Tucson Takes on Graffiti




Amphi Action Day – Saturday, May 10th 8:00 am – 1:30 pm at Amphi Park 510 E Navajo Rd. “Help out with this great neighborhood event! Mayor Jonathan Rothschild,  Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich and Graffiti Protective Coatings (GPC) are teaming up to help us abate graffiti and clean-up refuse in the Amphi neighborhood. They are looking for 30 volunteers from the community to help. Breakfast and t-shirts will be provided at 8 a.m. as well as lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the wrap-up celebration in the park”. Please contact Brianda or Matt at 520-791-4711 or ward3@tucsonaz.gov for more information or to sign-up to volunteer.

Water, sunscreen & cleaning tools will be provided.

Map of Ward 3 boundaries (including Amphi Neighborhood):


Never too late to help clean up graffiti in Tucson.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).