Ward 5 News
TUCSON – It is hard to think that this program has already been in place for 6 months already. I want to thank all of our partners who have worked for the better part of the last year to make this program a reality and a success. The biggest issue we’ve had has been demand.
City of Tucson Environmental Services Customers will receive a credit of forty-five cents on
their April Utility Services bill. The credit reflects a fifteen cents reduction in the Recycling Surcharge for
January, February, and March. As of January 1, 2017, the Recycling Surcharge was reduced to thirty
A Recycling Surcharge of forty-five cents was implemented in July 2016. As recycling revenues
hit increments of $250,000, the surcharge is reduced by fifteen cents. As of January 1st, recycling
Here is an update on the Road Recovery Bond Program work on 12th Avenue, Valencia Road and Plumer Avenue.
Crews continue to raise manhole covers and water valve covers on 12th Avenue from 44th Street to Santa Paula (Valencia). This work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, April 28, 2017. Travel lane restrictions will be in place to allow concrete to cure for 24 hours.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of
Transportation (TDOT), are beginning roadway improvements on Valencia Road from 12th Avenue east to
Campbell Avenue. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, fiveyear
street bond program – Road Recovery.
To expedite the work, crews will work both daytime and nighttime hours, Monday through Friday, with
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!!!