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Our Neighborhood
Tucson Clean and Beautiful serving lemonade and cookies!!
JPNA serving seeds and plants and free raffles.

SEED PACKETS and PLANTS that feed monarchs featured at meeting. Packets of wildflower seeds and six milkweed  plants in the  free raffle.
Can you help?
October 25, 6:00 pm
Ward III Office
JP needs volunteers to help on the board and on committees.  Information will be available at the quarterly meeting.
Thank you to those who have donated so far to our "Crafts and Treasurers" tables at the sale Nov 4 9-noon at IST gym.

If you can donate please call 520-300-1980 or e-mail You will receive a receipt from the neighborhood non-profit.
Handmade Purse
handmade boxes
Turquoise Jewelry.

Coasters by Dan Chavez
Framed art

Sterling Silver from Evergreen, CO
Anybody want Cat jewelry...or a turtle?
Stocking Stuffer Table will feature rubber band bracelets, bead bracelets, stone necklaces etc.
$1.00-$2.00 table

Chenghi Tea Set
Zimbabwe Statue
Chinese Gift Tea

October Roll-Offs coming
Thank you COT and Lisa for scheduling!
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  
1 822 E. Lester
1740 E. Edison  
1200 E. Linden

Little Free Library Open for Business
Please stop by and enjoy the first Jefferson Park Little Free Library at Vine and Lester. 

Bring a book, take a book. Read. Sit on the bench under the Palo Verde!

Special thanks to Ken and Mary our library monitors.

Greening and Cleaning 
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.

Grant Road Update
Q and A with Grant Road Project Manager
1)  When will the partial closure at Hampton be installed?   The chicane will be installed spring of 2018, per the contractor's tentative schedule.
2) Are you still holding the "amenities" funds of $66,896.30 ?   The contractor has been asked to wait on ordering amenities until November 2017, to allow time to have discussions and a final decision on this issue.
3) When will the landscaping on the basin begin?  Landscaping submittals are still being reviewed and work will not start until all submittals are reviewed & approved.   Will it have to wait until all construction, on both sides  is completed or will it begin as soon as basin is ready?   Landscaping submittals are still being reviewed and work will not start until all submittals are reviewed & approved.
4) Before Markham leaves for good will the weeds on the parcels from Park to Santa Rita be removed?   The City of Tucson will maintain remnant parcels until Phase II construction is completed.
5)  Is the new asphalt currently in place on the south side the final surface?  No.   i.e. will they be making another final layer?   Yes, near the end of the project. We will place the second lift on the entire project at once to improve the final product and enhance a smoother ride.  Will that layer be the "noise reduction" layer?   Yes.
6)  What will be the process for allowing volunteers to plant the parcels from Park to Santa Rita.  Would we need any formal agreement for volunteers to be on City property?   A formal agreement will need to be in place. Remnant parcels remaining will be maintained by the City through the end of the Phase II portion of the construction project.  Remnant parcels cannot have landscape installed prior to determining their final disposition.
7)  The (about) 2" pipe currently sticking up on parcels from Park to Santa Rita ...we think is irrigation for the 15' buffer.  True?   Yes, for the new landscaping that is going between right of way and back of sidewalk.

8)   Have you got an estimated end date for Phase 2?   Project completion tentatively set for July 2018
(Thank you, Mr Burbank)
Another Grant Submitted for Grant Road Remnants
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.

Our Neighbor - Neighborhoods on SUNDAY
Mountain/First Neighborhood Porch Fest 
SAMOS * Home Tour Saturday Oct 21* 12:30 to 5:00
Our neighbor-neighborhood celebrates its second home tour.  Tickets are $10. Proceeds go to neighborhood projects.  Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour in front of Salpointe High School on Copper St.  To purchase ahead call Jane at 427-4532.

Each house will have raffle tickets 3/$10 and prizes include coupons for Blue Willow, Brushfire BBQ, Mark's Ace Hardware, Plaza Liquor, Local art work and jewelry, Roadhouse tickets and many other.  The informative book " SAMOS: Stories that Built a Neighborhood" will also be on sale.  

Did you know Jefferson Park was once part of SAMOS?
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
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Important Contact Info

For Graffiti Reporting
Graffiti Protective Coatings and the City of Tucson have created a free application for reporting graffiti.

Download the app here
My Waste
You'll never again lose track of your collection day with a pick-up schedule customized for your location. 'My-waste' can remind you in advance of all collection days.

Find out the proper recycling/disposal procedure for hundreds of materials on the website.
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
See. Click. Fix.
 Use your cell phone to photograph and report potholes, abandoned cars, illegal dumping, water waste and more. 

Download from the See Click Fix website
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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Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Rd
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CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,