Visit your websites:  jeffersonpark.info  and  grantroadcoalition.com     September  2017
Our Neighborhood
New Project nears completion - Let's celebrate!

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY CASES

Coming soon at Vine and Lester. A place under the Palo Verde tree for reading and meeting neighbors!
COME CELEBRATE Saturday Oct 7
FIRST LITTLE FREE LIBRARY!
SnowCones  5:00 PM to dark
Goodbye Summer. Hello Little Free Library - More Info to Come!
 
September/October Meetings
SEPTEMBER JPN MEETING
Wednesday, September 27 ,   6pm
Ward III, 1701 E Grant Road
This Wednesday is our neighbors' meeting. Come get information about neighborhood projects and updates.

OCTOBER JPN QUARTERLY MEETING
Wednesday, October 25, 6pm 
Ward III,  1701 E Grant Road
Tucson Clean and Beautiful recognizes JPN for their stewardship of Edison Plaza

STILL EATING DUST!
How much longer?  What are the plans for the skinny remnants which are left?  

GRANT ROAD COALITION MEETING
Tuesday, September 26
6pm
Ward III Meeting Room

(Photo courtesy of B. Schlanger)


Changes at 1520 E Waverly -  Losing one contributing property, gaining three non-contributing properties
This home which contributes to the total homes necessary to maintain our Historic District status will be scheduled for demolition.  

The large lot will be subdivided into three lots.The developer provided this representation of the proposed three homes.
These homes will not count as historic.

Unruly Gatherings - August data
In early August, just before the commencement of the fall semester, the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association posted a "Welcome" door hanger at every residence within its boundaries. The brochure included a wealth of information for all households. A copy of the Red Tag handout was included as well so all residents would be well informed about the guidelines pertaining to parties, loud music and gatherings. The data from the Tucson Police Department follows.

August 2017:       Loud Party Calls         Loud Music      Red Tags
City of Tucson:           116                          201                     10
Jefferson Park:              4                              0                       3

The neighborhood will continue to work in conjunction with the University of Arizona. Last spring, three members of the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association met with the Dean of Students office to discuss the neighborhood's proactive approach to creating and maintaining a welcoming, safe and peaceful environment. Loud parties, loud music, and unruly gatherings resulting in Red Tags were topics of interest. Discussed as well were the expectations the University has of its students, its Code of Conduct and how they generally follow up with students who receive citations or violate the code.
JPNA is a supportive neighborhood organization that will compassionately encourage student compliance, and will also assist and support neighbors in red tag matters. Please click on the link below for information.


We look forward to successful and productive relationships with all of our neighbors. Note: Response to calls resulting in red tags in Tucson was 10%, in Jefferson Park it was 75%.
                                                                                                       (JPNA Committee & TPD)
Neighborhood fundraiser in November
Mark your calendars for the  annual Sabaku T-Shirt Fundraiser. Sabaku shares 30% of the proceeds of the event with two neighborhoods - Jefferson Park and the Old Fort Lowell Live at Home Program.  Beautiful T's at rock bottom prices!

Saturday Morning, November 4 - at the International School
Just in Time for Christmas - More info coming
More Roll-Offs coming
Postcard Reminders will come in mail.
Roll offs coming the end of October.  They will be scheduled for the usual locations.  
Arriving Friday October 27  
Leaving Monday October 30
Four Locations
917 E. Seneca  
1822 E. Lester
1740 E. Edison  
1200 E. Linden
 
Thank you COT and Lisa for scheduling!
Burglaries on the Rise--Take precautions
Recently, Jefferson Park has experienced an uptick in burglaries.  Wheelbarrows out of back yards. Tools and equipment stolen out of garages. Break ins through windows etc. 

Now matter how small please call 911.  If you prefer to report on-line  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/apps/crime-reporting/

To "harden the target" see the on-line booklet printed by TPD at  https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/police/home_security_booklet.pdf  . 

Your calls will form a pattern that will help law enforcement.  ..and if your camera gets a good  picture of the person, send it to the e-news and we will print it.  jdchama@msn.com

Free newsletter for pet owners
New FREE newspaper that comes out every other month called The Tucson Dog (cats and horses too!).  They just started in June of this year.  I picked up my first issue today and found it interesting.  You can go to www.thetucsondog.com to find out where you can pick up a copy.  It appears to be a wonderful resource for pet owners.
                                                         (Source: Colleen Avender, Campbell/Grant Assn)
Latest on Honors Dorm

CITY COUNCIL REVIEWS UA DORM AGREEMENT - The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday signed off on a proposed dorm project agreement for the University of Arizona's Honors College. The agreement transfers a City-owned portion of North Fremont Avenue to the UA, but there are significant conditions attached. 

The section of Fremont, between East Mabel and East Drachman streets, would be between the planned dorm complex and a recreation center and would be closed to traffic. In exchange, the UA will attempt to meet various City of Tucson regulations related to building height, parking, traffic, and lights. 

There also would be a prohibition on balconies, a pool, and rooftop amenities at the residence hall. The university also agrees to repave a portion of North Park Avenue just north of East Speedway, reduce the size of the 1,000-bed dorm facing the adjacent neighborhood from six stories to four stories, and build storm runoff detention basins to reduce flooding. 

The university still needs the Arizona Board of Regents to approve the project. That decision is expected to be made next month. City Attorney Mike Rankin says the agreement is largely tentative, pending review of the project as it moves forward, and any additional items that arise are open for future discussion.

From the Arizona Daily Star:  http://bit.ly/2hhlr1Q
Mayor and Council agenda materials (item 11):  http://bit.ly/2xx13jt)
Greening and Cleaning 
Have a tree and need it planted?
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. They have a jack hammer for our caliche yards. 
 
TEP customers can purchase up to three trees a year for only $5 each. www.tep.com/trees-for-you/

Joan Hall: 990--8054 or e-mail joanchall@yahoo.com
Edison Plaza clean-up: 3rd Saturdays at 8:00am
Mark your calendars!  Come help out, the more hands the better!   We have bags from Tucson Clean and Beautiful. Meet at 8:00 am.
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!
Welcome packets also available from Suzanne at 740-0575 or suzannetrp@gmail.com.
Area #1 - Mary Worthen, maydaygal@hotmail.com

Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #5 - open

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Signing up for the E-News
Go to www.jeffersonpark.info and click on the e-news sign-up form. Or send them this form!
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 
tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov
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  jeffersonparktucson+subscribe@googlegroups.com  
or send a request for an invitation to JoancHall@yahoo.com
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, jdchama@msn.com ,   Joanne Osuna,