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Newsletter 2

June 26, 2020 - Volume 5, No. 8


Don’t want to mask up? Take the County’s poll

Studies have shown that face masks can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, yet people don't always wear one when going to grocery stores and other public places where it's difficult to keep a 6-foot distance from others.

The Pima County Health Department wants to know why. Please answer by 2 p.m. Friday, June 26.



County, Downtown Tucson Partnership offer two new grants to assist businesses

To help businesses in the downtown Business Improvement District overcome financial, marketing and operational challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Downtown Tucson Partnership has teamed up with Pima County to create the Downtown Outdoor Café Grant and Downtown Rebound Grant Programs.


Building construction

Development Services suspends planned fee increase

Consistent with Pima County’s longstanding business-friendly posture, the Development Services Department has suspended a planned increase to building and zoning fees.

County ordinances established an annual 2 percent rate increase to Development Services fees in 1997 as a way to maintain adequate revenue and keep pace with Consumer Price Indexes.


Courthouse fountain

Fountain’s removal drew ire of supervisors, public

With the ongoing renovation work on the storied 1929 Pima County Courthouse, a few discoveries have caused some minor controversy, most notably that the building was not originally the familiar pink that generations of Tucsonans have grown up with.

However, a dispute during a previous renovation nearly 30 years ago inspired far more serious debate. It involved the courthouse fountain and some of the most influential figures in county politics at the time.


dog in pool

PACC offers tips on keeping your pets safe this summer

It's summer in Tucson, which means it's hot, windy and even smoky, thanks to the Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Pet owners want their loved ones to be safe, and the Pima Animal Care Center is here to help with some easy-to-follow tips.


Applicant being interviewed

Supervisors approve workforce development plan

Workforce development is economic development.

That’s one of the guiding principles of the Workforce Investment Board of Pima County (WIB), whose 2020-2023 development plan was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 23. The WIB connects job seekers to training and then to employers, opening up career pathways and meeting the demands of existing businesses and those that might consider relocation to the County.


Library summer program

Library wants you to create your own story

Staff at the Pima County Public Library know all the kids out there have awesome stories to share. They’re here to help.

It's why the Summer Learning Program is inviting kids, ages 5 to 18, to send in stories up to 500 words that the Library may post it on its PCPL Kids YouTube page for everyone to see.