We’ve had three major disturbing incidents of vandalism in our ward over the last month, including two targeting schools this week. 

We had vandalism to both maintenance buildings at recreational facilities at Jesse Owens Park, followed by arson at Tucson Country Day School this weekend and criminal damage and attempted arson at Kellond Elementary on Monday night. 

Planning Commission study session on commercial parking changes February 2

Planning Commission will hold a study session on Wednesday, February 2 on the proposed commercial parking text amendment to require new commercial and multifamily development to be EV-ready and expand eligibility for the Individual Parking Plan to affordable housing developments, restaurants and bars.

Mayor & Council directed City staff to develop amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC) to:

Paul's Note - January 21, 2022

Last year, we had a situation with a well site in the Palo Verde Park neighborhood. It was basically an empty piece of hardscape that was an invitation to illegal dumping. The fact that it was hard-packed earth also meant that rain would run off of it and damage people’s property. Still, the neighbors wanted it to remain open. They had used it as a dog run for years and wanted to keep it that way. 

Traffic Alert - 29th Street and Alvernon



On Thursday, January 13, 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 29th Street and Alvernon Way intersection.


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