Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham

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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. 

Paul's Note - October 7, 2022

Coach Roland LaVetter passed away last week. He had a shelf full of honors coaching basketball at both Pueblo and Rincon-University High Schools. He was such a well-respected coach (a two-time state champion, by the way) that Lute Olson brought him in for his early basketball camps.  

He was also my coach and teacher. 

Paul's Note - September 23, 2022

My colleagues and I haven't made the final decision on what will happen to transit fares after the period of free fares ends on December 31. The discussion isn’t just among members of the council. My staff has had regular meetings with Sun Tran users and we’ve been holding listening sessions with Sun Van riders. I also met with Patrick Robles, the student body president of the University of Arizona, to discuss the concerns of students who are one of the major users of both Sun Tran and Sun Link. 

Paul's Note - September 16, 2022

We are giving Ward 2 residents a chance to hear an update from Chief Ryan about your Tucson Fire Department. Time for questions and comments will be included, light refreshments will be served.  

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

Paul's Note - August 26, 2022

Sometimes individuals in our community have needs and challenges that our various departments and agencies are just not well suited to addressing.  Sometimes an individual might have problems that require the assistance of multiple agencies or departments. Sometimes an individual just needs a little bit more focused care than others.  That’s where our new Community Safety, Health and Wellness team comes in.

Paul's Note - August 12, 2022

Back in 2018, you and your neighbors passed Proposition 407, also known as Tucson Delivers Parks and Connections. This $225 million bond package goes to capital improvements. The money goes to improving city parks, including pools, splash pads and ball fields, as well as connections like walking/bicycle paths and pedestrian/bicycle safety improvements. 

Paul's Note - July 29, 2022

Those of you that have come into the office have probably met my staff member Chris Desborough. In addition to his North London accent, you might have noticed that he is visually impaired. He’s done a lot to educate me and the rest of the staff on disability issues. 

Paul's Note - July 22, 2022

My staff is well equipped to handle a variety of issues that constituents ask us about. Is there speeding in your neighborhood? We’ll talk to the police about deploying motor officers. Is there dumping in the wash? We can get in touch with the transportation department. You have a question about what you can get rid of at the next household hazardous waste collection? We can find that out for you.