Dear Friends:
 
The past few weeks have been very difficult for our community. The tragic events of January 8th are still in our thoughts. Our friends and neighbors who have been affected by this senseless act remain in our prayers. As we try to move forward, I have partnered with Council Member Kozachik to authorize repainting of A Mountain to white and black as a Memorial Event, and a step towards healing in our community. I have attached the memo we have sent to the City Manager's Office.
 
In addition, I have included information and attachments for two important community activities: The Beat Back Buffelgrass on Sentinel Peak and The TUSD Mexican-American Studies Informational Forum at the El Pueblo Senior Center Building. Please consider attending.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
In Community,
 
 
Regina
 
 
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Community Forum in Support of TUSD Ethnic Studies Program
Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm
El Pueblo Senior Center Building
 
As you know, HB2281 was passed by the Legislature and was signed into law by the Governor of Arizona.. The success of this program has been analyzed by TUSD in several studies and the data continues to show remarkable success, by increasing students’ interest in their studies, improving AIMS scores, and improving college admissions.
 
Please attend this informational meeting to learn what you and your organization can do to support TUSD students.
 
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Councilor Regina Romero and the
Southwest Conservation Corps invite you to
 
BEAT BACK BUFFELGRASS at “A” MOUNTAIN
 
Saturday, February 5, 2011
8 a.m. to Noon
“A” Mountain/Sentinel Peak Park
 
The 4th annual Beat Back Buffelgrass Day is a county-wide volunteer project led by the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center, www.buffelgrass.org.
 
Learn how to safely remove buffelgrass and battle this invasive species that threatens our public and private lands. Learn about the nature, history and culture of the area and plans to improve A Mountain/ Sentinel Peak Park.
 
Free water and snacks for volunteers. Please bring gloves and tools for battling buffelgrass. The most common tool is a large metal bar but a shovel will work, too.
 
Directions: From 1-10, go West on Congress Street to just before it intersects with Silverbell, turn south (left) on Cuesta and head up the mountain to the top parking lot.
 
You can sign up to volunteer by calling Tucson City Councilor Regina Romero’s office at 837-4263 , or email Ward1@tucsonaz.gov or sign up online at www.buffelgrass.org .