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Our Neighborhood
Grant Road Coalition Meeting
 Tuesday - Feb 27, 6pm Ward III

Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn 
Wednesday - February 28, 6pm, Ward III

The April Quarterly meeting is one of the best attended meetings of the year.  Neighbors bring seedlings and sprouts of all kinds and exchange with each other.  Such a quarterly meeting is planned for April 25, right after Earth Day!  So here's your alert to get those cuttings or seeds started.
UA Mortar Board Volunteers- March 17, 8am -11am
2017- Mortar Board Volunteers on Edison St
Jefferson Park is asking for  3 to 6  "crews" who will work on private yards.  UA Mortar Board Senior Honors Society will help elderly or disabled folks clean or weed their yards. To have your yard considered for work, please contact  Lisa Jones, 622-1682 or e-mail
Sites chosen will be on a first come first served basis as well as need.

The Jefferson Park sites will need a neighborhood representative available to each site--no prior experience needed.  If you could help out by transporting or monitoring, please contact
Lisa Jones, 622-1682 or e-mail  

Free Bike Repair - March 18 at Ward III 
Living Streets Alliance (LSA) is excited to be offering FREE bike repair  clinics to get the whole family ready to ride, whether it's rolling to  school, around the neighborhood, or getting ready for Cyclovia!  The first bike repair event will be near us. Join LSA on Sunday, March  18th, from 10 AM to 12 PM, at the Ward 3 Office, 1510 East Grant Road.

If you plan on attending, please let LSA know by emailing with 'RSVP' in the subject line.
Do you know your Neighborhood Plan?
Start reviewing your Neighborhood Plan on March 19, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Human & Neighborhood Resources Building, 320 N. Commerce Park Loop 
(off N. Bonita Ave between W. St. Mary's Rd and West Congress St, just west of the Santa Cruz River).

The second TRRG forum on Neighborhood and Area Plans will be held in the City's Human Resources building. The session will start with a presentation about the plans followed by a training session to start the process of evaluating individual neighborhood plans. Neighborhood Associations registered with the City will be receiving invitations in the coming weeks to participate in the training session.  Click on the link below to see the Jefferson Park Design Manual
Invitation from our International School
International food booths, dances, music, children's activities!
Need a carpenter, plumber, etc?
Our neighbor posts a list of service providers to the Jefferson Park web-site. These are contacts specifically recommended by people in our neighborhood. The list can be found here West University Neighborhood's list are recommendations for craftsman who are particularly adept with older homes. That list appears at the end of the Jefferson Park recommendations. If you have a craftsperson who you can recommend to others e-mail Michael at
Little Free Library 
Take a walk to the 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!
Greening and Cleaning
Brush and Bulky week beginning Feb 26
LEARN ABOUT BRUSH AND BULKY PROGRAM (VIDEO) - Twice a year, the City of Tucson's Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) offers residents an opportunity to clean out their yard, shed, or garage and get rid of debris that won't fit in their trash containers. Tucson 12 recently produced a video (link below) highlighting the popular program.
Watch the video:
Rules for Brush and Bulky:
Link to City Environmental Svcs web-site EGSD:
Got extra fruit on your trees?
If you have fruit on your trees that you don't want, please call Iskashitaa at 440-0100 to arrange for volunteers to harvest (small donations also appreciated).  Iskashitaa is a Jefferson Park-based non profit that harvests local fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and donates it to refugee families and local food banks. For more info and to schedule a harvest:                      (J. Hall)
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.
Nearby Activities
What's happening at Bookman's?
From Catalina Vista Newsletter:  "Readying for the demolition crew, chain link fences were erected recently around the Campbell-Grant Southeast corner. Unfortunately the owners forgot to leave us any walking space on Grant Road. Steve Kozachik (SteveK) stepped in quickly and got the fencing shifted to meet City code.

The property is owned by Holualoa Companies a real estate investment firm managing assets that span the U.S. and Europe. The old movie theater and parking garage are still owned by Banner Health, a corporation with hospitals in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Nevada, and California. (Banner Health will continue to use the parking garage for employee and contractor parking for the next few years.) 

The future of these properties is as yet unknown. It is important to remember that this corner lot is an important part of Catalina Vista Neighborhood for which our CCRs remain minimally applicable and require a 20 foot setback. We expect any developer using the corner will apply to the City for Planned Area Development (PAD) approval. Meantime, the widening of Grant road has been delayed for phases IV and V for the next 6-8 years due to money issues. (Catalina Vista is in Phase V, the final widening segment.) 

This means we could face a dirt lot at the corner for a few years. In an effort to ameliorate the situation, Steve Kozachik is trying to work a deal to have the City add some green space at the corner. Thanks Steve. We hope you are successful!"   ( Alison Hughes, CVN)
Give input to the U of A Master Plan
The UA has started the process of reviewing and revising its Master Plan, of particular importance to those neighborhoods abutting the UA, is the subject to water run-off from the UA, housing of students, and further encroachment into neighborhoods by UA sponsored buildings. i.e. Honors Dorm

You can comment online, and you can get involved in the focus groups, at this website:
Banner Update
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. 
(Thank you Banner) 
Free Tax Preparation
Ward III Office every Saturday beginning February 3 and ending April 14.
Pima County is again teaming with United Way to offer free tax-preparation assistance to anyone with a family income under $66,000.
Jefferson Park History
Seeking old photos, oral histories
This newsletter has featured images which document the history of the Jefferson Park neighborhood.  The Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc will continue to research and seek photos from private sources that illustrate the deep historic and cultural ties of this neighborhood.  The Jefferson Park website has a slide show of some of the images collected so far.

With the donations of oral histories and photos from many neighbors and the archives of the AZ Historical Society it is hoped the future will bring a book.  If you can contribute or wish to participate in the project, please contact Joan Daniels, 520-300-1980 or
Important Contact Info
JPNA Board Members 
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 740-0757 or


Area #1 - Mary Worthen 
Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden
Area #5 - Joanne Osuna
Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Your JPNA Board:  
President, Michael Crawford
Vice President, Colleen Nichols      520- 792-2820
Ex Vice President, Joan Daniels     520-300-1980
Secretary, Rosemary Bolza                520-205-2708
Treasurer, Erin Posthumus     520-314-7883
Trish Gehlen
Joan Hall      990-8054
Suzanne Trappman    520-740-0757
Bob Schlanger

Ward III - Councilperson Paul Durham 
Paul Durham
Welcome Paul Durham to
1510 E Grant
and aide Nick Mahon

Ward III, See Paul's e-news at:
Ward VI, Steve Kozachik newsletter: 

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

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Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Rd.
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CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,