University of Arizona Wins Second Place in Annual Campus Rainworks Challenge

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the winners of its eighth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge and UArizona was awarded 2nd place in the Master Plan Category for its “Against the Grain” project. The university's project involved enhancing flood protection through bioretention facilities with native plants and trees and using stormwater runoff as a water resource.

Mayor and Council to Hold Special Study Session This Afternoon

The Mayor and Tucson City Council will meet today, May 27, in a Special Study Session to discuss draft agreements for grants from the City of Tucson's We Are One/Somos Uno Tucson Resiliency Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, YWCA Southern Arizona, and Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona. Mayor and Council will also discuss the strategy for spending CARES Act funding, as well as numerous other items.

Excessive Heat Warning in Effect

The National Weather Service has issued an Extreme Heat Warning for today through Sunday at 8 p.m. Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures could peak between 104 and 110 on Friday, lowering slightly to between 103 and 108 on Saturday and Sunday in Tucson and surrounding areas.

As the weather heats up, be sure to take into account the safety tips outlined in the video below.

Move Tucson Virtual Town Halls This Week

The Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility invites you to attend a virtual town hall for Move Tucson, a long-range transportation master plan, on Thursday, May 28. There are two opportunities, either for call-in or through Microsoft Teams.

A forum for Spanish speakers will be held at noon, and a bilingual forum will be held at 6 p.m. Hear from the Move Tucson team, ask questions, and learn more about the year-long planning process.