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TUCSON - The 48 Hour MASH Free Spay/Neuter Clinic held October 9 through 11, at Los Ranchitos Elementary School was a huge success!

A total of 424 dogs and 376 cats were spayed and neutered and another 350 were scheduled for free spay, neuter and vaccinations at a future time.

The goal for the event was 500 animals.

New Artwork Debuts Tomorrow at Mayor's Galley

The Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's office present the sixth exhibit co-produced for the Mayor’s Gallery. This year’s collection celebrates the Sonoran outdoors with a collection of plein air paintings by four local artists. Plein air refers to the act of painting in outdoor daylight, a type of painting most notably used by French Impressionists and seen in works like Monet’s Water Lilies.

Be Sure to Vote Both Sides of Ballot

Now that early ballots have arrived for those who requested them for the consolidated General Election, the Pima County Elections Department is encouraging voters in the City of Tucson and Town of Oro Valley to be sure to flip over their ballots, because there are questions on both sides. There is an instruction at the bottom of the ballot reminding people to vote both sides of the ballot, but election officials have received calls and comments from voters that their ballot seemed incomplete, not realizing they needed to turn it over.

Road Recovery Fog Seal Program Resumes This Week

Pavement preservation continues tomorrow and Thursday as part of the five-year, $100 million Road Recovery bond program that City voters approved in 2012.

Fog Sealing is the application of a thin layer of asphalt emulsion that helps cover small roadway imperfections, cracks, or other small voids and seals the existing asphalt to preserve the roadway.

UA Downtown Lecture Series Begins This Week

The University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Science's annual Downtown Lecture Series begins tomorrow. The theme of this year's series focuses on immortality. The first lecture features J. Edward Wright speaking about "The Histories and Mysteries of Heaven." His lecture runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Overflow seating with a video stream will be available at Hotel Congress and Playground Bar and Lounge.

Street Bonds Road Recovery Fog Seal Program

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing a fog seal program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery. 

To minimize the impact on the traveling public, crews will work from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday. The dates and locations where the next roadway improvements will take place are:

Ronstadt Center Development Project Questions and Answers Online

Two developers shared their proposals over the summer for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project. Both proposals would keep the Ronstadt Center as a bus hub, while adding housing and retail spaces. Responses to questions and comments submitted to the developers are now available at the link above, as are videos of the full presentations, as well as the materials presented.

Reid Park Zoo Carousel Under Construction

Construction is underway on a carousel at Reid Park Zoo that will feature hand-carved endangered species from around the world. The carousel is scheduled to be completed this week and will debut Friday at ZOOcson, the Zoo’s annual gala fundraiser. The American-made carousel features 30 animal species, including an elephant, a lemur, a dolphin, and even a giant anteater.

Citizen Police Advisory Review Board Seeks Additional Members

The Citizen Police Advisory Review Board (CPARB) is seeking applications to fill four advisory, non-voting positions for a period not to exceed two years. Formed by the Mayor and City Council in March 1997, CPARB helps promote a citizen/police partnership and reviews and comments on police investigation of citizen complaints.

You must be a resident of the City of Tucson to serve on the panel. The deadline to apply is Nov. 5.


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