May 27 PCFYI: New life for landfill, reforming justice and living with COVID

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Newsletter 2

May 27, 2022 - Vol. 7, No. 10


No landfill in this landscape:
Bright future for Ina Road site

An old County landfill is getting a new lease on life that will save money, benefit farmers and spruce up an area popular with pedestrians, cyclists and tourists. 

The Ina Road Landfill, located on the east bank of the Santa Cruz River south of Ina Road, will be covered with soil, revegetated and later hold solar panels for a Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department project.


Jan Lesher

Dozens of officials visit Pima County to learn about justice reform, assisting people with mental-health issues

Pima County burnished its reputation as a national leader in justice reform this week when the County’s Justice Services Department hosted elected officials and experts from around the country for a two-day conference to share ideas about how to keep people with mental-health issues out of the criminal justice system.


Vote Centers

Learn more
about Vote Centers

Have you heard about Vote Centers? Registered voters in Pima County now can cast their ballots at any of 129 Vote Centers. Under the former precinct voting process, voters who wanted to vote in-person could only use their assigned precinct.

Learn more about Vote Centers and find their locations for the August Primary Election.


Pastor Fabian Chidandali

Health Department program delivered vaccines in hardest-hit communities

Last November, Pastor Fabian Chidandali talked to his congregation of African refugees about the dangers of COVID and the safety of the vaccine. But his actions spoke louder than his words when he rolled up his sleeve and got the vaccine himself.

His story is now featured on the website of, a one-stop site for public review of grants received by Pima County to address the COVID-19 pandemic.


Living with Covid graphic

Living with COVID webpage offers resources, advice

COVID-19 is still impacting our community, but now, more than two years into the pandemic, we have more tools to control the virus.

We can’t ignore COVID, but we can deal with it, so we set up a Living with COVID page that can help you understand and mitigate your personal risks, so you’re able to do all the things you love – and do them as safely as possible.


Microchip clinic

Free microchip clinics offered every Tuesday

If your beloved pet goes missing, a microchip can help reunite you and may even save your pet’s life. A microchip is about the size of grain of rice and is implanted under the pet’s loose skin between its neck and shoulder blades.

Every Tuesday until June 28, this simple and quick procedure is free from 3 to 6 p.m. at various locations. Find out where and how to register.


Health Action team

Teens and tweens can join Library’s Health Action Team

Young people can build art and community as part of a youth-led Health Action Team allowing tweens and teens to use art, writing and the media arts to change the conversation in Tucson about youth mental health.

Writing and art workshops, conversations and planning are Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Open Labs are Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in June and July.