Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham

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Old Spanish Trail Reconstruction Project

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to reconstruct Old Spanish Trail from Melpomene Way to Houghton Road.

Crews will begin the project with the lowering of manhole covers and water valve covers. Lowering the manhole and valve covers is scheduled to be complete by Thursday, November 12, 2015. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Home Heating Safety Tips

In Tucson, we have two seasons, summer and winter.  We can be challenged by going from near 90 degree high temperatures one week and lows in the 30’s just days later.  As the need for warming the house increases, so can the dangers associated with fireplaces, furnaces, and space heaters. Below are a few reminders as you heat up while the temperatures drop.

Fireplace Safety:

City of Tucson Workshops: License and Transaction Privilege Tax Reporting

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department.

Questions will be answered and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. Sample returns can be completed. It is recommended that you bring a calculator and a pencil.

D-M Hosts Units for Training in October

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Multiple units from across the country will be visiting Davis-Monthan throughout the month of October for training.
A KC-130J Harvest Hawk will train at D-M from October 16-23. The KC-130J is from the 4-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
A KC-135 from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB, KS, will train here October 5-9 alongside D-M A-10s.

Travel restrictions due to Downtown events

Several downtown streets will be closed this weekend to accommodate numerous events in Downtown Tucson.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Ochoa Street to Cushing Street (14th Street)

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – McCormick Street will be closed to vehicles from Stone Avenue to Church Avenue

8 a.m. to midnight – Scott Avenue will be closed to vehicles from McCormick Street to 14th Street

5 p.m. to midnight – Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Ochoa Street to McCormick Street

Vista Del Rio Porch Fest

Vista del Rio's annual Porch Fest is this Sunday. Come down for music from local bands and enjoy a meal from our local food trucks. The event is family friendly.

Vista del Rio is on North Dos Hombres Drive, just north of the intersection of Tanque Verde and Pio Decimo. The festival starts at 4 o'clock.


TRRG Ballot Education Forum

Understanding the November 2015 Ballot Propositions: Vote an Informed Choice

Tucson Residents for Responsive Government is sponsoring a series of educational forums to help the public understand the process by which the Charter Changes (Props 403 & 404), Salary Recommendation (Prop 405) and Bond Proposals (Props 425-431) were placed on the November ballot and what they mean to you as a citizen and resident.  Presenters will include members of the Citizen Committees who worked to get these issues on the November ballot.

Southwest Gas work on 22nd Street

Beginning this month a contractor for Southwest Gas will begin work on a pipeline improvement project along 22nd Street between Sarnoff Drive to Gollob Road. Work is expected to take place from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; however extended hours may be necessary as the project moves forward. Work is set to begin on the southern side of 22nd Street at Oak Park Road and move west towards Sarnoff Drive. Work is expected to be completed in November 2015.

Traffic Alert - North Rillito Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This is a series of traffic alerts that will be issued throughout the construction of the North Rillito Interceptor (NRI) Sewer Rehabilitation Project. These alerts will announce construction, detour and street closure information as it affects residents, businesses and traffic within the area. The 10-mile long NRI project is being completed in phases; the current phase’s construction boundaries are from Woodland Road to just east of Pantano Road.

Labor Day Collections

The City of Tucson will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7, 2015. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be closed Monday, September 7th.

Parks and Recreation Stake Holder Focus Groups

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department wants to know how it can improve recreation and leisure opportunities for all of its users.

This July the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department kicked off a process of information gathering that will result in a five-year master plan that anticipates future needs and outlines the actions necessary to deliver high quality recreation facilities, programs and services to the Tucson area. Public and stakeholder input are essential and critical to the success of the master plan.

Household Hazardous Waste Update

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off site at Los Reales Landfill will be closed on Saturday, August 29, 2015. It will re-open on Monday, August 31st at the new entrance facility at the intersection of Los Reales Road and Craycroft Road.
The new entrance includes a new scalehouse, administration building, and drop-off facility for HHW and recyclables. For more information, call ES Customer Service at 791-3171.

City to offer tax amnesty program

The City of Tucson is offering the business community a Tax Amnesty Program. This rare opportunity will allow Tucson business owners to submit delinquent sales tax or license fees without penalty and with reduced interest due on delinquent balances. This is also an opportunity for Tucson businesses that are not licensed to get licensed, without penalty. The amnesty period will run for two months, Sept. 1, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015.