Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Postal Service (USPS) on Friday responded to U.S. Rep. McSally’s calls to update studies used to propose the consolidation of postal facilities around the country, including the Cherrybell Postal Processing facility in Tucson. In the response, Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman confirmed that the current studies will be updated and reviewed before any future decisions are made, something Rep. McSally called for in a letter earlier this month. The USPS response also confirmed that previous plans to close down facilities continue to be deferred.
The Ward 5 and Ward 1 Council Offices will be co-hosting a forum on the budget, with presentations be done by City Manager Michael Ortega and CFO Joyce Garland. This forum will take place Tuesday, March 15, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 West Irvington.
Ward 5 Safety Calendar Presented
Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres is proud to have presented the 2016 City of Tucson, Ward 5 Safety Calendar to Tucson and Pima County’s children and adults. This project showcases both the artistic talents of our youth and the important messages that their drawings represent.
I hope that everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s Eve celebration.
I want to express my thanks and appreciation for the opportunity to serve as your Councilmember for Tucson’s Ward 5.
It has been a pleasure serving with and working with my colleagues on the Council, as well as the neighborhoods, businesses in the Ward and in the City of Tucson.
This year, I had the privilege of serving as your Vice Mayor. I was selected by my colleagues to serve in this post, helping the Mayor, when necessary, and representing our great City.
Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres and his staff want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year. The Ward 5 office will be closed Friday, January 1 for the holiday. The office will resume normal hours Monday, January 3.
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.
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
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.
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.
The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are celebrating the completion of the Kino Parkway – 22nd Street Intersection Improvement Project on Friday, October 2, at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of Kino Parkway and 22nd Street.
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.
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.
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.