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  • May 3, 2019 – Vol. 4, No. 18

    Housing First: County launching proven, innovative strategy for homelessness
    Pima County this month will begin testing a "Housing First" model in its approach to homelessness in the community. A two-year pilot project will provide housing for 150 individuals with the goal of improving their physical, mental and social well-being while also reducing criminal justice and healthcare system costs and strain.

    Tax rate cut and more money for roads in County Administrator’s recommended FY 2020 budget
    Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry April 26 submitted his recommended fiscal year 2020 budget to the Board of Supervisors. Highlights of the Administrator’s recommended budget include cutting the primary property tax rate for the second year in a row, a significant increase in road repair funding, two new libraries, a new system for funding capital improvements, salary adjustments for eligible County employees and higher starting salaries for Sheriff’s deputies.

    Public health agencies warn residents of potential exposure to measles in Arizona
    The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Pima County Public Health Department announced today that an out-of-state visitor with measles traveled to Tucson between April 17 through 29 and may have exposed the public to the disease.

    May 6 job event will feature 45 employers looking to hire
    The Pima County One-Stop Career Center ARIZONA@WORK will host a job event May 6 at the Kino Event Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way, targeting workers recently affected by layoffs at Concentrix, Carondelet and Citi, though all job-seekers are welcome.

    Keep pets cool as temps rise
    The triple digit temperatures will soon be here. Pima Animal Care Center encourages community members and pet owners to take extra precautions to keep their pets safe and cool during the summer months ahead.

    When cactus destruction is imminent, these rescuers come running
    The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society, a longtime partner with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, was featured in a lengthy profile on the website Atlas Obscura. This fall, the County will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cactus Rescue Program at Pima Prickly Park.

    TMC HealthCare, Pima County to provide 800 free swim lessons for children
    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation and the TMC Vest It UP! program have come together to offer 800 free swim lessons to children, at three Pima County locations. 

    J.M. Hayes is Library’s newest Writer in Residence
    Mystery writer J.M. Hayes joins the Library as the newest Writer in Residence. He'll be on hand from May through July to offer advice to writers of any age, experience or genre.

    Shelter holding celebrations for Cinco de Mayo
    Pima Animal Care Center is celebrating the Cinco de Mayo holiday by offering up a special adoption promotion. All pets four months and older will be $5 to adopt from Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5.

    from the "Shot at Old Tucson" films series May 4 at Old Tucson to a "Brain Freeze Ice Cream Festival" May 4-5 at Rillito Park to the celebration of the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area designation May 4 with Congressman Raúl Grijalva at Historic Canoa Ranch.

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