Visit your websites:  jeffersonpark.info  and  grantroadcoalition.com  December 16,  2017
Our Neighborhood
View the UA landscape proposals for Grant Road remnants on-line
The UA Landscape class  presented their concepts at the Ward III office on Tuesday, November 28 at 6pm.  If you were not able to attend you can click here to be directed to the Jefferson Park website and see the 6 concepts presented.  You may also weigh in on your preferences.

Grant Road remnant landscape design
Neighborhood Problem Needs Your Help!
Flooding at Cherry and Linden (looking north). Wave action from traffic
damages neighbor's walls and vegetation.
Our neighbors along Linden and Cherry have long advocated for mitigation of water flowing south from UA impermeable surfaces. The wave action caused by cars in heavy flows have damaged their walls and vegetation.  Only solution is to place a traffic circle and stop signs to slow the traffic. Vegetation in the circle could absorb some of the water flow

The UA will not mitigate, nor pay for mitigation. The city will not pay for installation of a traffic circle, but would install stop signs if a circle were constructed. 

Solution?  Do it yourself. The city has issued a permit and will install stop signs when a circle is constructed.  See next article to see how you can help.

How you can  help...
The proposed traffic circle was adopted as a neighborhood project by the JPNA Board. 
Permits have been issued.  Estimates have been solicited.  Now we must do the fundraising.  Our neighbors have always come together for common solutions.  Jefferson Park has an Historic District, a Neighborhood Preservation Zone, historic street designation signs, and a little free library all because of neighbors' donations.

$10,000 - Estimate to build a traffic circle 
-0-          Stop Signs installed by city
$1,500 - Pledged by JPNA 
$1,000 - Pledged by Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc
$1,300 -  Total of pledges from neighbors and friends:
L. Burrola, L. Werthmuller, H. Jacobsen, J. Daniels
$6,200 - to go

The Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc will take designated donations to the traffic circle fund.  Donations made to the non-profit are tax-deductible and donors receive a receipt for tax purposes.  Click here to print a form to donate to the project.  No amount is too small.  You may also send a check for the Cherry/Linden traffic circle to:

Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc
P.O. Box 41243
Tucson, AZ 85717

Please note on the check your designation as a traffic circle donation.
International School Playground....Stay off the equipment.
The large playground set on our little school in Jefferson Park badly needs repair.  It is unsafe, so when taking the kids to the playground over the holidays steer them away from that structure.
The school will be making a decision about repairs or demolition in the coming months.

Don't let the Grinch steal your Christmas - Take steps to protect yourself, your home, and your possessions
TIS THE SEASON - CRIME GOES UP AT THE HOLIDAY SEASON.
LOCK YOUR VEHICLES AND DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN THEM THAT YOU VALUE!!!

HOLIDAY SAFETY FROM TPD - It's very cute. Just fun to watch.
DON'T LET THE GRINCH RUIN YOUR CHRISTMAS (VIDEO) - The holiday season is the time of year when thieves go looking to steal packages and other things out of your car. People are often busy and get distracted, and that's when the bad guys act. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) recently produced a light-hearted video (link below) about serious safety tips to keep your Christmas a happy one.
Watch the video via TPD Twitter page:  http://bit.ly/2nqM32Z
TPD website:  http://1.usa.gov/1YcQrfv

Also, be aware, a burglary happened last week in the 1300 block  of Edison.  The burglar entered through a casement window while the owner was away.  Let's watch out for each other, Call 911 for any suspicious activity!
(Thank you Garden District e-news)
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings
JANUARY ANNUAL MEETINGS
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn 
January 24, 6pm, Ward III
*Elections of JPNA officers*

Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc
Jan 22, 6pm, Ward III
Elections of Non-profit board officers
Consider helping out your neighborhood!
The nominating committee for the
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn seeks nominees to the board and help with numerous committees.
Contact suzannetrp@gmail.com  or call 740-0757

The nominating committee for the non-profit Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. seeks nominees for the board. Please contact Joan Daniels jdchama@msn.com or 520-300-1980 if you would like to serve on the non-profit board.
Little Free Library 
A 2017 neighborhood project. Take a walk to Lester and Vine northeast corner, look for the purple wall and pick up a book and/or leave a book.

If you have a corner and want a little free library let your association know and Jefferson Park can have more than one location!
Banner Update
Rerouting, Construction dates for Banner project.
Construction schedule for Banner is of interest to Jefferson Park.  Changes in the traffic pattern  at Elm and construction schedules are in this power point posted to our website;  Click here to view the power point presented at the Campus Community Relations meeting Dec 12. 
(Thank you Banner) 
Still looking for an Area 5 Representative!
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, 

Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #5 - open

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Greening and Cleaning
Want to green and shade your yard?
TEP customers can purchase up to three trees a year for only $5 each. There are many varieties to chose from.  www.tep.com/trees-for-you/

Joan Hall: 990--8054 or e-mail joanchall@yahoo.com. for more information about how the Jefferson Park Green Committee can help you plant your trees.

A big THANK YOU! to the city crews who recently trimmed trees and cleaned up on the east side, the west side, the median of Campbell Avenue and the JP access road.  Jefferson Park volunteers who regularly tidy the access road every third Saturday, were impressed! 

Ward III - Welcome new Councilperson
Paul Durham
Welcome Paul Durham to
1510 E Grant
and aide Nick Mahon
 
...and thank you to Karin Uhlich and the outgoing staff who have been with Jefferson Park as advocates for strong neighborhoods.

See Paul's e-news at:

Also view a very clear , understandable, discussion of the proposed Speedway/Euclid student housing development by Ward VI council person, Steve Kozachik.
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
UA Neighborhood Hotline 
Student Related issues can be reported to this number. 
Should not be used for 911 calls which should be directed to the TPD
24/7 available
520-282-3649


Stay in Touch
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!

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,