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Sign Up to Vote Early in Elections

Sign up for Pima County's Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) to automatically receive an Early Voting Ballot for every election in which you are eligible to participate without the need to request a ballot for each election.

Once on the list, eligible voters will receive a notice that will include the dates of the next two upcoming elections, the dates that ballots are expected to be mailed, and the address where the ballots will be mailed.

There's Still Time to Complete Your Census Form

With all that's been going on in the United States lately, you may have pushed aside your reminders to complete the required U.S. Census, but there's still time. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year.

It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona. The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics.

Statewide Curfew In Effect Through June 8

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday, May 31, issued a statewide Declaration of Emergency, including putting in place a nightly curfew, from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. That curfew will expire on Monday, June 8, at 5 a.m. unless further extended.

Exemptions include law enforcement, authorized emergency responders, and media. People are allowed in public to travel to and from work, seek medical care, attend religious services, or patronize private businesses. Businesses are permitted to be open under the governor’s curfew.

Crack Seal/Fog Seal Continues as Part of Tucson Delivers: Better Streets

The next group of roadways included in the crack seal/fog seal program began receiving treatment today, June 1, with an expected completion date of Wednesday, June 10. Work will take place on Speedway Boulevard between Greasewood Road and Silverbell Road and on Speedway Boulevard between Main Avenue and Second Avenue. During the improvement project, there will be day and night work Monday through Friday. Please drive through the work areas with caution.

Pima Animal Care Center Offers Help for Pet Owners Affected by COVID-19

Does your pet need vaccinations or mild medical care due to the struggles you’ve faced because of COVID-19? Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) is offering free vaccinations and minor medical care for non-surgery procedures, such as ear infections, urinary tract infections, allergies, etc. to those who qualify

Dental work, cancer treatment, and more serious issues are not covered as part of the program.

Rebirth of the Santa Cruz River and the Return of Aquatic Species Virtual Presentation This Week

The next monthly virtual meeting of the Santa Cruz Watershed Collaborative features Dr. Michael T. Bogan from the University of Arizona speaking about the “Rebirth of the Santa Cruz River and the Return of Aquatic Species.” Dr. Bogan’s presentation takes place Wednesday, June 3, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., with time for questions.

Tucson Audubon Society to Resume Weekly Walks at Sweetwater Wetlands

Beginning Wednesday, June 3, the Tucson Audubon Society will resume hosting weekly field trips to see the birds of Sweetwater Wetlands. Preregistration is required and the following restrictions will apply: no more than 10 people in the group, including the guide; everyone must wear a face covering; and everyone must observe safe social distancing. Birders of all experience levels are welcome. Start times through August are at 6 a.m.

Paul's Note - May 29, 2020

As far as recreation goes, one of the most important things our city can offer is pools over the summer. Most families don’t have pools at home, and they don’t have access to pools at gyms or private clubs either. That’s why one of my priorities has been to make our city pools available for as many people as possible. Swimming is one of the few opportunities for outdoor recreation when it’s 102 outside. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say it’s a necessity.

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