Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham
On a daily basis, police officers, fire fighters and other first responders encounter a multitude of individuals in emergency situations. Just as each emergency differs from the next, so does the individual involved, especially in regards to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In response to community concerns, the Tucson Alliance for Autism is offering training for both First Responders and Teens/Young Adults with ASD.
The Tucson Police Department is using its Facebook and Twitter pages to highlight some of the work it does that often goes unnoticed by the public. In a posting on Facebook, TPD says it "will be highlighting Department related events, activities, and providing more crime prevention information; but most notably will be our effort to highlight the work typically unseen by the public.
The latest maps of The Loop are available in print and online.
If you want to know what’s new on The Loop and where you can go that you couldn’t go before, you’ll want a new Loop map.
Did you know you can now travel on The Loop:
Tucson Water crews will be performing emergency water line work which may cause lower-than-normal water pressure for some customers in parts of east Tucson. This water line needs to be replaced as a result of nearby construction activity.
Work is to begin immediately. It is not known how long repairs will take.
The area affected is Tanque Verde / Wrightstown Roads on the north; Sarnoff Road on the east; Pima Street on the south; and Camino Pio Decimo on the west. Customers in this area may notice reduced pressure, but continue to have water service.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) invite you to attend an open house for the Houghton Road: Broadway Boulevard to 22nd Street project. This project is part of the overall plan to improve Houghton Road from Tanque Verde Road to Interstate 10. The open house is scheduled for February 25th at Pantano Christian Church (1755 S Houghton Road) from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Details available here.
From our friends at the Pima Animal Care Center:
Pima Animal Care Center is thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected to join an elite group of 50 shelters across the country in competing for a total of $600,000 in prize grants!
We had the renaming ceremony on Monday and it was a wonderful event. Great to be there with Claire, her family as well as Councilmember Scott, who Claire worked with for years.
After the ceremony, Terra del Sol resident Frank Davidson and I cleaned up grafitti in the neighborhood wash.
The re-naming of Terra del Sol Park will take place on January 27, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. The park will be re-named after Clair Weeks. Clair Weeks lived in the Terra del Sol neighborhood for many years and has been very active in the community. In addition, she served as the president of the Terra del Sol Neighborhood Association for 18 years and made many achieved efforts with neighborhood and park improvements.
Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset tomorrow, December 20, 2013, in honor of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Arizona.
CW2 Silverman was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom when he and five other soldiers died in a helicopter crash on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan. He had been assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
The Christmas holiday will be observed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and the New Year’s Day holiday will be observed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Wednesday of the holiday weeks. City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular service on Wednesday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day.
In accordance with President Obama's proclamation, flags at all state office buildings should be lowered to half-staff today, Friday, December 6, 2013, until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2013, in memory of Nelson Mandela.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
John Salazar, legally blind by 1996 and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004, will ride 42 miles this Saturday, November 24th.
The latest report on plastic bag use in our community is available. Participating retailers reported nearly 52 million plastic bags had been given out in the latest reporting period. The good news is 71 tons of plastic bags have been recycled. You can read the full report here.
Some good news from our friends at Saguaro National Park:
Saguaro National Park is pleased to announce that it has reopened to visitors today, following the federal government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations.
"We are happy to be back working to serve the American people and welcoming visitors back to their park," according to Darla Sidles, Superintendent of Saguaro National Park. "We are proud to be a member of the Tucson community and grateful to again contribute towards the prosperity and rich history of this unique region."