Sunday, August 26, 2007

SRPNA says no to Big L Mkt. liquor license (again)

(copy of email sent)

Hon. Mayor and Council --

The Santa Rita Park Neighborhood Association (SRPNA) strongly opposes a liquor license for Big L Mkt., within our neighborhood boundaries.

As you may recall, Big L recently applied, and was denied by the state. Now they are back, and should be denied again. SRPNA opposed it then for good reason, and we still strongly oppose a liquor license for Big L.

Big L's owners, from well outside our neighborhood area, have refused to work with SRPNA to clean up the place and stop selling cheap malt liquor and single cans and bottle of alcohol.

Drunkeness related to Big L is a blight and danger in our neighborhood.

Please again support local citizens and oppose the Big L liquor license request at the hearing before you on Sept 5.

We ask you please to also direct the City Atty. to closely follow and oppose this application at all levels, including in front of state authorities in Phoenix.

Thank you,

Daniel R. Patterson
Santa Rita Park Neighborhood Association

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

SRPNA Aug discussion; future agendas; park event

Image of proposed big concrete skatepark in Santa Rita Park at S 3rd Av and 21st St.

SOUTH TUCSON -- Two SRPNA officers met this eve with two UA reps at the Sam Lena Library about our participation in the Healthy Neighborhoods Program, primarily focused on park-related improvements and historic preservation.

A letter and park map with images from Demion C. was reviewed. The letter focused in part on big concerns about the skatepark proposal.

Some future meeting agenda items:

NEXT SRPNA MEETING, Wed. Sept 5: review and approve July minutes; briefing on Aug 8 informal SRPNA meeting; city censorship of mailings; skatepark; park improvements; Big L update; bike and ped safety actions; fall clean-up. 5:30-6:45pm, Sam Lena Library, 1607 S. 6th Ave.

FUTURE SRPNA MEETING, Oct 3: 22nd St. widening issues; NPZ pilot project participation.

SPECIAL EVENTS, Park Design and Planning Workshops with the UA Drachman Inst.
Oct 27, Armory Park Senior Center, 3-5pm. Gathering community input for Santa Rita Park improvements.
Nov 17, location and time TBD. Visual presentation of community input.
Dec 5, Sam Lena Library, 5:30-6:45pm. Final revisions and plan approval.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Vote by mail early, mail back your card today

TUCSON -- The city has mailed out easy vote by mail ballot request cards to registered voters. Check the top box to get ballots for both the primary and general elections coming up, sign, and return to the City Clerk for free.

It's very easy, and important. Please do it now. There are some big city issues and races to vote on this political season.