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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 29
    • December meeting - cancelled


October Quarterly Meeting - Neighbors Input

Chimichangas, salsa and chips, and sparkling waters were delicious! 

Thank you to the quarterly committee, Judy, Suzanne, and Lisa who arranged for the delicious chimis from Guadalajara Grill. Winners of the $25 gift certificates to Guadalajara Grill were Dorothy and Chad. Bon appetite!
Discussions prior to the business meeting helped with neighborhood networking
Reviewing Neighborhood Projects - The latest project proposals were listed for neighborhood input.

(Photos by Erin)

New Neighborhood Projects
Little free library in Garden District

The recent proposals for neighborhood improvements were presented for review at the quarterly meeting.  The idea of a little free library was high on the list. To make that happen the neighborhood has to have a space, a monitor, and a carpenter. Can you donate a space on the edge of your property?    We may have a carpenter.

The next most interest was raised by the proposal for Neighborhood Entrance signs. A committee already exists and will be presenting their ideas at an upcoming JPNA meeting.

Three people volunteered to help with transporting Seniors in the Lend a Hand Program.  And the tree planting committee has two new volunteers.

Neighborhood volunteers can make this a great neighborhood. Donate your talent and energy!!
T-shirts and Treasures Fundraiser Gains Funds for Projects
Special thanks to SABAKU T-shirt owners Nancy and John who shared the profits of their sale with two non-profits: Friends of Jefferson Park and Old Fort Lowell Live at Home Program.  The sale garnered $3180 for each neighborhood.
The crowd was substantial with people lining up an hour before the doors opened. We stopped counting at 150, and that was about half the line! 

Additionally, we thank the International School for hosting and Klem for helping with arrangements.

The Jefferson Park Neighborhood "treasures" sale garnered $352 for Jefferson Park.

(Photos by Erin)
Neighborhood Issues
Weeds and their seeds
"Weeds at Sunset" (Artistic interpretation by B.Schlanger)
Grant Road -
The JPNA association requested that the city-owned parcels along Grant Road be cleaned of weeds.  The mayor himself responded and asked TDOT to get a crew out to clean the area.  Thank you mayor and TDOT!
Campbell Access Road
The city has a contract with The Groundskeeper to clean the weeds along Campbell and along the access road.  The groundskeeper came out in October and cleaned some of Campbell on the west side.  According to the city, they did not have time to do the access road, but are returning in November to  do so. 
Mountain Sidewalks
Neighbors reported the bushes growing over the sidewalks along Mountain.  The city sent the Groundskeep out to cut them back.
Green Committee Message
Trees for the right of way:
Green committee will come plant trees on the "right of way" by your house. Call Joan Hall , 990-8054,
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.                                                                             (J.Hall)
Clean-Up Committee:
Mark you calendar to help at Edison Plaza on the 19th.  Jefferson Park adopted the parklet through Tucson Clean and Beautiful. We need help!
Tell Your Neighbor  to sign up for the e-news
Go to and click on the e-news sign up form.

Third Saturday of the Month
Nov 19, 7:30am
Corner of Edison and Campbell
Edison Plaza
Don't forget your neighborhood!
JP Area Reps passed out door hangers mid-October to let you know about paying your $15 voluntary dues and other opportunities to support the neighborhood.
Bring a bag, a tool, a little water or coffee, and help us keep our adopted  little northeast parklet beautiful.
(photo by Natalie)  

New Area Representatives appointed at Quarterly Meeting
All areas are now represented except Area 1.  If you can serve that area please e-mail
Colleen Nichols was appointed to serve the balance of the year as JPNA secretary.
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 - open

Area #2 - Laurie Principe
Area #5 - Chad Lehrman
Area #6 -  Lisa Jones

Grant Road Construction Up-Date
following information was shared by Beth Abramovitz, Project manager for Grant Road at a meeting 10/17/2016

for construction on the roadway from First to Santa Rita  will be January 2017.  Curbs will go up first on the south side with traffic diverted to the north. 
After the south side is completed construction moves to  the north side. 

 the entire roadway  (First to Santa Rita) will be complete and the basin landscaping will be completed. T he intersection of Park and Grant will be completed.

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF HAMPTON - will be completed with the basin.

*Per Ms Abramovitz: It is possible these dates could be delayed by the contractor.  These are anticipated dates.  And the contractors might still be working after these completion dates.
Our "Neighbor" Mountain/First having a Fest
 Saturday November 5, 3-6PM
Where? South of Glenn, west of Mountain, north of Silver, east of Park. 
     Front porches all over the Mountain & First neighborhood will come alive with live music! This will be Tucson's eighth Porch Fest; they just get better and better.
     In addition to live music we will have a kids porch with a puppet show; an art open-house showcasing several artists; and a live sketching porch, with a model, hosted by The Drawing Studio. 
     This is a leave-no-trace event. Please pack all your trash and bring your own re-usable water bottle!
     Expect a great mix of well-known local musicians and other talent surfacing to the porch for debut performances!   There WILL be food trucks! 
City seeking volunteers for citizen advisory committee
The City of Tucson is accepting applications from city residents interested in serving voluntarily on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee (ESAC). The committee was established to serve in an advisory role to the Mayor and City Council regarding the planning, design, and implementation of services and programs administered through Environmental Services. These services include refuse collection and disposal, environmental cleanup, code enforcement, and environmental protection. ESAC represents citizen's interests while helping the City to ensure Tucson is an environmentally safe, clean community.

The committee is seeking applicants who represent the diversity of the City of Tucson. City residents with experience and expertise in finance, environmental management or those who represent city neighborhoods and businesses are encouraged to apply. The committee meets monthly for approximately one hour. Additionally, committee members are expected to serve on subcommittees or participate in other activities in support of the committee's mission.

If you are interested in serving on the Environmental Services Advisory Committee, please submit a letter that includes a statement of interest and applicable professional experience, special skills or expertise. Letters should be received by November 18, 2016 and sent to:

City of Tucson
Environmental Services
Attn: Cristina Polsgrove
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210

E-mail applications should be sent to
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

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,