Summary of Current Events - 10/10/17

Here are the summary of current events read by Councilmember Richard Fimbres at the October 10, Mayor and Council meeting.


On September 25, I took part in the Adopt-A-Park dedication for the Cherry Avenue Neighborhood Association Park in Ward 5.   Assurance Health and Wellness is the group that has worked to keep this park clean for residents.  I want to thank them for their efforts.


On September 26, I had the privilege of Chairing the Stand Up for Safety Meeting at the Fred Acosta Job Corps in Ward 5.  The meeting involved students and staff from Fred Acosta speaking with law enforcement officials about issues such as: cyber crime, stalking, unruly gatherings, drug traffic, opiates and mental health.


On September 27, I had the privilege, with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) of hosting the project Open House at Robinson School, as part of the Safe Routes to Streets program.  Tproposed improvements included:


Sidewalk on Bristol Avenue, along the alleyway between 18th and 19th Streets, and on 22nd Street between Bristol and Treat


ADA curb ramps on Treat and Bristol Avenues


Traffic calming devices on Treat Avenue


New pedestrian hybrid beacon (HAWK Crossing) at Country Club Road and Eastland Street.


On October 2, I had the privilege of recognizing the Apollo Middle School National Junior Honor Society, for the work keeping Nebraska Street clean and adopting Nebraska to 12th Avenue as part of the Tucson Clean and Beautiful Adopt A Street program.  I want to congratulate the students for their work keeping Tucson Clean and Beautiful.


On October 3, I attended the 2018 Inaugural Kick-off Luncheon for the Tucson Roadrunners, held at the TCC.  Tucson was introduced to the new Coaching staff and Roadrunners who took the ice on October 7. 


On October 6, I attended the 29th annual FBI LULAC Community Service Awards held at the Viscount Suites Hotel.  The Community Services Awards honor individuals from various parts of our community for their work making our city a better place to live, work and raise a family. 


Among those from the City of Tucson also honored were: Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega, TPD Captain Bob Wilson, TPD Lieutenant Corey Doggett. TPD Sergeant Joe Merrill, TPD Sergeant Jason Winsky and Donovan Durband from Park Tucson.


On October 9, I had the privilege of recognizing the Southern Arizona Climbers Coalition at the Adopt A Street Ceremony.  The SACC has logged more than 150 hours cleaning up Toole, 12th to 16th Streets and also adopted the street as part of the Tucson Clean and Beautiful Program.


For more than 30 years, Tucson Clean and Beautiful has gotten our community involved with their adopt a park and adopt a street programs.  I want to thank the staff and volunteers of Tucson Clean and Beautiful for their work.  For more information, go online to


On Saturday, October 14, from 4 to 8 pm, the Quincie Douglas Neighborhood Center will be hosting their Halloween Spooktacular.  For more information, please call 791-2507.


On Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th, the third annual free Dog and Cat Spay/Neuter MASH will take place at 6015 S. Santa Clara, the former Mission Manor School.  They will be spay and neutering dogs on Saturday and cats on Sunday.  For more information, call 319-9292.