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Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn 
November meeting - cancelled
December  meeting - 4th Wednesday, December 28

Friends of Jefferson Park Meeting
November meeting - 4th Monday, November 28
December meeting - cancelled
NOTE: Annual meetings come up in January-that means elections.  If you wish to participate on either board, please contact Suzanne Trappman
 or phone 740-0757

The Grant Road Central Segments Coalition 
will combine their November and December meeting and meet on:
December 7, 6 P.M. at the Ward III Office
Green Changes
In Just a Few Short Years!
January 2015
Vine and Seneca -
volunteers from Jefferson Park, other neighborhoods, and Watershed management  dug the basins along Vine
March 2015 
Vine and Seneca -

the new sign went up.
November 2016
Vine and Seneca - 
look how they've grown!

March 2012
Vine and Edison
November 2016
Vine and Edison

Latest Project - Tree Planting
Highland and Waverly
Trees for the right of way:
The Green committee will come plant trees on the "right of way" by your house. 
High Heat,Dry Heat:  The committee urges neighbors to water their trees especially the fruit trees. It may feel cooler but the trees are dry.                     

Right: Planting trees.
Five new trees planted in a north-south right of way the morning of Nov 5 (Highland/Waverly)!
Thanks to:  Ariel Strobel and family , Erin and her Dad, Frank, Joseph, Kevin, Joanne, Joan H. ...a nd to Bob S. for the use of his hammerdrill!
If you want trees planted in your right of way, let us know - 520 990 8054.
Maintaining the Green Tucson Clean & Beautiful Park Adoption
Can you spare an hour?
Bring a bag, a tool, a little water or coffee, and help us keep our adopted  little northeast parklet beautiful.

Third Saturday of the Month
Nov 19, 7:30 am
Corner of Edison and Campbell

Save Those Trees in Your Yard
The JPNA Green Committee suggests watering l ong (2 - 3 hours), slow (drip) soaking, at the drip line, 1X per month. 
Neighborhood Issues
A Neighborhood Project moves forward...

Little free library in 
Traverse City, Michigan
Toooo cute!
After the last e-news we received two offers for free library sites. Thank you Lester Street residents! They are within one block of each other.  
And we received an offer to steward the library - maintain it with books and oversight.

Next steps
1) Get approval for funding from Jefferson Park         Assn or Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc.;
2) Visit the sites and property owners
3) Devise a construction plan;
4) Marshal the construction crew;
5)  Build it and they will come!
A very sturdy concrete bench would be nice...anyone got one?  Is there carpenter expertise available?  Many Little Free Libraries begin as a sturdy antique cabinet with glass front doors.  Anyone have one in their garage?

Have fun, look at little free libraries over the world

Tell Your Neighbor  to sign up for the e-news
Go to 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!
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
Neighborhood Public Park

This sign on the south  and north gates of the  International School  playground invite   you to 
use the park on weekends  and after school.

It is a city park so the  rules about dogs,  glass, and  alcohol   apply.

Thanks to all the  entities who worked  together to make
this an attractive  addition to our community.

Grant Road
Grant Road Construction Up-Date
NOW - November 2016
THE PROMISE - August 2017
(city planning drawing of the Basin)
A second inquiry to the mayor about our Grant Rd weeds got us another promise by TDOT to have clean up crew out scheduled the week of  Nov 14.
The Basin (Hampton to Park)  Curb realignment  work to start January 2017, completion by August 2017.

As of Nov 1, Beth Abramovitz is no longer the lead person on the Grant Road Project.  The new Grant Road Engineer Project Manager is   MJ Dillard at and the Grant Road Information Line is at 520-624-4727.
Tucson Heritage Park and Health Trail  Announcement has been Delayed
The National Park Service has delayed the announcement for The Tucon Heritage Park and Health Trail .

The city of Tucson will be apprised first of the decision, and our neighborhood will be then 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
Invitation from Catalina Vista Neighborhood
Hello Neighbors!  Gerry Geise, one of the Catalina Vista  board members and a docent at the Steward Observatory mirror casting lab, has arranged for a special tour of the telescope mirror-making facility for us.  If you have not visited, this is a great opportunity.  Our cost will be $10.00 payable on entry.  You need to register by clicking on the below link. December 2, 10am

Right:  a cut and paste sample of the type of telescope mirror casting you will witness.  It is awesome!

(A Hughes, President CVNA)
Tucson Bikeways map available online
The  Pima Association of Governments' (PAG) T ucson Bikeways map  features enhanced bike routes, bike boulevards, shared-use paths, and information on where to cross busy streets. The wallet-size map also is part of a phone app (link below) and is available in print at local bike shops and libraries. Many of the facility enhancements shown on the map were funded through PAG regional funds and the voter-approved  Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).

Important Contact Info
Reporting crimes on-line
From: Officer Kara Curtis

I just wanted to send out a reminder for you and your neighbors regarding online reporting:

If you are the victim of crime that occurred within our city limits, you can complete and submit your initial 
crime report online.

To check if the incident location falls within the city limits, please check the map at --

To report the crime online, please go to -- 
An online report does get counted in our crime statistics and is no different than a report taken by an Officer. 

There are certain reports that you do not want to make online. Those reports include stolen vehicles, license plates, firearms or burglaries. Please remember you can always contact me if you have a question regarding online reporting.

Thank you, Kara Curtis
Community Service Officer,  Tucson Police Department
Operations Division Midtown,  1100 S. Alvernon
(520) 837-7428
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,