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NSN Meeting - 4/26/11
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Twenty two neighborhood leaders gathered together on April 26 to participate in an informal discussion of planning and growth related issues in the Tucson region. Main goals for the meeting were: 1) Get neighborhood leaders to better understand Imagine Greater Tucson, dispel myths, and begin to appreciate Phase I results. 2) Inform leaders about Phase II and entice them to buy in to what IGT is offering. 3) Work on defining what leaders' roles are in dealing with the region's future.

The slides used for supporting much of the discussion are available here

Josh Pope, from IGT, described the process that will be used in Phase II workshops, how the workshop results will be used and answered questions.

We had lots of spirited discussion and ran out of time towards the end of the agenda. Another NSN meeting on this topic may occur this summer, to continue the conversation.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 January 2013 )
NSN Meeting - 5/8/10
Sunday, 16 May 2010

Thirty eight neighborhood leaders signed the attendance sheet for the May 8 Neighborhood Support Network meeting at the Ward 6 offices. They represented South Park, Sam Hughes, Colonia Del Valle, Enchanted Hills, Elvira, Rosemont West, Feldman's, Garden District, Rincon Heights, Peter Howell, Midvale Park, El Encanto Estates, Jefferson Park, Blenman-Elm, Richland Heights East, Palo Verde, Limberlost, Dodge/Flower, Stella Mann, Poets Square, Civano Neighbors and Doolen-Fruitvale neighborhoods.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 May 2010 )
NSN Core Group Meeting - 11/11/09
Friday, 13 November 2009

The Neighborhood Support Network Core Group met the evening of November 11, 2009 in a classroom of St. Frances Cabrini church. In attendance were Michael Ray, Bill Holden, Ron Spark, Ronni Kotwica, Bill Seitz, Jeannette Seitz and Donald Ijams. Barbara Lehman was a guest. Robert Bowers and Marc Haberman were absent.

The group discussed a web poll of NSN members that ran from September to November. Thirty neighborhood leaders responded:

I would come to an NSN workshop on the following topic(s):

If I don't have a scheduling conflict, I will come, I really will. My limit is probably two hours, though I might stretch it to three hours if the agenda looks good. 'Social' in some of the options below means the event would primarily be a social get together, with some presentations by selected neighborhood leaders:

Results were:

Chronic nuisance properties21
Specific crime prevention tactics21
Training for new neighborhood leaders16
Dealing with new development15
Social - recent successful neigh. events18
Social - potluck picnic with topic tables22

The Core Group discussed various recent neighborhood social events, some of which involved multiple neighborhoods. The group liked the idea of an NSN social event and will pursue one or more in the future. Neighborhood leaders who would be willing to help put a social event together should contact Don Ijams at dsijams at

Discussion of chronic nuisance properties occupied much of the meeting time.  Examples of continuing problems recently in the press include the minidorm controversy particularly in Feldman's and Jefferson Park neighborhoods, the Giving Tree saga in Toumey Park and the problem property in Balboa Heights. Management of renters and landlord accountability were agreed as hot topics and of likely interest to neighborhood leaders.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 November 2009 )
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