Karin's Note: Friday, May 12, 2017

Karin's Note:  Friday, May 12th, 2017
  • Ward 3 Events
  • Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
  • City-Wide Events
  • Did You Know?
Dear Tucsonans,
On May 23 and June 6 the Mayor and Council will hold a public hearings on the proposed FY18 budget. You can see the Manager’s presentation from our May 9 meeting here:
Final adoption of the budget is planned for June 20.
Regarding the UA Honors College, the City Attorney has scheduled an Executive Session for Mayor and Council on May 23 to review his legal opinion and provide further direction. As I noted in my enote last week, my view is that we need to release the City’s position on the applicability of our zoning and land use authority over this project sooner rather than later. I am anxious for the conversation on May 23 and will continue to advocate for formal and direct communication with the University between now and that meeting.
Back by popular demand, I am again co-hosting a Shred-It! Event with Constable Bernal on Saturday May 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church.  See full details below. 
Happy Mother’s Day weekend,
Ward 3 Events: 
Saturday May 13th, 8-10am
Sacred Heart Church, 601 E Fort Lowell Rd
Council Member Karin Uhlich and Constable Bennett Bernal invite you to Shred-It!  The first two boxes are free; a $5 dollar donation to Lend-A-Hand senior Assistance is requested for each additional box.  Documents will be securely shredded on site.  This is a drive through service.  For more information contact the Ward 3 City Council office.
Phone: (520) 791-4711 Email: ward3@tucsonaz.gov
Tickets are still available for this deeply moving theatrical production.
Friday and Saturday May 12th & 13th Performances start at 6, 7 & 8 pm
Valley of the Moon, 2544 E Allen Rd
In honor of Mental Health Awareness month Valley of the Moon presents Hallucinate, a deeply personal tale of early-onset schizophrenia. Hallucinate was written and directed by a Valley of the Moon volunteer who started hallucinating at 16 and was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 17. This show is a reflection of his personal experience with the disease. Thank you to Cenpatico Integrated Care for their generous sponsorship of this event.  Due to the subject material this show is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for ages 13 and up.  Admission is FREE.
Complete details and ticket reservations at http://www.tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com/hallucinate.html
Public Open House / Project Update Glenn Street Neighborhood Improvement Project
Thursday May 25th, 2017, 6-7pm (Brief presentation at 6:15pm)
Lighthouse YMCA, 2900 N Columbus Boulevard
Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich and the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) invite you to a Public Open House and Project UPDATE on the Glenn Street Neighborhood Improvement Project. Members of TDOT staff and the Consultant, Kimley-Horn, will be present to answer questions.  This project includes improved pedestrian and bicycle amenities along the 1.5 mile stretch of Glenn Street from Columbus Boulevard to Country Club Road.
Ward 3 Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings:
Mountain/1stSaturday May 13th 9am, Mitchell Park 1100 E Mitchell St
Doolen –Fruitvale Saturday May 13th 10am, 3401 E Bermuda St
Flowing Wells Thursday May 18th 6pm, Ellie Towne Center 1660 W Ruthrauff Rd
Mountain View Thursday May 18th 6pm, Habitat for Humanity 3501 N Mountain Ave
Keeling Monday May 22nd 7pm, Cornerstone Fellowship Church 2902 N Geronimo Ave
Jefferson Park Wednesday May 24th 6pm, Ward 3 City Council office 1510 E Grant Rd
City-Wide Events: 
Open Tryouts: FC Tucson
Saturday May 13th, 10am-12pm
Kino North Sports Complex, 3600 S. Country Club Rd
FC Tucson Women is looking for some of the best players in Arizona to join our WPSL squad for the 2017 season! The club will hold open tryouts Saturday, May 13th (10am-12pm) for ages 16 & up, which will be run by the FC Tucson Women's coaching staff, lead by head coach Amy Garelick.  Players will be able to register on site the day of tryouts for $30. Each player will receive a FC Tucson free t-shirt.  FC Tucson Women head into their 3rd year playing in the Women's Premier Soccer League competing in the Pac-South Division. This year, they'll host and travel to play teams as far as California's LA Galaxy San Diego and San Diego Sea Lions who have proven to be a test for the women.
Players ages 16-17: A parent or guardian will need to sign a release form at the tryout.
The Pima County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
May 20th-July 15th  
Pima County Public Library Branches
The program kicks off on Saturday, May 20 with the Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet (4100 S. Palo Verde Road) from 7-9pm. Kids can sign up for Summer Reading and enjoy a fun evening of live-action stories and crafts. Plus, they’ll get to meet Curious George and take home a FREE, brand new book to keep.  Beginning May 20, kids can stop by any of the 26 library locations to pick up a reading tracker. Once they start reading, they’re encouraged to return to the Library to collect stickers and stamps to mark their progress. Plus, beginning May 30, they’ll be allowed to choose a FREE book to take home, while supplies last.  Visit the Library’s website at to see all that’s happening this summer.
47th Annual Juneteenth Festival
Saturday June 17th, 11am-9pm
Dunbar Cultural Center, 325 W 2nd St (enter off of Main St)
The Juneteenth Festival Committee is excited to announce a new location for the 47th Annual Festival.  On Saturday, June 17th we will celebrate the festival INDOORS at The Historic Dunbar African American Cultural Center!  Kickoff at the new location will begin at 11am and end at 9pm. Please spread the word. 
Did You Know...?
Last-Minute Voting Options
If you the May 10th   recommended deadline to mail back your ballot in time for it to be counted in the City of Tucson's May 16 Special Election, or you didn't receive your ballot, you still have some options available. Seven sites will be used as ballot replacement locations or drop-off sites on Election Day. Follow the link below for a list of locations that will be open from 6am-7pm on May 16th. You can also pick up a replacement ballot at the Tucson City Clerk Elections Center, 800 E. 12th St., every day until the election (except Sunday). Hours are 8am-5pm. The purpose of the election is to submit a question to voters (Proposition 101) as to whether they want to authorize a temporary half-cent sales tax increase to fund improvements for roads and public safety. If approved, the five-year tax is estimated to cost each household member in the City of Tucson approximately $3 per month.
Proposition 101 information and maps: http://bit.ly/2nx0vlh
Election Day voting locations (page 3): http://bit.ly/2q9vlTy
Enhance Your Community with a Grant from C2E
Conserve to Enhance (C2E) is accepting grant applications from local organizations seeking to improve the community with water-harvesting and habitat restoration projects. Enhance your neighborhood wash or green spaces to reduce flooding, create habitat, and improve the health of our watershed. Awards are up to $10,000.  This year C2E is prioritizing projects that benefit important riparian areas and urban washes, while emphasizing partnerships, long-term stewardship, and community access to green space.
The application for 2017 has been simplified with a two-step process.  Submit your 2-page “Step 1” application by May 31, 2017, for consideration. If your project is selected to proceed, you will be invited to submit a more complete “Step 2” application for evaluation.
Beat the Heat This Summer
Summer is here and it's a good time to get a refresher on heat safety, especially staying hydrated when outdoors. In the Tucson 12 video linked below, the Tucson Fire Department offers other tips on staying safe in the heat. It's also a good thing to remember to keep your pets cool. Most pet stores sell dog booties to protect the animals from hot sidewalks and asphalt, but veterinarians recommend pets stay out of the heat during the hottest part of the day. If you can, it's best to leave your pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water.
Watch the video: http://bit.ly/1TaThBO
Tucson Fire Department website: http://1.usa.gov/1bs6wZB
Toilet Replacement for Low-Income Homeowners
Tucson Water offers free toilets to qualifying low- and moderate-income households. The rebate program is in conjunction with Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona (CHRPA) and offers free replacement of toilets manufactured in 1991 or earlier that consume 3.5 or more gallons per flush. You must be a Tucson Water customer and show proof of income to receive this service. Rental properties are not eligible. The program also provides hardware and installation. For more information, call CHRPA at (520) 745-2055 or follow the links below.
Tucson Water toilet replacement program: http://1.usa.gov/1wIWAyG
Tucson Water: http://1.usa.gov/1kA18Hj
Sign Up for a Free Residential Water Audit to Save Water and Money
Water efficiency is more than just conserving a resource. Tucson Water’s Zanjeros are specially-trained water efficiency experts who perform a comprehensive inventory of home water use to help customers lower their water bills. Learn more about your home’s water-using fixtures, outdoor irrigation, how to read your water meter, and more. Request an appointment by calling (520) 791-3242 or emailing TW_Web1@tucsonaz.gov.
Visit the Zanjero Program web page at http://bit.ly/2gnu36b
Tucson Water: http://1.usa.gov/1uo8uPh
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.
In May, community-wide public open houses will be held within the City of Tucson. Please be sure to attend the most convenient public open house and share your ideas. All meetings will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Dates and locations are as follows:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Administration, 900 S. Randolph Way
An online community questionnaire is available through June 1, 2017. To complete the questionnaire, please use the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2RBV6RF