Your Neighborhood News - February 1, 2016
For Your Information * Annual Meeting in Review
On the evening of January 27 the Ward III meeting room was full.  Jefferson Park neighbors learned of the 2015 projects and the challenges to come for 2016. Many good questions were asked and folks signed up for committees and 2016 projects. We said good-bye to our talented treasurer and neighborhood advocate, Steve.  He has worked over 5 years on projects that have protected and enhanced the quality of living in Jefferson Park.  We owe him a big thank you and we begrudgingly allow him his freedom.   We say hello to some new area representatives and committee members!
TOP CONCERNS (not prioritized) :
Grant Road Phase 2 and Phase 5 * Hampton Closure*  Bike Safety at Mtn and Park Intersections * Banner employees smoking in the  Neighborhood  * Traffic Congestion *
WISHES (not prioritized) :  Walk/Ride Bike Loop (Health/History Bike Loop) * Little Free Library *Carpool to Pops Concerts at Reid Park
Special thanks to our Quarterly Meeting Committee: Judy and Suzanne who arranged for the food and set up and clean up.
Area #1 - Jeanne Calhoun

Area #2 - Richard Weeks

Area #3 - Chad Lehrman

Area #4 - Judy Janson

Area #5 - J. Lisa Jones

Area #6 - Chad Waits
President - Joan Daniels
V.P.- Suzanne Trappman
Executive VP - Joanne Osuna
Secretary - George Milan
Treasurer - Joan Hall

BOARD MEMBERS "at large"
Louie Werthmueller
Bob Schlanger
Minnette Burges

Jesus Rico - Banner Representative
Kara Raymond - Green Committee
Ricardo Pereyda - Green Committee and bike Loop
Kathy Hall - Bike Loop
...and there are more committee openings!  

Visit for complete listing and contact information.
Our good neighbor Earl Stutzman passed this week.  He was an active participant in meetings and a true gentleman.  We know he's in some celestial neighborhood sharing his opinions.  He will be missed here. 
PSA for Tucson Organic Gardeners Spring 2016
The Tucson Organic Gardeners holds monthly meetings the 3rd Tues of each month, Sept through April.  Doors open at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Church, 3809 E. 2nd St. (n. e. corner)
Upcoming events:
Jan 19  "A Year in a Desert Container Garden" with TOG board member Mohyeddin Abdulaziz
Feb 16  "Grow Fruit Trees Organically in Tucson" with Master Gardener Deb North
Mar 15  "Low Water use Methods for the Desert" with JC Matthews of Cutting Edge Ceramics
Apr 19  "The ABC's of Aquaponics" with Brendan Woltman of EcoGro Garden Center
HELP TUCSON GET A GRIP ON GRAFFITI - The swift reporting and abatement of graffiti discourages future vandalism, so when you see graffiti report it immediately. Graffiti Protective Coatings and the City of Tucson have a smartphone application for reporting graffiti. MyTucson is a free download on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. You can also report graffiti by emailing, or calling (520)792-2489 and choosing option 1. 
City of Tucson apps:
Watch a University of Arizona PSA about the app:
NSN - A website for Neighborhoods
Crime Stats and  Code Violations listed by neighborhood
What is a code violation...?
What is a code violation...and who do I call? Click here for a downloadable information sheet approved by the City Code Enforcement Division.
A site listing all the neighborhoods in Tucson, and important things affecting them.
City Code Violations in Jefferson Park  C ode violations such as weeds, garbage, abandoned vehicles, etc.
Police Incident reports for Jefferson Park  the 80 most recent incidents are reported here.
program for all children.
The International School, 1701 E. Seneca,  now has a robust nursery and toddler program. They offer a 10% proximity discount to all JP residents. Half of the children in the "under ones" come from the Jefferson Park Neighborhood. 
CLICK HERE  to see brochure and information on the nursery program. 
See their website:

February 24, 2016
6:00 pm
Ward III office 
1 510 E. Grant Rd 
Changes to the bylaws
Renew your voluntary membership of $15.   Membership form
Pay dues on-line with paypal. Click   
February 22, 2016
6:00 pm
Ward III office
1510 E. Grant Rd. 
February 15 (Monday)
6:00 pm *  Ward 6 Office

March 22, April 26, 
May 24 (Tuesdays)
6:00 pm * Ward 3 Office

All neighbors are welcome to attend.  If you value what the Coalition is doing please sign the support form on the website. 
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City web-site with plans and meeting dates.
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Joan Daniels, co-editor                                   Joanne Osuna, co-editor
jdchama@msn.com3 23-2165             , 798-3602