Councilman Richard Fimbres reflects; cites accomplishments, but worries drastic cuts are coming.
Richard Fimbres grew up in the ward he represents. He graduated from Tucson High School, Pima Community College and The University of Arizona. He’s a U.S. Army Veteran, and spent 20-years with the Pima County sheriff’s Department. He directed the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety under Janet Napolitano, and has served on the Pima Community College governing board since 1997. Fimbres was elected to the Tucson City Council in November 2009. We asked him about his accomplishments since he took office. We also talked about the city’s budget problems and the image of the city council.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a closer look at Tucson’s newest city council members. On September 20th, we’ll hear from Paul Cunningham, from Tucson’s eastside Ward 2. On the 27th, we’ll interview Steve Kozachik from Ward 6.