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Downtown Links Stone Avenue Closure

Beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2023, around 7 p.m., Stone Avenue south of Sixth Street to Franklin Street/Toole Avenue, including the Stone Avenue underpass, is scheduled to close to all northbound and southbound travel. This closure will be in place while the contractor conducts a deck pour on the new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Stone Avenue.

Stone Avenue is scheduled to reopen by 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 19.

Paul's Note - January 13, 2023

My office has gotten a lot of questions about The Pit and its ordered closure by code enforcement officials.

For those of you who don’t know, The Pit is located at the corner of Pantano and 22nd Street at the location of an old gas station. The owners have agreements with several food truck operators and it amounts to a permanent version of those food truck roundups that occur around the city.

Statement from Council Member Richard Fimbres

Statement from Council Member Richard Richard G. Fimbres

Over the past several months, various friends, co-workers and constituents have asked me about my health after noticing me enduring some physical discomfort at certain times. The fact is that I have been dealing with severe back and shoulder pain for quite some time.

During this time, I have kept working at the office, and I have attended meetings, including Mayor and Council meetings, virtually, per my doctors’ recommendations.

Ward 5 New Year's Schedule

Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres and the Ward 5 Council Office staff want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.  The Ward 5 Council Office, along with other city offices, will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2023, for the New Year's observance and will reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Paul's Note - December 30, 2022

As I send this to you on Friday morning, I have some good news for you. By the end of the day, southbound Kolb Road should be open at Speedway.

To summarize the last few weeks, in the early morning of December 12, a 24 inch water main suffered a catastrophic break that damaged the road. Water service was fully restored to the immediate area within days, but this was a problem for businesses in the area.


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