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Rainbow Crosswalk Dedication on 4th Avenue

“RAINBOWS ARE COMING TO TUCSON!!!  Tues. AUGUST 8th, at 10 to 11 a.m.

SAAF, Historic Fourth Avenue, Speedy Striping, and the City of Tucson have joined together to paint all 4 crosswalks at 4th Avenue & 6th Street rainbow! This is the first rainbow crosswalks project in Arizona. The rainbow crosswalks celebrate inclusivity and diversity in Tucson and shows the world that Tucson, Fourth Avenue, and the City of Tucson are proud to stand with, and celebrate, the LGBTQ community.

Please join us on August 8 at 10am as we dedicate the Rainbow Crosswalks to the community.”


Preview below of 1st rainbow painted crosswalk, courtesy of Monique Vallery, Events Director at Historic 4th Avenue,  from FB.  Check out all four crosswalks tomorrow at the dedication.



Special Election on Prop. 101 results

Polls closed at 7 p.m. today and here are the unofficial results on the special election of a “proposed amendment to the Tucson City Charter referred by Mayor & Council, authorizing a temporary half cent (0.5%) sales tax to fund street & public safety improvements”.

Yes  41,260

No  25,413

Voter turnout was 26.21%.

254,539 ballots were mailed by City of Tucson, and as of 5/16/17 – these many were returned: 66,748 by mail (about 26%). This election was conducted primarily by mail-in ballots, with only 7 polling locations to drop off your ballot, or receive a provisional ballot in case something happened to your ballot.

City of Tucson Elections: Unofficial results by six wards here: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/clerks/May_16_Unofficial_Results.pdf

Tucson Town Halls for Proposed Sales Tax Increase


Dog friendly event at Ward 6 office

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Ward 6 Council office is located east of Country Club, south of Speedway, on SE corner of Anderson Blvd. and E. 1st Street, in Miramonte Neighborhood.

Unique V Day: tour of recycling facility & landfill

My husband and I took this fascinating & educational tour last year on Valentine’s Day 2014– it’s a unique gift of love for your partner/spouse and for our planet Earth.city-of-tucson-logo


The City of Tucson Environmental Services Department (ES) is offering a tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity, Inc. Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Participants will be provided the opportunity to get an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ view and learn how ES operates the landfill. Tour participants will also gain an in-depth understanding of how recyclables collected in the blue barrels aresorted and marketed.

The first stop will be ReCommunity’s state-of-the-art recycling facility which opened in July 2012. ReCommunity has allowed ES to accept an expanded list of materials for recycling due to technology built into the equipment used for sorting materials. At the Los Reales Landfill, participants see how ES handles household hazardous waste and are even able to hear how construction of the landfill cells protects groundwater. Those on the tour will also see landfill operations and learn how methane gas generated at the landfill is used as a renewable energy source to power Tucson.

Tour participants will meet in the upper level parking lot at 4004 S. Park Avenue on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The tour will be complete by 12:15 p.m.

Those who join the tour should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, hats and sunscreen. Drinking water will be provided. A minimum of 15 participants is needed.

The tour is available on a first come basis. If you don’t have any plans, take yourself out for a
treat this year by doing something completely different! If you’re spending this Valentine’s with
someone, show your love by booking your honey and yourself for a tour of the landfill. To reserve a seat, call ES at 791-3175 by Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Contact: Cristina Polsgrove
Environmental Services Public Information Officer
TDD: 791-2639
520-837-3715; cell: 520-975-5966