Your Neighborhood News - July 19, 2015
JPNA QUARTERLY MEETING  * Wednesday, July 22, 2015
6:00 pm at the Ward III Office
6:00 -Project manager, Gary Wittwer, will present the plans and projected timing for the facelift. Decomposed granite pathways, water harvesting, sidewalks etc. are among the things planned. This enhancement could provide a part of the proposed Health/History Bike Walk Loop.
7:15 - Stay, if you choose, for the JPNA business meeting and learn about Grant Road, Banner and other happenings in the neighborhood.
Banner Health to Meet with Neighbors
Monday, July 20, 2015 *  6:15pm - 7:45 pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Koch Chapel
1200 N. Campbell Ave  (one block north of Speedway Blvd)
arriving soon at.....
Santa Rita  between Edison and Grant
Fremont between Edison and Grant
Hampton between Edison and Grant
Tyndall and Seneca

90% Grant Road Alignment Plans Released
How many more houses will be demolished?  Where are the curbs?  CLICK HERE
After you reach the plan, you can enlarge it and scroll to see specific things on the realignment.  Also check out the "Projects" tab on 

Basin Images * from Hampton to Park (below)
90% Basin Rendering
90% Basin looking east from Hampton.

REMINDER -  The Grant Road Project divides the northern boundary of Jefferson Park into two construction phases - Phase 2 (2015-2018) and Phase 5 (2021+).  This is the only section along the strip that divides a neighborhood in this way.  This is the only section impacting an Historic District in such a way. Jefferson Park neighborhood is the only neighborhood which will undergo a very lengthy destruction/construction--6+ years. The 1st to Campbell Coalition strives to have input into decisions that will affect the character and design of the properties left after the destruction.  Show your support by going to and adding your name to the list of supporters. The form is on the home page!
NEW Jefferson Park web-site design
Put your home on the home page !
The website looks a bit different now.  Please visit  The home page features JP homes--new, old, and former.  Consider adding an image of your home (e-mail  jpg to .  
Coalition presentation on July 16
Field Trip to 
Citizen's Task Force Mtg - a bit confusing!
The First to Campbell Coalition presented concerns and options at the July 16 Grant Road Citizens Task Force meeting.  Attending to support the coalition were Banner Health, Sausage Deli, Tucson Residents for Responsible Government, and Catalina Vista as well as many Jefferson Park and SAMOS Neighbors.  .

Questions still remain.  Will there be a way for stakeholders to have legitimate, fruitful input into the "above the curb" designs and uses of the parcels that remain after the destruction? Will the Grant Road design complete the proposed Jefferson park Health/History bike/pedestrian walkway? Will the city commit to paying the cost of the consultant to redraw the historic boundaries to compensate for the loss of the contributing properties along Grant? Will there be adequate buffering from the traffic?  These questions remain unanswered...hence the ducky expresses this writer's feelings.

If you are in favor of getting answers to these questions and having productive input into the process, support the Coalition by attending meetings and registering your support.  Go to and fill out the support form on the Home Page - right column.
(J. Daniels)
Pima County Bond Issue - Will You Be Voting?
To make an educated vote, check out these links to these two websites about the bonds:
The proposal includes  $25M for neighborhood reinvestment grants.  
The Jefferson Park Green Committee
1) They will  be planting more trees around the International School o Tucson.    The IST workshop is now scheduled for Sept 12, 8 - 1 pm
2) They will be conducting a tree inventory in Jefferson Park for the Edible Urban Forest project.

To help with either or both of these projects e-mail Joan Hall at
Joanne Osuna at

Another set of neighbor volunteers we have to be thankful for!

Above Right: Tree planting 2013 on Hampton. Drive by to see how they have grown in 2 short years!

NSN - A website for Tucson's Neighborhoods
Crime Stats and  Code Violations listed by neighborhood
A site listing all the neighborhoods in Tucson, and  important things effecting them.
City Code Violations in Jefferson Park  code violations such as weeds, garbage, abandoned vehicles, etc.
Police Incident reports for Jefferson Park  the 80 most recent incidents are reported here.
Tucson NewsNet Daily Digest - A service of the City of Tucson 
Web version:
Interesting things posted about things going on in the city, from Reid Park, city classes available,  news about Road Paving.  New every day.
TRRG - Tucson Citizens for Responsible Government.
A group that monitors the city's response to neighborhoods and advocates for safe and secure neighborhoods.  See their website at     
What is Happening on Grant Road?
City website with maps and phases.
City web-site with plans and meeting dates.
Pre-race activities
FieldTrip to Santa Rita.
Field Trip to Historic Home
Recruiting for heavy weight competition
Field Trip to International School site of tree planting in September
July 22, 2015 
6:00 pm
Ward III office 
1 510 E. Grant Rd 
Meetings are open to everyone interested in Jefferson Park!
Renew your voluntary membership -$15.   Membership form
Renew your dues on-line with paypal. Click
of Jefferson Park, Inc. 
Summer Vacation!
Next Meeting
August 24, 2015
Ward III office
1510 E. Grant Rd. 
Meetings are open to anyone interested in Jefferson Park!
Area #1 - needs rep
Area #2 -  Bobby Kimmel
Area #3 - George Milan
Area #4 - Judy Janson
Area #5 - J. Lisa Jones
Area #6 - Chad Waits
Senior services 55+
Doctor appts, errands, yard work etc.  
Call Michelle at 
Tickets are $25 each 
or five for $100.   
at all neighborhood meetings or call Joanne Osuna at 798-3602.
Description of procedures for reporting an unruly gathering
U of A
Good Neighbor Program
24 hr hot line
Report problems

Joan Daniels, co-editor                                   Joanne Osuna, co-editor
jdchama@msn.com3 23-2165             , 798-3602