Friday, September 14, 2012

Ward 5 Beautification Project Celebrated

City of Tucson Celebrate Transportation Beautification Projects Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres and City Manager Richard Miranda and the public celebrated the completion of the landscaping beautification projects at Irvington and Tucson Boulevard in Ward 5, on Thursday, September 13. This work was part of a four month city-wide effort, by the City of Tucson, Tucson Clean and Beautiful and The Groundskeeper. Forty-two landscaped arterials and collector street medians and roadsides were abated, which amounted to 200-plus miles citywide, at a cost of $580,000. More than 1,000 tons of debris was removed. In addition, 320 trees and 1,400 shrubs that were damaged due to freezing conditions a few years back were removed. "In 2010, my colleagues and I on the City Council implemented a Litter Fee to help beautify areas like this behind me. It is money well spent," said Councilmember Richard Fimbres. Councilmember Fimbres went on to say, "As we strive to make Tucson Boulevard a more scenic route and a gateway into Tucson from the airport, projects like this help to not only beautify the area, but to bring a sense of pride and worth for not only the residents of Ward 5, but for all the citizens of our great City. I want to thank the residents of Ward 5 who came out today to celebrate the completion of this beautification project. I also want to thank City staff, the Groundskeeper and Tucson Clean and Beautiful for their work and efforts." In addition to the Irvington Road beautification, the Grant Road and I-10 Mediation Beautification, with the work done by Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich's office, were celebrated as well at this event.