Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres

July 25 TAR event to kick off 6th annual Tucson Supplies Teachers

July 25 TAR event to kick off 6th annual Tucson Supplies Teachers 

On July 25, the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR) will present a special event to launch the 6th Annual Tucson Supplies Teachers Drive in partnership with Tucson Values Teachers (TVT).  Because TVT can leverage cash donations at 2-to-1, the REALTORS® will focus on collecting cash donations instead of actual school supplies.  

 

ROAD RECOVERY SIXTH STREET - FERRO AVENUE TO PARK AVENUE RESURFACING PROJECT

ROAD RECOVERY

SIXTH STREET - FERRO AVENUE TO PARK AVENUE 

RESURFACING PROJECT

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the roadway conditions on Sixth Street from Ferro Avenue (just west of Sixth Avenue) to Park 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.

MPA NOW ACCEPTING COMMON GROUND AWARD NOMINATIONS!

MPA NOW ACCEPTING COMMON GROUND AWARD NOMINATIONS!
 
MPA's Common Ground Awards recognizes community leaders, projects and events with successful collaboration for the overall benefit of the community. Whether it is land development, economic development or community development, it is pertinent for all parties to find common ground and the Board selected winners are bestowed their Common Ground Award at this annual banquet ceremony attended by hundreds.  Complete nomination packages will be accepted from July 1, 2014 until August 1, 2014.
 
 

CM Fimbres Urges Postmaster General To Keep Cherrybell Open

Dear Postmaster General Donohoe

I am writing to oppose the recent announcement that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will resume the closure and consolidation process of 82 centers, including the Tucson Processing and Distribution Center (Cherrybell P&DC).  

As has been indicated previously, I am concerned that this closure will have a negative impact on the Tucson community, the Southern Arizona community and the State of Arizona.

Newsnet for July 15

BE PREPARED DURING MONSOON THUNDERSTORMS - With swift water rescues, power outages and flooding seemingly part of the daily news lately, there are steps you can take to be prepared for an emergency. Be Prepared Tucson advises all residents to create a 72-hour emergency kit. Each member of your family, including pets, should have a kit. A website (linked below) from the City of Tucson, U.S. Department of Energy, Homeland Security, and FEMA has a checklist of everything you need to be ready for an emergency.

Tucson Water Begins Recycled Water Program

    Tucson Water has completed a master plan for the development of
recycled water as a future drinking water resource. Additional planning
and study will begin soon, including discussions with Tucson Water
customers. 

    “We’ve been studying this for some time,” said Tucson
Water Director Alan Forrest. “The ongoing drought and dropping water
levels in Lake Mead, and planning for the impacts of climate change are
making it a higher priority than originally planned.”

CITY OF TUCSON WORKSHOPS LICENSE AND TRANSACTION PRIVILEGE TAX REPORTING

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.

Newsnet Update

TUCSON NAMED TOP 10 CITY FOR MILLENIALS IN THE SOUTHWEST - A new study, conducted by Havas PR North America, surveyed Hispanic and non-Hispanic 18-to-34-year-olds living in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas on topics including family, food and work. The findings were published in a report called, “Mi Casa en Los Estados Unidos: Millennials of the Border States.” As part of the survey, about 800 participants were asked to name one Southwest city that they thought would be best for their generation in the future. Tucson was the 10th most popular.

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