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Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn 
December  meeting - 4th Wednesday, December 28. 
Friends of Jefferson Park Meeting -  December meeting - cancelled
Annual meetings  January means elections.  If you wish to participate 
on either board, please contact Suzanne Trappman
 or phone 740-0757
All dressed up for Christmas
Our little neighborhood of history

All dressed up and sparkling

How they do it is a mystery

Chalk can be used to spread cheer...and it seems you can get the police involved--happily.
What a task that was to encircle a saguaro

Your Neighborhood...
 PROJECTS: Tucson clean and beautiful - Little free library
This could be the start of our little free library.  Anybody have a small sandblaster so we don't have to use so much  sandpaper?  
Saturday Clean up Crew at Edison Plaza - clip up that tree!

Saturday 8:45  am
Saturday 11:00 am
Ready for a Little Free Library
Watch for a Purple is next!

Brush and bulky pick up * Trash pick up changes
New Year's day:  No collection on Monday January 2,  No collection on Monday - Customers with collection services on any day Monday-Friday will have their services delayed by one day. 
February: Brush and bulky scheduled for Jefferson Park!  February 27 for those of you planning a project. 

JPNA Land Use Committee Concern......
A pool in the front yard?  How did that happen?
Jefferson Park is one of only two neighborhoods in Tucson which has a "Neighborhood Preservation Zone" ordinance.
Several years ago the neighbors worked on a manual to protect the historic nature of the neighborhood. An NPZ means that all new construction is reviewed carefully by the city before allowing permits. The purpose is to maintain the historic street scape for the neighborhood. Many residents including the association Land Use Committe question "How did this happen?"  The Jefferson Park LUC will be asking the city that very question.  
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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!
All areas are now represented except Area 1. If you can serve that area please e-mail

Area #1 - open

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

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Grant Road
Grant Road Construction Up-Date
Grant Road Project Managers Changed Again.  As of Nov 1, Beth Abramovitz is no longer the lead person on the Grant Road Project.  The new Grant Road Engineer Project Manager was   MJ Dillard. However, she has moved on and another Project Manager is to be assigned.

What has the Grant Road Coalition accomplished this year? It has been an amazing and very busy year.  The Coalition went from four to seven neighborhood associations  participating.  There is strength, and a diversity of ideas, in numbers!     Click here for a list of accomplishments. The group is now addressing the kind of development at the intersections that would best complement the surrounding neighborhoods. In partnership with the city and the transportation department, there could be an incredible northern gateway to the U of A and the downtown developments.  Watch this newsletter for how you can respond to a survey to give your input.
Tucson Heritage Park and Health Trail  Announcement has been Delayed
The National Park Service has delayed the announcement for The Tucson Heritage Park and Health Trail .

The city of Tucson will be apprised first of the decision, and then our neighborhood will be contacted about the decision. 

The proposed greenway trail would extend from Park Avenue to Santa Rita.  It would hook up with a proposed Jefferson Park bike Loop from Grant to Lester, Lester to Campbell,then west back to Mountain or Park. 

We wait for word.... not so patiently!
Nearby Activities
SAMOS Home Tour
Six homes were featured on the SAMOS home tour in early December.   SAMOS is our neighbor north of Grant Road.  Their association will be publishing a history of their neighborhood in 2017.

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
Tucson Department of Transportation:

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
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

CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,