Tucson Police Incidents
Tucson Police Department (TPD) regularly attends FNA meetings, when there is an officer available, answers neighbor questions and gives requested feedback on cases or TPD projects in the area. Please check the police incident listings for the neighborhood for the most recent list.
USPS Informed Delivery
At our FNA meeting on August 8, 2019 we discussed recent mail thefts in the neighborhood. Did you know that you can sign up for "informed delivery" with USPS? This service delivers a daily scan of the items being sent to you ( junk mail is generally not scanned). This will also indicate if you have a package being delivered via USPS, which includes hand-offs of deliveries from UPS or FedEx. Here's the link if you are interested in signing up: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action
Keep Your Yard Clean and Tidy
City codes for maintaining your home (including the street in front of your home) are available at https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/pdsd/Code-Enforcement/Code_Enforcement_Brochure.pdf
To make a code violation report on-line CLICK HERE or call:
520-791-3173 or 520-791-5843, 9:30-4:00 M-F
To see code violations already reported in Feldman's CLICK HERE
Laws About Unruly Gatherings and Red Tags
Red Tags are never as easy as 1 2 3! Get to know the procedures, benefits, and risks of reporting unruly gatherings to have a successful outcome.
Unruly gatherings are defined as "a gathering of five (5) or more persons on any private property (including property used to conduct business) in a manner which causes a disturbance of the quiet enjoyment of private or public property by any person or persons." This can be any time of day. Disturbances include, bur are not limited to: excessive noise or traffic, obstruction of public streets by crowds or vehicles, drinking in public, service of alcohol to minors or consumption of alcohol by minors, figting, disturbing the peace, littering
The reporting procedure flyer provided by the Jefferson Park Neighborhood in partnership with the Tucson Police Department Red Tag Unit is very informative.
Grant Road Widening
Voters approved the Grant Road Improvement Project and its half cent sales tax funding in May 2006 as part of the $2.1 billion dollar Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan. The improvements to the five-mile section of Grant Road between Oracle Road and Swan Road include widening to six lanes with bike lanes, streetscape, and pedestrian improvements to create a state-of-the-art, multi-modal transportation corridor.
Grant Road Coalition - Central Segments has information on how the Improvement Project affects the central area which included neighborhoods just north and north east of Feldman's.
The United States Constitution requires a Census of the population of our nation every ten years. Census information is used to determine how many representatives the State of Arizona has in the Untited States House of Representatives, and is alos used to determine districts in our State legislature and local government bodies. Therefore, having an accurate and complete Census count is important to the City of Tucson and both Ward 3 and Ward 6. The Census count determines Federal and State aid and grants, economic development, housing assistance, transportation improvements, and many other social welfare programs. Representatives of Feldman's Neighborhood Association are serving on the Complete Count Sub Commitee for the City of Tucson and will be keeping the neighborhood up to date on everything having to do with Census 2020.
Here is some general information:
- Address Canvassing has begun - Census employees will be out and about! Census employees will always have an identification badge and Census 2020 tote bags to be easily identified.
- Recruitment is ongoing both for hourly positions (www.2020census.gov/jobs) and soon for the Area Census office in Tucson, which opens October 16th. The latter jobs will be posted at www.usajobs.gov - search "US Census Bureau" and "Tucson."
- CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS to help staff a Census table at Tucson Meet Yourself Friday October 11 - Sunday October 13. Greatest need is for Saturday - the event runs from 11 am to 11 pm that day. But any 2-4 hour shift is welcome!
- 2020 Census and Confidentiality- Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics- they cannot be used against you in any way.
- By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential. Under Title 13 of the U.S. Code, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about individuals, household, or businessess, even to law enforcement agencies.
- The law states that the information collected may only be used for statistical purposes and no other purpose
- To support historical research, Title 44 of the U.S. Code allows the National Archives and Records Administration to release census records only after 72 years
- All Census Bureau staff take a lifetime oath to protect your personal information, and any violtation comes with a penalty of up to $250,000 and/ or up to 5 years in prison.
Elected Officials Representing Feldman's
District 3. Raul Grijalva: grijalva.house.gov (520) 622-6788 (Tucson office)
Arizona Legislature :
District 3. Senator Sally Ann Gonzales: Sgonzales@azleg.gov
Representative Andres Cano: Acano@azleg.gov
Representative Alma Hernandez: Ahernandez@aleg.gov
All may be reached at 1-800-352-8404
Pima County Board of Supervisors:
District 5. Richard Elias. (520) 724-8126
Tucson City Council:
Ward 6. Steve Kozachik: Ward6@tucsonaz.gov (520) 791-4601
Ward 3. Paul Durham: email@example.com (520) 791-4711
(Most of Feldman’s is in Ward 6 except for the northernmost section. )
Tucson Unified School District Board
Adelita Grijalva, Kristel Foster, Leila Counts, Rachel Sedgwick, Mark Stegeman (no districts)
firstname.lastname@example.org (520) 225-6070
Pima Community College Governing Board
District 5: Luis Gonzales
email@example.com (520) 206-4971
Neighborhood murals depict history and features of Feldman’s Neighborhood.
The neighborhood mural at 1414 N. 1st Ave is by Emily Pechuzal, who is the sister of a former neighbor. It was a neighborhood project, proposed and funded by Jarrett Reidhead. It depicts historic and natural features of Feldman's such as the Castle apartments, which originated as one of several tuberculosis sanitariums in the neighborhood.
This mural, painted by UA art students, on the University of Arizona’s Michael Drake building at the corner of 6th Ave. and Drachman, commemorates the Phoenix Mission to Mars, in which UA played a major role. This building is on the site of the first homestead in what is now Feldman’s Neighborhood.