September 28, 2015
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Tuesday - September 29 - 6 pm - Ward III Meeting Rm - 1510 E. Grant Rd
Power point presentation on the Basin on Grant from Hampton to Park and Noise Mitigation.  
Maps of project will be at meeting.    
Bring your questions.
JEFFERSON PARK PROJECT *  Enhance the Loop!!
Enhance the loop B ikers, dog walkers, Pram pushers, fitness enthusiasts...many walk and ride in Jefferson Park.  Mountain Ave is the second most biked way in all of Tucson. Improvements are underway.  Banner's greenway on Lester and Park Avenue improvements are already in the planning stages.  JPNA and the Friends of Jefferson Park are determined to enhance and formalize this project.  ...and guess what?  The Surgeon General put out a report  just for us (see below)!   An "Everybody Walk! Micro Grant" application is being considered ($2500) .     Support the Grant Road Coalition at --they are lobbying for green space along Grant to complete the loop on the north side.
jdchama@msn.comWhat do you suggest?  puppy poop stations, historic signage, mile markers, kiosks, little free library.  Contact Joan Daniels or 323-2165 to join the effort. 
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
     Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities   recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. It calls on Americans to be more physically active through walking and calls on the nation to better support walking and walkability. 
     Improving walkability means that communities are created or enhanced to make it safe and easy to walk and that pedestrian activity is encouraged for all people.   The purpose of the  Call to Action  is to increase walking across the United States by calling for improved access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll and by creating a culture that supports these activities for people of all ages and abilities.
     The  Call to Action  includes five strategic goals to promote walking and walkable communities in the United States: make walking a national priority; design communities that make it safe and easy to walk for people of all ages and abilities; promote programs and policies to support walking where people live, learn, work, and play; provide information to encourage walking and improve walkability; and fill surveillance, research, and evaluation gaps related to walking and walkability. 
     Action by multiple sectors of society, as well as by families and individuals, will be needed to achieve these goals.
     Transportation, Land Use, and Community Design -  Decisions and plans made by the transportation, land use, and community design sector can affect whether communities and streets are designed to support walking. This sector can change the design of communities and streets through roadway design standards, zoning regulations, and building codes, and improve the pedestrian experience through landscaping, street furniture, and building design. This sector is also integral in the planning and implementation of public transit systems.   See the Surgeon General's report.  Go to   

WOW - What can Walking do for you?    Watch the documentary
The best part is when the doctor said "fat and fit" is better than "thin and sedentary"  Yeah I said, I'm in!  J. Daniels
...So come on Grant Road Project - Close the Loop!
WOW - What can Walking do for you?   Watch the documentary
USING A PEDOMETER:   A pedometer is a motion-sensing device worn at the hip to count steps.  Pedometers vary in sophistication, and some can be programmed with your average step length to more accurately estimate distance walked, calories expended and total activity time. It is a useful self-monitoring tool to help you keep track of your total steps and distance walked.You can use the following step index to classify your activity level based on steps per day. Keep in mind that if you regularly participate in non-ambulatory activity, your steps per day value will not accurately represent your activity level.
0-5,000 Sedentary
5,000-7,499 Low Active
7,500-9,999 Somewhat Active
10,000-12,500 Active
12,500 or more Highly Active
*Developed by C Tudor-Locke and DR Bassett Jr. (2004)

A daily goal for most healthy adults is  10,000 steps per day, or approximately five  miles. If your baseline is under this level,
try to increase your steps by 1,000 per day every two weeks until you reach your 10,000 steps per day. To increase your
activity level and daily step counts, look for opportunities to be more active. Park further away from your destination, if it is
safe to do so, and take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator. Even small amounts of additional activity increase
total calorie expenditure and can make a difference in your fitness level and overall health over time.

Banner Health Supports Jefferson Park proposed bike/walking Loop
Banner Health, citing their plans for a green space on Lester, sent Mayor and Council a strong letter supporting the proposed bike/walking Loop in Jefferson Park.  To see the proposed loop go to and click the "projects" tab. Invest your time locally! If this interests you, attend a JPNA or Friends meeting and see how you can become involved. Some segments of the loop are already in place (Campbell and Mountain) or planned (Lester/Banner, Park, and Grant west of Park).  We need your support to see that the remaining segments are developed.                                           J.Lisa Jones
T-shirt Sale Benefits Neighborhood Projects 
Donate your art, your collected  treasure, or your craft to the sale!
Once a Year Sale! Here in Jefferson Park Oct 24th 9 am to Noon at the International School. Heavily discounted seconds and over-runs.  Don't miss this opportunity to get high-quality t-shirts.
Sabaku ArtWear 
Tucson artist, Nancy Lenches, brings her "seconds and over-runs" sale to Jefferson Park. Part of the proceeds for this sale will benefit Jefferson Park and The Old Ft Lowell "Live at Home Program". Do your Christmas shopping early andsupport your neighborhood!  To see examples of her artwork go to . We never know which t-shirts she will bring...but they are all beautiful...and such deals!!!
Your Donations Can Help!
Invest locally - YOUR talent and time
Share your talent!  One of a kind art/craft/antique work will compliment the T-shirt sale.  If you can donate a piece you have made (or collected)  to the sale, 100% of the proceeds will go to Jefferson Park Projects.  If you have something to donate, please contact Joan Daniels at 520-300-1980 or e-mail

Save the date: Saturday October 10th from 8:00-11:00 AM, the Pima County Master Gardeners are holding their fall plant sale at the Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. (across from Trader Joe's). This year they are featuring a large selection of cacti and succulents for xeric gardening, from Trichocerus to totem poles to an assortment of Aloes. It's just up the street! Come early for the best selection-- great plants and great prices. 
Judy Janson
The Watershed management Group  Homescape Tour will feature the waterharvesting site on Vine and Seneca.

ROLL - OFFS for fall cleaning. Ward III has ordered a roll-off for Jefferson Park. Mark your calendar.

WHEN: November 12 - November 16

WHERE: Location: right of Way 1904 N. Tyndall/1901 N. Park
You are invited to attend a free tree pruning workshop held by Trees for Tucson's Tree Tenders on October 24  on the green infrastructure in Northwest Neighborhood on Elm and 5th Ave. Lessons w ill be shared and volunteers are needed.  (Feldman List serve)

Did you know that if you received a Trees for Tucson Tree that did not survive, you can request a free tree replacement?  

Did you know that you can receive help with pruning large trees in the right-of-ways? When we do improvements in the public easements beside our houses, the City maintenance agreement  commits us to do the basic weeding and pruning, but the Department of Transportation will send out help for bigger issues, such as removing the large dead Allepo pines.  
(Feldman List serve)
Senior program helps keep seniors in their homes.
Pima County Bond Issue - Make an educated vote, see these links :
The proposal includes  $25M for neighborhood reinvestment grants. 
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.
More info neighbors...
SENIOR SAFETY FAIR: On Saturday, November 14th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at La Quinta Inn at 102 N. Alvernon Way, Operations Division Midtown will be presenting the first ever Safe Seniors event. Information, booths, and services will be available
TRRG - Tucson Residents for Responsible Government.
TRRG is sponsoring three educational forums to help the public understand the process by which the Charter Changes (Props 403 & 404), Salary Recommendation (Prop 405) and Bond Proposals (Props 425-431) were placed on the November ballot and what they mean to you as a citizen and resident. Presenters will include members of the Citizen Committees who worked to get these issues on the November ballot.
All residents are welcome to attend - please spread the word:
  • Sept 30, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Ward 2 office, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd
  • Oct 6, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E. 36th St.
  • Oct 7, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Ward 6 office, 3202 E. 1st St.
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.
October 28, 2015
Quarterly Meeting
6:00 pm - Ward III Office
all welcome 
September 28, 2015
6:00 pm- Ward III Office

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Area #3 - George Milan
Area #4 - Judy Janson
Area #5 - J. Lisa Jones
Area #6 - Chad Waits
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