A MESSAGE FROM REGINA ROMERO

Dear Tucsonans:
I would like to invite you to a Sunset Celebration at Sentinel Peak, and encourage you to take two very important web-based surveys that will just take a few minutes. I hope you are having a great summer!

In community,
Regina Romero

1. Vote for Ward 1 projects in Pima County Bond Survey
2. Join us for Sunset at Sentinel Peak Park August 1 at 5:30 p.m.
3. Vote for Brad Lancaster and Diana Hadley – Cox Conserves Award ($10,000 or $2500 prize)

Pima County Bond

Voter-approved bonds are one of the most important ways we finance and build important community projects in Tucson and across our region. Voters in Pima County (of which Tucson voters are approximately 50 percent) have consistently and wisely supported regional projects for affordable housing, neighborhood reinvestment and open space, and I have been working hard to get projects in Ward 1 included as well. The citizen-led bond advisory committee has a very important and difficult job and they have asked the public to offer opinions on which projects should be included in a county bond election, scheduled for the general election in November 2014. The survey will only be available until August 2nd – please take a few minutes to vote!  www.pima.gov/bondsurvey

Ward 1 projects
S. 12th Avenue Cultural and Culinary Corridor
Sentinel Peak Park (“A” Mountain)
Murrieta Park Improvements
Kennedy Park Improvements
Oury Pool and Festival Space
Art of the American West - Tucson Museum of Art
Tumamoc Hill Area Regional Visitor Center
Dunbar Auditorium
Urban Greenways City of Tucson
City of Tucson Sports Field Lighting
El Paso and Southwestern Greenway
Riverpark Acquisitions and Development

Once you've completed the survey, please forward this message to your friends. Remember, you only have until August 2. www.pima.gov/bondsurvey


Sunset at Sentinel Peak (“A” Mountain) - Thursday, August 1, 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate park improvements and kickoff Tucson’s Birthday Month

Join me, Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Tucson Parks and Recreation Staff, Friends of "A" Mountain and the Downtown Tucson Partnership at a ribbon cutting for new park improvements that Ward 1 has been working on at Sentinel Peak Park, Tucson’s largest natural resource park.  The City contracted with M. Anderson Construction and Wheat Scharf Associates Landscape Architects to do the improvements completed as Phase I of a master plan approved in 2010 by Mayor and Council. Trail work was provided by Southwest Conservation Corps youth crews. Parking is limited at the top of the mountain, so hiking and biking is encouraged. See meeting point for cyclists below.

When: Thursday, August 1, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sentinel Peak Park, 1000 S. Sentinel Peak Rd. (at I-10, go West on W. Congress toward Silverbell, take a left on Cuesta and go up the hill)

What:  Ribbon cutting for park improvements and celebration of Tucson’s Birthday Month

Bicyclists are encouraged to meet at 5 p.m. at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento (at W. Congress), and ride to Sentinel Peak with Susan Reed of Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA) – for more information contact her at susanwreed@gmail.com

“Sentinel Peak is an iconic place for Tucsonans – rich in history and open to everyone,” said Tucson Vice Mayor Regina Romero. “We want people to bring their out-of-town guests to enjoy the views, stay to learn the history and go for a hike, and then go downtown, both the east and west sides, for fabulous food and entertainment.”

The park could see $2.5 million more in improvements if a Pima County bond proposal is approved by an advisory committee and voters in 2014. August is Tucson’s birthday month, celebrating 4000 years of history in the Old Pueblo, originating at the base of Sentinel Peak. The City of Tucson was officially founded on August 20, 1776.


COX CONSERVES AWARDS

Two non-profit heroes from Ward 1 are finalists for Cox’s annual awards. The winner will receive $10,000 and the runners-up will receive $2500. Finalists include Dunbar Spring resident Brad Lancaster and his non-profit Desert Harvesters, and Menlo Park resident Diana Hadley who is supporting the Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace and Mission Garden. Brad and Diana have my full support and I’m proud of what they do for Ward 1 and the entire community.  You have until August 12 to vote. Please vote today!  http://www.cox7.com/cox-conserves

Many thanks to Cox for these fantastic awards! For more information, visit CoxConservesHeroes.com or find them on Facebook.