Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres

Ward 5 Thanksgiving Update

Councilmember Richard Fimbres and the staff of the Ward 5 Council Office wants to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

The Ward 5 Council Office will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

 

The Ward 5 Council Office will be open again at 8 am on Monday, November 30.

Thank you.

South Side Projects Honored at Common Ground Awards

SOUTH SIDE PROJECTS HONORED AT COMMON GROUND AWARDS

 

The Home Goods Inc. Western Distribution Center and the Kino Parkway/22nd Street Intersection Improvement were honored at the 11th annual Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Awards, held Friday, October 30.

 

“These projects and their recognition show the renaissance of Ward 5 and the South Side of Tucson,” said Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.  “I want to thank the Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Awards committee for their recognition of these great projects.”

 

48 HOUR MASH FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC A SUCCESS MORE THAN 1,100 CATS AND DOGS SERVICED

48 HOUR MASH FREE SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC A SUCCESS
MORE THAN 1,100 CATS AND DOGS SERVICED

TUCSON - The 48 Hour MASH Free Spay/Neuter Clinic held October 9 through 11, at Los Ranchitos Elementary School was a huge success!

A total of 424 dogs and 376 cats were spayed and neutered and another 350 were scheduled for free spay, neuter and vaccinations at a future time.

The goal for the event was 500 animals.

2015 Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta, October 1-4

The Fifth Annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta presented by Cox takes place at a new venue – Hi Corbett Field from October 1 – 4. This year’s teams include four of the top teams from the Mexican Winter League – the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Cañeros de Los Mochis, Aguilas de Mexicali as well as some the best young players in baseball – the D-backs and Reds Future Stars. SS Dansby Swanson, the #1 pick in the 2015 June Draft, is on the travelling roster.

City of Tucson Tax Amnesty Program

 

The City of Tucson is offering the business community a Tax Amnesty Program. This rare opportunity will allow Tucson business owners to submit delinquent sales tax or license fees without penalty and with reduced interest due on delinquent balances. This is also an opportunity for Tucson businesses that are not licensed to get licensed, without penalty. The amnesty period will run for two months, Sept. 1, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015.

 

FALL IS AN IDEAL TIME TO PLANT DESERT SHADE TREES; GREAT SELECTION OF TREES AVAILABLE FOR HOME SHADE

 
The Trees for Tucson program is now accepting applications for low-cost trees for delivery in the popular fall planting period. While trees can be planted throughout the year in the Tucson area, lower temperatures and moister soil after summer monsoons make for easier tree planting throughout the fall. Wetter than usual winter weather is also expected due to El Niño weather patterns, making this an optimum time to begin establishing new trees.
 

Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

Friends:

 

Each year the United States honors the contributions that Latinos have made to our great country with Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 till October 15.   The annual, month long celebration began 26 years ago.  Congress had first passed a resolution to celebrate Hispanic Heritage at the national level, as a week long event on September 17, 1968.  Nearly 20 years later, on August 17, 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the celebration to a month. 

City of Tucson Traffic Safety Camera Program

 

In 2007, Tucson’s Mayor and Council approved a program to help cut down the number of auto accidents, injuries and fatalities at the City’s eight most dangerous intersections.

 

This program had photo cameras placed at these intersections to deal with speed and running red lights.

 

The Mayor and Council received updates on the program, which showed a reduction of accidents, injuries and fatalities.   In July, I had requested that the Mayor and Council receive a report on this program.

 

Newsnet

VOTER-APPROVED ROAD WORK BEGINS MONDAY - A two-week fog seal program starts next week. Starting Monday, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin fog sealing Fort Lowell Road from Oracle Road to Campbell Avenue. The following week, crews will work on Campbell Avenue from Benson Highway to Valencia Road. To minimize disruptions to motorists, the work will take place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday, with at least one lane open in both directions.

CITIZEN POLICE ADVISORY REVIEW BOARD SEEKS ADDITIONAL MEMBERS

CITIZEN POLICE ADVISORY REVIEW BOARD SEEKS ADDITIONAL MEMBERS - The Citizen Police Advisory Review Board (CPARB) is seeking applications to fill four advisory, non-voting positions for a period not to exceed two years. Formed by the Mayor and City Council in March 1997, CPARB helps promote a citizen/police partnership and reviews and comments on police investigation of citizen complaints. You must be a resident of the City of Tucson to serve on the panel. For application information and other requirements, please follow the link below. The deadline to apply is Nov. 5.

Ballot Measure Forums to be Held

Understanding the November 2015 Ballot Propositions: 

Vote an Informed Choice 

 

TRRG is sponsoring three educational forums to 
help the public understand the process by which 
the Charter Changes (Props 403 & 404), Salary 
Recommendation (Prop 405) and Bond Proposals 
(Props 425-431) were placed on the November 
ballot and what they mean to you as a citizen and 
resident. Presenters will include members of the 
Citizen Committees who worked to get these issues 
on the November ballot. 

 

Tucson Police Say Red Light Cameras Make Streets Safer

TUCSON POLICE SAY RED LIGHT CAMERAS MAKE STREETS SAFER - Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor says collisions at eight intersections monitored by red light cameras decreased by 70 percent since the cameras were installed in 2007, falling from 188 crashes in Fiscal Year 2006 to 57 in Fiscal Year 2015. Villaseñor yesterday updated the Mayor and Tucson City Council on the photo radar program.

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