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President-Elect Trump Nominates Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation

President-elect Donald Trump Nov. 29 nominated Elaine Chao to be the next U.S. transportation secretary.  Once confirmed, she would manage the agency’s annual $98.1 billion budget and oversee 56,000 employees.  Chao has a long and distinguished career in public service. She helped lead federal highway, transit and aviation programs as deputy secretary of the U.S. […]

ATB Testifies

ATB’s Executive Director testified last week on the City of Tucson’s proposed sales tax for roads.  Ramon Gaanderse asked the council to consider finding additional funds by either looking within their budget or other additional funding sources.  Ramon also reiterated the importance of continue using the current Bond Oversight Commission to best deal with the […]

Upcoming changes to how you recognize leases according to U.S. GAAP

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the organization that sets generally accepted accounting standards for the United States, (U.S. GAAP) recently released a new standard that will significantly change how leases are accounted for by organizations that are required to follow U.S. GAAP.  In most cases, construction contractors who have bonding follow U.S. GAAP.  The […]

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Welcome NEW Member – Arizona Trucking & Materials

Arizona Trucking and Materials is a family owned business founded in 2001.  They take pride in offering top quality customer service no matter the project size.  Arizona Trucking and Materials offers a large variety of decorative rock, flagstone, sand’s, and organic materials to help build your dream yard from start to finish.  For more information […]

NOTICE – City of Tucson

Starting in January, Planning & Development Services will have new service hours for the Permit Counter on the first floor.  Walk through services at the Permit Counter will end at 2 p.m. daily. However, there will be a limited number of appointments available after this time.  An online service will soon be available to schedule […]

ATB Meets with the Mayor

ATB Executive Director Ramon Gaanderse meets with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild for lunch last week to follow up with the recent Mayor & Council meeting.  Obviously, the discussion point was about the public hearing held about the proposed sales tax.  Ramon re-emphasized the importance of having an oversight Committee continue and working closely with the […]