Ward 5 News


NOMINATIONS UNDERWAY FOR 2015 WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT AWARDS - The Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission recognizes the outstanding work of women in public service at its annual Women in Government Awards Celebration. Women employed by the City of Tucson and Pima County are eligible to be nominated (link below) for the 2015 awards in one of four categories. Nominations are due Jan. 30. All nominees will be acknowledged at the awards luncheon on Friday, March 13.

Three units will train at D-M during January

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will host three Air Force flying units for training during January.
* Two active duty KC-135 Stratotanker from the 128th Air Refueling Wing will refuel A-10s participating in operation snowbird at D-M Jan 23-31.
* Twelve A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 127th Wing will conduct Combat Search and Rescue training at D-M Jan 23- Feb 6.


The City of Tucson Department of Transportation’s Park Tucson
Division today launched GoTucson, a service that will allow motorists to
pay for on-street parking through a mobile application. Developed in
partnership with Charlotte, North Carolina-based Passport, GoTucson will
provide a convenient, easy-to-use, and intuitive means of paying for
metered parking throughout Downtown and in the districts along the Sun
Link Streetcar corridor.

Road Work Update


Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract
with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will be installing
underground conduit for the installation of new and permanent traffic
signals at Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue.

This work will require the closure of the Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue
intersection from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., including the Sixth Avenue
Underpass, on the following nights:

Merry Mulch Available

The TreeCycle Collection sites closed on Sunday, January 11, 2015 and the trees collected will be chipped. The chips will continue to be available to residents at the Udall Park recycling area, Randolph Golf Course parking lot, and the Los Reales Landfill.

25th Annual Pueblo Gardens MLK Breakfast - January 17

The Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association will be hosting their 25th Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast Saturday, January 17, at the Holmes Tuttle Boys and Girls Club, located at 2585 East 36th Street in Ward 5.


Doors will open at 7:15 am and the breakfast begins at 8:00 am sharp.


I want to congratulate James Christopher of the Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association and his committee for their work organizing this breakfast for these 25 years.  It is the only neighborhood association in Tucson to hold such an event.



Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 31st Annual Senior Olympic
Festival. This festival is a celebration of fitness to promote healthy
living and an active lifestyle among seniors. This is Tucson’s largest
organized, annual senior activity and is open to anyone 50 years of age
or older.

What: The 31st Annual Senior Olympic Festival, featuring nearly 100
events and activities at more than 30 venues throughout the City of

When: Jan. 12-Feb. 1, 2015

Where: Various venues - See attached schedule of events