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Planning and Development Services Department Moves to Completely Virtual Services

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.

Environmental & General Services Still Working

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.

Water Smart Kids Live Events This Wednesday and Thursday

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.

Online Presentation Helps Kids Learn Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

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.

PDSD transitions to remote operations during COVID-19 pandemic

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. 

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