Transportation Open House


    “This Spring, voters passed Proposition 101, the five-year, half-cent sales tax increase that will be used to repair streets and address public safety capital needs. The Tucson Department of Transportation is kicking off its effort to identify and repair local streets under Proposition 101 with a Tucson Delivers – Better Streets Open House on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Sabbar Shrine Center, 450 S. Tucson Blvd.

    TDOT will make a short presentation at 6:15 p.m. about the accomplishments of the Proposition 409 Road Recovery Bond Program and how the Proposition 101 Better Streets Program will work. Large maps of City streets will be on display, and open house attendees will be encouraged to submit their street-related concerns on comment cards and connect their comments to locations on the maps using a numbering system. TDOT staff will also be available to talk with those attending and answer questions. The Bond Oversight Commission will be invited, as its members will be designating local streets for repair under the Better Streets Program. Local streets will be selected based on public input and street condition as evaluated by comprehensive engineering analyses. Your Ward 2 office will be giving you more information about this event in the coming weeks.”

    If you have any questions, email us at You can also visit  (from Councilman Paul Cunningham’s newsletter of 8/4/17).

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


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