Today we had our grand opening of the Sentinel Plaza Senior homes on W. Congress. Read more about it on my website at www.tucsonaz.gov/ward1

I also wanted to make sure you and your family know about these upcoming events. Please join us!

See you soon,



Friday, October 5 – Kennedy Park Fiesta Area

(southwest Tucson – Ajo Way and Mission Road)

Free family fun movie sponsored by Cox Communications

4 p.m. Activities, Live Music and Food

7 p.m. Movie begins – Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride


Thursday, October 11, 4 p.m.

Walk to the Westside! Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge at Cushing Street

Walk the bridge, meet the artist, visit Mission Gardens and more…

Free parking West of I-10 and south of W. Congress on Linda Avenue and Avenida Del Convento

And free parking at Riverpark Inn (south of Congress at Cushing Street)

The bridge isn't open to cars and streetcar yet, so its safe to walk and enjoy the evening



Last week Imagine Greater Tucson released its executive summary of the visioning process and community ideas on how our REGION moves forward. I hope you also know the City of Tucson is in the process of preparing our new General Plan, which is being referred to as Plan Tucson. General Plans are required by state law and Tucson’s will go to voters for approval on November 5, 2013.

Community workshops are being held this month at five different times in five different locations throughout Tucson. See the schedule below.  Join us to provide your ideas and suggestions!

The workshops will include a presentation on possible ways Tucson could grow in the future, and an opportunity to share ideas about alternative growth scenarios. Provided for consideration will be draft policies to guide land use, transportation, and other City actions over the next decade developed through a series of 39 stakeholder Policy Working Groups and six public hearings that have been held over the last year. 

Please RSVP as soon as possible by sending an email to plantucson@tucsonaz.gov, indicating your name, affiliation, and the date of the workshop you will be attending. This will help Plan Tucson team ensure there are sufficient materials and facilitators for workshop participants.

For questions regarding the workshop or Plan Tucson in general, please email plantucson@tucsonaz.govor call Rebecca Ruopp at (520) 837-6973.  For more information on Plan Tucson, you may also visit the website at www.tucsonaz.gov/plantucson.


Friday October 5, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Community Resources, Sentinel Building

320 N. Commerce Park Loop 85745


Saturday October 6, 10 AM - 12:00 PM

El Pueblo Regional Center, Building 9

101 W. Irvington Road 85714


Monday October 8, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Westside Police Service Center Multipurpose Room                          

1310 W. Miracle Mile 85705


Wednesday October 10, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Palo Verde High School, Cafeteria

1302 S. Avenida Vega 85710


Saturday October 13, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Police Midtown Substation Multipurpose Room

1100 S. Alvernon Way 85711