Sept. 11 PCFYI: Voting safely, competing for Space Command and your Green Geek

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Newsletter 2

Sept. 11, 2020 - Volume 5, No. 13

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County launching Vote Safe initiative

Pima County and the Pima County Recorder's Office have launched an initiative called Vote Safe to encourage everyone to vote by mail to help slow the spread of COVID-19. At you will find information on how to register to vote, request a ballot by mail, check your registration status, and much more. Vote Safe. Vote by Mail.


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Grant helping County, International Rescue Committee target communities of color in battling COVID-19

The Pima County Health Department is working with the International Rescue Committee to expand COVID-19 testing and other public health resources to communities of color, a demographic overrepresented in coronavirus positive cases in Pima County.

The next testing event is planned for Sept. 13 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 212 W. Medina Road, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. No pre-registration or appointments are necessary. Just walk up.


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City of South Tucson leads regional team to compete for U.S. Space Command headquarters

Pima County and other regional partners, led by the City of South Tucson, have entered the competition to become the site of the headquarters for America’s space combatant command.

US Space Command (not to be confused with the newest branch of the military - US Space Force) is a war-fighting headquarters established to direct the activities of service branches that operate in the space domain. The Department of Defense plans to locate the new headquarters by 2025, which includes the addition of at least 1,600 jobs paying more than $100,000 a year.


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Got questions? Ask Pima County's Green Geek

Wondering if washing your car by hand wastes less water than hitting the carwash? Or if that new dining room table you want to purchase was made in a way that harms the environment?

Ask the Green Geek.

Pima County FYI has a monthly column featuring questions and answers on all things green. Our own Green Geek gets assistance on answering your questions from the sustainability experts in Pima County's Office of Sustainability and Conservation. Send your questions to And look for the column the second Friday of each month.


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Have an emergency? Now you can text 9-1-1

Communications centers across Pima County have now integrated texting into their 9-1-1 answering system, allowing residents in need of emergency services to reach a dispatcher via text when calling is not an option. The texting option is particularly important to members of the deaf community.

Get the details from the Pima County Sheriff's Department.



Teens can join Library’s Youth Civic Engagement Challenge

This year is offering U.S. residents two major opportunities to take part in defining the future of their community through the U.S. Census, and the 2020 elections.

To help our community understand how to safely and easily take part in these activities, the Virtual Volunteering team at the Pima County Public Library is launching a new volunteer opportunity: the 2020 Civic Engagement Challenge.