Ward 5 News

RIDE TRANSIT TO FEBRUARY SECOND SATURDAYS DOWNTOWN

 
 
TUCSON, Ariz. –Ride Sun Tran buses or the Sun Link streetcar to 2nd Saturdays Downtown on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, a convenient and cost-effective travel option.
 
Several Sun Tran bus routes serve the downtown area. Please note if riding Sun Tran to weekend events, some routes discontinue service prior to events ending. Please call customer service or visit suntran.com for trip planning assistance.
 

D-M deploys 1,100 Airmen around the globe

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— Approximately 1,100 Airmen have been tasked to deploy from D-M during the first three months of 2015, more than twice the normal amount.Typically, the base would have around 500 Airmen deployed at any given time which makes this deployment a significant increase.This deployment includes Airmen from the 563rd Rescue Group, 55th Electronic Combat Group, 355th Mission Support Group and the 354th Fighter Squadron, including 12 A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft. 

(Cherrybell) Postal Center Update

The United States Postal Service swore in Megan Brennan as the new Postmaster General on Monday, Feb. 1, 2015. In a letter to employees, Brennan, cited the momentum the organization is experiencing as an opportunity to create change. She reinforced, however, the need to “reorient” the business strategies to meet the “demands of tomorrow’s workplace.” (Link to letter: http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2015/pr15_009pmgltr.pdf)

Newsnet - 2/9/15

CITY REVS UP ROAD REPAIRS UNDER BOND PROGRAM - The City of Tucson plans to start work this month on several projects related to the $100 million Road Recovery bond project. The voter-approved road work includes milling and paving operations, with the first of the projects being the upgrade of Stone Avenue, from Grant to Fort Lowell roads. That project begins the final week of February, with the work being performed Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m.-7 a.m. Other road work will follow in March, and several more bond-funded projects will occur in the spring.

SIXTH AVENUE AND TOOLE AVENUE INTERSECTION CLOSURE

 

On Monday, January 26, 2015, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, will remove the sewer bypass pumps and bypass lines from the Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue intersection. This work will require the closure of the Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue intersection from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for one night only. 

OIP Honored

Congratulations to Nicole Ewing-Gavin and the staff at OIP for the following:

The City of Tucson recently won the 2014 State Planning Award for Plan
Tucson, the City’s General and Sustainability Plan. Plan Tucson was
approved by more than 65 percent of voters in the November 2013
election.

The award application required addressing seven criteria, including
originality/innovation, transferability, quality, comprehensiveness,
public outreach, role of planners, and effectiveness/results.

CITY OF TUCSON WORKSHOPS LICENSE AND TRANSACTION PRIVILEGE TAX REPORTING

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending a Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department.

Questions will be answered and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. Sample returns can be completed. It is recommended that you bring a calculator and a pencil.

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