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Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres

Richard Fimbres
Ward 5 Council Office
Party: Democrat
Term Expires: December 2017

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First 100 Customers at 12:01 a.m. Receive a Free Big Mac® for a Year,
Celebration To Feature $1 Big Mac®/$1Egg McMuffin®, Pueblo High School Mariachi Aztlán Performance, & Ronald McDonald Show

TUCSON, Ariz. – Sept. 4, 2013 – There’s something shiny and new under the golden arches in Tucson!
The new McDonald’s restaurant, located at 1059 E Tucson Marketplace Blvd, is hosting an official grand opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 14.  

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GradLink 2

Councilmember Fimbres is pleased to announce the launching of GradLink2.


Increasing Graduation through Community-Wide Partnerships

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Ward 5 Projects Listed In Pima County Bond Proposal - Vote!

Presently, there is an online survey being conducted by the Pima County Government about potential bond projects to be considered by a voters in Pima County.

In Ward 5, there are four proposed projects on this list:

1) Improvements to the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center. The El Pueblo Activity Center is a bustling center on the southwest side of Tucson used by about 66,000 in 2012. Summer programming for kids is fully attended (120 registered, 100/day) and the walking path and exercise facility are used by a broad range of citizens.

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Passengers encouraged to share feedback

TUCSON, Ariz.- The implementation of the SunGO system continues to have the full commitment of Sun Tran’s management and project teams, who are working closely with the vendor, SPX Genfare, to fix the remaining issues with the regional system. 

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2013 Small Businessperson of the Award Announcement

Pima County Small Business Commission accepting nominations for 2013 Small Business of the Year Award

The Pima County Small Business Commission is accepting nominations for 2013 Small Business of the Year Awards.
Awards will be given to an urban small business and a rural small business. The urban small business winner will be located within the Tucson city limits. The rural small business winner will be in a rural or small community or any city or town outside the city of Tucson.

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After a fairly smooth launch of the new SunGO smart
card fare payment system on Sunday, June 30, Sun Tran has discovered
some issues with the regional system that have unfortunately impacted

“We understand that some SunGO products are not being recognized at
the farebox,” said Kate Riley, General Manager of Sun Tran.  “We
want to assure passengers that if this happens, the driver will let them
board until we fix the problems.”

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Road Work for Tucson's Streets Continues


A press conference was held today to begin the first road project in the five year effort of road work and repair through the voter approved Proposition 409 bonds.

The first project will take place in Ward 5 from Tucson Boulevard - from Tucson International Airport to Valencia.

More than 100 square miles or arterial roads and more than 100 square miles of neighborhood streets are to be worked on and repaired over the next five fiscal years, $20 million each year.

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Mark Your Calendars - June 27

CODAC and the Liberty Partnership Kino Neighborhood Council will be holding an Open House, Step Forward, on June 27, 3:30 to 6:30 pm, at 1080 S. 10th Avenue. To RSVP and for more information, call 623-3533.

Thank You Letter

I want to thank Councilman Fimbres and his staff at Ward Five.

Without their powerful help it would be hard if not impossible for our 
neighborhood leaders and volunteers to be heard and to get the contacts  
that we need to get the job done.

We want so hard to be proud of our neighborhoods here in Tucson.
And I see that many neighborhoods are getting together to have a larger  
voice to the city council with the help of our wards like Ward Five.

Tim Bacchus, Cherry Avenue Neighborhood Association

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