The TEP process for the Kino to DeMoss-Petrie Transmission Lines
What you need to know
TEP interfaces with neighbors in two separate ways with separate meetings:
1) a "CWG" (Community Working Group) - only two reps from each neighborhood
2) a "Community Group" - all citizens meeting (by Zoom Aug 13)

Note: The CWG has 156 eligible members. Sadly, only 37 people attended the Aug 6 Zoom meeting.
Both of Jefferson Park's reps attended and submitted input. Their report below.

this coming Thursday at 6:00 PM
To attend please visit: https://www.tep.com/kino-to-demoss-petrie/ for a link. The link should be available early in the week.

Notes from the Aug 6 TEP Zoom meeting
We must comment again, individually!
The Jefferson Park representatives of the "Community Working Group" are Colleen Nichols, JPNA President, and Joan Daniels, Executive VP. After 5 long meetings with TEP over the last 4 months, this is their report to you, their understandings of the process and their recommendations to residents.
1) Flawed input. In the Phase 2 process, a letter from an association counted as only ONE comment. So, though your JP association wrote the letter with the approval of many people, it counted as one comment. Perhaps we misunderstood, but so did many others.

2) You must respond, INDIVIDUALLY to make a difference.

3) Phase 2 is over and TEP begins once again gathering "comments" for Phase 3. Phase 3 asks for "comments" about the optional routes--two of which bisect Jefferson Park. See below:
JP and Sam Hughes yard signs are nice but can't get the job done. You must make the call, write the e-mail, or pen the letter to have your comment counted.
4) When asked, TEP stated that the UA has not given their preference for the line routing.
5) When asked, TEP stated Banner has not given their preference for the line routing. However, Banner replied that the helicopter patterns will not interfere with any of the proposed routes.
6) When asked, it was not clear how the preferences of entities like UA and Banner would be weighted in the final routing decision.
7) The 3 pathways which will be recommended to the AZ Corp Commission have not been decided.
8) September 13 is the deadline for submitting your input for this phase.
Our recommendations to our neighbors 'n friends
1) View the TEP presentation with the maps of each proposed routes. Pay particular attention to the routes labeled with letters A, B, C, D. https://www.tep.com/wp-content/uploads/Kino-DMP-CWG-Meeting-4.pdf
2) The only routes which protect the Jefferson Park Historic District are routes D and Route C. See photos below.

3) Jeff Park has the 138Kv substation (dubbed UA North substation) on its border. Jeff Park should not bear the additional burden of 100 ft poles bisecting the neighborhood! Vine is a residential street and is much too narrow, and residential to facilitate a right-of-way for gigantic poles. Park is similar, a bikeway to the UA, adjacent to a nursing home, mostly residential, and already visually and economically compromised.

4) Each resident should e-mail:
call and leave a voice message:
write a letter
P.O. Box 711
ATTN: Kino-DMP Mail Stop RC131
Tucson AZ 85701-0711
or fill out the on-line form at
tep.com/kino-to-demoss-petrie (located below the map thumbnail image)
You decide!! The choices under consideration:
CORRIDOR "A' choice bisects Jefferson Park north on Vine Avenue
CORRIDOR "B" choice bisects Jefferson Park by way of Park Avenue
CORRIDOR "C' choice avoids Jefferson Park by going south to Speedway
CORRIDOR "D' choice generally avoids Jefferson Park by going east across Banner Ring Road
Websites: jeffersonpark.info and grantroadcoalition.com July 30, 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Neighborhood Contacts & Resources
Area Representatives

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 

Area #2 - Jon Heine

Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden


Area #5 - Joanne Osuna

Area #6 - Lisa Jones
Neighborhood Resources:
Recommended service Providers

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

non-emergency crime: 
emergency crime:   911

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:

See code violations in Jeff Park:  

Report an issue with Banner: 
Emergency 24/7 (520) 268-9575
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact BUMC Security at 694-6533. 

Report an issue with the U of A: 
24/7 available (520) 282-3649

Report an unruly gathering: Call 911  CLICK HERE to see Flow Chart 

See historic photos of Jefferson Park: www.jeffersonpark.info/history.html
The ward offices put out 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* paul.durham@tucsonaz.gov
Ward III, See Paul's e-news at: www.tucsonaz.gov/ward-3/news

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

Our Pima County Contact
Amanda Monroy
Special Staff Assistant to Supervisor Betty Villegas
Pima County Board of Supervisor
130 W. Congress St., 11th Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701
520-724-8126 ■ Amanda.Monroy@pima.gov
Paul Durham, Ward III
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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 tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov

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.