Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres

ELEPHANT CALF BORN AT REID PARK ZOO ON TUCSON’S BIRTHDAY!

 

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.

TSRS Update

Council Member Fimbres, many thanks for your kind note acknowledging our receipt of the GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting for the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System for year ended June 30, 2013.
 
This year's award marks the 18th consecutive year that TSRS has received this award; and I am proud to have achieved these accolades for the City of Tucson.
 
Regards, Mike
 
Michael A. Hermanson, CPA
Pension Manager for the City of Tucson

IGR Update - Postal Service

Postal Service:
 

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.

 

Newsnet

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.

Pima County Recorder Speaks Out About Cherrybell Post Office

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:

Dear Supervisors,

 

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.

 

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