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Register Now for Parks and Rec Basketball Tournament

Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a 3-on-3 Rodeo Classic Basketball Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at the William M. Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Age divisions are 9-12 and 13-15.

Registration is underway through Feb. 19, and teams must register in person at the Clements Center. The cost is $10 per team (cash only), and awards will be given to the top two teams. A team hot shot competition will be held prior to the tournament finals.

Traffic Alert: Sixth Avenue Repaving Pennington Street To Toole Avenue

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction, under contract with City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will mill and repave the northbound left turn lane on Sixth Avenue from Pennington Street to Toole Avenue.

This one-day project is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will be complete by 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

During the work, the left turn lane on Sixth Avenue between Pennington Street and Toole Avenue will be closed to motorists.

Pima Association of Governments Releases FY 2017-2018 Annual Report

You can now review the fiscal year highlights of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), the largest transportation funder for our region on an annual basis. The FY 2017-2018 annual report, released by the Pima Association of Governments, includes information about revenue collection, finances, and plan highlights as well as the 50-plus RTA projects completed during the year.

Traffic Alert: Tucson Boulevard - Gateway Corridor Beautification

 
On Monday, February 11, 2019, work will begin to beautify the median islands on Tucson Boulevard between Valencia Road and Drexel Road. Crews will replace landscape irrigation and decorative rock in the median islands. The improvements will take place in three segments: 

Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 22 - Tucson Boulevard from Valencia Road to Ginter Road

Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 8 - Tucson Boulevard from Ginter Road to Bilby Road

Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 29 - Tucson Boulevard from Bilby Road to Drexel Road 

Paul's Note - February 8, 2019

A member of my staff attended a special event on Thursday morning: the opening of a new house on the far east side.

The house is for Sgt. Caleb Brewer, who lost both of his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan three years ago. Since getting his prosthetic legs, he’s been rock climbing, surfing and running. His life since his injuries is a tribute to perseverance.

Three City Council Members Issue Statement of Solidarity with Nogales, Arizona on Border Issue

Ward 6 Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik, Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres (Ward 5), and Ward 1 City Council Member Regina Romero announced today that they are in full support of the Feb. 5 vote taken by the Nogales Mayor and Council calling for the removal of the concertina wire that has been placed along the border fencing running through downtown Nogales.

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