Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres
Here is the Summary of Current Events Councilmember Richard Fimbres reported on during the February 7, May and Council meeting:
More than fifty people turned out Thursday, January 26, for the Water Harvesting Dedication and Tree Naming Ceremony at the Ward 5 office.
Four trees were planted in the courtyard at the Ward 5 office in honor of the four living individuals who serve and have served as the Ward 5 Councilmember: Rudy Castro, Roy Laos, Steve Leal and Richard Fimbres.
TUCSON – Road work and repair along Valencia Road, from 12th Avenue to Alvernon Way is in progress.
The road work and repair came thanks to lobbying from Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.
Crews have been installing underground electrical conduit, lowering manhole covers and water valve covers and will followed by milling (removing asphalt) and repaving.
Here is the summary of current events, read by Councilmember Richard Fimbres at the 1/24 Mayor and Council meeting:
Lin’s Grand Buffett had its formal grand opening on January 13. Lin’s is located at the Bridges in Ward 5.
I want to thank the more than 400 who turned out for the opening, which included Councilmember Shirley Scott and her staff.
Eighty local people were hired at Lin’s. I want to congratulate Frank Lam of Lin’s and the Manager, Juan Rivera for a successful grand opening of Lin’s in Ward 5.
Councilmember Richard Fimbres and the Ward 5 staff want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.
The Ward 5 Council Office, along with other Tucson city offices will be closed on Monday, January 2.
The Ward 5 office will reopen on Tuesday, January 3.
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally and Tucson Councilmember Richard Fimbres will be on hand tomorrow for the delivery of 46 pallets of blankets arriving in Tucson for homeless individuals. The more than 11,000 blankets, which are being delivered through the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Homeless Blanket Program, originally were not expected to arrive until mid to late January. Following calls from community leaders for the blankets to arrive sooner, Rep. McSally intervened with the DOD to expedite delivery.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have started work to improve Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to 12th Avenue. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.
TUCSON – With temperatures falling and a widespread freeze expected Sunday, the Office of U.S. Representative Martha McSally has taken action to expedite the delivery of blankets to Tucson. The 10,000 blankets are being delivered through the Homeless Blanket Program, a congressionally funded program administered by the Department of Defense. The blankets were originally not scheduled to arrive in Tucson until middle to late January.
The Tucson Homeless Work Program begins its pilot phase beginning on Tuesday, December 6. The pilot program is over a year in the making. The idea for this pilot locally came out of a work group my office has been convening on homelessness that started meeting October 2015.
I along with the staff at the Ward 5 Council office want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
The Ward 5 office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.
The office will also be closed on Friday, November 25.
El Tour Headquarters is officially releasing the 12 important facts about the 2016 Tucson Medical Center El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol Resort scheduled for this Saturday, November 19th. Spread the word!!!!
- Largest Cycling event in the State of Arizona
- Expecting over 7,000 cyclists riding in these events: 106, 76, 54, 37 & 28-mile events, Fun Ride of 11, 5 & ¼-miles plus over 3,000 Indoor El Tour Cyclists.
El Tour could reach over 10,000 cyclists this year!!!
La Ciudad de Tucson tendrá una serie de reuniones comunitarias en las que el público podrá informarse y obtener respuestas sobre la propuesta del impuesto sobre la venta, que será presentada a los votantes de la Ciudad de Tucson en Mayo de 2017.
Help Plan Tucson’s Future - Town Hall November 21
As part of an ongoing discussion regarding Tucson’s future, the City of Tucson is holding a series of town halls where the public can get information and have questions answered about a possible sales tax question that could go to City voters in May 2017.
TUCSON – U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the Chair of the House Subcommittee overseeing the Postal Service, toured the Cherrybell Post Office and Processing Center and took part in a roundtable meeting of stakeholders at the Tucson’s Ward 5 Council Office.
Rep. Meadows was invited to Tucson by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (AZ- CD 2), who has worked closely with Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres, for which the Cherrybell Post Office and Processing Center is located in his Ward.
Tucson – More than 450 dogs and cats were spayed/neutered at the Second Annual MASH Free Spay
Neuter Event held October 7-9 at Los Ranchitos School. This event was a collaboration of animal
welfare organizations, interested individuals and local businesses and government working together
to provide this amazing gift to our community. All surgeries and vaccinations were free to anyone
that decides to have their pets altered. Skilled, licensed veterinarians from all over the state and
TUCSON – The HomeGoods Distribution Center, located at 7000 S. Alvernon Way, in Tucson’s Ward 5 held its grand opening and ribbon cutting.
The 850,000 square feet HomeGoods Distribution Center will get the products sold by HomeGoods to their stores across the Western United States and will employ 1,000 people.
Present for the ribbon cutting were Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres, Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez and U.S. Congresswoman Martha McSally.