Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres

(Cherrybell) Postal Center Update

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)

Newsnet - 2/9/15

CITY REVS UP ROAD REPAIRS UNDER BOND PROGRAM - The City of Tucson plans to start work this month on several projects related to the $100 million Road Recovery bond project. The voter-approved road work includes milling and paving operations, with the first of the projects being the upgrade of Stone Avenue, from Grant to Fort Lowell roads. That project begins the final week of February, with the work being performed Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m.-7 a.m. Other road work will follow in March, and several more bond-funded projects will occur in the spring.



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. 

OIP Honored

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.


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.


NOMINATIONS UNDERWAY FOR 2015 WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT AWARDS - The Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission recognizes the outstanding work of women in public service at its annual Women in Government Awards Celebration. Women employed by the City of Tucson and Pima County are eligible to be nominated (link below) for the 2015 awards in one of four categories. Nominations are due Jan. 30. All nominees will be acknowledged at the awards luncheon on Friday, March 13.