Weekly Update - January 11, 2019

Paul's Note

Here in my newsletter, I try to keep you all up to date on Saguaro National Park. Tucson has a rare and wonderful thing: a national park only minutes away from our city limits. Very few cities our size can say that. Click for more.

Other news

Saguaro National Park: Saguaro National Park is open on a limited basis during the government shut down. Click for more.

Members Sought for Salary Commission: The City of Tucson is accepting applications for the Citizen’s Commission on Public Service and Compensation, a panel that reviews and recommends appropriate salaries for the Mayor and City Council. This is a two-month appointment. Click here for more.

VITA is looking for volunteers: VITA is a valuable but little known way to help people in your community is to help them get their taxes done for free. You'll save them money on preparation fees and help them avoid predatory lending practices that are all too common at tax time. Click here for more.

MADD seeks volunteers: The Southern Arizona office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) currently has many volunteer opportunities available. Click here for more.

Broadway East: The contractor has installed temporary asphalt on the north side of Broadway Boulevard from Camino Seco to Harrison Road in preparation of an upcoming traffic shift. East and westbound traffic on Broadway Boulevard has been shifted to the north side of the road between Camino Seco and Harrison Road. This shift will allow the contractor to begin drainage improvements and install a new waterline, curb, sidewalk and landscaping along the south side of Broadway Boulevard. This traffic shift is scheduled to be in place through February 2019. You can always get updates at BroadwayEast.info.

Next Mayor and Council meeting: Because of the Martin Luther King holiday, the next Mayor and Council meeting will be on Wednesday, January 23rd. Regular Session starts at 5:30 pm following an afternoon study session. There is always a short call to the audience before the business portion of the meeting. Council chambers are located downtown at 255 W Alameda. The agendas for the meetings are posted online at http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/clerks/mcdocs

Home Buyer's Assistance: The Tucson Industrial Development Authority makes purchasing a home more affordable for local residents with its down payment assistance and mortgage tax credit programs. Click here for more. 

Veterans Upward Bound Program: Pima Community College is using a new Veterans Upward Bound grant to provide free services to help separating military personnel and veterans to enter and succeed in post-secondary education, no matter what college or program they wish to attend. Click here for more.

Looking to donate items to local service organizations? Here's what to bring to Ward 2