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Our Neighborhood
The Roll-offs are rescheduled for this weekend!
         Re-scheduled ROLL-OFFS
              delivery Fri., 4/7  
              removal Mon., 4/10 
THE BIG OOPS! Jefferson Park's roll-offs did not appear last weekend.  The source of the mix- up happened last February, with the Mayor & City Council changing the Cesar Chavez City Holiday date from Monday, March 27th to Friday, March 31st.; Somehow the roll-offs schedule did not get adjusted for that new COT Holiday date, nor were we notified of any changes.  COT mea culpa!

Note:   If you need help getting your stuff to the roll-off locations  (see below), please  call me (622 1682)  by 7pm, this Thurs., 4/6  so I can make arrangements for the volunteer crew, led by our super JP neighbor, Ricardo Pereyda.

Sorry this roll-off episode has become so very complicated.  Again, the COT apologizes for any inconvenience.
(L. Jones)
Upcoming meetings 
Mint and Succulents
waiting for the Plant Swap
April 26:     Quarterly JPNA Meeting Speaker: 
               Tucson Audubon Society - Urban birds
                       Plant Swap- 6pm Ward III
Thank you Sprouts Market
on First Avenue 
for Raffle Item and Plant

Ward III candidates to speak to neighbors:
May 24:   JPNA Meeting Speaker - Ward III                                   Candidate  Paul Durham - Democrat
June 28: JPNA Meeting-Speaker - Ward III 
                Candidate  Felicia Chew - Democrat
UA and 1000-bed Honors Dorm
Meeting April 10 - You are invited
American Campus Communities will meet with the NUNA and FNA neighbors on Monday, April 10 at 6:00 pm at the chapel in St. Luke's Home, 1523 N. 1st Avenue, to discuss updates to the Honors College project design.Parking is available on 1st Avenue and in the main St. Luke's parking lot on Adams Street.
Please share with any neighbors who are not on the listserv. 
( Diana Lett Feldman Neighborhood)
Nearby Activities
Saturday, April 8
Sunday, April 9
Grant Road 
Grant Road Coalition, Central Segments
Tuesday - April 25  - 6pm, Ward III Office
Speaker: Ken Scoville, Tucson historian and neighborhood advocate
Also visit the city website or email for more information.  Materials from the Grant Road Citizen Task Force and the Public Workshops referenced in this update can be found  here.

Beginning Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, Markham Contracting will install underground utilities at the Grant Road and First Avenue intersection. Traffic will be directed around the work areas. During this time, residents and the traveling public can expect the following:
Inside lane closures (approximately two days):
  • East and westbound Grant Road will be reduced to one through travel lane
  • All right turn movements will be permitted
  • Left turn movements will not be permitted from eastbound Grant Road to northbound First Avenue
  • Speed limits will be reduced to 25 MPH in the work zone
Outside lane closures (approximately three days):
  • East and westbound Grant Road will be reduced to one through travel lane
  • All turn movements will be permitted
  • Speed limits will be reduced to 25 MPH in the work zone
Greening and Cleaning 
Schedule a tree planting for your yard
Neighbors, t ake advantage of a great opportunity  to green  and  shade  your yard!   Call the Green Committee to get information about how you can schedule a tree planting.

Joan Hall: 990--8054 or e-mail
Edison Plaza clean-up on April 15 - 8:30am
Mark your calendars!  The next clean-up at Edison Plaza (corner of Edison and Campbell) is Saturday, April 15th. Come help out, the more hands the better!   We have bags from Tucson Clean and Beautiful. Meet at 8:30 am.  Bring along a hula hoe if you have one!
Buffelgrass spotted in the neighborhood
Photo: AZ Sonoran Desert Museum
Buffelgrass is a nasty invasive grass that has been classified as a noxious weed by the  state of Arizona. Buffelgrass has been spotted in the alley near Edison Park, and it is likely in other parts of the neighborhood as well. 

You are required to remove buffelgrass from your yard. Learn more about the Pima County Ordinance here.  

Don't know how to identify buffelgrass? Learn more
U of A Activities
Spring fling returns to the U of A mall April 7-9
Starting  Monday, April 3rd at 6:00 am  until  Tuesday, April 11th at 6:00pm,  University Blvd (on the UA Mall) will be closed between Cherry Ave and Campbell Ave. In order for Spring Fling to begin configuring the event area, temporary fencing will be erected on this portion of the mall for the entirety of the closure.

Event Information    Office/Hotline  520.621.5610

Spring Fling Operational Hours 
·   Friday, April 8th: 4 pm - 11* pm  Saturday, April 9th:  11 am  - 11* pm
·   Sunday, April 10th: 11 am - 6* pm 
 *Admission closes one hour before closing time.
Free Tax Preparation at Ward III
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides free tax preparation for households and individuals earning up to $64,000. The program ensures taxpayers receive all credits for which they may be eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can equal as much as 50 percent of a family's annual earnings. VITA offers same-day, in-person assistance from IRS-certified preparers at locations across Tucson. For a schedule of sites and hours, please visit the link below.

VITA sites and hours
VITA program information
United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona  

Ward III January 31, 2017 to April 15, 2017
Tuesdays noon - 5pm
Saturdays 9am to 2pm
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!
Welcome packets - you can help!
Each of the neighborhood representatives has several welcome packets.  The packets are filled with information about the neighborhood and about Tucson.

If you see a new neighbor move in, please help us welcome them.  Get a packet from your neighborhood rep and take it over and introduce yourself.

We build community one neighbor at a time!

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!
Area #1 - Mary Worthen,

Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #5 - Chad Lehrman

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
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!
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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,