Flooding Info – Wednesday, Sept. 16

We received a letter from the city per the huracán rolling through:

Neighborhood Leaders,
With heavy rain and potential flooding projected over the next few days, the City has established a Web Alert Page where  you can find the latest roadway, flooding, and safety information.  We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to your neighbors.
Becky Flores
Neighborhood Resources Coordinator
Office of Integrated Planning
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Tucson Water Zanjero Program

Evening Armory Parkers!

We had a great meeting tonight, and I for one learned a lot about water, or rather, why using water costs money.  Our presenter, Fernando Molina of Tucson Water, mentioned the Zanjero Program, which can provide you with a free audit at your home (i.e. find leaks, etc).  If you’re interested, please see the info plagiarized from their website below:

Tucson Water has a popular program to help residential customers manage their water use: the Zanjero Program. Customers can request a free individualized survey of home water use with tips and information on how to lower water use and water bills.

Background: In the 1800s, water users met each year to elect a Zanjero (Zahn-HAIR-oh), or water manager, to make sure water users irrigated fields according to the community-developed schedule, thus preventing water waste. The Zanjero also made sure the water-carrying acequias (ah-seh-kee-ahs), or canals, were properly constructed and maintained so that life-giving water could flow to people’s homes and farms. When water was scarce, the Zanjero had the authority to control water use for the benefit of the entire community.

Tucson Water Zanjeros have extensive training in indoor and outdoor water conservation and related water issues. A Zanjero audit includes checking for leaks, measuring flow rates of showerheads and faucets, looking for special water uses such as spas, pools, or misting systems, and analyzing the efficiency of the irrigation system. If appropriate, new low-flow fixtures, faucet aerators, or other water-saving devices are installed. The resident receives the results of the analysis, along with information to help decrease water use and water bills.

To request a Zanjero water audit or receive more information, call (520) 791-3242 or e-mail Tucson Water Customer Service.

<For even more info on how the process works, go to: http://water.tucsonaz.gov/water/zanjero-analysis>

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Newsletter! And, a General Meeting!

Hi all, Please join us for a General Meeting on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Also, take a look at our awesome new newsletter!

2014 – Fall Newsletter

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Celebrate July 4th with your neighbors!

Neighborhood Fourth of July Celebration
Friday, July 4th, 7pm-10pm
Enjoy fireworks on “A” mountain, live music, and Sonoran dogs with all the fixings.
Everyone is invited! @ St. Andrew’s Church
545 S 5th Ave
BYOB. Donations toward food are welcome.

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The Next Nine Months

Evening Armory Park residents,

At the most recent Downtown Neighborhoods and Residents Council, I learned that there are a great number of projects, of all shapes and sizes, that will either hit significant mile posts, break ground, or be completed within the next nine months. I’ve included a list here to give you a taste of what’s to come, for better or worse:

  • The Citizen-Advisory-Council portion of Downtown Links will be nearly complete by December, with 90% of the plans drawn.
  • The Streetcar will be up and running, with a grand whistle-stop ceremony on July 25.
  • The City Bond Selection Committee will largely be complete by October or November.
  • The Bournes Project at Stone and Broadway will be built-out.
  • The apartments at 16th and Stone will be under construction.
  • The hotel at 5th and Broadway, with an estimated 150 rooms, will be under construction.
  • The Johnny Gibson Market will be running by December.
  • The Request for Proposals for the Ronstadt Transit Center will be come due in August (I think).
  • The 9 acre Request for Proposals by Rio Nuevo will be back in one month.
  • The Norville’s Project (a plan to build an exhibition hall where the temporary gem show tents go up) will either be under construction or fall apart.
  • The Eckbo Fountain may or may not be added to the County Bond Package.
  • La Placita may have changed hands.
  • The Request for Proposals for development on the West side of the Santa Cruz should be out.
  • The Paseo Redondo Request for Proposal may be out by then.
  • Pizzeria Bianco will be open in a few weeks.
  • Beyond Bread might be coming downtown.
  • Three other letters of intent have been submitted for other businesses coming downtown, and in nine months, downtown will have filled all of its current retail space.
  • The Gadsen Company will be breaking ground on working-class housing downtown.
  • Wig-Orama will be back in business in their former location.
  • Roy Place will be complete in the next three to four months.
  • The space near Ikes may become home to an architecture firm coming downtown.
  • The County Courthouse will be complete.
  • More streetscape improvements—shade, murals, planting, etc—will be in place to for the Streetcar opening.

This is a rough list of everything going on, and I’m sure I’ve missed something. Nevertheless, I thought you all might like to know what’s going down. Should be a wild time.



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