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Paul's Note - June 18, 2021

For Fathers Day, I wanted to tell you a bit about my father, Senator George Cunningham. 

I grew up in a politically active family with governors and judges coming by the house, so it would probably surprise a lot of you that I wasn’t that interested in politics when I was growing up. I was well into adulthood when I first started following in his footsteps and becoming active in the community and sought elected office. 

Traffic Signal Work - Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail Intersection


On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to rewire the traffic signals at the Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail intersection.

The work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., the same day. During this work, the traffic signals at the intersection will not be in operation. Law enforcement officers will be on site to direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete.

Paul's Note - June 11, 2021

Last August, the Pima Council on Aging was awarded a federal grant to support dementia specialized supportive services for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and their caregivers. They will be rolling out these programs over the coming weeks and months, and I’ll keep you up to date on them. You can also check their website,

Take a quick survey to help us better serve the public with virtual meetings

For the past year, PDSD, along with other City departments, has held Board, Commission and Committee meetings and other public meetings virtually. These meetings have had strong attendance by members of the public and have made it easier for many people to attend. At the same time, participation in virtual meetings works best when attendees have access to a computer and the internet and we are aware that many in our community are not digitally connected. We want your thoughts on how to make our public meetings accessible!

Operation Splash 2021

Protecting the traveling public on City streets during Tucson’s summer thunderstorm season is the objective of the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility’s (DTM) Operation Splash campaign. As weather patterns shift to bring moisture into Tucson, crews from DTM’s Streets Maintenance Division will deliver barricades to hundreds of dip crossings throughout the City beginning Monday, June 7, 2021.

First Avenue Needs Assessment - Community Input

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is seeking community input on two alternative options to improve First Avenue between Grant Road and River Road. The first alternative consists of keeping First Avenue at its current configuration of four travel lanes, while modernizing the corridor to improve safety, upgrade traffic signals, enhance comfort and access for pedestrians and bicyclists, and install new landscaping.


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