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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters  CLICK HERE.
Meetings are cancelled - JPNA keeps you informed on-line at and through this E-news. See list of neighborhood area representatives at the end of this E-news.
Welcome new subscribers!
Health and Heritage Trail
From Vision to Reality - Construction has begun!
2016 - DESTRUCTION - Destroying
Grant Road Project takes 11 historic homes.
...and they park in the shade. Do you blame them in 106 degrees?
2020 - CONSTRUCTION - Creating
Surveying crew came out June 25 to create the Health and Heritage Park
And they leave their survey marks!
Then neighbors on Edison, began to hear beeping...
And here they come! Grading the Linear Park. We await delivery of earth for the berms!
Photos D. Richmond
Historic Signage in the Linear Park
Above: Sign base
Right-1937 map (partial)
After the grading is completed, with berms, boulders and pathways installed, the historic signage will go in. The bases are reflective of the historic markers in downtown Tucson. A neighbor is constructing the bases, and Parks and Rec will install.

Permissions from AHS for images of the 1937 and 1945 illustrated maps of Tucson have been obtained! Get a close-up look at the proposed signs at ,
JP Neighbors recommend service providers
Need recommendations for lawn service, bee removal, plumbers, even cat groomers etc? JP website has lists and references.

If you have a name of a good craftsperson, e-mail it to Mike at and he will add it to our list. Thanks Mike!
JP Campaign against 138Kv Poles
The "NO 138 Kv Poles" signs have been disappearing from the neighborhood, much to our dismay! However, this project is by no means over. TEP expects to hold virtual meetings for the Stakeholders and Community Working Groups in mid-July, and then to schedule a virtual public meeting in late July. Stay tuned.
If you would like a sign for your yard or replacement for a stolen sign, call Colleen, 272-0784 or email

See the rationale for the neighborhood stand at the JP website

or see former e-newsletters at
Banner Basin Facelift!
Banner basins have received their face lift. Trees are trimmed and invasive weeds have been removed. Thank you big neighbor!
(photos courtesy of J. Hall)
Roll Offs - Brush and Bulky - clarification
Roll Offs are cancelled until further notice

Brush 'n Bulky is still scheduled for August 31
J P 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 - NOW we can get those plants for free!!

Let Joan Hall know if you have a "right of way" that you would like planted, 520-990-8054 More shade, more birds!
Invasion of the Goatheads!
Let's all work together to get rid of these plants now before they have fully gone to seed! If you see one, pull it, bag it, and toss it! When you step on them with bare feet you'll know why it's called puncture vine! 

More on how to identify:

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.
Masks now required in the City of Tucson
Sign found in Colorado
From Garden District Newsletter
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 where continuous physical distancing is difficult or impossible.

Adults accompanying minor children who are five (5) years of age or older shall use reasonable efforts to have children to wear face coverings when they are 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  and will closely track Pima County's resolution passed on 6 /19 at the Pima County Board of Supervisors' meeting which will be posted here when made available.
City of Tucson Closed until August 3rd
Due to the continuing increase in the number of cases in Arizona and Pima County, the City of Tucson will extend the reopening until Aug 3. 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 are 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 programing 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. While it is difficult to have recreation centers and pools closed, it's for our safety. If you have questions related to any city services, please do not hesitate to call the Ward 3 office at 520-791-4711.
Register to Vote in the General Election
  • You may register to vote in Pima County if:(A.R.S. 16-101)You live within Pima County at least 29 days prior to the General Election.
  • You are a United States Citizen.
  • You are 18 or older, or will be 18 by the next General Election.
  • You have not been convicted of a felony or treason, or if you have, your rights have been restored.
  • You have not been adjudicated an incapacitated person. (A.R.S. 14-5101)
To vote in the General Election on Nov. 3, the deadline to register is October 5, 2020.
(Thanks, Garden District newsletter!)
City's new Utility Services Payment System
.. .another sign from little town in Colorado
The City of Tucson will be implementing a new payment system for utility services accounts (water, sewer/wastewater, trash/recycling). All customers who pay online or use auto-payment/auto-draft will be required to create a new account beginning June 17. The new system will be safe, secure, and easy to use. Tucson Water has been sending notices to its customers. Visit the website linked below and enter your email address or telephone number.
Tucson Police want you to know....
On behalf of the Operations Division West Commander, Captain Chris Dennison: "Although our Community Engagement has all but ceased during these unprecedented times, we wanted to reach out to let you know we are here for you, and are available to answer questions and address concerns through alternative methods. 

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. 

Non-Emergency line. Another way we’re able to answer and address your questions and/or concerns is to call the non-emergency number at (520) 791-4444. Please note that you may have to leave a message, but someone will return your call. 

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 me: or phone: (520) 837-7241 or you may contact my direct supervisor, Sergeant Kingman, via email: or phone: (520) 837-7216. You, also may contact our division at or phone: (520) 791-4467. 

With that being said, I want to remind all of you, as always, to be extremely cautious of people trying to take advantage of you during vulnerable times. If something doesn't feel or sound right, it most likely isn't. If you are unsure, you can always use the above measures to contact us. Thank you for your time and attention. Stay safe and be well. " (Erin Peters, TPD Community Resource)
Your Streets-your Opinions - the Future of Roads
Everyone is urged to use the "public input" map at
You may choose the on-line survey or the interactive map .

Add your comments on the interactive map, "like" or dislike" others comments. Send the message that Jefferson Park has concerns and deserves to be noticed. .
Census Figures Lagging
2020 Census:   Tucson is lagging behind some other Southern Arizona communities in responses to the 2020 Census. 

Help Tucson catch up.  Here's the link for the online questionnaire:  Remember, "census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year." 
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
Public testing: Those with concerns about COVID-19 symptoms or exposure can now call Banner Health at 844-549-1851 to speak with a clinical team member to determine if testing is appropriate. The line will be staffed 7 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. If an individual meets CDC criteria for testing, they will be scheduled for an appointment at our new drive-through site .
 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 Gas Tucson 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; Neighbors can report homeless issues and the like. They will get it to the correct department.
City Services  "Cheat Sheet"   has links, emails, and phone numbers
to make it easier to reach anyone in the City
based on your need.
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:
Here is our recycling list:

to read what can/cannot be recycled,

August 31 - Brush and Bulky

Roll-offs scheduled for Dec 11 cancelled until further notice
Razor scooters call 833- LAST-MILE.
Bird Scooters call 1-866-205-2442.

Numbers are posted on the scooters!
Special "thank you"
Thanks to the business and individuals who support JP with their donations! We appreciate you!
Thanks Zach, for donating to our Entryway Signs!
And Blackjack, thanks for the deal on our annual meeting of JPNA.
Thanks to Carly Quinn for the donation of 1/2 of cost of our gateway signs!
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: Sgt. Eric Evans, 420-405-2070, email: .
On Duty: Sat- Tues, 5pm -3am

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 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*
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 Supervisor
130 W. Congress St., 11th Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701
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, and Joanne Osuna invite your comments.
Thanks to the editors and co-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.