Websites: and August 20, 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Meetings are cancelled - JPNA keeps you informed on-line at and through this E-news.
Welcome new subscribers!
TEP 138Kv poles and your neighborhood
Yard signs like these appear in Jefferson Park, Sam Hughes and possibly Feldman Neighborhoods-not to scale. The photo to the right, supplied by TEP, is correct scale.

The question is: "Are these poles appropriate on residential streets or through historic neighborhoods? Or, should TEP propose only routes on public thoroughfares?"
138Kv poles are already installed around town. You can see some on Ft. Lowell from Country Club to Stone Avenue, for your viewing pleasure.
New info throws a "wrench" in JP options
The latest news is that 3 options for alternate 138Kv routes are off the board ...and it negatively affects Jefferson Park!

TEP "suddenly" learned that a new wing of the UA Integrative Medical building will be constructed at Mabel and Vine, spanning Vine, which will block it as an option. All routes that enter from Speedway going north on Vine to the substation are out.
No, No to routes 4,6, and C
...too bad for JP
Facts - simple, "no frills"
These comments are submitted to our neighbors as an effort to provide our understanding of a complex process and situation. For those of you who want to do the research we encourage you to see former neighborhood newsletters and to review the on-line power points and recorded meetings presented by TEP
  • All proposed routes are set. No new routes can be created (though, as has just happened, routes may be deleted when there is a compelling reason).
  • Underground construction cost is 11x the cost of overhead construction and that cost would have to be shouldered by the individual neighborhoods.
  • Jeff Park is the only neighborhood with two proposed routes that go directly through the neighborhood on residential streets.
  • Only routes C and D avoid bisecting Jefferson Park, and "C" is now off the table.
See the August 10 newsletter for views
of C and D, as well as A (north on Vine to Grant) and B (north on
Park to Grant) .
  • TEP is asking again for community input. We can't understand if this request is in addition to, or instead of, the last community input.
  • So each and every one of us must resubmit preferences. Our recommendation: Make it simple for TEP:
Simply say "No 138Kv Poles should go through a residential area, especially an historic neighborhood"
Colleen Nichols, Joan Daniels
Comment ASAP - Yes, again
Encourage a neighbor to also weigh in.

Send comments to:
Complete on line survey at:
Mail a letter to: 
P.O. Box 711 ATTN: Kino-DMP Mail Stop RC131
Tucson AZ 85701-0711
Phone: 1-833-523-0887 and leave a voice mail message
Another important vote you must make!
Voter Registration Cut-Off for the General Election October 5.
Check your voter registration here.

• First Day to Request an Early Ballot Monday, August 3
Request a ballot online here.
Request a ballot by mail by telephone: 520-724-4330.
• Last day to Request An Early Ballot Friday, October 23.
Early Ballots will be mailed October 7.

  • In-Person Early voting sites, begins Oct 7.
addresses and times can be found at
• In-Person Emergency Voting October 31 and November 2 only. See sites and address at:

• Recommended deadline to mail back ballot Tuesday, October 27.

TUESDAY, November 3, 2020
All polling locations open, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Locate your poling place here

All registered voters who are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. All registered voters are eligible for this election.
REV 8/11/20
Brush and Bulky in about a week!
Brush'n Bulky is scheduled for August 31. You can review what they will, and will not, pick up here:
Now the berms!! Health and Heritage Trail
Our latest photos along Grant Road reveal that Parks and Recreation is bringing in the earth to create the berms. Jefferson Park neighbors hope that these berms and vegetation are tall enough to provide a pleasant visual screen from traffic.
Will we get a "Slow Street" for a month?
Application submitted, no response yet.
Jefferson Park has submitted an application for a one-month "Slow Streets" event on Lester from Campbell to Euclid..

Lester was chosen as the candidate because it has been previously designated by the City of Tucson as future bikeway, but no improvements have been funded. The event would provide signs and sharrows (painted bike images on the street).

Thanks to all who submitted comments.
"Slow Down" yard signs - free
TDOT has initiated a "Slow Down - Drive Like You Live Here" yard sign pilot program in an effort to slow traffic down on neighborhood streets.
If you would like to take the pledge and get a yard sign,click here: Slow Down Pilot Program. Take the pledge on-line and a sign will be delivered to your door.
JP Neighbors recommend service providers
Need recommendations for lawn service, bee removal, plumbers, even cat groomers etc? JP website has lists and references. Go to
Who are your Neighborhood representatives?
To see the JP board and area representatives go to:
To see the neighborhood non-profit board go to:
Red Tag Report
July report: TPD reports no unruly gatherings reported in Jefferson Park

For information on the last 80 police incidents in our neighborhood go to: Incidents are listed by block not specific address.
JP Green Committee will Help You Plant!
GOOD NEWS - If you want to plant trees or shrubs in your right of way, the Green Committee will help you place them correctly, taking advantage of passive water harvesting, help you decide which plants, and plant the trees for you. Let Joan Hall know if you have a "right of way" that you would like planted, 520-990-8054. More shade, more birds!
EDISON Parklet (Edison and Campbell)
USUALLY 3rd Saturday of the month - 8:00 am - Edison and Campbell little park----. If you do pick up trash during the week, 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. If you see problems with trash at the park or its vicinity during the week, please notify Joanne and we will arrange to clean it up.
Still Time for the Census-Workers knocking on doors
THERE'S STILL TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS FORM - With all that has been going on in the United States lately, you may have pushed aside your reminders to complete the required U.S. Census, but there's still time. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year. It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona. The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics. Starting this month, census workers will be knocking on doors of homes from which they've received no response. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit. Follow the links below for more information.
Masks now required in the City of Tucson
Effective immediately, every person in the City of Tucson over the age of five (5) is required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public setting. Businesses whose employees interact with the public must require employees to wear face coverings.This requirement is put in place under Ordinance Number 11766.
City of Tucson Closed
Due to the continuing increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona and Pima County, the City of Tucson will extend the reopening until further notice.  All aspects of the closing remain in effect.

This includes:
  •  All service counters and lobbies within City buildings, including Ward offices and City Hall, are closed.
  • All evictions on City-owned public housing suspended through July 31.
  • Tucson Water will continue to suspend water shutoffs through July 31.
  • City recreation centers and aquatics facilities are closed.
  • All aquatics, youth, therapeutic, and senior programming are canceled.
  • All leisure classes and softball leagues have been postponed.
  • The Senior Meal Program will continue in its modified form.
  • Transit fares are waived on Sun Link, Sun Tran, and Sun Van.
  • Tucson City Court began a phased reopening with restrictions on June 1.
  • Household Hazardous Waste will not be collected at the Los Reales Landfill or the Sweetwater location.
  • Park Tucson will continue to offer 15-minute free parking for take-out orders.

The City's has delayed reopening in order to better protect residents. If you have questions related to any city services, please do not hesitate to call the Ward 3 office at 520-791-4711.
Lead Officer for Jefferson Park
We have been informed that the new JP Lead Officer is Ofc. Joclyn Avilez. Her email is Phone: 520-307-1252.

JP Community Resource Officer is Erin Peters - Phone: 520-965-7670

Call 9-1-1. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. This includes welfare checks on persons who appear in distress. And let’s not forget the animals and small children left in vehicles-- engines not running and windows not cracked, while the temperatures rise. 

Online Report. To file an online report go to: . This reporting tool can be used to file certain crimes so make sure to check out the webpage for information. 

Other means of contact. You have the option to email/call the Lead Officer: or phone 520-307-1252 You, also may contact our division at or phone: (520) 791-4467. 
Senior Shopping Hours
For the different Tucson grocery stores, their safety requirements, if they deliver, and for their senior hours CLICK HERE
Free Food Map
COVID-19 Reliable sources of information
The City of Tucson created and maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website (link below) that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. Visit the website for the latest information about how the City is conducting business during this crisis and the latest status in the community. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.
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.
Here is our 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 

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

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:
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
Amanda Monroy, Special Staff Assistant to Supervisor Betty Villegas
Pima County Board of Supervisors,
520-724-8126 ■
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.