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Our Neighborhood
Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc
Jan 22, 6pm, Ward III
Elections of Non-profit board officers

Grant Road Coalition Meeting
Jan 23, 6pm Ward III

Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn 
January 24, 6pm, Ward III
*Elections of JPNA officers*
JPNA Annual Meeting Wednesday, Jan 24 
Have Pizza, talk with UA Communications Director and the Ward III Council person...and each other!
*Visit from the new UA Communications Director 

*Visit from the new Council Person, Paul Durham and his staff

 * Year in Review report 

* Elections for 2018 JPNA officers 

PIZZA          -         FREE RAFFLE

Annual Report - 2017 In Review
Consider Volunteering Your Services!
The nominating committee for the Jefferson Park Neighborhood 
Assn. seeks nominees to the board and help with numerous committees.   Contact or call 740-0757.

The nominating committee for the non-profit Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. seeks nominees for the board. Please contact Joan Daniels or 520-300-1980 if you would like to serve on the non-profit board.
Roll-offs coming at the end of the month!

Delivery, Fri., Jan. 26th  
Pick-up, Tues., Jan. 30th

Locations will be as before:
  • 917 E. Seneca St. 
  • 1822 E. Lester St.
  • 1740 E. Edison St.
  • 1200 E. Linden St.
Thank you Lisa for scheduling.  In 2017 we scheduled the roll-offs 4 separate times---keeping Jefferson Park Clean and Beautiful.
New Year Possibilities!!
A Linear Park becoming possible-Park to Santa Rita!
Tucson Clean and Beautiful looks over the landscape plans with neighbors
Tucson Clean and Beautiful staff, Tom Ellis and Katie Gannon, met with neighborhood representatives, Ward III staff,  and the results of the on-line survey to begin the plans for the proposed linear park from Park Ave to Santa Rita. The six landscape plans submitted by UA graduate class plus the on-line comments were considered in consult with a city engineer to determine what features were possible. Lots of details to consider. For example, the new regulations say  Decomposed Granite is no longer ADA compliant. Who knew?

Next TCB will be clarifying the steps to completing the initial requirements for a survey and preliminary grading.  What a great example of the City, the Transportation Department, RTA, and neighborhoods all working together to create a better Tucson!
(J. Daniels)
Thanks to you - A traffic circle is becoming possible!!
Flooding at Cherry and Linden (looking north). Wave action from traffic
damages neighbor's walls and vegetation.
$10,000 - Estimate to build a traffic circle 
-0-          Stop Signs installed by city
$1,500 - Pledged by JPNA 
$1,000 - Pledged by Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc
$1,850 -  Total of pledges from six neighbors
Total donations: $4,350

Consider donating to the Neighborhood Non-Profit and designating the Traffic Circle!
$5,650 - to go

The Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc will take designated donations to the traffic circle fund.  Donations made to the non-profit are  tax-deductible and donors receive a receipt for tax purposes.  Click here to print a form to donate to the project.   No amount is too small.  You may also send a check for the Cherry/Linden traffic circle to:

Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc
P.O. Box 41243
Tucson, AZ 85717

Please note on the check your designation as a traffic circle donation.
Reminders and things to watch for
OFF LIMITS - Under repair
Coming to your home
The large playground set at International School  badly needs repair.  It is unsafe, so when taking the kids to the playground steer them away from that structure.
Doorhangers will include return envelopes for becoming a member of JPNA.  Consider supporting your neighbohrood ...only $15 a year.

Little Free Library 
A 2017 neighborhood project. Take a walk to Lester and Vine northeast corner, look for the purple wall and pick up a book and/or leave a book.

If you have a corner and want a little free library let your association know and Jefferson Park can have more than one location!
Banner Update
Rerouting, Construction dates for Banner project.

Construction schedule for Banner is of interest to Jefferson Park.  Changes in the traffic pattern  at Elm and construction schedules are in this power point posted to our website; 
Click here
to view the power point presented at the Campus Community Relations meeting Dec 12. 
(Thank you Banner) 
Still looking for an Area 5 Representative!
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!
Welcome packets also available from Suzanne at 740-0575 or
Area #1 - Mary Worthen, 

Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #5 - open

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Greening and Cleaning
Want to green and shade your yard?
TEP customers can purchase up to two trees a year for only $5 each. There are many varieties to chose from.

Joan Hall: 990--8054 or e-mail for more information about how the Jefferson Park Green Committee can help you plant your trees.
Ward III - Welcome new Councilperson
Paul Durham
Welcome Paul Durham to
1510 E Grant
and aide Nick Mahon

January 29, 5:30-7pm
Ward III meeting Room 1510 E Grant Road
RSVP 791-4711
See Paul's e-news at:
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
UA Neighborhood Hotline 
Student Related issues can be reported to this number. 
Should not be used for 911 calls which should be directed to the TPD
24/7 available

Stay in Touch
Signing up for the E-News
Go to and click on the e-news sign-up form. Or send them this form!

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,