Mitman Update

by Ali Bickford, Mitman Neighborhood Association president

Hello Mitman,

Last week the board met to review what items were brought up at the annual meeting. Thank you to everyone who came. Meeting notes can be found at

Our next board meeting will be on December 6th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Ward 6 office (3202 East 1st Street). A proposed agenda will be sent out the week before the meeting

Desert Bloom Meeting

A request has been made to relocate Desert Bloom Releaf Center (a dual license medical/ adult use marijuana dispensary) to 5851 E Speedway Blvd, Suite 101 (previously occupied by Platinum Fitness).

A meeting to discuss has been scheduled on 11/14/2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM the proposed business location. See the meeting notice.

Mitman Neighborhood Garage Sale December 2nd

At the annual meeting, we received interest to have a Mitman Neighborhood Garage Sale. We look forward to meeting neighbors and finding treasures. Be prepared for buyers from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Mini Grant – Safer Streets

The city of Tucson has allocated funding for Safe Street Mini Grant Program. Attached is a draft application. Part of the scoring is neighborhood buy-in. If you support this project, please respond with Letters of Support using the contact form or replying to this email. Please review and provide feedback by 11/17.

5th Street Update

Did you hear about the 5th/6th Street Pedestrian Safety and Walkability plan? The project is from Campbell to Alvernon. You may give your input on an  interactive map or here

The Fifth Street Reconstruction project from Country Club Road to Wilmot has a number of factors that were discussed with Tucson City employees at a public outreach event. Prop 101, Tucson Delivers Better Streets is funding the project. The first phase will be redoing the waterline (this will take 12 months to complete), then repaving the road where they will paint a road diet. IF positive feedback is given it will become permanent. In addition, the city is planning to revamp the Craycroft to Wilmot section by having a crossing for the Alamo Wash Greenway,  Sahuara Ave Bike Blvd, and updating the Chantilly and 5th intersection to prevent flooding.

Special Projects

At the annual meeting, several great ideas were given. If you are interested in championing any of these projects please let us know!

Plant Cutting exchange

Food Sharing (Citrus Fruits)

Historic Neighborhood

Block Party

Artwork in Traffic Circles


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