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Our Disability Pride Day is scheduled to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of People With a Disability on Dec. 3, which was first proclaimed in 1992. It was started to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities. — Councilman Paul Cunningham Read more»

We will be closing the over-taxed Ward 2 recycling center over the next two months. The others around town may be closing as well. Read more»

An ADOT crew puts up a sign on US 93 in 2014.

Building I-11 through Avra Valley would mean more costly suburban sprawl far away from where existing jobs and services are, along with environmental disruption, disturbing a wildlife corridor and the rural lifestyle of residents, and potential contamination of Tucson's water supply. Read more»

We have many disused old motels here in Tucson, so we have an opportunity to buy more properties like the Wildcat Inn. If we’ve got a million and a half dollars to spend, I’d much rather buy one of those that spend it on a temporary solution such as a sanctioned camping area. Read more»

For years, the alarm has been sounding about water levels in Lake Mead. Well, the water level is now low enough to trigger a Tier 1 shortage. Tucson has developed a great conservation ethic. Still, we need to get ready for some tough times to come and there is more that needs to be done. — City Councilman Paul Cunningham Read more»

Neighbors plant trees and other plants in basins designed to harvest rainwater along Alvernon Way near Broadway in September 2019.

"It’s a good week to talk about rainwater and its importance as a potential resource for Tucson. Fifteen years ago, the city put in policies to encourage water harvesting — an inch of rain in Tucson means 327,000,000 gallons of water." — City Councilman Paul Cunningham Read more»

Workers repave part of East Grant Road in 2015.

We may, as a city, be better off implementing our own sales tax for transportation and mobility projects. It will give us more flexibility to address our needs, such as road repair, and do it in a way that’s more reflective of our values as a community. — Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham Read more»

My youngest son's name is Lute, after our coach who just passed away. I wanted him to have a strong Tucson name. One that embodied wisdom, compassion and class. Read more»

Tucson's Independent Police Auditor has quietly been doing a marvelous job these past years. It's time for us to give him the tools to do that job even better, to increase transparency and accountability. Read more»

Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez with his daughter in an undated family photo.

Councilman Paul Cunningham: In the wake of learning of the death of Carlos Ingram-Lopez, questions about training, equipment and procedures need to be answered. There are calls we don't necessarily need to send a police officer to. Read more»

Tucson City Hall

My fear is that if we reduce impact fees by up to 25%, we will never have the capacity to build another park in the city limits, no matter how much our needs continue to grow. Read more»

The proposed Interstate 11 west of Tucson is a boondoggle that doesn't benefit our city and doesn't benefit our neighbors in Pima County (unless you happen to be a real estate speculator). Read more» 4

After hitting a peak in July 2018, Part One crimes (including murder, assault, robbery and burglary) have decreased by over 50 percent. Operations Division East had 74 burglaries last March, while this year, we only had 35 reported. Grand theft auto also declined during that period. Read more»

This week, we heard the news that two citizen initiatives will not be on the state ballot. Whatever your thoughts on these particular proposals, we will be denied a discussion and the right to vote for or against them. Read more»

The state Department of Health Services estimates that we had nearly 8,600 cases of opiod overdose in the last year, and that 1,382 Arizonans died due to opiod abuse. Many folks that want to get off of opiods here in Arizona cannot find programs. Read more»

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