Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres
The Tucson Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency will again partner to bring the National Prescription Take-Back Initiative to the citizens of Tucson on Saturday, September 27 2014. During this event, the public will be able to bring unwanted or unused medications to either of two drop-off locations, where they can be turned over to members of the Tucson Police Department for disposal. This service is being provided for free, and is anonymous - no personal information will be collected from citizens turning over medication for disposal.
September 19th! New Date, Same Place, Same Time, Same Amazing Mission.
TRANSIT SCHEDULE ON LABOR DAY
TUCSON, Ariz. – The following details outline transit service on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014:
TUCSON NAMED TOP 'CARING CITY' - Movoto.com, a real estate website, lists Tucson as the third most-caring city in the United States. The website says it determined the top 100 largest U.S. cities and ranked the top ten according to a number of factors, including student-counselor ratios, charitable donations, pet shelters, homeless services, crime, and Facebook "likes" for charities and causes. Tucson received high scores for pet shelters, homeless services, counseling, and having the fourth-lowest crime rate per 100,000 people.
The Arizona Department of Transportation will close the southbound Interstate 19 off ramp at Valencia Road for nine hours starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), began work today to improve the roadway conditions on Speedway Boulevard from Main Avenue to Second Avenue, which is just west of Euclid Avenue. The pavement improvement project is part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.
The Pima County One-Stop Career Center has funds for health-care employers to participate in a pilot training program aimed at improving employee performance and retention.
One-Stop is offering $24,000 per employer for up to five employers.
The training is for:
If you have received an early ballot for the August 26 Arizona Primary Election, it's time to fill it out and drop it in the mail.
With the return of University of Arizona students and the anticipation
of heavy traffic volumes in the downtown area, the City of Tucson of
Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) will prohibit southbound
motor vehicle travel through the Fourth Avenue Underpass at Ninth
Reid Park Zoo announces that Semba, a 24-year old African Elephant,
successfully delivered a female calf at 10:55pm last night! Both mother
and calf appear to be doing well, but are spending quiet time in the
Click Family Elephant Care Center under the watchful eyes of the
elephant team. This is Semba’s third calf, but the first elephant ever
born at Reid Park Zoo. Congratulations to the Reid Park Zoo staff.
A group of Senators recently sent a letter to leaders of the appropriations committee asking that the committee prohibit the Postal Service from moving forward with its plan to close 80 processing facilities. Specifically, the letter asked that a one-year moratorium on consolidations be included in any omnibus appropriations bill or continuing resolution for FY2015.