Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham
Paul's Note - April 15, 2022
Posted April 15, 2022
It’s getting to be that time of year when coming out at night is a more attractive proposition than hanging out during the day. Here on the east side, we’ve had a wonderful option for over 30 years.
Paul's Note - April 8, 2022
Posted April 8, 2022
Julius Holt, who was the long-time leader of Tucson Youth Football and an American Youth Football Hall of Famer, passed away Monday morning.
I had some chats with him about how the city could work with TYF to make the program better for Tucson’s young athletes. His suggestions and help were a big part of the improvements we made to Jesse Owens Park, which have benefitted not only football players, but youth soccer as well.
Paul's Note - April 1, 2022
Posted April 1, 2022
After talking about the accomplishments of the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team in the last newsletter, it was pointed out to me that I failed to mention the women’s team and their amazing season.
Paul's Note - March 25, 2022
Posted March 25, 2022
The results of Thursday night’s game have left me a bit gutted. I know that many of you share my feelings.
First, a note to Coach Lloyd & staff: You returned Joy to Arizona basketball. For that our community of fans is grateful.
Posted March 24, 2022
In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on March 27, 2022 to honor former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
Paul's Note - March 18, 2022
Posted March 18, 2022
A member of my staff got to see close our fire department’s work close-up last night.
Paul's Note - March 11, 2022
Posted March 11, 2022
This week, my colleagues and I discussed easing mask mandates in city facilities. In line with this, I have decided to move forward with reopening my office.
Paul's Note - March 4, 2022
Posted March 4, 2022
I recently gave you a general update on the progress of improvements to our Ward 2 parks thanks to the bond measure that you and your neighbors voted for in 2018. I’d like to give you some news on one specific project.
Paul's Note - February 25, 2022
Posted February 25, 2022
This is Rodeo Week in Tucson, a long standing sporting event in our community. This week, we saw another long-standing sports event which involves fifth, sixth and seventh grade athletes.
Roskruge classic is a 39 year tradition in Tucson. It is a middle school basketball tournament that is free to all kids who participate.
Paul's Note - February 18th, 2022
Posted February 18, 2022
When I was growing up, my friends and I would stop by a store near the neighborhood for sodas and snacks. It was run by a Holocaust survivor named Walter Feiger.
Mr. Feiger was imprisoned at several labor and concentration camps in Poland during World War II before he was liberated by Soviet troops. His travels landed him in Tucson in 1970. He loved it here. He often said that Moses picked the wrong desert.
Paul's Note - February 11, 2022
Posted February 11, 2022
Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood and Tucson Clean and Beautiful are looking for volunteers for a planting party.
The event is on Sunday, February 20th from 10 am to Noon at the corner of San Francisco Boulevard and Torino Avenue.
Paul's Note - February 4, 2022
Posted February 4, 2022
We had two big transportation issues on the agenda at this week’s council meeting.
Paul's Note - January 28, 2022
Posted January 28, 2022
We’ve had three major disturbing incidents of vandalism in our ward over the last month, including two targeting schools this week.
We had vandalism to both maintenance buildings at recreational facilities at Jesse Owens Park, followed by arson at Tucson Country Day School this weekend and criminal damage and attempted arson at Kellond Elementary on Monday night.
Paul's Note - January 21, 2022
Posted January 21, 2022
Last year, we had a situation with a well site in the Palo Verde Park neighborhood. It was basically an empty piece of hardscape that was an invitation to illegal dumping. The fact that it was hard-packed earth also meant that rain would run off of it and damage people’s property. Still, the neighbors wanted it to remain open. They had used it as a dog run for years and wanted to keep it that way.
Paul's Note - January 14, 2021
Posted January 14, 2022
Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten some disturbing news about vandalism at Jesse Owens Park.
The maintenance compound at the park was broken into late last month and equipment and vehicles were vandalized. Later, a bathroom was also vandalized.