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  • COVID-19 MONDAY UPDATE
    Date: Oct. 26, 2020 
    As of today, Oct. 26, Arizona now has 238,964 positive coronavirus cases, with 801 new cases reported today (down from 1,392 yesterday). The total number of cases includes people who have recovered. Of that number, 27,575 cases are in Pima County (up 91 from yesterday). There have been 5,875 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona (1 reported today), and 636 of those occurred in Pima County (0 reported today). Meanwhile, the City of Tucson maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website (link below) that includes information for businesses, residents, and more. The site is updated as information evolves.
    Data Dashboard from the Arizona Department of Health Services
    City of Tucson COVID-19 website
  • WEBSITE LAUNCH AND UPCOMING VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS FOR P-CHIP
    Date: Oct. 26, 2020 
    The People, Communities, and Homes Investment Plan (P-CHIP) creates a framework for investing in Tucson's most vulnerable populations. This plan will direct funding for homeless services, housing stability, neighborhood enhancements, and more. The plan is built on past community plans, current data, and broad public outreach. The P-CHIP identifies priorities eligible for support from Tucson's federal and local human services funds, which are administered by the City of Tucson’s Housing and Community Development Department. Visit the recently launched P-CHIP website (link below) to learn more about the plan, see the timeline, and find out how you can get involved. The upcoming virtual public meetings will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, beginning at 6 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. These meetings will provide an overview of the P-CHIP plan, why it is important, and will feature a demonstration of the survey/participatory budget tool.
    Visit the P-CHIP website
    Sign up for P-CHIP updates
    View upcoming virtual town halls
  • FREE WEBINARS ABOUT CITY OF TUCSON'S LEAD PROGRAM
    Date: Oct. 26, 2020 
    It's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2020. Learn how you can receive free home repairs and blood tests for lead to protect your family from the dangers of lead through the City of Tucson's free Lead Paint Hazard Control Program. Today, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m., Lorena Verdugo from El Rio Health will speak about the lead blood test and how it works. This Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m., Ray Quihuis from the City of Tucson will talk about program eligibility, work that can be done to protect you and your family, and the project timeline. Each webinar is about 30 minutes. You can register at the links below.
    Today's 3 p.m. registration (Spanish)
    Wednesday's 3.p.m registration (English)
    Webinar list
    Webinars as Facebook events
  • CITY’S BUSINESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NATIONAL PROCUREMENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
    Date: Oct. 26, 2020 
    The City of Tucson’s Business Services Department has received the distinguished Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award for the 25th consecutive year, one of only five agencies nationwide to do so. The AEP award is from the National Procurement Institute, in partnership with 11 professional sponsor organizations. It measures innovation, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes in public procurement. The award is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, education, certification, development, leadership, and ethics.
    Read the news release
    Business Services Department
  • GET YOUR FLU SHOT SOON (VIDEO)
    Date: Oct. 26, 2020 
    Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, City Council Member Richard Fimbres, and City Manager Michael Ortega gathered last week at the Theresa Lee Public Health Center to get their flu shots. The seasonal flu, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, could lead to a “twindemic,” and City leaders are recommending residents schedule their free flu shots. Watch the video linked below to see how easy it is.
    Watch the video
  • RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR NINE MONTHS OF BACK RENT AVAILABLE FOR EVICTION PREVENTION
    Date: Oct. 22, 2020 
    Pima County CARES Act funding is still available for up to 400 more Pima County households negatively affected by COVID-19 and currently behind on their rent. Community Investment Corporation (CIC), a Tucson-based nonprofit, is administering $3.625 million of eviction prevention money provided by Pima County. Funding for the program is set to expire on Nov. 30. Both tenant and landlord/property owner must complete an application and submit the required documentation. The program allows landlords, property owners, or tenants to initiate the application process online at the link below or by calling (831) 292-4308. The link also includes a list of program requirements.
    Apply online
    CIC
  • COVID-19 THURSDAY UPDATE
    Date: Oct. 22, 2020 
    As of today, Oct. 22, Arizona now has 234,906 positive coronavirus cases, with 994 new cases reported today (up from 975 yesterday). The total number of cases includes people who have recovered. Of that number, 27,208 cases are in Pima County (up 80 from yesterday). There have been 5,859 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona (5 reported today), and 635 of those occurred in Pima County (0 reported today). Meanwhile, the City of Tucson maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website (link below) that includes information for businesses, residents, and more. The site is updated as information evolves.
    Data Dashboard from the Arizona Department of Health Services
    City of Tucson COVID-19 website
  • OUT-OF-STATE REMOTE WORKERS BEING RECRUITED TO TUCSON
    Date: Oct. 22, 2020 
    Remote Tucson, launched by Startup Tucson, is an effort to lure remote workers to Southern Arizona, offering a respite from big cities to our affordable, creative, and thriving community. In turn, our economy and younger demographic will see a positive gain. Remote workers who commit to the program will receive benefits, perks, and moving assistance. With a pilot program of 10 people, Remote Tucson will target workers who live in cities with direct flights or are within driving distance to Tucson.
    Startup Tucson/Remote Tucson
    ConnectTucson
  • SIGN UP FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION CLASSES
    Date: Oct. 22, 2020 
    Tucson Parks and Recreation is offering more leisure classes outdoors this fall. Classes will be held at Gene C. Reid Park, Morris K. Udall Park, and Purple Heart Park. Some adult classes include Tai Chi, Total Body Conditioning, and Line Dancing. Some youth classes include Sports for Tots, Kinder Music, and Drawing and Water Color Painting. Registration is underway now. Classes and descriptions can be found at the registration link below.
    EZEEreg.com registration
    Tucson Parks and Recreation
  • FIREFIGHTER FITNESS (VIDEO)
    Date: Oct. 22, 2020 
    The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) has launched a new web series focusing on firefighter fitness. In the first episode, TFD Paramedic and Personal Trainer Antonio Strevay discusses several exercises he includes in his workouts at Station 8, 250 W. King Road. If you're not a firefighter, you can still benefit from these exercises, but check with your doctor before starting any exercise program, and do so at your own risk.
    Watch the video on Facebook 
    Tucson Fire Department Facebook page
    Tucson Fire Department website
  • COVID-19 WEDNESDAY UPDATE
    Date: Oct. 21, 2020 
    As of today, Oct. 21, Arizona now has 233,912 positive coronavirus cases, with 975 new cases reported today (down from 1,040 yesterday). The total number of cases includes people who have recovered. Of that number, 27,128 cases are in Pima County (up 109 from yesterday). There have been 5,854 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona (17 reported today), and 635 of those occurred in Pima County (1 reported today). Meanwhile, the City of Tucson maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website (link below) that includes information for businesses, residents, and more. The site is updated as information evolves.
    Data Dashboard from the Arizona Department of Health Services
    City of Tucson COVID-19 website
  • HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROVIDES ADDED GUIDANCE FOR HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES
    Date: Oct. 21, 2020 
    Following up on previous safety tips, the Pima County Health Department has updated its guidance for Halloween. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the department is asking everyone to celebrate this year in a manner that reduces the risk of spreading the virus. In addition to hosting online or drive-by/drive-in Halloween activities, which are lower risk, there are layers of protection that you and people in your neighborhood should use if choosing more traditional activities. Options include giving away candy outdoors, making a cloth mask part of costumes, and taking frequent breaks to apply hand sanitizer. Of course, it's also important to maintain physical distancing as much as possible.
    Halloween tips from Pima County Health Department
  • CITY SEEKING MEMBERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    Date: Oct. 21, 2020 
    The City of Tucson is looking for four residents to serve on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee advises the Mayor and Tucson City Council on all Environmental Services department programs and services, including rate structures, recycling issues, and environmental protection. Volunteers with experience in utility rate-making, business management, environmental engineering, neighborhood issues, and related fields are preferred. City of Tucson employees are not eligible to serve on the ESAC. The uncompensated members are appointed by the mayor and each member of the Tucson City Council. Additionally, the city manager nominates six members for final approval by the Mayor and Council. Council appointees serve terms concurrent with the council member, and those appointed by the city manager serve four-year terms. To be considered for a seat on the committee, submit a letter of interest to Robert.Rappaport@tucsonaz.gov.
    ESAC
  • TUCSON POLICE CHIEF PRESENTED WITH NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
    Date: Oct. 21, 2020 
    The Police Executive Leadership Forum (PERF) presented its annual Leadership Awards yesterday, Oct. 20, to law enforcement leaders across the country who have advanced the policing profession and helped make their agencies more effective and their communities safer. Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus was one of three law enforcement professionals honored with this award. He was recognized for his forward-thinking leadership, innovative programs for improving officer wellness and first-line supervision, and learning from past incidents through sentinel event reviews. PERF, established in 1976, is a nonprofit police research and policy organization that works to improve the delivery of police services through strong national leadership, public debate of police and criminal justice issues, and research and policy development. Follow the links below for additional information.
    Read the news release
    PERF
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: PIMA STREET/DODGE BOULEVARD INTERSECTION
    Date: Oct. 21, 2020 
    Crews under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) are scheduled to rewire the traffic signals at the Pima Street and Dodge Boulevard intersection tomorrow, Oct. 22. The work is scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Traffic signals at the intersection will not be in operation during this work. Officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete. You can expect delays when driving in the work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for officers and construction personnel when driving near the intersection.
    Read the news release
  • MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETINGS TODAY
    Date: Oct. 20, 2020 
    The Mayor and Tucson City Council is meeting at this hour in Study Session, and the body will meet again at 5:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the meetings will again be held remotely and online. You can watch the meetings live (and recordings of previous meetings) on the City of Tucson's YouTube channel linked below, and you can also see what's on the agendas.
    City of Tucson YouTube
    View Mayor and Council agenda
  • PIMA COUNTY SUPERVISORS RENAME MISSION LIBRARY IN HONOR OF LATE SUPERVISOR RICHARD ELÍAS
    Date: Oct. 20, 2020 
    - The Pima County Board of Supervisors this morning, Oct. 20, voted to rename the Mission Library (3770 S. Mission Road) to the Richard Elías-Mission Library. Former District 5 Supervisor Richard Elías, who died on March 28, was a champion for literacy causes, adult education, and the library system. The board also approved $6 million in future capital improvements for the renovation, restoration, and expansion of the library, with 1% of the construction cost dedicated to public art.
    Mission Library
    Pima County Public Library
  • COVID-19 TUESDAY UPDATE
    Date: Oct. 20, 2020 
    As of today, Oct. 20, Arizona now has 232,937 positive coronavirus cases, with 1,040 new cases reported today (up from 748 yesterday). The total number of cases includes people who have recovered. Of that number, 27,019 cases are in Pima County (up 64 from yesterday). There have been 5,837 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona (7 reported today), and 634 of those occurred in Pima County (0 reported today). Meanwhile, the City of Tucson maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website (link below) that includes information for businesses, residents, and more. The site is updated as information evolves.
    Data Dashboard from the Arizona Department of Health Services
    City of Tucson COVID-19 website
  • ROLLIN' HAUNT DRIVE-THRU EVENT AT TUCSON RODEO GROUNDS THIS WEEKEND
    Date: Oct. 20, 2020 
    The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is hosting a drive-thru Rollin' Haunt event this Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4-7 p.m., at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. (enter at 3rd Avenue and Irvington Road). To avoid traffic congestion, do not line up early. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Parks and Recreation has had to cancel many of its popular fall events, including the Boo Bash. Rollin' Haunt will be filled with lots of Halloween treats, fun costumes and characters, and photo opportunities. Families are encouraged to decorate their cars to add to the Halloween spirit. All children present in the vehicles will receive a candy bag with contactless pick-up as they exit the event. All participants must remain in their vehicles at all times and be alert for the safety of all staff and other participants.
    Read the news release
    Read the flyer (PDF)
    Facebook event page for Rollin' Haunt
  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES: PROCUREMENT CONTRACTING POSITIONS
    Date: Oct. 20, 2020 
    The Procurement Division of the City of Tucson’s Business Services Department is seeking motivated team players to join its contracting team. A member of this critical team will be one of 20 people responsible for buying all the goods, services, and construction items that all City departments purchase. Contracts include helicopters, bicycles, playground equipment, veterinary services, health benefits, financial services, road construction, and every other good or service that is needed to make the City run smoothly. The contracting team consists of professional contracting staff at four levels, and the job descriptions are linked below. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for all positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications. The deadline to apply for the jobs is Oct. 30.
    Contract Officer job description
    Senior Contract Officer job description
    Principal Contract Officer job description
    Procurement Manager job description