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Paul's Note - April 30th, 2021

The Tucson Police Department sent us some "frequently asked questions.” It included two that deal with mental health crises. This is particularly acute given the death-in-custody of Carlos Ingram-Lopez last year. Below is what they sent us, with some edits for style. 

How are Tucson Police officers trained to deal with individuals in mental health crises?    

Paul's Note - April 23rd, 2021

At Tuesday’s meeting my colleagues on the council and I worked on three items having to do with our environment. We got an update on PFAS contamination in some of our wells, worked on the planning process for future green stormwater infrastructure projects, and discussed future code changes to accommodate electrical vehicles in new construction.

Downtown Links - Stone Ave and Franklin Street/Toole Avenue Intersection Closure

On Monday, May 3, 2021, beginning at about 6 a.m., the intersection of Stone Avenue and Toole Avenue/Franklin Street is scheduled to completely close to motorists to allow work crews to install a large underground storm drain system in and around the intersection. This work is associated with the Downtown Links Phase III improvement project from Broadway to Church Avenue. The intersection closure is occurring for the safety of the traveling public and work crews. The closure is scheduled to be in place until the end of July 2021.

Traffic Signal Improvements - Broadway and Swan Road

TRAFFIC ALERT

TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

BROADWAY AND SWAN ROAD INTERSECTION

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to remove and replace the traffic signal heads onto the newly installed poles, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows, at the Broadway and Swan Road intersection.

18th St, Eighth Ave and Campbell Ave, Pinal Vista Bicycle Blvd - Virtual Town Hall

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is planning neighborhood traffic safety and pedestrian and bicycle improvements to Eighteenth Street, Eighth Avenue, S Campbell Avenue, and Pinal Vista. These projects are part of the voter-approved Proposition 407 Tucson Delivers Strong Connections Program that will calm traffic on neighborhood streets and expand the citywide low-stress biking and walking network.

See the map below for the project boundaries:

 

 

Traffic Alert - Traffic Signal Work Broadway/Prudence & Broadway/Swan

 

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to replace traffic signal poles and mast arms, as well as convert the traffic signals to include flashing yellow arrows for eastbound and westbound travel at the Broadway and Prudence Road intersection.

Work at the intersection will take place from about 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the same day.

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