Ward 5 News

Broadway Corridor Project Update

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the City of Tucson Mayor and Council
voted 5-2 to move forward into the design phase for the widening of
Broadway Boulevard to six lanes from Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road.
Broadway is currently two lanes in each direction between Euclid Avenue
and Country Club Road, with a center turn lane.


The Culver’s Restaurant, located at 3070 S. Campbell, will have their formal dedication on Friday, October 10, 9:00 a.m.  This is the fourth Culver’s Restaurant in the Tucson area and the first for the South side.  


Craig Culver, the founder of the Wisconsin based restaurant, will be here for the dedication of their newest location.  Mr. Culver makes it a point to be there when a new location opens.


PCC Men’s Soccer Remain Undefeated at Kino, Upset Glendale



Tucson, AZ – The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (10-3-1, 10-3-1 in ACCAC conference) suffered its worst defeat of the season last week at Phoenix College but the Aztecs came back and responded by upsetting No. 11 Glendale Community College 3-0 on Tuesday at the Kino North Grandstand.

The No. 15Aztecs are 6-0-1 on their home field this season and handed Glendale just their second loss of the season (11-2-1). Pima also avenged its 3-1 loss at Glendale last month.

Tucson Fire joins in National Fire Prevention Week


It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 5-11 the Tucson Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents that ‘Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives'. During this year's fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of fires and how a working smoke alarm can give a family the notice they need to get out safely. 


Newsnet - October 3

CITY SEEKING COMMENTS ON POSSIBLE CHARTER CHANGES - Tucson's Charter Review Committee is asking for public comments as it reviews and makes recommendations regarding possible amendments to sections of the Tucson City Charter. A public meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at City Hall (255 W. Alameda, 1st floor). Comments will be accepted through 2015, and potential amendments to the City Charter may be on the Nov. 3, 2015 City ballot. All comments should be made via email to the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov



The City of Tucson is exploring the potential of a public bike share
program for the region. Bike share programs are a service where people
can use a public bicycle on a short-term basis. More than 30 cities in
the U.S. have launched this new transit option for their residents and
tourists, and 15 more cities are expected to launch this shared-use
program by the end of the year, including Phoenix.


TCC KITCHEN TO BE INCLUDED IN ARENA RENOVATION - The Rio Nuevo Board voted yesterday to add an additional $300,000 to its Tucson Convention Center (TCC) renovation contract to fix plumbing, ceilings, walls, the floor, and equipment in the kitchen and concession areas of the TCC. The money is in addition to the $7.8 million in arena upgrades already underway at the facility. Although the kitchen renovation will become part of Rio Nuevo’s overall makeover of the TCC, the City is paying for the kitchen work to improve the health and safety of the area.


The Tucson Mayor and Council has appointed a Charter Review Committee to make recommendations regarding possible changes to the City of Tucson Charter.

The Committee is seeking input and recommendations from the citizens of Tucson regarding the Charter. The next meeting of the Committee is:

October 6, 2014
Tucson City Hall, 1st Floor Meeting Room
255 W. Alameda Street
4:00 p.m.

Comments can also be submitted at:  cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov

Water Main Repairs to Restrict Traffic on Davis Ave., North of Ruthrauff

(1630 hours) Work to repair a series of water main breaks on September 26 will continue to restrict traffic on Davis Avenue, north of Ruthrauff Road. The affected area is east of Interstate 10.

Work will continue this week to complete repairs at the intersection of Davis Avenue and Ruthrauff Road. Intermittent lane closures will take place while the contractor completes work. On Tuesday and Wednesday (September 30 and October 1), the westbound right turn lane from Ruthrauff onto Davis will be closed. Motorists should still be able to make a right turn from the center lane.

Hard landing on base following aircraft malfunction

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – An A-10 based here at D-M experienced a technical malfunction shortly before 11 p.m. and experienced a hard landing.


The pilot performed all checklist requirements and was able to land the aircraft safely on the approved runway. There were no injuries to the pilot or ground personnel.


The aircraft is being transported off the runway for a safety investigation into the incident. As soon as additional details become available they will be provided.

Newsnet - Sept. 29

STREETCAR RIDERSHIP HIGHER THAN PREDICTED - After two months in operation, the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar is averaging nearly 4,100 riders per day...higher than the original prediction of 3,600 passengers. The streetcar travels a 3.9-mile route through the University of Arizona, Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District, west of I-10. There are many fare options available to ride the streetcar. Cash is not accepted on the car, but you can use it at machines at the stops to buy a $4 one-day pass. In addition, you can buy SunGO passes online or at regular Sun Tran merchants.