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Our Neighborhood
DECEMBER JP meeting  
changed to Dec 6, 6pm, Ward III
Jefferson Park Assn and Non-Profit combined
January 24, 6pm, Ward III
Elections of JPNA officers
Nov 28, 6pm, Ward III
View the UA landscape proposals
UA Graduate Class visits Remnant Parcels
Park Avenue to Santa Rita
They visited, they created, and now they will present to the neighborhoods.  The UA graduate landscape  class was given the assignment of the remnant parcels.  The coalition (of 5 contiguous neighborhoods) asked them to consider how landscape could help mitigate the effects of the six lane highway.

They will present their concepts at the Ward III office on Tuesday, November 28 at 6pm.  If you are interested in what they have recommended and what is possible for the remnants, attend this meeting.

One or two of their ideas might be presented to the city as a possible solution to the mitigation issues for Jefferson Park homes.  Additionally, the coalition with the city has submitted a grant to the AZ Forestry division to help fund a linear green space along Grant Road that well might extend east beyond Santa Rita..
(J. Daniels, Coalition co-chair)
Consider helping out your neighborhood!
Who will help?
The nominating committee for the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn seeks nominees to the board and help with numerous committees.
Contact  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 or 520-300-1980 if you would like to serve on the non-profit board.

Both groups are vital to the quality of life of this fine neighborhood.  Please consider serving.
Bike Share coming to Jefferson Park
Fundraiser success - Thank you volunteers and donors.
Lots of T-shirts for everyone!
Customers lined up down the block!

They began arriving at 7:30 am - over 200 customers!
Saturday from 9 am to 11:30 the SABAKU T-shirt sale  did very well !  
A great success for two great neighborhoods!! 
Jefferson Park received 15% of the T-shirt profit and Old Fort Lowell Live -at-Home Program received  15% .  Jefferson Park also  had tables of crafts and treasurers.
Preliminary accounting after all deductions: $3359.22 (Sabaku T-shirts) + $542 (Crafts) = $3926.22 for Jefferson Park projects.
Thanks for the hard work of:  Chris Stevens and Patti, Joanne Osuna, Joan Hall and Trevor, Rosemary Bolza, Joanie Werthmuller, Lisa Jones and Kathy, Rose Hartnett, Bonnie Brunotte, Trish Gehlen, Colleen Nichols and her sister, Joan Daniels and Natalie, plus seven more Old Ft Lowell neighbors.
Thanks to the generous donors to the Jefferson Park Crafts and Treasurers: Margaret Langworthy (CO), Denise Meeks (SAMOS neighborhood), Lisa Jones and her pottery friends, Anne Chase, Louie Werthmuller, Joan Hall, Paula Fan, Bonnie Brunotte and 3 from her crafts club, Erin Posthumus, Gloria Alvillar, and Dale Brenneman. 
And a special thank you to our hosts Tucson International School and particularly Klem McDonald!
(J. Daniels)
Little Free Library Ready for Your Reading Pleasure
We asked one of the little Free Library monitors if they have noticed any activity around the library.  Ken's response:

"I've found two obsidian flaked spear points and a wreath of dried chili's, aside from some good books!"
The Benefits of Trees
Want to green and shade your yard?
Research shows that traffic slows when driving on tree-lined streets.  Research shows that there is an inverse relationship between the amount of crime and trees.  As the number of large trees increases, crime decreases.  Part of the reason is that trees signal to potential criminals that a neighborhood is better cared for and the residents are more involved and will be out walking more, so a criminal is more likely to be caught.  This is not to mention the other effects of trees - cooling our streets, producing oxygen, reducing storm run off. lowering noise and air pollution, making our streets more walkable, etc. 
(Thank you, Garden District E-news) 
TEP customers can purchase up to three trees a year for only $5 each. There are many varieties to chose from.

Joan Hall: 990--8054 or e-mail for more information about how the Jefferson Park Green Committee can assist you.
A special trash collection can be ordered any time by calling Customer Service at 520-791-3171. Consider ordering a special pickup if you have a large quantity of bulky refuse that you are unable to take to the landfill and your Brush and Bulky service is not scheduled soon.
Fees for Special Collections are:
  • $30 for up to ten cubic yards plus $25 for 15 minutes of collection time-- $55 total.
  • $25 for each additional 15 minutes of collection time and $5 for each additional cubic yard.
If you have trash collection at the curb, place special pickup items on the curb.
If your service is in the alley, place items at the back of your property. Please set items at least five feet from any obstacle.

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.
A Little Neighborhood History
Adams Street Mission marked for demolition to make way for the Honors Dorm
The Adams Street Mission today
1034 E Adams
From the late 1800's people came to Tucson for its restorative climate.  On Adams Street was the Comstock Mission and  "TB tents" extended into what is now  the Jefferson Park Neighborhood.

"Reverend Oliver E. Comstock, a sometime newspaperman,  printer, and Baptist preacher opened the Comstock Mission, later and better known as the Adams Street Mission.  Comstock had 
come from Tennessee because one of his

10 children had contacted tuberculosis; he financed the start of his healing ministry with life insurance from another who dies early. Comstock's whole later life was marked by a care and concern for the tubercular invalids that no one else in the community demonstrated.

From his mission--at first, three tents--he supplied food, blankets, clothing, soap, towels, hope , and encouragement..."
(Tucson:Portrait of a Desert Pueblo )

Neighborhood Store
Photo taken @1940. The building  still stands. Have you seen it?
....hint on Edison St
(Thank you K. Sheridan)
The Non-Profit, Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. is working on a history of the neighbor- hood including oral histories.  They hope to share the re- search and the photos as a final project in book form.  Until then, bits and pieces will be published here for your consideration.

" Dobric's "Monterey Grocery"  store was not only a resource for emergency grocery goods, but an attraction for neighborhood children.  (My) children were allowed to select candy from Dobrick's on their way home from school and it was added to a monthly tally, which (I)  paid at the end of the month.  (I) did, however, have to put a stop to the practice when (my) children generously included candy for all their friends on their tally, too."
(Thank you, N. Carter)

Your neighborhood has a rich and interesting history!  If you have stories or photos to share please contact  Joan Daniels or Suzanne Trappman at 740-0757,
City Programs for Home Upgrades
Low interest/deferred loans to rehab older homes in Tucson.  Please check out their website link at for further information
and to apply. 
Click on these links to find pdf of applications:
Fact Sheet Overview:
Making homes Accessible for Disabled: 
Whole house rehabs

Grant Road Update
Attend the Nov 28 meeting to see the landscape proposals of the UA graduate class
The Grant Road Coalition in partnership with the RTA, Tucson Clean and Beautiful, and City of Tucson submitted a grant proposal to the AZ Forestry Division entitled "Tucson Forest Pathway: Proactively Re-purposing Remnant Parcels with Trees". To read the entire grant which was submitted Sept 1, 2017 Click Here.
Banner Update
Neighbors may salvage historic buildings before they are demolished-dates changed
Attention Jefferson Park Neighborhood Neighbors:
During our planned area development neighborhood outreach meetings, some of you expressed an interest in obtaining items from the properties to be demolished as part of our expansion project. We committed to making this happen and your opportunity is coming up.

On November 29th and 30th the properties at 1802 E. Lester and 1812-1816 E. Lester will be open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. If there are items inside the house such as doors, cabinets and hardware, or casement window parts you could use in your house, you may request these items on a first-come/first-served no-cost basis.
A supply of adhesive stickers will be in each property. You may tag items you wish to obtain. Banner Health and their contractors will remove the items and you will be notified when you can pick up the items you requested.
(Banner announcement)
Our Neighbor - Neighborhoods
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
Area #1 - Mary Worthen, 

Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #5 - open

Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Signing up for the E-News
Go to 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
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

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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,