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Upcoming Events 
Oct 13th, Thurs, 6pm, Ward III, Park Avenue Meeting 

Erosion   Photo: M Gozan, Mtn First
Do you have concerns about the  Park Avenue Enhancement Project ? Erosion, washouts, and confusion about which side of Park is completed concern residents. Bring your questions and concerns to Ward III on October 13th. Gary Wittwer, project manager for the Park Avenue Project, will discuss the finished project.

In 2008, five neighborhoods (Feldmans, Jefferson Park, Mountain/First, Hedrick Acres, and North University) wrote a grant sponsored by the City of Tucson. It was specifically for "provision of facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists, and landscaping and other scenic beautification".

Visit to see the summary of the 2008 proposal, the cost bid sheet,  and early images  of the proposed project .
Project Proposal
View Today  Photo: J. Daniels
Oct 26th, Wed, 6pm, Ward III, Jefferson Park Quarterly Meeting

Neighbors, come learn important information about the neighborhood and give your input on what happens here! We value your input. 

Also, did we mention there will be free pizza from Upper Crust?   Please join us.
Oct 13th, Saturday, @7:00 am, Edison Plaza Clean-up

Yes, it is the third Saturday again, time to clean our adopted park.  The weather if finally nicer. We supply equipment, but bring water and your personal gloves/tools. Neighbors spend about an hour cleaning up the adopted park at Edison and Campbell.

Many hands make light work. Good company makes for great networking.
Other meetings
  • Friends of Jefferson Park Meeting: Monday, October 24, 6pm, Ward III.
  • Grant Road Coalition Meeting:  Tuesday, October 25, 6pm Ward III - All neighbors are welcome to attend. If you value what the Coalition is doing please sign the support form on the website


Oct 29th, Saturday, International School, 9am to Noon, 
Jefferson Park Fundraiser

There are two events on Oct 29:

Sabaku T-shirt sale  - This annual sale 
features the work of Nancy Lenches and her wonderful T-shirt designs. Jefferson Park and Old FtLowell neighborhood "Live at Home" project benefits from the proceeds. 

Jefferson Park Treasures Sale This sale, in concert with the Sabaku T-shirt sale,  is the neighborhood's opportunity to fund the many projects which have been suggested. Neighborhood entrance signs, a traffic circle to abate the flooding at Cherry and Linden, little free libraries, and the bike/walk loop are just a few that have been suggested.  It was  fundraisers like this, by neighbors, that funded  the $38,000 Historic Nomination fee and the  $4,000 for the street signs.  All 
proceeds benefit projects in Jefferson Park 

Here are some of the items that will be available for purchase:
Beautiful t-shirts by Nancy Lenches make great holiday gifts!

Congo 2000 poster  24"x30" framed, signed by Elizabeth Catlett

Painted folks art table with drawer

Do you have items to donate? 
Contact Joan at, 520-300-1980
Neighborhood Issues
Calls to TPD vs Number of Red Tags in Jefferson Park

Is the new TPD push for policing Unruly gatherings working?  2015-2016 September comparisons show that while there were more unruly gatherings reported in 2016, there was a 14% increase in the red tag citations.  The number of calls to TPD for unruly gatherings doubled in September 2016 over September 2015. 

MYTH:   You can only report unruly gatherings after 10 pm
FACT:  The ordinance does not designate a time.  Unruly gatherings can , and often do, occur at any time of day.
We need you to get involved!

Jefferson Park Area RepsCan you step in?   The JPNA board is experiencing some losses.  These are openings caused by job promotions and moves out of the neighborhood. Good for our friends, sad for our board.  We wish Jeanne and Chad W.much good luck in their new ventures.   If you could serve as an area rep nowor in the future, please e-mail Suzanne at
There will be other openings on the board in January. Think about it and give Suzanne a call:  740-0757,

Neighborhood Projects - Various projects have been proposed.  If you want to give input fill out the form and mail to J. Hall at 1441 E Edison, or e-mail

Lend a Hand
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, Inc. (LAH), which is a 10-year old non-profit group serving seniors in more than 13 neighborhoods in central Tucson. U nless you volunteer, an institution, like Lend A Hand, will not exist in the future.  Contact Coordinator Michelle Brubaker at (520) 248-6882 or 
Nearby Activities
Frida Kahlo exhibit to open at Tucson Botanical
From the Tucson Botanic Gardens website

The Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life exhibit examines Kahlo's work through the lens ofthe plants and nature in her paintings and her personal gardens. Tucson Botanical Gardens was selected as the only institution to receive the exhibition designed by the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). 

Tucson Botanical Gardens will present tours, lectures, and other events throughout the duration of Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life. The exhibit opens next Monday and runs through May 31, 2017. It's made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from Pima Community College, Tucson Water and Cox Communications.
Tucson Meet Yourself begins Friday Oct 8

Get ready for lots of food, entertainment, and culture in Downtown Tucson this weekend at Tucson Meet Yourself.  The annual celebration recognizes traditional arts of Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico and their diverse ethnic and folk communities. 

The three-day event begins Friday at 11 a.m. and runs through Sunday (hours). The festival features hundreds of artisans, home cooks, dancers, musicians, and special exhibits that celebrate diversity. You can easily reach downtown via the Sun Link streetcar  from points along the University of Arizona, 4th Avenue, and the Mercado District (west of Interstate 10).
It's that time of year again!  

The Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. are selling chances on the Jim Click raffle. This year a 2016 Ford Mustang! Twenty-five dollars apiece, or five tickets for $100.00. There were only 4,300 of these cars made. The drawing is December 2016.  

100% of the ticket sales benefit the neighborhood projects.  If you wish to buy or can sell some of the tickets, contact  Joanne Osuna, 798-3602 or  Joan Daniels, 300-1980.
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
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 Renew by PayPal

Joan Daniels, co-editor                                 Joanne Osuna, co-editor
jdchama@msn.com3 23-2165             , 798-3602