Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) Director Scott Clark recently announced changes in the department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those changes include creating a digital customer service counter with same-day reviews, transitioning all inspections to remote video inspections, and upgrading the website to make it easier to submit plans electronically and pay fees online.
The City's Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) has hundreds of employees still working to keep Tucson running. EGSD essential workers include employees in fleet, facilities, trash, recycling, brush & bulky, code enforcement, those at the Los Reales Landfill, and more.
The department made a photo collage and a video featuring its employees who have not stopped working during this pandemic.
Thrive in the 05 will be hosting virtual Resource Cafés to highlight various community partners and resources available to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. The weekly webinars will take place every Tuesday through Friday, 12-12:30 p.m. They will be streamed live on Thrive in the 05’s Facebook page and via a Zoom webinar.
Southern Arizona is now entering the time of the year when levels of the air pollutant ground-level ozone begin to climb. Fortunately, during most days from April to September, the air quality in Pima County is in the good or moderate range.
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The Tucson City Council recently authorized a $1 million contribution toward the We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund, responding to the demand for financial assistance from businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tucson Resiliency Direct Loan Program is administered by the Business Development Finance Corporation.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has announced the hiring of Dr. Theresa Cullen as the new County public health director, effective June 1. Cullen has a distinguished career as a public health physician, including retiring as a public health service officer from the federal government with the ranks of rear admiral and assistant U.S. surgeon general.
Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik will join the Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) in hosting a Zoom meeting on the impacts of social isolation. The virtual meeting is Thursday, April 30, 2-3:30 p.m. The panel will include representatives from the PCOA, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and the UA Center on Aging.
The Environmental Education Exchange (E3) and Tucson Water will host live, interactive presentations on the web and on Facebook for K-3rd graders focusing on the water cycle, water sources, and water conservation.
Water Smart Kids live will be Wednesday, April 29, at 10 a.m. (part one), and Thursday, April 30, at 10 a.m. (part two). Each presentation is approximately 30 minutes long.
Riders and Walkers, primarily for 2nd-4th graders, is a fun and engaging 60-minute presentation addressing the benefits and basic safety issues of biking and walking. Students follow along with a Chutes and Ladders-inspired game featuring famous Tucson landmarks, as characters Sofia and Santiago bike and walk to school.
Dear Planning and Development Services Customers:
In responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic, PDSD made a rapid and unexpected transition to offsite and fully digital operations. This major shift in both location and business operations was temporarily disruptive and caused delays in responding to customer inquiries, processing development applications and responding to inspection request.
The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives recently issued an Addendum to the Economic & Workforce Development and Special Events Applications. Grant applications are now due no later than May 4 at 4 p.m.
The Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility, Ward 1 Council Member Lane Santa Cruz, and Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres invite you to participate in a virtual public meeting tomorrow, April 28, at 3 p.m.