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TEP Pole Route News

Sep 12, 2020. Four neighborhoods, with WU Board members at the helm, have worked hard to come to a consensus on how we should advocate for the best TEP Pole route for the Kino to DMP 138kV Transmission Line Project. We zoomed and talked on the phone and emailed until we managed to concisely outline our points to Mayor and Council in this letter.

TEP has extended the public commenting period – neighbors now have until September 20, 2020 to submit their responses.

Please use the facts and statements given in our letter or add your own to submit a comment!

The more responses TEP receives about how Campbell, not Euclid, is the better route, the better chance we have for TEP to bring this choice to the Arizona Corporation Commission in November.

Submit your comments by September 20, 2020 using one of these methods:

  • Mail a letter with comments to:
    Kino to DMP 138kV Transmission Line Project
    P.O. Box 711
    ATTN: Kino-DMP
    Mail Stop RC131
    Tucson, AZ 85701-0711
  • Sending comments to
  • Filling out an online comment form on the project website
  • Calling 1-833-523-0887 and leaving a voicemail message

Get updates and more at the TEP website.

TEP recomienda a los residentes y propietarios a compartir sus opiniones sobre posibles rutas para lineas de transmisión. Por favor comparta sus ideas utilizando la información de contacto que se menciona arriba. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comunique se con nosotros al o 1-833-655-0399.

Gift Cards to Save 4th Avenue Business: Round 2!

Round 2 of the Fourth Avenue Gift Card Program goes live on May 4 at 6am!

Historic Fourth Avenue is the heartbeat of Tucson. Its character is defined by the many unique, locally owned businesses within the district. Preserving and supporting those businesses is fundamental to preserving the character of Fourth Avenue itself. The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA) and an Anonymous Angel will add $10 to each card which goes directly to the merchant. Together we will be making a $35,000 investment in the future of our community’s small, locally owned businesses.

For $25 you receive a $35 gift card for use at the following participating Fourth Avenue Businesses:

Bison Witches Bar & GrillBOCA Tacos y TequilaBook StopBoss ShearsBrooklyn PizzaCafe PasseCaruso’s RestaurantCelestial RitesChe’s LoungeChocolate IguanaCrooked Tooth Brewing CompanyThe Drunken ChickenEastland Alley Design Co.Flower Shop on 4th AvenueHippie GypsyHow Sweet It Was VintageHurricane RecordsLindy’s on 4thMagpies Gourmet PizzaMartin’s Comida ChingonaMedusas on 4thMr. Head’s Art Gallery and BarPop Cycle ShopPublic BrewhouseRazorz EdgeRustic CandleShopUp TucsonSilver Sea JewelrySurly Wench PubTallBoysTap & BottleTiny Town SurplusTrue Love HoneyTucson Improv MovementTucson Thrift ShopTumerico on 4th AveZUZI! Dance

Gift cards can be purchased beginning on Monday, May 4th at 6am.


Thank you for supporting the Merchants on Fourth Avenue! Gifts cards will be mailed out by USPS approximately 7-10 days from the end of the program.

For more information: contact Fred Ronstadt at (520) 624-5006.

City of Tucson E-Scooters Pilot Program

E-scooters are being deployed in Tucson as of Sept 12, 2019. Many will be in our part of town and we will start seeing them on our neighborhood streets fairly quickly. This is a pilot program with two operators: Bird and Razor. Each operator may launch and operate up to 500 scooters (1,000 total), and can launch an additional 250 scooters in “opportunity zones” – characterized by a high percentage of low-income households without access to a motor vehicle.

»More information about the Bird and Razor program, rules of use, how to rent, etc.

City Airs “Quality of Life” Plan for De Anza Park

About 60 people, a full house with many of them from West University homes and businesses and City offices, crowded into Trinity Church on August 9, 2018, to hear about a new police plan to combat homelessness and crime at our neighborhood’s two parks. Top police officers, from Chief Chris Magnus to Lt. Jen Turner and four others, spoke passionately about the huge difficulties in policing homeless people living in De Anza…
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Call for Good Contractor References: Preferred Provider List Update!

It has been a couple of years since we updated the Preferred Provider List, which is a very useful benefit of WUNA membership.

Most of us have historic or at least older homes and fixing them requires a knowledge of older systems and finishes. Some trades people enjoy the challenge, others hate dealing with our complex issues – and others pretend they know how and make things worse.

That is why it is important that we share with each other the names of people who have worked for us and done a great job!

So if you have had a good experience with someone who has worked on your historic home recently, please email Carolyn the name and contact information. This will only take you a minute but can save your neighbors much gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair. Consider it your first good deed for 2018!