Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres
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.
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ONLY 48 HOURS LEFT TO ORDER YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT AND WALK IN EARLY VOTING SITES ARE OPENED
Fundraising event on Aug. 23 to improve Brandi Fenton dog park
in memory of young dog lover
A Tucson family is turning tragedy into a park project that will celebrate their loved one’s deep passion for dogs.
SUN TRAN AND TEAMSTERS ANNOUNCE NEW CONTRACT - Sun Tran and Teamsters Local 104 union members agreed on a new one-year contract last night, averting a possible work stoppage. The new contract, which stayed within the adopted 2015 budget, was ratified with a union vote of 292 to 93 in favor of the $1 million plan, which gives a one-time wage adjustment for all bargaining unit employees who have been employed longer than six months and are not in the top-rate wage level. Both parties acknowledged the importance of Sun Tran bus service to the community.
INDEPENDENT VOTERS CHOOSING A PRIMARY BALLOT
The following is a letter Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez sent to the Pima County Board of Supervisors about the Cherrybell Post Office situation:
You recently received communication that we mailed out over 227,000 vote-by-mail ballots on Thursday July 31st. That was the first day we can legally begin mailing ballots by law.
SUN TRAN and Teamsters REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
Contract extended through August 7