Websites: and February 22 , 2021
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 24, 6 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 9816 8476
Passcode: 693954

Links, current agendas and past minutes are posted on
Safety Meeting - Virtual
Tuesday Feb 23, 6pm
These meetings with CS Officer Erin Peters will be chaired by Rosemary Bolza, Executive VP of JPNA.
5G Poles in Neighborhoods
Many Neighborhoods taking a stand
We are NOT anti-good cell coverage, but we are pro-responsible development that does not lower our property resale values or compromise our health, safety, privacy, and quality of life.
Click the blue link above
5G - Build Responsibly

What Neighborhoods Ask .....
In front yards get poles with no warning and sometimes no permits
Equipment arrives. Vegetation suffers.
Goals for changing the current 5G roll out procedure should include:
  • Requiring Telecom companies to collocate equipment and use a single pole.
  • Using existing utility poles and collocating with TEP on their poles.
  • Installing equipment and poles in utility easements and alleys- not in the front or even side of homes and apartments.
  • Increasing City oversight of 5G construction so less infrastructure and greenscape damage is done, and ensuring that the poles and equipment are safe.
Let these folks know how you feel:
Mayor Regina Romero by email: or phone: (520) 791-4201

Ward 1 Council Member Lane Santa Cruz by email: or phone: (520) 791-4040

Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham by email: or phone: (520) 791-4687

Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham by email: or phone: (520) 791-4711

Ward 4 Vice Mayor - Council Member Nikki Lee by email: or phone: (520) 791-3199

Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres by email: or phone: (520) 791-4231

Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik by email: or phone: (520) 791-4601
Tim Stellar's Article
New 5G Poles Don't Belong in Front Yards
See Tim Stellar's article about 5G installations CLICK HERE
Country/Glenn neighborhood produced the following brochure to disseminate 5G information to their residents. They asked us to spread their word to our residents and neighborhoods, and to share this brochure. Click HERE to download the brochure.

In most instances, thus far, residents and property owners are given little or ZERO warning of construction of a 35 ft pole and accessory equipment in front of their home. Please alert the Ward III office if you become aware of a new pole. If we do not notify Ward III immediately, oftentimes the Telecom Company has too much invested into a location to be willing to consider moving the pole and equipment.
Thanks U of A Mortar Board
Many thanks Mortar Board for the clean up!
Preserving Jefferson Park
If you see something that needs fixing, landscaping, roads,signs etc-report it!
If you do not know how to report, let your area representative know. Find your area rep map and contact information (scroll down a bit) at
Glass Recycling
Feb 1- no more glass in the Blue Bins more glass in the blue recycling bins as of February 1. Take your glass to these purple bins located throughout Tucson.
The nearest purple bins for Jefferson Park are located at:
Mansfield Park - 2000 N 4th Avenue
Ward VI Office - 3202 E 1st Street
ALERT! Brush 'n Bulky this week!
Have everything out by 6am, February 22-TODAY
Red Tags, Complaints, etc.
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 
REPORT anytime of day, any number of people if unruly, any grouping over 10 (in Covid times).
LAST MONTH STATS January- 3 red tags, 5 loud party calls

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:
See code violations in Jeff Park:
New Strategy.....Taking Legal Action?
Put the 138Kv Electric Poles UNDERGROUND
Learn about the Underground Coalition and the proposal for undergrounding the TEP poles. Is it affordable? Read the proposal at:

TEP continues to stand with the three overheading options, two of which bisect Jefferson Park. The Coalition believes it has a reasonable request for Undergrounding, and is considering legal action to pressure TEP.

Make your voice heard:
Jeff Park's CWG Representatives suggest you continue to flood the TEP website, with our concerns and ask them to underground the lines.
Click the arrow to open the You Tube link
Street racing has been an issue with JP neighbors for several months. Other neighborhoods have been facing the same problems.
Tax Preparation
-free under $66,000 annual earnings
With the financial impact COVID is having on many households, for many people the upcoming income tax season takes on greater importance than it might have in the past. Our partners at the United Way are geared up to help with tax preparation. You can do this with them online, in person, or by using the United Way online tax support system. All of the options are free for households earning up to $66,000 annually.

Starting on February 1st, United Way of Tucson's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program can help you file for free. Mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way is teaming up with to provide free, online, one-on-one tax assistance from real, live IRS-certified tax preparers.

The in-person sites are scattered throughout the city. You can find the one closest to you by going to You can also call 333.5810 to set up an appointment. For the online help, visit And if you just want to use their online software, access that through www.unitedwaytucson/freefile.  

With each of those options you’re going to need some documentation. It’s the usual information; picture I.D., social security numbers, income verification – that sort of stuff. The normal advice we hear is that the earlier you file, the sooner you’ll get your refund. And so far we have not heard the April 15th deadline is being extended again this year. Now’s not too early to connect with United Way. You can go to their website to get more information:  
From Steve K's Ward 6 and North Dodge newsletters
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.
We have once again started our monthly cleaning and picking up trash at the parklet. We meet on the third Saturday of the month at 8:00 A.M. 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.
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.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
To see the 2021 schedule for drop off places go to
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
Sorry to report
An uptick in mail theft in JP. Collect your mail immediately.
Sign up for informed delivery.
​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
Need help or want to volunteer?
(520) 248-6882
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance
 PO Box 41323, T/A 85717-1323
COVID-19 Reliable sources of information
VACCINATIONS - The website is your best source of current info. Today, the site has a detailed breakdown of which subgroups within Group 1-B will be eligible, and in what order.
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
The No Transit Fares program has been extended into 2021!
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 - Erin Posthumus, 206-661-7765

Area #5 - Louie Werthmuller, 390-9044

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.
Ward6Thanks 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.