Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One Can A Week - Peter Norback

Of like mind

George Clooney and I had the same thought on Sunday, but, of course, his was
global and handsomer.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Keep Tucson First

One of the measures voters in the City of Tucson will consider is Prop. 400, which if approved, would allow the Mayor and Council to raise the sales tax rate by a half cent to maintain the City's core services, road maintenance, fire, police, courts and parks and recreation. For more information about Proposition 400. Click on this link.

I Have A Dream Speech By Martin Luther King - Aug. 28, 1963

David Longoria for PCC Board District 2

DAL Campaign Info & Bio

Ortega for TUSD Back to School Party - Sept. 1

September 1 · 5:30pm - 7:30pm

John A. Valenzuela Youth Center
1550 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ

The beginning of a new school year is a time of hope and anticipation for students and families.

Join hosts City of 
South Tucson Mayor Jennifer Eckstrom, City of Tucson CouncilmemberRichard Fimbres
, and TUSD School Board candidate Miguel Ortega for a celebration of the new school year and a dialogue about advocacy, partnership, and innovation to transform our schools.

There will be music and enjoy food by Rigo's Restaurant! Ever...
yone welcome!

Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Can't attend? Please mail in your contribution (limit $410.00 per person). Make checks payable to: Miguel Ortega for TUSD 2010

Send to:P.O. Box 87231
Tucson, AZ 85754


Paid for by Miguel Ortega For TUSD 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sgt. Martin Lugo Jr Services

Funeral Service:

Sgt. Martin Anthony Lugo, Jr.

US Army Rangers - Squad Leader Company C, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

DUI Checkpoint – Saturday, August 28

The Tucson Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the evening hours of Saturday, August 28, 2010.

City Furlough Day - September 3

City Hall and all City business offices, including all Council offices, will be closed on Friday, September 3, for a furlough day. All City offices and departments are closed on Monday, September 6, the Labor Day holiday.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Proposition 400 Town Hall - September 1 - (Ward 4)

Vice Mayor Shirley Scott (Ward 4), will be holding a town hall meeting on the proposed Core Tax Measure, known as Proposition 400 on the November 2 general election ballot.

This meeting will take place Wednesday, September 1, 6:00 p.m. at the Clements Center, Multipurpose Room, 8155 E. Poinciana.  For more information, please call the Ward IV Council Office, (520) 791-3199.

Green Business Certification Program

Applications for the City of Tucson’s Green Business Certification Program are now available online at: www.tucsonaz.gov/greenbusiness.

The Green Business Certification Program is open to businesses located within Tucson City limits. The program was designed to establish a credible benchmark for sustainable business practices, provide technical support to businesses to evaluate their current resource consumption and operational practices, promote the implementation of strategies for resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from business operations, connect businesses to financial resources for efficiency upgrades, and recognize businesses for their leadership in sustainable practices.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August 24 Primary Election Update

In Pima County, you are not sure where your polling place is. You can go online to the link below and check. For more information about the August 24 election, call 740-4330.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Furlough Day at the Tucson Convention Center, August 23

In an effort to serve our clients and events, Tucson Convention Center furlough days will not always mirror the Citywide furlough schedule. The Tucson Convention Center facilities and Ticket Office will be closed on Monday, August 23.

National Take Back Initiative

All of the Tucson police Substations will be participating in this National event, September 25,  in hopes to get citizens to turn in expired medication, or medication that is no longer in use.

The address for Midtown is 1100 S Alvernon Way, on the NW corner of 22 St and Alvernon Way.

Mexican Bicentennial

The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson is pleased to invite you to celebrate
the Mexican Independence Bicentennial, Wednesday, September 15, Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E Camino Campestre.

The artistic program starts at 4:00 p.m. There will be mariachi, regional music and folkloric dances. Consul of Mexico in Tucson Juan Manuel Calderón Jaimes, will reenact the traditional "Call to Independence" at 8:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

C of O Night Makes Things Easier For Business Owners

Doing business with the City of Tucson’s Planning & Development
Services Department (PDSD) continues to get easier with the next
Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) Night planned for Thursday, August 26,
from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Trees for Tucson

Trees for Tucson

Tucson Adopt A Park To Honor Girl Scout Troop Volunteers - Aug. 21

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, west entrance
3974 N. Tucson Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716
At dead-end of Tucson Blvd. north of Prince Rd.

Since Summer 2009 Girl Scout Troop # 908 has volunteered through the Tucson Clean & Beautiful Adopt-a-Park and Public Areas Program to adopt Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, just south of the Rillito River. During the Adopt-a-Park Ceremony, the young volunteers will be recognized for their ongoing commitment to remove litter and report maintenance needs at this site.

Tucson Meet Yourself Call For Participation

The 37th annual Tucson Meet Yourself Folk Life Festival is the opportunity of a lifetime to bring alive the cultural, artistic and creative spirit of our community traditions! Where do you fit? Sign up!

Park/36th Update

Starting Monday 8/16/10 at 8PM until 6AM nightly until Wed 8/18/10 Park Ave will be completely closed from I10 to 36th St for underground utility work. Message boards have been posted to alert motorist. Local access will be available from 36th St for residents.   For more information, see the permit below.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tucson Freedom Walk 2010

On this same day throughout the country citizens will gather to participate in Freedom Walks. The act of walking together as a nation is unique in design and execution, uniting our citizens behind a commitment to never forget the lives we lost in the attacks on our country.

The purpose of the event is simply to continue this 6 year tradition to reflect on the lives lost on 9/11, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country, and to honor our veterans, past and present.

Proposition 400 Information (Core Tax)

For City of Tucson voters, there are two ballot propositions, Proposition 400 and Proposition 401.

Tucson's Mayor and Council, by a 5 to 2 vote, placed a measure on the November ballot to ask voters permission to give them the option to raise the City Sales Tax rate from 2.0 cents to 2.5 cents per dollar purchased on taxable items.

The monies raised would go to maintain the City's core services: police, fire, courts (prosection, court, legal), street maintenance and repair and parks and recreation.

The Mayor and Council created a 14 member citizens commission to decide upon the ballot measure and to review the structural budget deficit the city faces.

All this information is at the following website:


Political Calendar for the Week

Monday, August 16, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon's View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, south of St. Mary's Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn south at Furr's Cafeteria), buffet lunch costs $8.50. Featured speaker is Renz Jennings, candidate for corporation commission. Visit DGT's new web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: Special guest Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Rodney Glassman at Rigo's August. 18

Meet Rodney Glassman at Rigo's, Wednesday, August 18, 5:30 PM.

Arizona hotels see SB 1070 fallout

Arizona hotels see SB 1070 fallout

This is a good article about the fallout over SB 1070 and HB 2162, from the Arizona Republic.

Arizona LULAC Council 1057 Recognizes Community Advocates

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States.  LULAC has sought to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights for all Latinos through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. 


This fall the Tucson Pima Arts Council and Hotel Congress will partner to co-produce the 2010 HoCo Family Arts Festival. The festival will take place on Toole Ave, 5th Ave, at the Hotel Congress and Maynard's Market, animating the streets and experience of downtown Tucson, Arizona with live music, performance, interactivity, food, non-profit and for profit arts organizations and more. You won’t want to miss participating in the fun!  

The Tucson Pima Arts Council is now accepting applications, link to the on-line application form below, and get involved in this new public private partnership.

Early Voting Sites - Pima County

Early Voting Sites Primary Aug 24 Without To

Ward 5 Newsletter

Due to computer changes and software difficulties.  This newsletter is in two parts (pdfs).

About Richard G. Fimbres

Who is Richard G. Fimbres?  What does he do?  What has he done?


I want to welcome everyone to the new personal blog site for Richard G. Fimbres of Tucson.

In future postings, this blog hopes to inform everyone of events, happenings, issues and news of note for the Southside and the City of Tucson.

As I have said, during these hard economic times, Tucsonans will come together, "roll up their sleeves," and work to solve the problems facing them.

With this small part of the blogosphere, this site hopes to help in any way possible.