Paul's Note - May 16, 2022

It is the middle of May and things are starting to heat up in Tucson. As most of you know, I am a teacher and I can tell you that the middle schoolers at Gridley are ready for summer break to start. Thanks to Tucson voters, this summer we have a lot of new facilities for our young people (and those of us who are older) to enjoy. We have new splash pads, covered courts, walking paths and so much more. Most of our parks have already received improvements or have improvements planned. You can always check out completed and planned improvements for your favorite park here. https://www.tucsonaz.gov/parksbond#Parks 

In other news, my staff and I are putting together 2 exciting opportunities for neighbors to interface with their city in one evening. I know this is during most people’s dinner hour so we will be providing food and drink during the event. 

Meet and Greet with Chief Kasmar 

Join us at the Ward 2 office (7575 E Speedway) from 5:15 to 6pm to meet with Chief Kasmar and discuss some of the opportunities and challenges facing Tucson’s police department.  

Ward 2 Neighborhood Legislature 

Join us on June 2nd from 6pm to 7:30pm as part of Councilman Cunningham’s Neighborhood Legislature Event. Facilitated by CM Cunningham, this is an opportunity to share concerns and ask questions about Tucson City Services. City Manager Mike Ortega will be joined by Department Directors from Tucson Fire, Tucson Water, Parks & Recreation, Community Safety, Health and Wellness, Housing and Community Development, Planning and Development Services, Transportation and Mobility, and Environmental & General Services. 

Schedule: 

4:30pm-5:15pm – Open House 

5:15pm-6:00pm – Meet and Greet with Chief Kasmar 

6:00pm – 7:30pm – Neighborhood Legislature Event 

7:30pm – Socializing with City Leaders 

We would like to get an accurate count so that we can order food and so that we can make sure that as many neighborhoods are represented as possible so please RSVP and include your neighborhood to Ward2@tucsonaz.gov or by calling us at (520) 791-4687.