Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham
National Public Lands Day is a day set aside to celebrate land that is publicly owned by the American people and encourage those people to come out and enjoy a day in their public lands. This Saturday, September 24, all 413 National Park sites across the country are joining Saguaro National Park in waiving entrance fees to celebrate the day and many are hosting volunteer opportunities for people who choose to serve in honor of the day.
Among the offices elected this year will be the County’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. A lot of people don’t know much about what the office does, but the person in that office has an important role in supporting our county’s school districts.
The Metropolitan Education Commission and the League of Women Voters are sponsoring a candidates forum with the two nominees for superintendent. It will be next Wednesday, September 21 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm at Pima College Downtown Campus (1255 N Stone Ave) in the Amethyst Room.
Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham and the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department invite you to an informational open house at Udall Recreation Center regarding a new solar project. The project will put shade structures with solar panels in the parking lot at Udall Recreation Center and the Carol West Senior Addition. Representatives from the city’s Architecture and Engineering Division, Tucson Parks and Recreation, Ward 2, and Technicians for Sustainability will be on hand to answer questions and take suggestions.
October is Crime Prevention month. Getting Arizonans Involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) is an event held by police agencies statewide in collaboration with Neighborhood Associations to meet and discuss crime prevention and to further reinforce our enduring partnership in combatting criminal activity in our community.
Saguaro National Park proposes an increase to the park’s 7-Day Private Vehicle Entrance Permit from $10 to $15. The seven day pass admits a private vehicle and all of its occupants into the park for one week. If approved, the increase would go into effect on January 1, 2017. The increase in fees will help bring the park into alignment with the entry costs for other similar parks, a phased process which began in 2015. The park requests comments from the public concerning the proposed increase.
The City of Tucson has been experiencing one of the hottest summers on record. Tucson Parks and Recreation department would like to invite kids to beat the heat and cool off at one of 17 city pools for free for the remainder of the summer season. Beginning July 17 youth under the age of 17 will pay no admission fee at 17 City of Tucson Pools. A fee will still be charged at the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center pool. Fees are $2 for adults (18 and over) and $1 for youth (17 and under).
Free Pool locations:
You will have a number of opportunities to voice your opinion on the city's transit fare options.
Public Open House Events:
On Saturday, June 25, 2016, Old Spanish Trail will be closed to travel from 22nd Street west approximately 450 feet to allow work crews to mill (remove asphalt) and repave the roadway. All of the driveways for business access from Old Spanish Trail will remain open. Business access will be maintained for motorists via Harrison Road. The closure will be in place from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.