Happy February Friends. In addition to celebrating the people we love the most, our team has been invited to share our favorite books with many classrooms throughout the city to celebrate Love of Reading. We are looking forward to connecting with our youngest future leaders and sharing our passion for learning and public service.

Mayor and Council allocated $250,000 to each council office within the City of Tucson to invest within the Ward. The funds must be spent before July 1, 2022. We are calling on the community to let us know what types of projects you would like to see the funds invested in. Unfortunately, the funds aren’t enough to invest in things like road repair, but this will give us small scale investment projects throughout our neighborhoods and parks. Below are some ideas:

Fix raised or broken sidewalks
New bus stop bench and shade structure
Neighborhood association landmark signs or neighborhood street identification signs
Speed humps/bumps/tables
Bicycle lane striping
Portable speed radar sign
New landscaping, trees, benches or green stormwater project
Alley or right-of-way landscaping clean-up/maintenance
Landscaping tools, gloves and gear to share and use for neighborhood cleanups

Now that we have you excited with ideas for your neighborhood, we invite you to share project ideas and where you see a need for investment by emailing your suggestions to the Ward 4 Council Office by February 15th.

Another way to help your community is to serve on a City of Tucson Board, Committee, or Commission. Boards and Commissions typically serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Council. Tucson benefits from the knowledge and expertise that volunteers bring to these Boards and Commissions. Members must be residents of the City of Tucson. If you live in Ward 4 we have three open positions to fill on the following commissions:
Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Commission
Historic Preservation Commission
Environmental Services Commission

Commissions meet no more than once a month and are currently held virtually. If you are interested in serving on one of these commissions, please email your resume and reason why you are interested to serve to us at Ward 4; ward4@tucsonaz.gov or call us at 520-791-3199.

Check out our website, www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-4, for more details about upcoming meetings and the Ward 4 Virtual Town Hall series where you will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about City of Tucson core services:
March: Tucson Police, Tucson Fire, and 911
June: Department of Transportation and Mobility
September: Parks and Recreation

Wishing you a month spending time with the ones you love… and a good book.

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