Thanks to everyone for coming to the general meeting last Tuesday. It was nice to see many new faces.
As promised at the meeting, below are my action items for the next meeting in November and ongoing:
A message from the Tucson Police:
G.A.I.N. has been scheduled this year for Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.
G.A.I.N. What is it? G.A.I.N. stands for Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods.
Remember, this Tuesday’s APNA meeting is a general membership meeting. Even if you’re not an APNA member, feel free to come! We will have representatives from the Police Department, the Ward 6 office, and Community Bridges present. We’ll also hear about the latest on neighborhood and downtown developments, our new listserv, and keeping Armory Park’s traffic circles clean and beautiful.
The meeting’s Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall at St. Andrew’s Church.
Here’s the agenda:
Plan to come! to St. Andrew’s Parish Hall on Tuesday at 7:00 PM! This month’s APNA meeting is a general membership meeting. We will discuss crime and security with the Police Department, Community Bridges, keeping Armory Park’s traffic circles beautiful, the new listserv, neighborhood development issues, and other important stuff.
A message from Lead Police Officer Joseph Gradias, Tucson Police Department:
Greetings NextDoor and City of Tucson Residents. The Tucson Police Department is proud to announce that we have partnered with National Association of Town Watch/National Night Out to bring you, Dog Walker Watch!
What is Dog Walker Watch, you may ask? Well, Dog Walker Watch is a crime awareness program designed for neighbors who are familiar with their community and out in the neighborhood on a regular basis anyway, whether walking with or without a dog. Dog Walker Watch encourages these neighbors to assist local law enforcement as extra eyes and ears while out walking their dog in the ongoing community-policing efforts.
I will be hosting an informational training presentation at the Patrick K. Hardesty Multi-Service Center, located at 1100 S. Alvernon Way, in the front conference room from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 1st, 2018. I encourage any neighborhood association leader or active community member who wishes to get their neighborhood started to attend.
If you can’t make this meeting, don’t be discouraged, because we plan to have several more presentations in the near future. Thank you and hope to see you there!
Join your neighbors and police officers for fun and conversation! No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood!
For any questions pertaining to the event, please contact the Operations Division West at 791-4467.
Sponsored by the Tucson Police Department.
Tim Steller writing at the Arizona Star: ‘Over the years, many volunteers and homeless people have credited the Veterans on Patrol camp, at East 20th Street and South Jacobus Avenue, with doing good work and helping people, some of them homeless veterans, out of homelessness. City Councilman Richard Fimbres, who represented the area, credited the group with “helping the fringe veteran population that doesn’t trust the government.”
‘But the good work has often come with intimidation and an us-against-them mentality…
‘It raised alarms in nearby Armory Park neighborhood when the Veterans on Patrol group circulated a flyer this spring, one that has reappeared in recent weeks, saying that it planned to create neighborhood watch teams and also use a drone to monitor incidents in the neighborhood. Relations are testy enough that representatives of the neighborhood association where the camp is located are listed at the camp as banned from visiting.’
The full article is here: https://tucson.com/news/local/steller-column-intimidation-tactics-by-tucson-man-spreading-child-sex/article_587b5794-c48c-5b70-9713-1c9966b8a514.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1