Ward 3 - Vice Mayor Karin Uhlich

Vice Mayor Karin Uhlich welcomes you to the Ward 3 website! We hope that you find the information we provide useful. If you have any suggestions for improvements or any ideas please send them to us via e-mail at ward3@tucsonaz.gov or call 791-4711. Thank you for visiting our website, please stop by again soon.

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State of the Ward (April 10, 2015) Council Member Uhlich on Wednesday, April 15th gave an update on the state of our ward! Council Member Uhlich discussed policy and projects, plans for the year ahead, and answered questions. Interim City Manager Martha Durkin and the Ward 3 Staff was also present. Here is more information and a map of some of the great things happening in the ward.


North Rillito Interceptor Relief Project Update (December 15, 2014)  The final phase of the Pima County sewer relief project is about to begin!

This undertaking has actually been three related projects, to reline aging sewer lines along both sides of the Rillito, and now to connect north and south via a brand new full-on excavation project to lay pipe under the bed of the river. The initial process, which the workers call "clearing and grubbing" (digging out trees and shrubs) will begin at the north end of Columbus Blvd. around December 15th – 18th.  

DOG WALKER ALERT: The circle at the dead end of Columbus is a popular parking spot and access route to the wash. Please be aware that the work area will not be safe for your canine companion for the next 8 or 9 weeks.

On Monday, January 5th, the intersection at Columbus and Paradise Falls will be closed until mid-February; this will be a "hard close," curb to curb, barring all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic until mid-February. Access to the Loop multi-use path will be closed during the work, and segments of the Loop itself may be closed off intermittently.

According to Pima County Wastewater Reclamation, the timing of this final phase of the relief project is dictated by the possibility of flooding in the Rillito. This will be heavy construction work, but it will all be done during daylight hours. The only noise constraints are expected to be back-up beepers.

We hope you'll be patient and stay safe, and even share some holiday spirit with the construction workers. Tis the season. For more information, visit www.sewerimprovements.com or call 520-622-2527.

KaBOOM! Playground Build (November 1, 2014) Ward 3 was fortunate this year to partner with the Parks & Recreation Department, Lend A Hand, and KaBOOM! to build a brand new, community-designed playground at La Madera Park! Many thanks to our wonderful neighbors at La Madera and the 300+ volunteers who brought this project to fruition. Check out these fantastic photos and video from the Build Day!
Tucson Talks Transit (July 11, 2014) Tucson Talks Transit with Jarrett Walker Video
Sewer Construction Information on the South Rillito Interceptor Sewer Improvements in Ward 3
Public Process Council Member Uhlich's Memo on Public Process pdf


SB1070 and U-Visas Council Member Uhlich's Memo on SB1070 enforcement and U-Visa Affidavits 


Small Business Hotline The City of Tucson SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINE -- 837-4100 -- is Live!  This is a great development for Tucson's small and medium sized businesses that Council Member Uhlich fought hard to make happen.


Shop Local! Find locally owned businesses across Tucson and do your business with them! Check out the LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA Business Directory.
Want "Hyper-Local"? Check out the Fort Lowell/Campbell Ave Business Directory


Transportation 101 Ever wonder how Transportation Planning works in Tucson and Pima County? Check out the presentation below, put together by our dedicated professionals at TDOT, working in collaboration with the great team at PAG, and organized by Council Member Uhlich's staff.

Thanks to all who took part on August 28th 2013, and to the TDOT and PAG staff who put this highly informative presentation together, Daryl, Carlos, Andy, Jenn, Sheila, Jeremy and Jim, along with citizen activist Margot Garcia.  View the short video recap here.  If you'd like to do a "Transportation 101" workshop for your group, contact us!


Metal Theft What's the City doing about metal theft? See a glimpse here: Mayor and Council Metal Theft Presentation 2012


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