General Membership Meeting 11/13/18

Tuesday at 7 PM we’re having a general neighborhood meeting at St Andrew’s Parish Hall. The top topic: Deciding the membership of next year’s Neighborhood Association and Historic Zone Advisory Boards. We’ll also hear about the latest in neighborhood news and developments!

Election Day Is Tuesday!

Tucson giving free rides on Election Day

From KOLD 13:

Can’t get to the polls on your own? The City of Tucson will be offering free rides on certain public transportation on Election Day. Happening on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Sun Tran, Sun Van, Sun Link, and Sun Express will all be free to ride, a city official confirmed to Tucson News Now. However, Sun Shuttle and Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride services will not be included in the free transportation day participation. You can find your designated polling place on the Pima County Recorder’s Office website ( Although polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, free rides will be offered all day on the listed public transportation places.


Trick or Treat!

Here’s this year’s Armory Park Trick or Treat Map, thanks to Janet Miller! Thirty houses, but you know there are more. The dark orange map pins have some extra-cool decorations or activities. Trickers, this is not final. More Treaters will probably sign on at the last minute. Treaters, you’ll get more Trickers if your porch has some decorations.

Armory Park, Gentrification, CBI, Crime, Board Elections

Updates from APNA President Anne Cooper:
1) Rio Nuevo and the city are actively looking at upgrading Armory Park back to its look from the 1940’s. More grass, a new band shell, and different seating. This is not a done deal and Fletcher McCusker of Rio Nuevo will have to work with the city on several issues. With this in mind, the idea is to create a more lively and active Armory Park. It is the only downtown park and has been a great resource for many activities throughout the years. Parking is and will be a problem and one that Rio Nuevo is aware of and is willing to work with us on. They are the group that created the parking system for the barrio near the Tucson Convention Center and have offered to promote a similar system for the Armory Park Neighborhood. More to come on this.
2) There was a gentrification seminar held last month in the Dunbar Springs neighborhood. Gentrification is a real issue for Tucson, especially with the development in downtown. It is not an easy issue, as many cities throughout the United States have been affected by it. How cities stay vibrant through development while keeping older, established communities affordable is a dilemma no one has fully tackled. There will be a symposium by the Southwest fair housing council on Oct 26th to start to address some of these issues. Further gentrification seminars will take place and I will keep you posted on their date/time and location.

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