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September 17 - More upgrades to IST from Banner
(J. Daniels)
Beautification and repairs are still underway at the International School.  September 17, a group from Banner will install raised beds in the garden and on Oct 18 (possibly and Oct 25) they will remove the existing deteriorated rubberized floor under the large play gym and replace it with an 11" bed of wood chips.  These improvements benefit the school as well as the entire neighborhood as the playground is a City Park after school hours. 
NEXT WEEK - September 22
 Meet TPD Chief Magnus 
NEXT WEEK - September 24
Shred it at Sacred Heart Church-601 E Ft Lowell
Saturday, September 24th,   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sacred Heart Church 601 E. Fort Lowell Rd
Bring your unwanted documents to be securely shredded on site! Drive-through service, first two boxes are FREE. A $5 donation to Lend-A-Hand Senior Assistance will be requested for each additional box - LAH will be on-hand to collect donations directly and provide info about their wonderful work in Ward 3.                       (Ward III Office)
Park Avenue Enhancement Meeting for your Questions
Thursday, October 13, 6pm, Ward III 
      Neighbors have expressed concerns about the now completed Park Avenue Enhancement Project. In 2008, five neighborhoods; Feldmans, Jefferson Park, Mountain/First, Hedrick Acres, and North University wrote a grant sponsored by the City of Tucson. It was specifically for "provision of facilities for pedestrian and bicyclists, and landscaping and other scenic beautification".
     The project manager, Gary Wittwer, will be meeting with the contiguous neighborhoods Thursday, October 13, 6 pm, Ward III, 1510 E Grant .  Neighbors can visit to see the Summary of the 2008 proposal, the cost bid sheet, and early images of the proposed project  posted under the "projects" tab for Park Avenue Enhancement Project.                       
 Sept 27 Tuesday
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. 
The coalition has formed a subcommittee looking at "centers"-i.e. the intersections of Grant/Campbell, Grant/First, Grant/Tucson Blvd.  These intersections can be neighborhood and business friendly nodes with careful planning. Thank you to all who are serving on that committee.
6:00 pm, 
Ward III office 
1 510 E. Grant Rd 
Renew your voluntary membership of $15.   Membership form
Pay dues on-line with paypal. Click   
Can you spare some time?  Lend a Hand
(Alan Adler, Lend a Hand)
 Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, Inc. (LAH), which is a 10-year old non-profit group serving seniors in more than 13 neighborhoods in central Tucson.  d unless you volunteer, an institution, like Lend A Hand, will not exist in the future.
Contact Coordinator Michelle Brubaker at (520) 248-6882 or 
(A. Adler)
The City has compiled the most frequently asked questions by neighbors. To see a pdf,  click here.  Lots of good information.
Keeping JP Green and Clean - Thanks neighbors!
Third Saturday Morning of the Month,  6-8am, meet at Edison Plaza
All help greatly appreciated!
TREES FOR NORTH SOUTH RIGHT OF WAYS -If you are a homeowner whose property borders a north/south street, the Green Committee would like to plant trees in your access way.  You must give your permission and promise to water them while they are babies. $5 per tree from Trees for Tucson.  
Call Joan Hall 990-8054, or e-mail .           (J. Hall)
Transportation Concerns..
HOW TO 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 of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to
Tucson Department of Transportation: 

A website for Neighborhoods
Crime Stats and  Code Violations listed by neighborhood
What is a code violation...?
What is a code violation...and whom 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.
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:
October 29th at the International School
Sabaku T-shirt sale in gymnasium 
Flea Market Treasures Sale Outside
OCTOBER 29 - 9 am
Seconds, Overruns, great bargains!
Sabaku T-shirts, a Tucson original, works with two neighborhoods to bring a wonderful fundraiser.
It's that time of year again!  Take a chance and help your neighborhood. You can't win if you don't play.
Once again, the Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. are selling chances on the Jim Click raffle.  This year a 2016 Ford Mustang! Twenty-five dollars apiece, or five tickets for $100.00.  There were only 4,300 of these cars made.  The drawing is December 2016.  One hundred percent of the ticket sales benefit the neighborhood projects. 
If you wish to buy or can sell some of the tickets:
Area # 5 Joanne  Osuna, 798-3602 
Area #  1 Jeanne Calhoun, 293-2246 
Area #  6 Louie Werthmuller, 390-9044     
Area #2 Joan Daniels, 300-1980
CONSTRUCTION UPDATES:   To learn about construction updates on the University campus go to:
Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus also has a web-site for the hospital expansion project:
Their emergency 24/7 phone number for the Banner project construction team is: (520) 268-9575
U of A -  Good Neighbor Program
24 hr hot line -  520-282-3649
Report problems 
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Area #1 - Jeanne Calhoun
Area #5 - Chad Lehrman
Area #6 - Chad Waits
Joan Daniels, co-editor                                   Joanne Osuna, co-editor
jdchama@msn.com3 23-2165             , 798-3602