Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham


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Paul's Note - April 9, 2021

Some concerns about the recycling monitoring project have come back to my office. I wanted to talk a little bit about it. 

Since the city has had curbside recycling, Environmental Services has had a number of educational campaigns about what should be recycled and what shouldn’t. This has included public information campaigns in local media and inserts in water bills to remind people. Unfortunately, this has not been working. 

Paul's Note - March 26, 2021

On Monday, I attended the opening of twelve new pickleball courts at Udall Park. To tell you the truth, I didn’t know what pickleball was until I was approached by several local pickleball players a few years ago. They wanted more places in Tucson to play their sport. 

Udall Pickleball Courts Opening

Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham and Tucson Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the opening of the pickleball courts at Morris K. Udall Park. The court renovations were completed using Tucson Delivers Parks + Connections voter-approved bond funds from the November 2018 election. The renovations included the conversion of four existing tennis courts into 12 standard-size pickleball courts.

Paul's Note - March 5, 2021

Last year, I received an email from one of our Ward 2 neighborhood associations. Due to lack of traffic on east side streets during the COVID curfew, street racers had seen an opportunity and grabbed it. They used those wide, empty streets for organized racing, sometimes with speeds over 100 miles an hour. 

@ReadySetRec Van Schedule

The @ReadySetRec van will be making an appearance at Vista del Rio Park (7575 E Desert Arbors Street) on March 11 from 2-4 pm and Claire Weeks - Terra del Sol Park (2001 S. Avenida del Sol) from 11 am - 1 pm. In additon to the regular play equipment, the Terra del Sol visit will include origami

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Paul's Note - February 26th, 2021

Back in 2010, I was appointed to a vacancy after the previous council member resigned. The final decision to appoint me was made by the mayor and the five remaining members of the council. There was a community process: we submitted applications and we all had a chance to make our case to be appointed. 

Paul's Note - February 12, 2021

Earlier this week, it looked like COVID-19 cases were trending down slightly, but this morning’s Arizona Department of Health Services numbers show new cases have increased again. 

This is why it is still important to take precautions: maintain social distance and wear a mask when you are in public. Also, if you are eligible, make an appointment to get a vaccination. 

Paul's Note - February 5, 2021

My office has heard a lot of concerns about the planned Reid Park Zoo expansion. The expansion was initially approved by voters in 2017 when there was a ballot issue approving a new one-tenth of one cent sales tax to fund zoo operations. That led to a management agreement between the City and the Tucson Zoological Society the following year. 

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