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  • TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN WITH TUCSON WATER AS SHUT-OFF MORATORIUM ENDS
    Date: March 4, 2021 
    The Mayor and Tucson City Council recently directed Tucson Water to resume shutting off water accounts for nonpayment, beginning March 15. The utility is notifying affected customers of this impending change. It's also making them aware of the more than $1 million that is still available to help people pay utility bills if they have a COVID-related financial hardship. Tucson Water is urging customers with delinquent accounts to check their mail for bills, and any notices about delinquencies, and call (520) 791-3242 by March 15 to set up a payment plan. Tucson Water has had a suspension on disconnections since last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Read the news release
    Online payments to Tucson Water
    Get assistance for utility bills (City of Tucson site)
    Get assistance for utility bills (Pima County site)
  • COVID-19 WEDNESDAY UPDATE AND VACCINE SCHEDULING
    Date: March 4, 2021 
    As of today, March 4, Arizona now has 821,108 positive coronavirus cases, with 1,154 new cases reported today (down from 1,284 yesterday). The total number of cases includes people who have recovered. Of that number, 110,072 cases are in Pima County (up 131 from yesterday). There have been 16,185 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona (96 reported today), and 2,247 of those occurred in Pima County (14 reported today). Meanwhile, if you're eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at a Pima County site (65-years-old and up, prioritized essential workers, public safety, and teachers/educators/child care workers), you can register online at the link below. Help is also available in English and Spanish by calling (520) 222-0119 for those who are unable to make an online appointment. The state-run University of Arizona site is open, but all first-dose appointments are filled at the moment. To register for that site, follow the state/UA link below, or call (844) 542-8201.
    Pima County vaccine registration online
    State/UA vaccine registration online
    COVID-19 testing locations and hours
    Data Dashboard from the Arizona Department of Health Services
    City of Tucson COVID-19 website
  • ICYMI: GLASS REUSE PROGRAM
    Date: March 4, 2021 
    City of Tucson residents are no longer able to recycle glass in the City's blue barrel program. This does not affect anyone living outside City limits. The City's Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) still collects glass, but not at the curbside. Instead, residents should take glass bottles and jars to drop-off sites across the City. Glass collected is crushed and reused locally. Bottles and jars are the only glass accepted in the reuse program, and lids and caps must be removed. The glass must also be rinsed. Residents who can't make it to a drop-off site should dispose of glass in their trash bins.
    More info and a map of locations
  • WARD 3 NEIGHBORHOOD ENGAGEMENT WEBINAR TONIGHT
    Date: March 4, 2021 
    The Ward 3 Tucson City Council Office is hosting its final webinar designed to help neighborhoods in the COVID-19 era. Anyone interested is welcome to participate, even if they don't live in Ward 3. The session will be held tonight, March 4, at 5:30 p.m., focusing on helping to engage and inform neighbors about the best practices to widen inclusivity. To register, follow the link below. For more information, contact the Ward 3 office at (520) 791-4711, or email Matt.Kopec@tucsonaz.gov.
    Register for March 4 webinar
    Ward 3 Office
  • HOW TO REPORT TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS
    Date: March 4, 2021 
    Is there a pothole you'd like to see filled? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report these issues to the City of Tucson's Department of Transportation and Mobility, (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to TDOTConcerns@tucsonaz.gov.
    Department of Transportation and Mobility
  • FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER KARIN UHLICH RETURNS TO HER OLD SEAT
    Date: March 3, 2021 
    Former Ward 3 Tucson City Council Member Karin Uhlich was appointed this week by Mayor and Council to serve the remainder of her successor's term. The vacancy occurred when Paul Durham resigned his Ward 3 seat for personal reasons. Uhlich represented that ward for 12 years. As part of her appointment, Uhlich agreed not to run for election to fill that seat for a full term.
    From the Arizona Daily Star
    View Mayor and Council agenda materials
  • COMMENT ABOUT THE CHERRYBELL POSTAL SERVICE CENTER
    Date: March 3, 2021 
    Share why the Cherrybell Postal Service Center is important to you by completing a survey form. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres, and other community leaders are organizing again to protect Cherrybell. Tucson’s lone postal processing center was threatened with closure in 2011. However, facing strong community opposition, the U.S. Postal Service removed some services from Cherrybell but backed off from its plans for full closure. Recent announcements from the U.S. Postal Service, have raised fresh concerns that the postmaster general may move forward on plans to close Cherrybell.
    Read more
    Take the survey
  • COVID-19 WEDNESDAY UPDATE AND VACCINE SCHEDULING
    Date: March 3, 2021 
    As of today, March 3, Arizona now has 819,954 positive coronavirus cases, with 1,284 new cases reported today (up from 849 yesterday). The total number of cases includes people who have recovered. Of that number, 109,941 cases are in Pima County (up 257 from yesterday). There have been 16,089 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona (29 reported today after a data revision), and 2,233 of those occurred in Pima County (6 reported today). Meanwhile, if you're eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at a Pima County site (65-years-old and up, prioritized essential workers, public safety, and teachers/educators/child care workers), you can register online at the link below. Help is also available in English and Spanish by calling (520) 222-0119 for those who are unable to make an online appointment. The state-run University of Arizona site is open, but all first-dose appointments are filled at the moment. To register for that site, follow the state/UA link below, or call (844) 542-8201.
    Pima County vaccine registration online
    State/UA vaccine registration online
    COVID-19 testing locations and hours
    Data Dashboard from the Arizona Department of Health Services
    City of Tucson COVID-19 website
  • READY, SET, REC! VISITING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
    Date: March 3, 2021 
    Tucson Parks and Recreation's Ready, Set, Rec! program is bringing a van to a park near you. Each of the six vans has standard play equipment, like giant yard games, board games, cards, walking sticks, and hula hoops. Other modules that you could see at the program include, but are not limited to, arts and crafts, STEM activities, sports, container gardening, fishing, Lotería, and more. Each van will visit at least three parks per week. Find out where the vans are this week by following the website linked below, or follow @Readysetrec on social media.
    Ready, Set, Rec!
    Ready, Set, Rec! on Facebook
    Ready, Set, Rec! on Instagram
  • RODEO PARADE MUSEUM
    Date: March 3, 2021 
    While Tucson’s Rodeo Parade and rodeo were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still get a taste of the Old West by visiting the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum for a limited time.
    Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum
    Watch the video
  • CANDIDATE PRESENTATIONS TONIGHT AS COUNCIL LOOKS TO FILL WARD 3 SEAT
    Date: March 1, 2021 
    Tucson's Mayor and Council meets tonight, March 1, at 5:30, to hear presentations from interested and qualified candidates and to discuss, consider, and make an appointment to replace resigning Council Member Paul Durham in Ward 3. Durham's resignation for personal reasons becomes effective at 5 o'clock today. The Tucson Charter requires that the person selected be a qualified elector who has lived in the city limits for the past three years and in Ward 3 for at least one year (with adjustments in the event of annexation or redistricting). The person who is appointed will serve out the remainder of Durham's term. Mayor and Council have directed that the person selected must agree not to seek the Ward 3 office in the upcoming City elections. To read the applications of those who applied for the Ward 3 appointment, follow the link below.
    Ward 3 vacancy applications
    View Mayor and Council agenda materials
  • COVID-19 MONDAY UPDATE AND VACCINE SCHEDULING
    Date: March 1, 2021 
    As of today, March 1, Arizona now has 817,821 positive coronavirus cases, with 1,039 new cases reported today (down from 1,075 yesterday). The total number of cases includes people who have recovered. Of that number, 109,601 cases are in Pima County (up 113 from yesterday). There have been 15,979 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona (-1 reported today after a data revision), and 2,216 of those occurred in Pima County (0 reported today). Meanwhile, if you're eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at a Pima County site (65-years-old and up, prioritized essential workers, public safety, and teachers/educators/child care workers), you can register online at the link below. Help is also available in English and Spanish by calling (520) 222-0119 for those who are unable to make an online appointment. The state-run University of Arizona site is open, but all first-dose appointments are filled at the moment. To register for that site, follow the proper link below, or call (844) 542-8201.
    Pima County vaccine registration online
    State/UA vaccine registration online
    COVID-19 testing locations and hours
    Data Dashboard from the Arizona Department of Health Services
    City of Tucson COVID-19 website
  • REMINDER: THRIVE IN THE 05 VIRTUAL BUSINESS FORUM TODAY
    Date: March 1, 2021 
    The City of Tucson’s Office of Economic Initiatives and Pima Community College Workforce Development are hosting Thrive in the 05’s Virtual Business Forum today, March 1, from 4-5 p.m. The virtual event will highlight three local Thrive in the 05 businesses as they share their stories of resilience and the creative pivots they turned to during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue their business operations despite the challenges of 2020. Featured speakers at the virtual forum will be Steve Baquet of ABC Insurance and A Baquet Company, Kelly McLear of Monterey Court, and Chef Juan Almanza of El Taco Rustico. Local Thrive in the 05 business owners and stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
    Register for the Thrive in the 05 Virtual Business Forum
    View and subscribe to the Thrive in the 05 Business Connection
  • MOVE TUCSON VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE ONLINE
    Date: March 1, 2021 
    The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) is offering a self-guided, on-demand informational virtual tour of Move Tucson Phase 2. This virtual tour shares what DTM has learned from the public about Tucson's mobility priorities and provides an overview of the current state of our transportation system. By participating, you will learn about Move Tucson, review the feedback from the community as part of the draft vision and guiding principles, and be able to provide feedback that will shape the outcome of the plan. Move Tucson is an important first step in creating a world-class transportation system that works for all Tucsonans now and into the future.
    English Virtual Open House
    Spanish Virtual Open House
    Read the news release
    Move Tucson website
  • TEAM UP TO CLEAN UP TUCSON
    Date: March 1, 2021 
    The City of Tucson and its partners, United Way and Tucson Clean & Beautiful, encourage you to help improve the visual appearance of our community as part of the new Team Up To Clean Up campaign. The campaign asks all of us to work together to reduce litter for future generations by educating and embracing the need to make our community look beautiful. Join and show how you are helping beautify the community by sharing pictures on your social media platforms, adding the hashtag #TeamUpToCleanUpTucson. Small steps make a big difference. Just one piece of litter that you collect really adds up, especially if we all do our part. Follow the City of Tucson on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (links at the bottom of this email) to learn more about upcoming cleanup locations, or find your own areas that need to be beautified.
  • TUCSON WATER STILL ACCEPTING PAYMENT PLANS AS SHUT-OFF MORATORIUM ENDS
    Date: Feb. 25, 2021 
    The Mayor and Tucson City Council recently directed Tucson Water to resume shutting off water accounts for nonpayment, beginning March 15. The utility is notifying affected customers of this impending change. It's also making them aware of the more than $1 million that is still available to help people pay utility bills if they have a COVID-related financial hardship. Tucson Water is urging customers with delinquent accounts to check their mail for bills, and any notices about delinquencies, and call (520) 791-3242 by March 15 to set up a payment plan. Tucson Water has had a suspension on disconnections since last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Read the news release
    Online payments to Tucson Water
    Get assistance for utility bills (City of Tucson site)
    Get assistance for utility bills (Pima County site)
  • COVID-19 THURSDAY UPDATE AND VACCINE SCHEDULING
    Date: Feb. 25, 2021 
    As of today, Feb. 25, Arizona now has 812,907 positive coronavirus cases, with 939 new cases reported today (down from 1,310 yesterday). The total number of cases includes people who have recovered. Of that number, 108,952 cases are in Pima County (up 180 from yesterday). There have been 15,814 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona (121 reported today), and 2,202 of those occurred in Pima County (16 reported today). Meanwhile, if you're eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at a Pima County site (65-years-old and up, prioritized essential workers, public safety, and teachers/educators/child care workers), you can register online at the link below. Help is also available in English and Spanish by calling (520) 222-0119 for those who are unable to make an online appointment. The state-run University of Arizona site is open, but all first-dose appointments are filled at the moment. To register for that site, follow the proper link below, or call (844) 542-8201.
    Pima County vaccine registration online
    State/UA vaccine registration online
    COVID-19 testing locations and hours
    Data Dashboard from the Arizona Department of Health Services
    City of Tucson COVID-19 website
  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT CITY OF TUCSON'S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
    Date: Feb. 25, 2021 
    The Public Safety Communications Department (PSCD) of the City of Tucson is the largest provider of 911 services and first responder support in Pima County, and there are employment opportunities for those who want to join the department. PSCD serves as the “tip of the public safety spear” for police, fire, and EMS agencies serving a population of nearly 1 million community members while processing more than 1 million calls each year. PSCD employees work in a fast-paced, essential, and meaningful environment dedicated to the health and well-being of our friends, neighbors, and first responders. Check out the job openings, and you can express interest during the virtual Anywhere Career Fair, hosted by Lee Enterprises. Sun Tran is also participating in the hiring event. The job fair started yesterday, Feb. 24, and runs through March 7. You can learn more by following the links below.
    PSCD jobs
    Sun Tran jobs
    Anywhere Career Fair
  • BUFFALO SOLDIERS MONUMENT IN TUCSON HONORS LEGACY OF BLACK SOLDIERS WHO SERVED ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER (VIDEO)
    Date: Feb. 25, 2021 
    Hear what Black History Month means to one gentleman, as we meet the man behind the uniform. In the video linked below, learn what he hopes to gain by wearing his 1872 uniform and how a new monument is helping to preserve a legacy.
    Watch the video
  • REID PARK ZOO OPENS NEW FLAMINGO LAGOON
    Date: Feb. 25, 2021 
    Reid Park Zoo today, Feb. 25, announced the opening of its new Flamingo Lagoon. The Chilean flamingo flock’s vibrant pink feathers now welcome guests as they enter the Zoo. This project is part of Phase 1 of the Zoo’s ongoing 10-year Master Plan. The newly renovated space offers the flock a 50% increase in its total landmass and walkable water space. The new habitat features many modern comforts to help the flock thrive, including misters, a separate feeding pool, a night house, and an advanced water filtration system.
    Read more
    Reid Park Zoo