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Paul's Note - February 18th, 2022

When I was growing up, my friends and I would stop by a store near the neighborhood for sodas and snacks. It was run by a Holocaust survivor named Walter Feiger. 

Mr. Feiger was imprisoned at several labor and concentration camps in Poland during World War II before he was liberated by Soviet troops. His travels landed him in Tucson in 1970. He loved it here. He often said that Moses picked the wrong desert. 

Traffic Alert - 22nd Street and Swan Road

TRAFFIC ALERT

TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
22ND STREET AND SWAN ROAD INTERSECTION

On Thursday, February 17, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the 22nd Street and Swan Road intersection.

Traffic Alert - Granada Avenue Lane Closures

 

On Monday, February 14, 2022, Borderland Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), is scheduled to restart the Proposition 101 - Tucson Delivers Better Streets roadway improvement project on Main Avenue/Granada Avenue from Speedway Boulevard to Congress Street. This project was on hold to accommodate the traffic in the downtown area during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase.

Traffic Alert - 22nd Street and Columbus Boulevard

TRAFFIC ALERT
TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
22ND STREET AND COLUMBUS BOULEVARD INTERSECTION

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the 22nd Street and Columbus Boulevard intersection.

Golf Links Road Street Sign Replacement - Traffic Alert

TRAFFIC ALERT
GOLF LINKS ROAD STREET SIGN REPLACEMENT

 ALVERNON WAY AND AVIATION PARKWAY CLOSURES

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, crews from Sunland, Inc., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to replace street signs on southbound Golf Links Road at the Aviation Parkway (SR210) and northbound Alvernon Way exits. Crews will remove and reinstall signs, as well as restripe skip lines and install new pavement markings.

City of Tucson Seeks Applicants for HOME-ARP Rental Housing Development

The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department is now accepting applications from not-for-profit and for-profit affordable housing developers with capacity to develop affordable rental housing for HOME American Rescue Plan qualifying populations.  Up to $1,500,000 is available with which the City intends to fund up to 3 qualifying projects. The maximum project award amount is $500,000.  Interested developers are encouraged to review the Request for Proposals and Project Application.  Applications are due by 11:59pm Arizona time on February 28, 2022.

Paul's Note - January 28, 2022

We’ve had three major disturbing incidents of vandalism in our ward over the last month, including two targeting schools this week. 

We had vandalism to both maintenance buildings at recreational facilities at Jesse Owens Park, followed by arson at Tucson Country Day School this weekend and criminal damage and attempted arson at Kellond Elementary on Monday night. 

Planning Commission study session on commercial parking changes February 2

Planning Commission will hold a study session on Wednesday, February 2 on the proposed commercial parking text amendment to require new commercial and multifamily development to be EV-ready and expand eligibility for the Individual Parking Plan to affordable housing developments, restaurants and bars.

Mayor & Council directed City staff to develop amendments to the Unified Development Code (UDC) to:

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