Your Neighborhood News - December 10, 2015
Who says Jefferson Park does not sparkle?
Send your sparkle images to
and we will put them on the website
A virtual tour of the Christmas sparkle in Jefferson Park!
Planned art at 3rd and Grant Road
Coalition meetings open to all interested parties. Businesses welcome! 
GRANT ROAD NOISE STUDY REPORT by the Tucson Department of Transportation.  The Coalition requested an updated noise study to help understand what kinds of mitigation should occur along Grant Road. Here it is!
January 13, Wednesday 
5:30 pm Ward III Office

Watch for all updates at  This is your Coalition website monitoring the issues and progress of work with the city engineers. There are Minutes from meetings and FAQs.  

If you value what the Coalition is doing please sign the support form on the website.  
Click here to donate
All the projects, e-newsletters, web-sites, information packets, etc.  are funded from donations and time of the Jefferson Park residents.  Jefferson Park residents have made historic status street signs possible out of their own time and donations. Each individual donation goes directly to projects - note, everyone is a volunteer, so no administrative salaries involved! Razoo will send you a receipt for your records and send your donation directly to us.  Click below the Razoo icon or go to and keep the neighborhood moving forward! 
Jefferson Park WEBSITE 
Grant Road Coalition WEBSITE
Thank you to Michael P. for continually updating the "Resources" tab on the  website with recommended service providers Sooo many folks have used our recommended businesses.  Also remember to update  Michael   on any which have not been satisfactory.
Thank you Katherine of SAMOS, Dorothy, and Richard of JP for photos we added to the website. We are archiving images of homes that will be lost to the construction. 
The International School of Tucson,our neighborhood school, just won a prestigious award.
     Every year, a Confucius Classroom of the year award is given by the Hanban to a school and is based on, but not limited to, the quality of teaching and learning, curriculum, cultural richness and community outreach and involvement as well as extracurricular activities.  Hanban (Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language)  Confucius Institute is a non-profit public educational organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, whose aim is to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges.    
      This year IST was nominated in the top five of Asia Society's Confucius Classroom network, and that placed them in the top 1% among 400 Confucius Classrooms in the US.
Now they have officially been selected as the Confucius Classroom of the Year!!
     Consider making your AZ Tax Credit to the International School.   Click here for the form to mail your tax donation. You will receive a receipt for your tax records.
 FROM TPD COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICER BECKY NOEL:  The holidays are a time for extra attention to your personal safety. Here are a few tips to make sure your holiday is a joyous one! 

At Home:  
* After the holidays, cut up your boxes and put them in the recycle bind rather than leaving them in piles by the trash. Those box piles are telling local burglars what you got for the holidays and what they could have if they burglarize your house!  
* Keep Christmas trees out of view from the main window. This is an advertisement to burglars!  
* If you receive a plaque with your family name on it, don' post it on the garage door for everyone to see. This is telling burglars what your name is so they can get your number from the phone book and check to see if you're home!  
When Shopping:  
* Park in well lit areas.  
* Don't store packages in open view in your car. Put them in the trunk, or cover them with a blanket.  
* If you return to your car and there are people hanging around your car, don't confront them! Go back to the store and request assistance.  
* When you walk to your car, be observant of your surroundings and keep your car key in your hand.  
* Check under and in your car before getting in.  
Making Charitable Contributions:  
* Do not donate to telemarketers - you don't know who it's going to!  
* Do not tell any phone solicitor your credit card, social security, or bank account numbers. 
* Make sure you know the EXACT name of the charity. Disreputable charities use names that sound alike. 
* Use to check on the reputation of the charity.    
* Verify a charity with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Charities should be registered with this office if they are soliciting the public.  
* Check out suspicious charities with the State Attorney General's Office.
NSN - A website for Tucson's Neighborhoods
Crime Stats and  Code Violations listed by neighborhood
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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.
January 27, 2016
6:00 pm
Ward III office 
1 510 E. Grant Rd 
Changes to the bylaws
Annual elections
Renew your voluntary membership of $15.   Membership form
Renew your dues on-line with paypal. Click
January 25, 2016
Ward III office
1510 E. Grant Rd. 
Area #1 - needs rep
Area #2 - 
Area #3 - George Milan
Area #4 - Judy Janson
Area #5 - J. Lisa Jones
Area #6 - Chad Waits
Description of procedures for reporting an unruly gathering
U of A
Good Neighbor Program
24 hr hot line
Report problems

What is Happening on Grant Road?
City website with maps and phases.
City web-site with plans and meeting dates.
Senior services 55+
Doctor appts, errands, yard work etc.  
Call Michelle at 
Joan Daniels, co-editor                                   Joanne Osuna, co-editor
jdchama@msn.com3 23-2165             , 798-3602