Visit your websites:  jeffersonpark.info  and  grantroadcoalition.com      January 11 , 2017
Upcoming Events
ANNUAL NEIGHBORS MEETING

JP Neighborhood Assn  
and 
Friends of JP, Inc.

6pm Wednesday 
January 25
Ward III, 1510 E Grant

Light Refreshments
Raffle, JPNA board elections,
display charts, sign up for projects etc.


If you would like to serve on either board, please contact Suzanne Trappman
suzannetrp@gmail.com  or phone 740-0757
Our Neighborhood
A Look Back - Dobric's Monterey Market
1940
2017 - Do you know where this is?
Monterrey Market was l oved by all in Jefferson Park, especially the children.    

According to Nina Carter's oral history it was "not only a resource for the neighborhood, but an attraction for the neighborhood children." Her children were allowed to select one candy from the 
market on their way home from school and owner Roy Dobric would add their candy to a monthly tally.
Nina had to put a stop to the practice when her children generously included candy for all their friends in the tally too. 

More great photos and stories are being collected by the Friends Oral History Project. Bring your histories or sign up to help on the committee at the annual meeting, January 25

Preview of the collection will be on display.

Construction of pool in Front Yard
Association submits letter to the city.
Jefferson Park is one of only two neighborhoods in Tucson which has a "Neighborhood Preservation Zone" ordinance ( NPZ). It was expressly written to preserve and protect the historic architecture and streetscape.

The Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn. has submitted a letter to the city asking that they not allow pools in the front yards of the historic district.  The Assn. believes that the language in the JP Design Manual and the Neighborhood Preservation Zone  prohibits pools in the front yard.
Coyotes among us....
Several neighborhoods report coyote sightings...with chickens in their mouths!
In the past two months whole chicken coops were lost including some in Old Fort Lowell neighborhood, Garden District, SAMOS, and right here in Jefferson Park.  This excerpt from the Garden District e-news submits some facts to consider:

Possible Conflicts with Humans and Pets.
Coyotes are curious, clever, and adaptable. They quickly learn to take advantage of any newly discovered food source, and are often attracted to yards with abundant fruit and wildlife to eat. Coyotes will eat pet food and knock over unsecured garbage cans, or may walk along the tops of walls around homes in search of unattended dogs and cats to eat. Coyotes may consider large or loud dogs to be a threat to their territory and become aggressive toward those dogs. Coyotes have lured free-roaming dogs away from their owners to attack, and bold coyotes may attack small dogs on retractable leashes.

What Attracts Them?
Coyotes may visit a home if they find food, water, or shelter there.
  • Food can include unattended pets, birds or rodents attracted to bird feeders, pet food, garbage, or fallen fruit.
  • Water sources can include a pet's water bowl or a swimming pool.
  • Shelter can include a storm drain or any cave-like area beneath a shed or unused building.
What Should I Do? 
If you see a coyote near your home, don't ignore it. This may cause it to lose its natural fear of people, which can eventually lead to aggressive behavior.

To discourage a coyote, immediately:
  • Make loud noises.
  • Shout and bang pots and pans or rattle empty soda cans with pebbles in it (coyote shaker).
  • Wave your hands or objects like sticks and brooms.
  • Throw small stones or cans.
  • Spray the coyote with a hose.
  • Use a commercial repellent like Mace, if necessary, on bold animals that refuse to leave.
In an emergency: If a coyote is aggressive, approaching a person, biting, or growling and snarling unprovoked, then:
  • Continue and exaggerate the above actions.
  • Don't turn away or run because the animal may view it as an opportunity to chase.
  • Keep eye contact.
  • Move toward other people, a building, or an area of activity.
  • Call your local Arizona Game and Fish Department office (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. -Fri. excluding holidays). Also, call Game and Fish if severe property damage has occurred or if there is possession of a live coyote. After hours and weekends, a radio dispatcher is available at (623) 236-7201.
To prevent further problems:
  • Remove anything outside your home that may be attracting coyotes. This includes garbage, pet food, water sources, and bird feeders that can attract rodents and birds for coyotes to eat.
  • Never feed coyotes.
  • Encourage your neighbors not to feed coyotes or leave anything out that might attract the animals.
  • Feed your pets inside, and never leave them unattended, especially at dusk and dawn when coyotes are most active. If it's necessary to leave a small pet outside unattended, keep it in a sturdy enclosure with a roof.
  • Keep poultry, rabbits, and rodents in secure enclosures.
  • Trim and remove any ground-level shrubs and branches that provide hiding places or den sites for coyotes or their prey.
  • Secure garbage containers and eliminate odors by cleaning trashcans with a 10 percent chlorine bleach solution. Put out trash containers on the morning of pickup, not the night before.
  • Look for products that can be used as helpful animal deterrents.
Central Tucson Home Sales  - From Gene Theil, Long Realty, the latest average home prices in Tucson for different areas of Tucson. 
Central    $264,894    144 sales
East    $167,535    93 sales
North    $448,973    114 sales
Northeast    $275,117    39 sales
Northwest    $273,179    314 sales
South    $126,569    86 sales
Southeast    $181,796    127 sales
West    $186,260    71 sales
Green/Clean Committee
Brush & Bulky - February 27th
Brushy and bulky - February 27: Brush and bulky scheduled for Jefferson Park! Place your piles in the alley.  For info on what they take and how to pile things go to
Roll-Offs:  Arrive March 31st and leave April 3
Thinking of buying a new mattress?  Here's a good place for the old one.  Rolloffs will be delivered on March 31 and removed on April 3rd.  You will find them at the locations listed below:
  917 E. Seneca  *   1822 E. Lester
1740 E. Edison  *   1200 E. Linden
The Neighborhood Assn is arranging for roll-offs periodically for the neighbors' use.  Watch this e-news for future dates.
Get your plants ready for the Plant Exchange!
The Plant Exchange at the Jefferson Park April Quarterly meeting will be here before you know it! Get those plant cuttings ready now for the swap. Last year's swap was hugely successful!  JPNA quarterly meeting April 24, 6pm at the Ward III office.
Edison Plaza clean-up on January 21st
Mark your calendars! The next clean-up at Edison Plaza (corner of Edison and Campbell) is Saturday, January 21st. Come help out, the more hands the better!   We have bags from Tucson Clean and Beautiful. Meet at 9am.

South End: The maintenance of the park at the south end of Campbell access road is being taken over by Banner. Banner is currently in negotiations with the city for repair of the wall and replacement of the Denniston plaque. Thank you!
Nearby Activities
Tomato Sale at Rincon Heights Community Garden
Did you know the recommended planting date for tomatoes in Tucson is now February 15th? 

The Rincon Heights Community Garden is having its annual tomato sale on Saturday, February 11th from noon to 3pm at 1053 E. 8th Street, (1/2 block east of Park Avenue).
 
There will be many varieties available, including San Marzanos, Striped Caverns, and many varieties of cherry tomatoes. 

Check the Garden website for more details. 
Freecycle Post-Holiday Swap at Woods Library
What should you do with that unused item that's just gathering dust in your home? Swap it! This is your chance to swap out things that are in good condition and trade with your neighbors. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017 (2:00PM - 4:00PM) at  Woods Memorial Library 

Please, no large items like refrigerators or motorcycles. 

Shredding services will be provided by Council Member Karin Uhlich's office and Constable Bennett Bernal.
Tell Your Neighbor  to sign up for the e-news
Go to www.jeffersonpark.info and click on the e-news sign-up form. Or send them this form!
Area Representatives - Your contact to JPNA

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!
Area #1 - Mary Worthen, maydaygal@hotmail.com

Area #2 - Laurie Principe
Area #5 - Chad Lehrman

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Important Contact Info
How to report potholes, grass at the curb, site hazards, street sign problems, etc.
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 of Transportation (TDOT),791-3154 or email the exact location to tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov.
Tucson Department of Transportation: http://1.usa.gov/18IdPf8

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 
tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov
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  jeffersonparktucson+subscribe@googlegroups.com  
or send a request for an invitation to JoancHall@yahoo.com
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, jdchama@msn.com ,   Joanne Osuna,