Ward 5 Update:

Ward 5 Update:
From Councilmember Richard Fimbres- Richard Elias

Another school year has started in Tucson. The school zone 15 miles per hour signs are out in the morning and afternoon, with crossing guards helping students cross our streets to get to our schools.

The University of Arizona and Pima College are starting their fall semesters. College students are moving into the dorms and houses in our neighborhoods.

My office has gathered information, to inform everyone who may not know about:
Some of the rules about parking;
The dates of times for trash pick up;
Brush and Bulky pickup
Noise levels and what to do about loud parties and Parking is a permitted use on any portion of a property provided the vehicles do not block City right-of-way (sidewalks, alleys).

Also, when you park your car, please don’t block access to your neighbor’s mail box. If you are intending to have an event, be courteous and let your neighbors know about the event and when parking will be available on the street.

Please ensure all vehicles have current registration and are operable.

About your trash:
To reduce flies and odor, please bag and securely tie all your trash and do not over fill containers. Never place hot ash or coals, or other burning materials in containers. Yard waste may be disposed of, as long as it fits within the container with the lid closed. Don’t leave your containers out past your pick up date. Please return it to the space you have it on your yard. For any damaged trash containers, contact Environmental Services at 791-3171

Please have your trash and recycle containers out to the street and on those days, please try not to block mail boxes and drive ways.

Environmental Services offers Brush and Bulky twice a year.
Environmental Services will pick up 10 cubic yards of materials with the following guidelines:

They will take brush, cacti (must be contained), lumber up to five feet, scrap metal, piping up to five feet, appliances, refrigerator and freezers with doors removed, automobile tires (limit five), and home furnishings.

Environmental Services will not collect:
Dirt, stone, concrete, gravel, glass, household hazardous waste (i.e. paint, oil, pesticides and liquids).

If you have a Brush and Bulky pickup that is outside your pick up date, you can request a roll-off to be delivered to your neighborhood by calling 791-3171.
With the start of the school year come loud parties. Although I understand student excitement about the school year, there are codes that are in place and must be followed.

A loud party or unruly gathering can result in a red tag, which has several consequences. If red tagged, a visible “red tag” will be placed in street view, notifying the neighborhood of the issuance.

The red tag comes with a fine and if a college student is involved, a report to the Dean of Students. The “red tag” states that if another unruly gathering occurs within 180 days that fines will be given in amounts of $500-$1500.

As a part of our new Police Chief’s community policing approach more officers have been put into patrol functions. This means more visible TPD presence.

TPD is also partnering with UAPD so that responses to loud parties are consistent between both departments.

The collaboration will mean greater information sharing and consistency in handling these types of calls. It is important to call in loud parties, don’t assume others are doing so. If it isn’t reported, we can’t adequately address the situation.

The following numbers are meant to be tools for you, our University and Pima College neighbors if there should be an issue with loud parties:

TPD Red Tag: 520-837-7318
UAPD Non-Emergency: 520-621-8273
UA Neighborhood Hotline: 520-282-3649
UA Dean of Students: 520-621-7057
Pima College Police – West Campus: 520-206-6643
Pima College Police – Downtown Campus: 520-206-7087
Pima College Police – East Campus: 520-206-7652
Pima College Police – Desert Vista Campus: 520-206-5052
Pima College Police – Northwest Campus: 520-206-2286