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Paul's Note - September 21, 2018

We’ve gotten complaints from several of the residents at Far Horizons trailer park south of our office. They have been without gas service for nearly two months.

It’s been a learning experience for both me and my staff about what the city’s responsibilities are in this area. We have, however, educated ourselves on the unique circumstances that locations like Far Horizons have in their interactions with utility companies.

Indoor Football Team Gets a Name

The Tucson Sugar Skulls are the latest addition to Tucson's sports scene. At a public unveiling of the team's name and logo last night, Tucson Indoor Football officially became the Sugar Skulls, as a nod to the popular sugar skull logo in the city's annual Day of the Dead and All Souls Procession. The team's logo features a sugar skull wearing sunglasses and a sombrero surrounded by two guitar necks.

Pima County Hosting Two Public Meetings on Commercial Sewer Bill Calculations

The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) will host two public meetings to propose changes in how multi-family, commercial, and industrial class users’ bills for sewer and wastewater rates are calculated. Rates currently are determined based on average water usage during December, January, and February. Pima County is proposing to base rates on actual water usage. This proposal does not affect residential users.

Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert Booklet is a Guide to Growing

Tucson Water and the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) offer Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert, a guide to help residents create an attractive, water-efficient landscape. Plants listed include trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, cacti, and more. The plants featured were selected by landscape professionals and are drought hardy, tolerant of heat and cold, and adapted to our soil conditions.

'Music in the Park' Saturday Concert Series Continues at Udall Park

The Arizona Symphonic Winds continues its "Music in the Park" fall concert series tomorrow, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the László Veres Amphitheater at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Established in 1986, the ensemble is a volunteer-based community concert band led by music director and conductor László Veres.

Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic basket, and enjoy an evening of entertainment for the entire family. All concerts in the series are free to attend.

Boo Bash 2018

The William Clements Parks and Rec staff will be hosting one great boo bash that will included; free games, costume parade, inflatables, food vendors and of course candy! Come dressed up on Saturday, October 20th, from 4-7pm at 4325 S. Pantano Rd. This event is a family free event.

Local Firefighters Group Teams with Gary Sinise Foundation to Help Firefights

Fiesta de los Bomberos welcomes the Gary Sinise Foundation as the Red, White, and Blue sponsor of the FDLB Feast and Fairways event on Sept. 21 and 22. Feast and Fairways is a gala dinner, auction, and firefighter golf tournament. Proceeds benefit wellness programs for local firefighters with cancer, cardiac, and mental health issues. Most of the funds raised will go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation (GTFF).

ICYMI: Veterans Court Receives Federal Grant

The Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court, part of the Tucson City Court system, is the recipient of a $395,000 grant over each of the next five years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Judge Michael Pollard recently announced the grant for the court and the creation of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Southern Arizona Justice for Veterans) to support it.

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