Ward 5 News
The Regional Transportation Authority Board today approved $1.5 million in funding for the
City of Tucson to proceed with the roadway corridor design to widen Broadway Boulevard,
from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road, from four travel lanes to six lanes, with bus
pullouts, bike lanes and sidewalks.
Save the Date! The Ward 5 Council Office will be holding their annual Holiday Party.
What: Ward 5 Holiday Party
When: Thursday, December 18
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Ward 5 Council Office, 4300 South Park
Questions? Call the Ward 5 Council Office, (520) 791-4231.
We received some very sad news regarding the passing of Felipe Lundin. Please keep Felipe and his Family in your prayers as they go through this very tough time.
Funeral Arrangements are:
Thursday Dec. 4
Rosary 11:00 am
Funeral Mass 11:30am
Lunch reception at Knights of Columbus Council 1200, 601 S. Tucson Blvd. @ 12:30
Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres and his staff want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and that the Council Office will be closed Thursday and Friday.
Dear Councilmember Fimbres,
I just simply wanted to say thank you. During this time of thanksgiving we here at Habitat are genuinely grateful for your service to our community and your partnership in community building.
Habitat for Humanity Tucson
Director Community Engagement & Org. Development
31ST ANNUAL SENIOR OLYMPIC FESTIVAL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 31st Annual Senior Olympic Festival. This festival is a celebration to promote fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older. Some of the events include: volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and so much more.
No state highway closures over Thanksgiving weekend
In an effort to help holiday travelers and promote safety, the Arizona Department of Transportation says no construction closures are scheduled along Phoenix-area freeways or state highways over the Thanksgiving weekend. No closures will be scheduled between Wednesday afternoon and early Monday morning, Dec. 1.
Councilmember Richard Fimbres stated the following, after the vote by the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee at their meeting today:
"I want to express my thanks to the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee, which today, voted to move forward three bond project proposals for Willie Blake Park, Silverlake Park and the Buffalo Soldiers Memorial for final consideration by the Pima County Board of Supervisors, expected in February 2015. Along with the Quincie Douglas Proposal, there are four projects located in Ward 5 that are being considered."
EL TOUR DE TUCSON TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS - Downtown Tucson will be the site of the El Tour de Tucson start/finish line tomorrow. The event will encompass the entire region with a 107-mile bicycle ride/race, meaning traffic will be restricted at various times in many parts of the city. Beginning tonight at 6 o'clock, Sixth Avenue will be closed between 12th and 13th Streets and will remain closed until late tomorrow afternoon. Beginning at 5 a.m.
Water valve work on a water transmission main continues, causing some traffic restrictions on eastbound 22nd Street at Country Club Road.
Beginning at 6 a.m., Saturday, November 22, eastbound 22nd St. will be reduced to one travel lane just west of Country Club. The left turn lane to northbound Country Club will be closed. In addition, the left turn lane to eastbound 22nd from southbound Country Club will be closed.
The following details outline transit service on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27, 2014:
The Social Services Students in two of the Community Organization & Development Classes at Pima Community College would like to invite the veterans and individuals and families experiencing homelessness to the free event “Hand in Hand -Tucson Cares” on Saturday, December 6th , 2014 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. This event will be held at Santa Rita Park, located at 401 E.
Downtown Tucson will be the host of the annual El Tour de Tucson start/finish line. This event encompasses the entire region with a 107-mile bicycle ride/race with an anticipated participation of over 6,000 bicyclists.
The Thanksgiving Day holiday will be observed on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected. The Los Reales Landfill will be closed. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular Thursday or Friday collection will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day.