Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham

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City Seeks Applicants for Public Safety Oversight Commission

The City of Tucson is seeking applicants for the 2017 Public Safety Oversight Commission created by the passage of Proposition 101 on May 16. Proposition 101 sets forth a half-cent sales tax increase for the next five years beginning on July 1, 2017. The measure is expected to generate $250 million in additional sales tax revenue to be split with $100 million allocated to improve the condition of city streets and $150 million dedicated for police and fire vehicles, equipment, and facilities.

Memorial Day Holiday Trash & Recycling Collection Service Changes

From Environmental Services:

The Memorial Day holiday will be observed on Monday, May 29, 2017.  Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular collection on any day Monday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be closed.

Civil Service Commission

We are looking for folks to serve on the Civil Service Commission. The commission makes determinations on disputes between city employees and management and meets quarterly with other meetings as needed. If you are a resident and qualified elector of the City of Tucson for at least five years do not hold any other public office, you can serve. Feel free to call my office at 791-4687 or e-mail us a resume at ward2@tucsonaz.gov

SummerGO Youth Pass

This summer kids ages 6 to 18 can get unlimited air conditioned rides on Sun Link, Sun Tran and select Sun Shuttle routes and unlimited access to City of Tucson pools from May 22 through August 5, 2017 for just $45, with the SummerGO Youth Pass.

The SummerGO Youth Pass is currently on sale through June at the following locations:

Tucson Police Department Annual Fallen Officer Memorial

A total of eight officers, who dedicated their lives to serving the City of Tucson, gave the ultimate sacrifice and were killed in the line of duty.  Every year, the Tucson Police Department takes a moment to both remember and honor these heroes for their dedication and service as well as for the price they paid. On the evening of May 10, 2017, the Tucson Police Department will host the 2017 Tucson Police Department Annual Fallen Officer Memorial to honor our fallen officers.  The service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Input to Guide Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain) Improvements

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department will hold a series of community-wide open houses to gather public input on how it can best prioritize master planned improvements to Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain). The department has kicked off a process of information gathering that will result in a list of improvements to the park.

Mouth Mobile

The Healthy Mouth Movement (HMM) is a community giving initiative launched by Aspen Dental practices in 2014 to deliver free dental care to thousands of people in need in communities across the U.S. and to provide oral health education to millions more.

Saguaro National Park Offers Free Admission on March 31ST, César E. Chávez Day

Saguaro National Park and the National Park Service are proud to join the city of Tucson and Pima County in honoring the life of labor and civil rights leader César E. Chávez with a fee free day. The public can come out on Friday, March 31st to enjoy our amazing spring weather and help honor a great Arizonan.

Saguaro National Park Offers Summer Youth Employment Opportunity for Teens 15 through 18

Saguaro National Park is offering a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to youth, ages 15-18. YCC is an 8 week youth employment program for boys and girls consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education and outdoor recreation.

The 2017 Saguaro YCC program is scheduled to run from May 30th through July 21st.

Applications are due on April 30, 2017.

Construction Alert: Henry Elementary Area

A project to provide neighborhood students with an ADA-accessible paved walking surface to and from Henry Elementary School will begin next week.

On Monday, March 20, Kapp-Con, Inc., under contact with TDOT, is schedulet to begin work on isolated segments of Gollob Road, Igo Way, Bedford Drive, Patterson Drive and Fifth Street. Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 am to 3:30 pm. The work is scheduled to be complete by mid-June.