Ward 5 - Council Member Richard Fimbres

Tucson A Caring City

TUCSON NAMED TOP 'CARING CITY' - Movoto.com, a real estate website, lists Tucson as the third most-caring city in the United States. The website says it determined the top 100 largest U.S. cities and ranked the top ten according to a number of factors, including student-counselor ratios, charitable donations, pet shelters, homeless services, crime, and Facebook "likes" for charities and causes. Tucson received high scores for pet shelters, homeless services, counseling, and having the fourth-lowest crime rate per 100,000 people.

ROAD RECOVERY SPEEDWAY BOULEVARD - MAIN AVENUE TO SECOND AVENUE RESURFACING PROJECT

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), began work today to improve the roadway conditions on Speedway Boulevard from Main Avenue to Second Avenue, which is just west of Euclid 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.

Pima County One-Stop Career Center seeking health-care employers for employee training pilot project

The Pima County One-Stop Career Center has funds for health-care employers to participate in a pilot training program aimed at improving employee performance and retention.

One-Stop is offering $24,000 per employer for up to five employers.

The training is for:

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.

 

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