Websites: and January 1, 2021
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.

Jeff Park Zoom Meetings
January Meetings

Friends of Jefferson Park
Wednesday, Jan 27.
Election of officers.

Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association
Wednesday, Jan 27,
6 p.m.
Election of Officers.

Links to the meetings will be posted to:

Agendas and minutes
for JPNA will be posted on

Little Free Library
Lester and Vine
​NON-EMERGENCY - 791-4444
​REPORT A CRIME ​88-CRIME - (882-7463)
Anonymously report suspicious activity/persons.

JP Lead Officer: Ofc. Joclyn Avilez.
Phone: 520-307-1252.

JP Community Resource Officer: Erin Peters
Phone: 520-965-7670
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact
BUMC Security: 520-694-6533
The med evac flight path is south of Jefferson Park. There should be no choppers over Jeff Park residences. Report non-compliant flights to Banner - 520-694-6533
1) Loud party/Loud music calls should go to 911.
2) Additionally, if student-related, contact the UA Neighborhood Hotline to report concerns at 520-282-3649.
 CLICK HERE to see Flow Chart 
Sorry to report
An uptick in mail theft in JP. Take your mail in immediately.
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Need help or want to volunteer?
(520) 248-6882
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance
 PO Box 41323, T/A 85717-1323
What Did We Do in 2020?
(beside learning to wear masks and zoom)
Coming to Your Door in 2021
Once a year the neighborhood Area Representatives deliver a doorhanger to every door. The doorhanger is a communications update.
  • The remittance envelope stapled to the doorhanger offers JPNA membership to the neighborhood and anyone else who would like to contribute.
  • It is also the opportunity to make a tax deductible donation to the neighborhood projects for the coming year.
The Great New Year Clean-UP
Many thanks to Garden District Newsletter
Recycle your tree through the City of Tucson’s TreeCycle Program. The program begins on Saturday, December 26, 2020 and continues through Sunday, January 17, 2021. Sites are located throughout Tucson and Oro Valley
For places and Information, take a look at the TreeCycle Poster
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) from your cooking grease in your kitchen should never be poured down the drain. Instead, store it in containers and bring it to the 16th Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event.The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department and its partners invite you to start the year off right by taking your leftover holiday grease to Ward 3 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Midtown Location:
Ward III
1510 E Grant Rd
Making Mountain Avenue Safer in 2021
Coming soon to the crosswalks on Mountain.
Jefferson Park Traffic Committee and Tucson Department of Transportation have been working together to calm traffic in the neighborhood and make it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as vehicles.

Various options are being explored. TDOT will advise the best placement for traffic circles and/or other options. It is then up to us to finance! We have done it before...and we can do it again!
Not too late---End of Year Donations
Consider these 501c3 's
Neighborhood School: The International School of Tucson needs your support. Information on how to make a donation is on the school website at complete with links to make your tax credit donation on-line.
Lend a Hand: This 501(c)3 assists elders and others in Jefferson Park and seven other neighborhoods. Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, PO Box 41323,
Tucson, AZ 85717-1323
Every penny will help Jefferson Park. Our fundraisers for projects have been cancelled per our friendly pandemic. Invest in your neighborhood!
Every year new projects make your neighborhood a better place to live! Communications, entrance signs, and the like contribute to the quality of life in Jefferson Park. Your donation to The Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc, our neighborhood non-profit, is tax deductible. The 501(c)3 non-profit for the neighborhood is purposed "to preserve the historic district and improve the quality of life of its residents". Checks can be sent to Friends, PO Box 41243, Tucson 85717. You will receive a receipt.
138Kv Electric Poles in Jefferson Park?
See the current pole routes that are planned to bisect Jefferson Park!
To see the final routes suggested by TEP, go to the latest JP E-newsletter - Nov 27 at

Learn about undergrounding options: To read about the Underground Coalition, go to

Make your voice heard:
Jeff Park's CWG Representatives suggest you continue to flood the TEP website, with our concerns and ask to underground the lines.
Important Trash and Recycling Information
2 locations:
917 E. Seneca, and 1822 E. Lester
4/8 - 4/12, 5/20- 5/24
9/30-10/4, 12/16-12/20
Starting in February, no more glass in the Blue Bins. Tucson will begin to recycle and reuse glass within the community.

Brush and Bulky Pick up in Your Alley:
Pickup Date #1: 2/22/2021
Pickup Date #2: 8/30/2021

NOTE: Roll-offs are scheduled by our JPNA for our neighbors. In 2021, City of Tucson is limiting neighborhoods to 2 (instead of 4) for each date.
Red Tags, Complaints, etc.
Anytime of day, any number of people if unruly, any grouping over 10 (in Covid times).
November - 3 red tags, 5 loud party calls, and 1 loud music call. 

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:
See code violations in Jeff Park:
EDISON Parklet (Edison and Campbell)
Back to in-person with social distancing
3rd Saturday of the month, 8:00 am, in the parklet at the end of Edison at Campbell Avenue.
December 19. We can easily socially distance, and it really is an enjoyable way to spend an early morning. Garbage bags and tools supplied. Hoping for a big turn-out "Many hands make light work". If you do pick up trash during the week, or just prefer to pick it up at your time of choice, please contact Joanne Osuna at and your time will count. We report our hours to Tucson Clean and Beautiful as part of the Adopt-a-Park Program.
COVID-19 Reliable sources of information
COVID-19 Testing Available. More than 400 COVID-19 testing sites are available across Arizona. View the list with details on locations, hours of operation and more on the Arizona Department of Health Services website:
A COVID-19 hotline has been set up to answer any questions from the public and healthcare providers about testing, symptoms, and any other questions you have about the virus. Call 1-844-542-8201 to reach a health care professional.

Southwest GasTucson Electric Power, and Tucson Water are all suspending service disconnections until further notice.

If you are healthy and able, please help by volunteering to pack emergency food boxes. The Community Food Bank URGENTLY needs volunteers to keep operations running. Email to get started.

The City of Tucson has a homeless protocol which brings TPD out to offer people options. How to report is described at
If Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 520-791-4467;
City Services "Cheat Sheet"  has links, emails, and phone numbers
to make it easier to reach anyone in the City
based on your need.
Recycling list

to read what can/cannot be recycled
Roach Control Hotline
Automated line, please provide requested information and staff will return the call
(520) 724-3401

Report Sewer Odors
(520) 724-3400

SOS (Low Income bill assistance
(520) 791-5443
Dirty bus stop
Call (520) 792-9222 to report the location. You may also email 
Include pictures if you wish. All requests will be documented by Sun Tran to ensure proper follow-up takes place.
Sun Tran:
Neighborhood Contacts & Resources
Area Representatives

Area #1 - Mary Worthen,323-1777 

Area #2 - Jon Heine,321-4343

Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden,

Area #5 - Joanne Osuna, 798-3602

Area #6 - Lisa Jones,622-1682
Choppers Overhead?
The flight path is south of Banner Hospital - not over residential area.

When you see it call it in.
Contact BUMC Security at
24/7 available (520) 282-3649

Neighborhood Resources:
Recommended service Providers

TPD Lead Officer for our area: Ofc. Joclyn Avilez. Her email is

emergency crime:   911
See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:
See code violations in Jeff Park:
Report an unruly gathering: Call 911  CLICK HERE to see Flow Chart 
The Ward offices publish weekly updates. Jefferson Park is in Ward 3; however, Ward 6 also puts out an informative newsletter, so both are worth a read!

1510 E Grant*
Ward III, See Paul's e-news at:

Another newsletter chock full of information!
Ward VI, Steve Kozachik's newsletter:

Our Pima County Contact, District 5
Elvira Din, Staff Assistant to Supervisor Adelita Grijalva
Pima County Board of Supervisors,
Paul Durham, Ward III
Get on the List Serve! To sign up for the neighborhood list serve, send a blank email to 
or send a request for an invitation to

Facebook: Jefferson Park Pet Lost animals, found animals etc 

Facebook: Jefferson Park: Interactive communications and neighborhood friendly posts

Report Transportation Concerns: Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk?You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to

What is a code violation?And whom do I call? Download an information sheet approved by the City Code Enforcement Division
Editors' Note: This Constant Contact is sent only upon request and with permission. The editors, Joan Daniels, Erin Posthumus, Joanne Osuna , Colleen Nichols invite your comments.
Thanks to the editors who check and recheck the information we send out to our neighbors. If you see an error or have an addition, let one of us know.