Your Neighborhood News - August 9, 2015
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1st/Campbell-Grant Road Coalition     What we ask...
The neighborhoods' coalition proposes:  
* No change in zoning along Phase II section of Grant - Keep R-1 and NR-1 segments
* Closing Hampton at Grant to alleviate cross traffic thru neighborhood 
*Noise and visual mitigation for the remaining adjacent residential area
* The bordering street "remnants" be utilized as a bike/walk green space
* The public input meeting (tentatively scheduled for sometime in September) be exclusively Phase II - The issues are unique,no other phase bisects mostly residential area nor impacts historic district boundaries 

Note: Per the request of the coalition, preliminary information from Aug 4 meeting minutes, is that the CDOT, director, Daryl Cole, will commit to paying for the consultant  to redraw the Historic Boundaries of Jefferson Park to compensate for the 23 historic  homes lost.
Do You Agree?   The coalition needs your support.
Show your support by going to and signing  the support form. 
Jefferson Park neighbors stood together to achieve Historic Status, to fund historic district street signs, to have the Neighborhood Preservation Zone overlay and the ruling limiting the number of unrelated people who can live in a mini-dorm. Jefferson Park has a history of activism and maintains a vision for an ideal urban neighborhood. 
All of Tucson benefits from strong,vibrant,viable urban neighborhoods.
New developments make an exciting project possible!
Developments in the past 4 years make a  neighborhood bike/walk project possible
1)  Banner will create a green space along the Lester  street in the "Elm Street Enhancement" area;  2)  The Park Ave Enhancement Project will create bike and walking paths; and finally 3) the Grant Road Project can complete the loop with some creative and residential-friendly designs. With everyone's support it can happen.
Volunteer to help green the neighborhood
Planting  trees around the International School of Tucson. Sept 12, 8 - 1 pm
To help, e-mail Joan Hall at or  Joanne Osuna at
Unused fruit on your trees?
donate them to (donations appreciated)
Clean-up Time
Brush and Bulky pick up August 31
Fight Vandalism and theft on Grant Road properties
Keep your eyes open.  Call 911 with any suspicious activity.  There have been some incidences of theft, vandalism and dumping among  the homes under demolition. TPD is aware and needs your help.  Be vigilant-crime creeps!
Lost/Found a pet? Use the neighborhood Pet Facebook Page   Pet Page
Questions about your home's Historic Status?  E-mail Joan Hall, JPNA secretary, she has the nomination and can direct you to any forms you might need.
The International School of Tucson, just received the prestigious Cambridge affiliation.  The school continues to seek excellence in its global curriculum.

Also, neighbors please note that proximity scholarships are available for children living in Jefferson Park. See their website at
Senior program helps keep seniors in their homes.
Help with Fundraisers
Greek Festival Fundraiser for LAH - Sept 24-27 needs good people to volunteer for the Carlos and Co. "parking lot" at Ft. Lowell and Mountain Ave. Contact Michele, 248-6882 for the signup list. There are am and pm  slots of about a 2 hour duration. 
Fall LAH Yardsale - October 24th and 25th - volunteers are needed for donation of goods, set up, sales, clean up.  Call Jane at 323-9299.

Service to Seniors
Delivering Produce - substitutes needed,2 x amonth, 7am on Saturdays, Call Greg 609-0283 or Alan 909-5204
Home Maintenance/Repairs i.e. shower bars, ramps, simple plumbing etc. Call Alan 909-5204
Yard work - keep down the weeds. Call Michelle 248-6882
Collecting the duckies at the finish line before they are "finished" by a car on Grant Road. Super wet job!
Brave race  aficionados waded in and followed ducks from Lester to the rain...and  in the Grant car spray.  

The winners belonged to 1st- Pat Hurley, 2nd-Louie Werthmuller,and 3rd-Joan Daniels.Proceeds from the event were a much needed $512.

The neighborhood remains grateful that Banner Health has agreed to address the water run-off from the impermeable pavement surrounding the buildings.  However, theirs is only part of the run-off problem. Joan Hall, JPNA secretary says "Maybe one day the UA will address run-off from its properties south of JPN, the way that Banner is doing for the area east of Cherry."  
Pima County Bond Issue - Will You Be Voting?   Make an educated vote, see these links :
The proposal includes  $25M for neighborhood reinvestment grants.  
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 
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.

Facebook Pages
Jefferson Park Facebook
Friends of JP, Inc Facebook

Web-site See current projects, homes, and history of Jefferson Park.  The home page features JP homes--new, old, and former.  Add an image of your home. E-mail  jpg to
 August 26, 2015
6:00 pm - Ward III Office
Issues to be discussed: Banner/Health negotiations,  Grant Road Project negotiations 
Renew your voluntary membership -$15.   Membership form
or pay on-line with paypal. Click  
August 24, 2015
7:00 pm- Ward III Office
Issues to be discussed. October fundraiser-T-shirt sale
August 18, 10 am, Ward III
Planning Meeting 
August 25, 10am, Ward III 
Coalition meets with Office of Integrated Planning

All meetings are open.
WARD III Alliance Meeting
Taking on Water Issues: Past, Present and Future 
Wednesday, August 18th 6:00 pm at Woods Memorial Library. 
Find out how you can make a difference. The program includes presentations by three organizations - Tucson Water, UA Department of Hydrology, and Watershed Management Group. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be provided.
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