March 11 PCFYI: Cleaning the air, counting the Loopers and caring for kitties

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Newsletter 2

March 11, 2022 - Vol. 7, No. 6

DEQ inspection

Environmental Quality inspectors
keep the air clean for County residents

It’s an early Wednesday morning and air-compliance inspectors Mark Rogers and Alexis Alvarez are on the hunt for sources generating dust from earth-moving activities.

As employees of the County’s Department of Environmental Quality, Alvarez and Rogers work to ensure that harmful contaminants in ambient air are maintained at healthy levels.

Their first stop: the City of Tucson’s Downtown Links road project. 


Pima Recovers webpage

County launches new website to track COVID recovery spending

Pima County has launched a new website,, dedicated to the public transparency of its grant-funded COVID-19 recovery programs.

The site features an interactive Transparency Dashboard that allows users to view every program funded for COVID relief and examine its spending in detail. It also allows users to view how much a program has been awarded versus how much has been spent to date.


Loop counter

We’re counting on you to hit The Loop

Just like the U.S. Census, everyone is counted on The Chuck Huckelberry Loop. Literally.

Ten counters installed on The Loop in the past two years are giving the County valuable data about who’s using the path by differentiating between pedestrians (walkers and runners) and cyclists.


Resource fair

Pima County resource fair attracts more than 1,100 people, dozens of agencies

Pima County’s first resource fair of 2022 was a huge success, attracting 45 County and community agencies and an estimated 1,100 members of the public over three hours.

The event, which was spearheaded by the County’s Community & Workforce Development Department, was held March 5 at Freedom Park, 5000 E. 29th St., on Tucson’s east side.



Pima County departments to promote healthy lives, healthy planet at Cyclovia

Cyclovia, the popular event that reserves a selection of Tucson’s streets for a day of walking, biking and other modes of car-free mobility, is returning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27 after a two-year hiatus.

Two Pima County departments, Environmental Quality and Health, will be on hand. Each will be stationed at one of Cyclovia’s seven “hubs” along the approximately five-mile route.


Festival of Books

Plan your weekend at the Tucson Festival of Books

This weekend, the Tucson Festival of Books will be held in person for the first time since 2019. The event will feature nearly 300 authors, more than 200 exhibitors and about 30 venues with talks, exhibits, interactive activities and more.

Your Pima County Library will, of course, be on hand with lectures, poetry, music and, of course, books.



Free spay and neuter event offered March 18-20 for community cats

Pima Animal Care Center is holding a free spay and neuter event called Snip ‘N’ Tip for community cats March 18 to 20 in PACC’s Multi-Purpose Room, 4000 N. Silverbell Road. 

Community cats are felines that prefer to live outdoors. The event is part of PACC’s expanded Community Cat Trap-Neuter-Return Program.