Visit your websites:  and             July 22, 2017
Our Neighborhood
Ice Cream Social Wednesday July 26th, 6pm, Ward III office
Butterflies, Birds and Candidates for your information!
Erin Posthumus, USA  National Phenology Network- Tracking Seasonal Changes in Plants and Animals, Butterflies
Audubon Society
Birds in Your Backyard
Local business, Desert Dream, is the source of the ice cream Thank you Desert Dream for the gift certificate for our raffle!
Free raffle!
Tom Tronsdale, primary candidate for the Democratic party for the seat of the Ward III council person.  Come with your questions!
New Area Representative Needed - Area 5
Jefferson Park area 5 is  west of Fremont-South of Seneca. It is the southwest corner of the neighborhood.  Are you willing to attend meetings, walk door hangers occasionally, be available to your neighbors?  This is the volunteer opportunity for you!  

Call Suzanne at 740-0757 or e-mail
Greening and Cleaning 
Water basin installed 2012 at vine and Edison--See it now!
Rosemary Bolza is a regular volunteer at the monthly clean-ups
Thanks to the Green Committee
At least two grant applications have been turned in by Jefferson Park residents for water harvesting.  Erin has asked that her property along Vine be added to the Vine Avenue Green Corridor with right-of-way water basins. Joan H. has  requested 
water harvesting on the north side of the school   on behalf of the International School. Thank you neighbors for making a difference!

Third Saturdays  at the Edison Parklet 
at the east end of Edison before Campbell, volunteers of the Green committee have gathered at 8am to pick up the park. Lately, the number of volunteers have thinned considerably.  If you would like to be added to the notifications, contact Joanne at  Next clean-up is August 19th! And thank you Joanne, for spearheading this project.

Planting Trees in Right of Way:   Interested?  Now with the rains is good timing.  For more information call Joan Hall 990-8054 or e-mail
Neighborhood projects underway...
Copper-colored little free library in process!
Shameless ask for Donations!

The neighborhood non-profit takes on various projects and partners with the neighborhood association to make Jefferson Park  a better place.

You may donate to the non-profit and receive a receipt for your donation.   CLICK HERE to download the form.

Out and About
Dem Primary Candidates for Ward III discuss Equity
August 5, 10:30-12 at Donna Liggins Center
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, YWCA Southern Arizona, Living Streets Alliance and theSouthwest Fair Housing Council invite you to meet the Ward 3 Democratic Primary candidates on Saturday, August 5 th  from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Donna R. Liggins Center, 2160 N. 6 th  Avenue, for the first-ever candidate forum to focus specifically on equity. All the primary candidates are confirmed to attend: Felicia Chew, Paul Durham and Tom Tronsdal. There is no primary on the Republican ticket.

The convergence of these sponsoring organizations will offer each of the three candidates a platform to present their perspectives and ideas for how they plan to address growing concerns that Tucson voters have regarding equity. The focus will be on the impacts of access to healthy food, transportation investment, rapid development and housing affordability on: quality of life, racism, discrimination, access to economic opportunities, and balancing public safety with the need to protect vulnerable communities.

Simultaneous Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided. The Donna R. Liggins Center is ADA accessible. Childcare will be provided by City of Tucson Parks and Recreation staff onsite.

Space is limited to 150 people. Please RSVP at the following link:
For more information, contact: , or call 520-261-8777. To view a map of Tucson Wards, visit
(note from Ward III office)
Great pic, thanks Garden District E-news
Grant Road 
Map of the "remnant" parcels from Park to Santa Rita
July 25 - Grant Road Coalition Meeting
Central Segments   6pm Ward III Office
Click here  for a map of the landscape proposal for the blocks from Park to Santa Rita parcels provided to us by David Burbank, TDOT director for the Grant Road Project. You will see the alignment moving from 6 lanes back to 4 at Santa Rita and the positioning of the sidewalks and the landscape.  

Jefferson Park is asking to be able to place native plants north of the alley to provide some visual mitigation while we await the return of the construction in 2021-23.  Five to seven years is significant growth on mesquite trees!!
Tell Your Neighbor  to sign up for the e-news
Go to and click on the e-news sign-up form. Or send them this form!
Area Representatives
Got a new neighbor?  Contact your rep to get a welcome packet.
Jefferson Park is divided into 6 sections.  One person from each area is a voting member of the JPNA Board. These folks are the voice for their area.  Keep them informed!
Area #1 - Mary Worthen,

Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #5 - open

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Important Contact Info

Report Transportation Concerns
Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk?
You can report these issues to the  Tucson Department ofTransportation  (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to
What is a code violation?
And whom do I call?
Download an information sheet approved by the City Code Enforcement Division
Tucson Neighborhood Support Network
A site listing all the neighborhoods in Tucson, and important things affecting them.
Neighborhood Support Network
Banner Construction 
and Info Line
Construction Updates on the University Campus  Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus  website  for the hospital expansion project. 
Emergency 24/7 phone number for the Banner project construction team: (520) 268-9575
U of A - Good Neighbor Program
Report problems and concerns.
24 hr hot line -  520-282-3649

Stay in Touch

Get on the List Serve!
To sign up for the neighborhood list serve  send a blank email to  
or send a request for an invitation to
Come to the JPNA Monthly Meeting

Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Rd
Renew your $15 voluntary JPNA membership dues
Renew by mail (print and mail membership form) OR

CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,