May 13 PCFYI: Voting, swimming and cuddling with kittens

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Newsletter 2

May 13, 2022 - Volume 7, No. 9

vote centers

Vote Centers streamline in-person voting  

The Pima County Board of Supervisors at its May 3 meeting approved the locations of 129 Vote Centers where primary and general election voters can cast their ballots. Vote Centers differ from precinct-only voting where voters could only cast a ballot on Primary Day or Election Day at the polling place specific to the precinct in which they are registered. With Vote Centers, voters can cast a ballot at any County Vote Center.

A dedicated website tells you all about it.


Water safety

Be safe around water

Pima County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Health Department, wants you and your family to stay safe this summer while still being able to enjoy a nice, cool dip in the pool.

NRPR Program Coordinator Jodi Layton shares the ABC’s (and D's!) of water safety to ensure everyone is able to have a fun and safe time this summer.



Kitten cuddlers, come on down!

Pima Animal Care Center is officially in “kitten season” and 10 foster homes for kittens are needed immediately.

PACC has many kittens arriving each day that are too small to stay in the shelter. Anyone willing to foster kittens will be asked to care for them until they are ready for adoption. Supplies will be provided as available.



Flood Control District will explore recent changes to flood insurance policies

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have changed the way flood insurance policies are rated and priced.

In response, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District has teamed up with the City of Tucson, the Town of Marana and the State of Arizona Insurance Office to organize flood-insurance meetings to help residents better understand how their policies will be affected.


Edwin Road

Exploring the County Line: Edwin Road

Johnny Cash may walk the line, but you can ride it when you bike along Edwin Road, which straddles Pima County to the south and Pinal County to the north.

The scenic route is reminiscent of the Old West and is a great way to access the Honeybee Canyon network of trails.



When out on the trail,
yield to horses

Tucson Mountain Park and Colossal Cave Mountain Park beckon many types of trail users. Trails can be narrow and present challenges when people try to pass each other.

Pedestrians and cyclists should always yield to equestrians on any County trail or path. On trails, mountain bikers must yield to all other trail users.


hot Fred and Winona

Keep your pups safe
as temps climb

Pima Animal Care Center has an important seasonal reminder: If it’s too hot to put the back of your hand on the ground and hold it there for 10 seconds, then it’s too hot to take those pups on a walk.

And if you need to run errands, leave the pets at home. It only takes minutes for a car sitting in the summer sun to reach a deadly temperature inside, even with the windows down.

Dan Santat

Caldecott winner will headline May 23 talk

The Library is presenting a virtual author talk with Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 23.

Born to Thai immigrants in Brooklyn, Santat is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott-winning picture book "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend." At the event, he’ll also give a brief illustration tutorial and answer questions submitted by Pima County kids.