Mitman Neighborhood Update

Hi Neighbors!

Harold Hallikainen, one of our advisors, wants to bring to the community’s attention that Sun Tran (bus company) is seeking feedback on its services. 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/AZTUCSON/bulletins/3455c15

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Below is Steve K’s weekly newsletter. You will want to check it out. THE ROAD DIET HAS BEEN APPROVED! 5th Street will become 3 lanes … Streets will be repaved. I have also heard that the hawk light by Sewell will be replaced with a traffic light. I’m not sure how that will affect the traffic on Chantilly.

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Your neighborhood association at work! Due to our persistent complaints, Riteway has errected metal gates on Van Buren and in the easement to keep the homeless out. Razor wire has been added to raise their back walls. There is still trash along 1st Street and wild shrubbery growing along the curb on Van Buren. Mitman NA will keep an eye out.

Mitman Neighborhood has been invited to participate in Tucson’s community gardens. Attached is additional information. Please let me know if anyone is interested and I can see how we can get involved. They have garden work parties and garden tours. Sounds like fun!

Heid Enssle, Volunteer with Community Gardens of Tucson 

Heidienssle01@gmail.com 

585-415-1861

www.communitygardensoftucson.org

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I just want to publically thank our neighbor, Brenda Nowlan. As you may recall, Mitman NA has been looking into applying for historic status. This is a monumental job. 504 homes must be researched and cataloged. Brenda very kindly dug up the original CC&Rs. Very helpful! I am hoping to have everything ready by our annual meeting in October for a community vote. 

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Mitman Neighborhood would really benefit from a community reporter. Stories such as the tree planning event, traffic circle art project, easement cleanup, special neighbors … should really be preserved and told. Perhaps they could be published in Steve’s newsletter, the Neighborhood Nugget or some other neighborhood publication. Anyone interested?

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Steve Kozachik’s Ward 6 weekly newsletter is always interesting. 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/AZTUCSON/bulletins/3472cbf

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SUN SYSTEMS COMPREHENSIVE OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS TO BEGIN

PUBLIC INPUT REQUESTED

The City of Tucson, in partnership with the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), is evaluating all aspects of Sun Tran, Sun Link, Sun Express, and Sun Shuttle services throughout Tucson and the greater Tucson area to determine potential improvements to create a more equitable, effective and efficient transit network. This analysis is called a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA). The City and PAG are requesting public input on these systems to ensure the future transit network better responds to community needs.How to Get InvolvedWhether you are a rider or not, the study team wants your input, and there are several ways you can get involved. Attend a pop-up event, view the virtual meeting or visit the online meeting website to learn more about the COA process, ask questions, and share your thoughts. Comments will be accepted anytime between January 23 and February 17, 2023, using any of the options below. You will also be asked to take a quick survey on the current state of Sun Systems and your feedback will be critical to the COA process and the future of transit in the Tucson and greater Tucson area. Here’s how you can participate:Attend an event: Attend a pop-up event or join the virtual meeting.Visit the project website: Take the survey and provide comments at www.tucsoncoa.comEmail the project team: SunTranInfo@tucsonaz.gov  Call the project team: (520) 792-9222 | (520) 628-1565 (TDD)Send a note: Sun Systems COA Project Team | c/o HDR, Inc.
                              20 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 2500 | Phoenix, AZ 85012Attend a Pop-Up event on Tuesday, February 7, 2023:Roy Laos Transit Center | 205 W Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706 | 8 a.m.Tohono T’adai Transit Center | 4540 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 | 8 a.m.University of Arizona Mall | 11 a.m.Ronstadt Transit Center | 215 E Congress St Tucson, 85701 | 3 p.m.San Xavier Del Bac Bus Stop #1 | Route 440 | 3 p.m.Attend a Pop-Up event on Wednesday, February 8, 2023:Pima Community College East Bus Stop | Fred Enke Dr, north of Irvington Rd | 9 a.m.The virtual Webex meeting, on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m., is open to all and will provide an option to participate and learn more about the COA for those who cannot attend an in-person pop-up event. The meeting details and login information are below.How to Join (English)Phone: +1-408-418-9388Link: bit.ly/tucson-coaWebinar number: 2492 406 9654Password: TCOA (8262 from phones)Cómo unirse (Español)Teléfono: +1-408-418-9388Enlace: bit.ly/tucson-coaNúmero de seminario web: 2483 041 6103Contraseña: TCOA (8262 desde telefonos)To request reasonable accommodations, language interpretation, or translated materials, please contact (520) 792-9222 ext. 03 by Jan. 31, 2023.Public transit services are provided without regard to race, color or national origin. If you would like additional information on Sun Tran, Sun Van, Sun Shuttle and/or Sun Link’s nondiscrimination obligations or would like to file a complaint, please call (520) 792-9222 (or TDD: (520) 628-1565) or visit suntran.com/titlevi-ada/.​ Comienzo del estudio de Análisis
Operacional Integral (COA) de Sun Systems,
se solicita la opinión del público
 Se alienta al público a asistir a las reuniones emergentes, unirse a la reunión pública virtual y proporcionar comentarios hasta el 17 de febrero de 2023.En colaboración con la Asociación de Gobiernos de Pima (Pima Association of Governments, PAG), la Ciudad de Tucson evaluará todos los aspectos de los servicios Sun Tran, Sun Link, Sun Express y Sun Shuttle a lo largo de todo Tucson y el área conurbana de Tucson. El fin es determinar posibles mejoras para crear una red de transporte público más equitativa, eficaz y eficiente. Este análisis se llama Análisis Operacional Integral, o un COA. La Ciudad y PAG están solicitando la opinión del público sobre estos sistemas para garantizar que la futura red de tránsito responda mejor a las necesidades de la comunidad.Cómo participarYa sea que usted sea un usuario de transporte público o no, el equipo de estudio quiere su opinión y hay varias formas en las que puede participar. Asista a un evento en persona, vea la reunión virtual o visite el sitio web de la reunión en línea para obtener más información sobre el proceso de COA, hacer preguntas y compartir sus opiniones. Se aceptarán comentarios en cualquier momento entre el 23 de enero y el 17 de febrero de 2023, utilizando cualquiera de las opciones a continuación. También se le pedirá que realice una encuesta rápida sobre el estado actual de Sun Systems. Sus comentarios serán fundamentales para el proceso de COA y el futuro del tránsito en Tucson y el área metropolitana de Tucson.Para participar:Asista a un evento: Asista a uno de nuestros eventos en persona o únase a nuestra reunión virtual.Visite el sitio web de nuestro proyecto: Responda a nuestra encuesta y proporcione comentarios en www.tucsoncoa.comEnvíenos un correo electrónico: SunTranInfo@tucsonaz.gov  Llámenos: (520) 792-9222 | (520) 628-1565 (TDD)Envíenos una nota:  Sun Systems COA Project Team | c/o HDR, Inc.
                                   20 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 2500 | Phoenix, AZ 85012Asista a uno de nuestros eventos en persona el martes 7 de febrero de 2023:Roy Laos Transit Center | 205 W Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706 | 8 a.m.Tohono T’adai Transit Center | 4540 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 | 8 a.m.University of Arizona Mall | 11 a.m.Ronstadt Transit Center | 215 E Congress St Tucson, 85701 | 3 p.m.San Xavier Del Bac Bus Stop #1 | Route 440 | 3 p.m.Asista a uno de nuestros eventos en persona el miércoles 8 de febrero de 2023:Pima Community College East Bus Stop | Fred Enke Dr, north of Irvington Rd | 9 a.m.La reunión virtual de Webex, el jueves 9 de febrero a las 6 p. m., está abierta a todos y brindará la opción de participar y obtener más información sobre el COA para aquellos que no puedan asistir a un evento en persona. Los detalles de la reunión y la información de inicio de sesión se encuentran a continuación.How to Join (English)Phone: +1-408-418-9388Link: bit.ly/tucson-coaWebinar number: 2492 406 9654Password: TCOA (8262 from phones)Cómo unirse (Español)Teléfono: +1-408-418-9388Enlace: bit.ly/tucson-coaNúmero de seminario web: 2483 041 6103Contraseña: TCOA (8262 desde telefonos)Para solicitar una adaptación razonable, interpretación del idioma o material traducido, póngase en contacto con (520) 792-9222 ext. 03 antes del 31 de enero de 2023.Los servicios de transporte público se proporcionan independientemente de la raza, el color o el país de origen. Si desea obtener información adicional sobre las obligaciones de no discriminación de Sun Tran, Sun Van, Sun Shuttle o Sun Link, o desea presentar una queja, llame al (520) 792-9222 (o TDD: (520) 628-1565) o visite suntran.com/titlevi-ada/.
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Surviving the Heat

As we watch temperatures climb each summer, we are increasingly mindful of the effects of extreme heat and the disastrous consequences if power were to be lost for a day or longer. Everyone living in Tucson would be impacted during such an event, and by its after-effects, too.
Building a Resilient Neighborhood (BaRN), a coalition representing seven neighborhoods, invites community-minded individuals such as yourself to help Tucson increase its preparedness and become more resilient in the face of climate change.
Two simple strategies will make everyone safer:
• Preparing materials and supplies in our households – from potable water to non-perishable food, from cooling methods to plans for communication.
• Getting to know our nearby neighbors.

For these things to happen throughout the community, though, we need to spread the word.
We invite you to join our team of Block Liaisons – connectors who:
1) go to neighbors on their immediate block
2) share a Household Checklist for emergency preparedness, and
3) invite the exchange of basic contact information for use in case of emergency.

Depending on your block or apartment building, the number of nearby neighbors could range from 2-10.
This outreach can be easy and effective. To help, we are offering a 1-hr orientation session via Zoom. You may attend on either date:
• Tue Jan 31, 7-8 pm
• Mon Feb 13, 3-4 pm

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf-GpqjItH9MRp2AqVE7yr4RN6hkyqIaW
(the link you receive will apply for both dates)
If you have any questions, please reply to this email, or write to Stuart Moody (stuartfieldmoody@hotmail.com). I hope you can join us!

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