Paul's Note - October 21, 2022

Remember that our meet and greet with our Tucson Fire Department Chief, Chuck Ryan is next Wednesday. Ryan has been our chief for 3 years following time as a contract instructor at the National Fire Academy, a career at the Fairfax County (Virginia) fire department and, believe it or not, as an attorney. 

The meet-and-greet will be at my office at 7575 E Speedway on Wednesday, October 26th from 5:30 to 6:30


The Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson have given notice of intention to revise water rates for Tucson Water and Environmental and General Services customers beginning in FY 2023 and progressing through FY 2027.  

Tucson Water is now in the third year without a rate increase. Approval of the previous 2020 rate increase proposal was put on hold due to the emergence of the Covid 19 pandemic. However, the measures cannot be sustained indefinitely due to the increased cost of aging infrastructure and swelling cost of water as a result of the drought declaration on the Colorado River. 

There will be an information session in each council ward. Ward 2's will be at the Udall Center (7200 E Tanque Verde) on October 26 from 6-8 pm

A public hearing will be held on January 10, 2023 after which Mayor and Council will vote on the proposed adoption of the rate plan. If adopted, the proposed rate change plan would go into effect  30 days later.


The Fresh Start Expo will be at the Tucson Community Center (260 S Church) on Saturday from 9am - 1 pm. At this free event, you can find out about civil rights restoration, warrant quashing, fine reduction, marijuana and juvenile record expungement and employment and educational opportunities. This will also be a place for convenient access to community resources.

The city is waving parking fees, and the Girl Scouts will be providing child care.

For more information, you can visit -information/ or contact Candace at, call or text 520- 815-7595.