Ward 5 News
The Presidents’ Day holiday will be observed on Monday, February 16, 2015. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day. The Los Reales Landfill will be open.
Holiday collection schedules are available online at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/environmental-services or if you have a smartphone, download the free ‘my waste’™ App to have access to all collection schedules.
Closures on I-10 ramp and on Kino Parkway to be in place until early Friday
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.
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)
Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College women’s basketball player Melody McLaughlin became a three-time recipient of the ACCAC Division II Player of the Week on Monday for the week of Feb. 2-8.
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.
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
The award application required addressing seven criteria, including
originality/innovation, transferability, quality, comprehensiveness,
public outreach, role of planners, and effectiveness/results.