Ward 2 Councilmember Paul Cunningham
Local non-profit launches collaborative "Be Cool, Tucson" program and invites community support to repair evaporative coolers for neighbors at risk in the summer heat.
It was 107 degrees outside on June 14, 2014, when the evaporative cooler on Mary’s trailer finally gave up for good. Mary and her husband, Steve, bought this trailer after years of experiencing homelessness; if the heat drives them out of this trailer, they’ll be homeless once again. As the temperature inside their home rose, Mary called CHRPA.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the pavement conditions on 22nd Street from Wilmot Road to Swan Road.
Crews will begin the project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on 22nd Street from Wilmot Road to Craycroft Road. Work hours
will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The utility work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, April 3, 2015.
From Southwest Gas:
If business or residence is located near the Southwest Gas Pipeline Replacement Project on 22nd Street between Prudence and Sarnoff, we’d like to provide some current information regarding the project. E-updates such as this are used during construction to keep you informed of our progress. If you prefer not to receive these updates, please reply and let me know and I’ll gladly remove your address. I can assure you that your e-mail address will be used only for purposes of this project.
On Monday, March 23, 2015, crews from Granite Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will begin work to improve the pavement condition of Grant Road from Santa Rita Avenue to Columbus Boulevard. Crews will begin the project by lowering manhole covers and water valve covers. Lowering the utility covers is scheduled to be complete by Friday, March 27, 2015.
From Southwest Gas:
From Fernando Molina of Tucson Water:
Rupture of a 30” reclaimed water line has resulted in the temporary closure of Glenn Street, east of Swan Road to Torino Avenue.
Drinking water customers are not affected by the break. The reclaimed water line provides recycled water service to several users, who have been contacted. Tucson Water will be utilizing boosters in the distribution system to help restore supply.
Repairs may take up to three weeks. Tucson Water contractors will be in the area and motorists are asked to exercise caution.
At a press conference this afternoon, Governor Ducey ordered that Arizona State flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, February 10, until sunset tomorrow, February 11, in honor of Kayla Mueller, a dedicated humanitarian aid worker and citizen of Arizona.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
From the Arizona Daily Star:
On Monday, Baker received her assistant chief badge from the Tucson Fire Department. She’s now attained the highest rank that a woman has held in the history of the Tucson Fire Department.
“I’m very humbled by being the first woman assistant chief for Tucson fire,” Baker said. “I have a tendency to downplay the gender side because it shouldn’t matter. But the reality is that the significance of me being a woman in a leadership role is very important.”
Former Mayor George Miller passed away this week. This from the Tucson Sentinel:
One of the longest serving public officials in Tucson's history died Christmas morning. George Miller, who was mayor for most of the 1990s, was 92.
Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Wednesday, December 24, 2014, in honor of United States Army Specialist Wyatt J. Martin, 22, of Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday in Mesa, followed by interment at the Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park in Mesa.
The Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays will be observed on Thursday, December 25, 2014, and Thursday, January 1, 2015. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on the Thursday holiday. The Los Reales Landfill will be closed for both holidays. All City of Tucson
The following details outline transit service on Christmas, Thursday, December 25, 2014:
This is one of the things I have been waiting for. Thank you, Park Tucson!
Park Tucson is pleased to announce the installation of the first 21 new smart parking meters that will provide improved customer service to our on-street parking guests. The new meters are solar-powered and accept credit, debit, and smart cards in addition to coins, and will soon be accessible for payment through a smart-phone mobile app.
You can get more information here.
Sun Tran buses or the Sun Link streetcar offer transit options for Tucsonans attending 2nd Saturdays on Saturday, December 13 or the 4th Avenue Street Fair from Friday, December 12 through 14.
Sun Tran and KGUN 9 News are partnering again this holiday season for the annual “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting the Salvation Army’s Christmas Gift Distribution Program. This year Sun Link will be a part of the annual event by stuffing a streetcar. Tucsonans are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys for children ages 0-12; cash donations will also be accepted. This year’s event will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 12, at the following locations: