Ward 5 News
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!!!
La Ciudad de Tucson tendrá una serie de reuniones comunitarias en las que el público podrá informarse y obtener respuestas sobre la propuesta del impuesto sobre la venta, que será presentada a los votantes de la Ciudad de Tucson en Mayo de 2017.
Help Plan Tucson’s Future - Town Hall November 21
As part of an ongoing discussion regarding Tucson’s future, the City of Tucson is holding a series of town halls where the public can get information and have questions answered about a possible sales tax question that could go to City voters in May 2017.
TUCSON – U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the Chair of the House Subcommittee overseeing the Postal Service, toured the Cherrybell Post Office and Processing Center and took part in a roundtable meeting of stakeholders at the Tucson’s Ward 5 Council Office.
Rep. Meadows was invited to Tucson by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (AZ- CD 2), who has worked closely with Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres, for which the Cherrybell Post Office and Processing Center is located in his Ward.
Tucson – More than 450 dogs and cats were spayed/neutered at the Second Annual MASH Free Spay
Neuter Event held October 7-9 at Los Ranchitos School. This event was a collaboration of animal
welfare organizations, interested individuals and local businesses and government working together
to provide this amazing gift to our community. All surgeries and vaccinations were free to anyone
that decides to have their pets altered. Skilled, licensed veterinarians from all over the state and
TUCSON – The HomeGoods Distribution Center, located at 7000 S. Alvernon Way, in Tucson’s Ward 5 held its grand opening and ribbon cutting.
The 850,000 square feet HomeGoods Distribution Center will get the products sold by HomeGoods to their stores across the Western United States and will employ 1,000 people.
Present for the ribbon cutting were Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres, Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez and U.S. Congresswoman Martha McSally.
22nd Street Sewer Augmentation Project
Swan Road to Alvernon Way
This is a series of traffic alerts that will be issued throughout the construction of the 22nd Street Sewer Augmentation Project. These alerts will announce construction, detour and street closure information as it affects traffic.
Today is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 8 elections.
The deadline is 11:59 p.m.
Two of the recorder’s office locations will be open on Columbus Day with extended hours and walk-up registration.
The downtown office located at the Pima County Public Service Center, 240 N. Stone Ave., and the Eastside Recorder’s Annex, 6920 E. Broadway, will both be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Phone lines also will be open at the same time for any questions voters might have regarding registration, vote-by-mail ballots and early voting.
MEDIA RELEASE: SECOND ANNUAL MASH FREE SPAY
NEUTER EVENT – OCTOBER 7-9
TUCSON – Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres wants everyone to have safe time over the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend.
As you all know, we will all be at various events this weekend celebrating our nation’s birthday.
It is important during these times, to be mindful of the heat, careful using fireworks and please don’t drink and drive. If you choose to drink, please designate a driver, call a cab, use Uber or Lyft with city first drive discount.
With special thanks to Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment for its
generous donation, the 20th Annual “A” Mountain Fireworks
Celebration will start at approximately 9:15 p.m., Monday, July 4.
"A big thanks, once again, to Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment
for generously sponsoring the fireworks. Thanks also to 94.9 MIXfm for
providing the soundtrack," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. "The
4th of July is a time for family and a time for all of us to reflect on
what it means to live in a democracy."