Weekly Update - May 17, 2019

Paul's Note

I attended a ceremony to honor Jeffrey Ross, a Tucson Police officer who was gunned down in 1982. We unveiled a plaque in his honor on Thursday. Click here for more.

Other news

We will be hosting a Ward 2 town hall on June 5 at 5:30 pm here at the Ward office. Speakers will include officials from the Police Department, Transportation and Parks and Recreation. If you want to RSVP now, send an email to Odessa.Draheim@Tucsonaz.gov

Arizona Symphonic Winds: The Arizona Symphonic Winds have announced another season at Udall Park. All concerts are free and at Udall Park's László Veres Amphitheater. Click here for the schedule.

Red Cross Swim Lessons: The Southern Arizona chapter of Red Cross is partnering with the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department to reduce the number of drownings by offering $2 summer swim lessons to the first 1,400 registered children (6 months to 17 years old) who qualify for the Discount Program. Click here for more information.

Houghton Road Project: There will be an open house on the next phases of the Houghton Road project on May 16. Click here for more information.

Broadway East: Work continues on this vital stretch of road. You can always get updates at BroadwayEast.info.

Next Mayor and Council meeting: The next Mayor and Council meeting will be on Tuesday, May 21st. 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