Ward 5 News
Community Forum On Water – July 15
Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres (Ward 5) and Vice Mayor Regina Romero (Ward 1) invite you to an Open House Information Session regarding the Tucson International Airport Area (TIAA) Superfund Site and Tucson's commitment to clean and safe drinking water.
Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres and his staff wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Fourth of July. The Ward 5 Council office will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday), July 4 in observance of the holiday. The Ward 5 office will reopen Wednesday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m.
As Fourth of July celebrations kick off, many people will travel, fire up the grill or enjoy fireworks.
In a news release, the American Red Cross offered reminders on travel safety, firework safety and grilling safety.
» Buckle seat belts.
» Observe speed limits.
» Don't drink and drive.
» Pay full attention to the road — don't use a cell phone to call or text.
» Clean off vehicle lights and windows.
» Turn on headlights at dusk or during inclement weather.
Not every member of the family may enjoy the fireworks, pets included. The Pima Animal Care Center is offering a few safety tips for pet owners during the Fourth of July.
Remember the following tips, to help reduce the number of lost pets this holiday:
Keep your pets inside during the fireworks.
Make sure your pet wears proper up-to-date identification in case he becomes lost.
Provide your pet with calming and distracting items, such as classical music, a ThunderShirt, or enrichment toys like a KONG filled with peanut butter.
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.