Ward 3 - Council Member Karin Uhlich

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Naida Jane Baker Splash Pad Dedication (April 11, 2017) Join Council Member Karin Uhlich, the Balboa Heights Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Marty Birdman Center, Tucson Parks and Recreation, and the friends and family of Jane Baker to recognize the significant community contributions of Naida Jane Baker. Saturday, Aprill 22nd at 10:30am. Here is the press release.

EGGstrvaganza! Saturday, April 15th 10am - 1pm (April 1, 2017) Council Member Karin Uhlich and Tucson Parks and Recreation invite you to come and enjoy free family fun with carnival games, egg hunts, prizes, and the Easter Bunny! Mansfield Park 2000 N. 4th Ave. Here is the flyer.

Meet and Greet with Tucson Chief of Police Chris Magnus Thursday, September 22nd 6:00-7:00pm (September 16, 2016)  The Oracle Project and Council Member Karin Uhlich invite you and your neighbors to attend a meet and greet with TPD Chief Chris Magnus for an update on TPD’s current vision, programs, and initiatives – and how you can get involved!  For more information contact the Ward 3 Council office at ward3@tucsonaz.gov or (520) 791-4711.

Mayor & Council Pass Memorial for Strong Rules Relating to Payday and Car Title Lending Practices (August 10, 2016)  - Weigh-in on a proposed rule recently published by the CFPB that could undermine strong consumer protection laws and state usury caps such as we have in place in Arizona. More info at http://www.economicintegrity.org/initiatives.html. Mayor and Council passed this memorial on August 9th urging the CFPB to issue the strongest possible rule to protect consumers in Tucson and nationwide from deceptive lending practices: Memorial Related to Payday and Car Title Lending Practices

Public Comments Sought on Bike Boulevard Master Plan (July 28, 2016) - The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently completed a draft Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan, and the public is invited to review and comment on the plan linked below. Bicycle boulevards are residential streets designed to prioritize bicycling and enhance conditions for walking. Bicycle boulevards support several community values, including improving the health of Tucsonans, promoting safer streets, stimulating the economy, and enhancing the Sonoran Desert environment. TDOT has identified a network of 193 miles of future bicycle boulevards along 64 corridors that improve connectivity to schools, parks, libraries, stores, and other key destinations. The public can review and comment on the draft plan during an open house on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St.
Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan (draft): https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/transportation/files/Bike_Blvd_Master_Plan_7-15-16_0.pdf
Bicycle Boulevard background information and link to comment form: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/projects/bicycle-boulevards
Tucson Bicycle & Pedestrian Program: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/bicycle

Don't let Orlando attack make us forget that love is love (June 15, 2016) Council Member Uhlich shares her thoughts in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre: http://tucson.com/news/opinion/column/guest/karin-uhlich-don-t-let-orlando-attack-make-us-forget/article_f6521ed7-c957-5dfa-ba53-52a7b4e69e2e.html 

Review Proposed Reinvestment Tools Package No. 1  (May 13, 2016) The City of Tucson Planning & Development Services Department is considering three reinvestment tools that will encourage, facilitate and diversify development in Tucson. The three proposed tools are expansion of use of Planned Area Development (PAD), Major Streets & Routes (MS&R) setback relief, and optional concurrent Plan Amendment and Rezoning application. Visit https://www.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/projects/reinvestment_tools_No_1 to review and provide feedback.

Parks and Recreation System Master Plan Update (February 09, 2016) Parks and Recreation Director Fred Gray shares the progress made on the current Parks and Recreation System Master Plan Update: Parks and Recreation System Master Plan Update

Alternate Models for Transit Service (February 9, 2016)  Per the direction of Vice Mayor Uhlich and Council Member Romero, PAG Executive Director Farhad Moghimi provides an overview of alternative models for transit service: Public Transit Service Models

City of Tucson Funding Options (January 5, 2016)  City Manager Ortega presents an overview of funding alternatives or revenue options for the City of Tucson. City of Tucson Funding Options

Transit Visioning (June 23, 2015) The City of Tucson partnered with Pima Association of Governments to bring transit consultant to Tucson to help plan the region's transit future. Here is the framing the questions report and the report out of the stakeholder workshop.

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.

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
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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