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Karin's Note: Friday, November 9, 2012

Karin's Note: Friday, November 9, 2012


-Lend A Hand Fall Yard Sale

-Keeling on the Move

-Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance November Meeting

-Ward 3 Cyclovia Tucson 2013 Information Night

-Keeling Neighborhood Association Adopts a Park

-Cabrini Neighborhood Dedicates Mural

-Third Saturday Art Fair

-Future Neighborhood Meetings

-Open Studio Tour

-93rd Annual Veterans Day Parade

-Stand Up For Education! Celebrity Spelling Bee

-Seventh Annual Family Festival in the Park

-Upcoming Ward 3 Neighborhood Meetings

- Did you know....?


 Dear Tucsonans,

Once the new State legislature and our Congressional delegation are seated the Mayor and Council can work to reverse damaging cuts in recent years to our transportation and other funding. The economy shows some improvements and that will enable us to begin rebuilding core services: trransportation, public safety, parks and recreation (in addition to our utility enterprises). Our partnerships at the state and federal level will help determine the pace of that rebuilding, as will our ongoing success in sparking sustainable economic development.

 At our last Mayor/Council meeting we reviewed potential revisions to our City Financial Policies, wisely deciding to take more time to finalize the details. The policies outline how we budget and manage your money in cooperation with the City Manager and staff. Everything from our goals for rainy day reserves, our policies for borrowing and investing, and our procedures for handling cash must be altered only in order to reinforce fiscal transparency and accountability. We'll be taking final action in two weeks toward that end.

A few weeks ago I noted the absence of a regular meeting attendee, Mr. Ken Johnson. Mr. Johnson is a highly active veteran who reminds us every week of the importance of supporting those who have courageously served our country. I was pleased that he returned to offer announcements during Call to the Audience this week, and I echo his call to ask you to attend the Veterans Day Parade this coming Monday, Veterans Day (see details below). We have the opportunity to thank service members and their families together at the event; to remember those lost and those wounded, and to demonstrate our care and appreciation for their sacrifices. Please join me in sending a special thanks to Mr. Johnson for offering this message of appreciation throughout the year.

Have a great weekend and I hope to see you on Veterans Day.



 Note: The Ward 3 Council Office (and all City offices) will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.


Ward 3 Events:


-Lend A Hand Fall Yard Sale – Saturday, November 10, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 3646 N. Prince Village Place (north side of Prince, east of Campbell). Books, clothes, household items. If you’d like to drop off items for sale, please leave them on the porch of the address above between November 1 and 9. More info/questions: 323-2142.

-Keeling on the Move Events – Sunday, November 11. Free bike repair help with BICAS from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Keeling Desert Park (on Glenn, west of Fontana). In addition, there will be a one mile guided neighborhood walk beginning at 1:30 p.m. starting at the Park. Everyone is welcome to join. More info: Ruth Reiman at 792-1093 ext. 482.

-Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance Meeting – Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. Woods Memorial Library. Topics include TPD’s quarterly discussion on crime prevention, Pima County’s Cam Juarez will introduce the Pima County Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Alliance leaders will review neighborhood participation in the new Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance Non-Profit. For more info:

 -Ward 3 Cyclovia Tucson 2013 Information Night – Thursday, November 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ward 3 Council Office 1510 E. Grant Road. Join in to learn more about Cyclovia Tucson, including dates for two events next year and the unveiling of a new route. The organizing team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to your feedback. More info:

-Keeling Neighborhood Association Adopts A Park – Saturday, November 17. Neighbors are adopting the Keeling Desert Park at 245 E. Glenn Street. Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. with Tucson Clean and Beautiful recognizing the commitment to keep this neighborhood park safe and clean for all to enjoy. Speakers include CM Uhlich, Parks and Recreation officials and Jane Evans, Keeling Neighborhood President.

-Cabrini Neighborhood Dedicates Mural – Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. South side of the 3000 block of Presidio Road, across from St. Francis Cabrini parking lot, just east of Country Club. Many thanks to merchants and neighbors for their donations. More info: Marc at 881-4582.

-Third Saturday Art Sale – Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Many Hands Courtyard, 3054 N. First Avenue. Holiday crafts, live music, light refreshments. Craft classes offered throughout the day. More info: 628-1490,


-Upcoming Ward 3 Neighborhood Meetings:

Richland Heights East NA – Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. 3301 N. Wilson

AGI/TNBC – Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Emerge! 2425 N. Haskell



City Wide Events:


-TPAC Open Studio Tour – Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free event offers the opportunity to view work from more than 200 Tucson and Pima County artists when they open their studios to the public. More info: or call 520-624-0595 X 14.

-93rd Annual Veterans Day Parade – Monday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. Downtown Tucson. Event is hosted by Morgan McDermott Post 7 of the American Legion. Route information:

-Stand Up for Education! Celebrity Spelling Bee – Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue. The Sakin Foundation invites you to this fun evening to benefit Voices for Education. Local politicians, business people and media personalities are the “contestants” and tickets are $10. More info:

-Seventh Annual Family Festival in the Park – Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Reid Park, 22nd and Country Club. Sponsored by the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, this free event showcases programs and activities offered to the community. Entertainment, carnival games, crafts, golf clinic. The Reid Park Zoo will have free admission as well as the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center hosting an afternoon of free swimming from noon to 4:00 p.m. More info: Sierra Davenport at 837-8032.


Did You Know…?

The Veterans Day holiday will be observed on Monday, November 12, 2012?  Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday. All City of Tucson residential and commercial customers will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day during the holiday week. Holiday collection schedules are available online at