The Banfield Foundation and South Fork Foundation have awarded Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) and Friends of PACC two COVID-19 Response Grants totaling $15,000 to cover veterinary expenses for pets whose families qualify for PACC’s assistance program. The grant money will cover a variety of needs for a pet that lives in a home facing hardship because of COVID-19. This can be due to illness, job loss, financial insecurity, or any other challenges related to the pandemic.
Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, was created more than 40 years ago by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to recognize the critical role drinking water plays in our daily lives. This year’s theme, “There When You Need It,” highlights the work water professionals do to ensure high-quality drinking water is always available at your tap, right when you need it.
The City of Tucson recently was awarded $95 million in funding from the federal CARES act to overcome deficits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending that money has to be strategic, since the funds can only be used for coronavirus-related expenses, not for revenue-replacement.
As some businesses begin reopening their doors this week, Tucson Water is reminding owners and tenants of buildings that have been closed for the past several weeks that water held within private plumbing lines over extended periods of time will become stagnant and can undergo changes in quality.
As more Arizonans comply with orders to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, there are still some things they can do to help their communities. One item is completing their census forms online. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year.
It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona. The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics.
Beginning at 2 a.m. tomorrow, May 5, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) Sign Shop will replace four overhead street name signs at the Church Avenue and Alameda Street intersection. During the work, westbound Alameda will be closed to through travel at Church, and left turns from northbound Church and right turns from southbound Church onto Alameda will be prohibited.
To protect the health and safety of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Tucson is continuing closures and other changes to City services until May 15, in line with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected" executive order extension issued on April 29.
Tucson City Court now has a customer service walk-up window to accept in-person payments consistent with other operational changes designed to combat the spread of COVID-19. The customer service window faces south on Alameda Street at the City Court building, 103 E. Alameda St.
All other existing services and building access restrictions remain in force through at least June 1. For specific information about the operational reductions, follow the above link.
The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association and an anonymous donor are teaming up to offer a gift card program to help merchants in the area during these trying times. The website store for this second round goes live at 6 a.m. Monday, May 4, to offer gift cards with an added $10 bonus when you spend $25.
The gift cards are for specific merchants on Fourth Avenue. The program will provide another $35,000 investment in the future of Fourth Avenue's small, locally owned businesses.