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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood
2018 donations for your consideration 
"Keeping it close to home"
Tax deductible donations to non-profits
FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON PARK, INC-your neighborhood non-profit
"Friends" is the non-profit arm of the Jefferson Park Neighborhood. It has been the mechanism for funding the Historic District nomination, street signs and various neighborhood improvements.   As a qualified 501c3 non-profit, your donations are tax deductible.  You will receive a receipt for your records.  
Send Checks to:   Friends of Jefferson Park,   P.O. Box 41243, T ucson, AZ  85717
Iskashitaa Refugee Network creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public, strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security.   Iskashitaa is located in Jefferson Park and is under the fiscal umbrella of St. Francis in the Foothills UMC, a federal 501c3 organization.  Go to
AZ Tax Credit Deductions  
$ for $ tax reduction on your State Taxes if you itemize
Special deal on November 27
Jefferson Park's International School is a qualified Arizona Tax Credit donation. See  to get complete information.  The donation can be made anytime before the end of the year.

HOWEVER, If you make your tax credit donation on Nov 27th, that is "Giving Tuesday" the  Arizona Tuition Connection will match your donation which doubles the effect!
Or call: 480-409-4106.
Your donation will give tuition assistance to a low-income child.
Jefferson Park residents receive the services of this non-profit.  Direct donations can be made.  Also, Lend a Hand has become a QCO- Qualified Charitable Organization this year.  That means that you are able to give a donation as an AZ Tax Credit.  Go to:

Meetings, workshops, and opportunities to serve...
Neighborhood Meeting and Presentation
Everyone Invited!
November 28, Wednesday, 6pm  Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant 

6-6:30 -  Banner presentation: Find out what Banner has planned for the greenspace bordering Lester. As an integral aspect of the design, Banner will honor the history of Jefferson Park by featuring historic photos, a ramada reminiscent of the WWII Quonset huts, and the ROTC Polo Field and Polo Team.
6:30 - JPNA  B usiness Meeting  
Complete Streets Alliance Presentation
Everyone invited!
Grant Road Coalition Meeting
Tuesday Nov 27, Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant  

6-6:30 - Presentation by Complete Streets, Living Streets Alliance.   The Complete Streets Alliance tenets are proposed to be adopted by Mayor and Council. How will that interface with the the neighborhood vision for Grant Road, the linear park and bikeway?
6:30 - Business Meeting   
Building Resilient Communities Workshop
Register today!
REGISTER - 3 hour workshop.   Promoting heat-related preparedness through community cohesion
The workshop includes:
1. Learn about managing heat illness.
2. Assess vulnerabilities and needs in heat-related emergencies.
3. Decide on actions for your neighborhood to take to be ready for a heat emergency           without electricity.

More information is available at:
The workshop is free. It is like a free insurance policy which could help us survive an emergency.   We must have 15 participants to schedule a workshop. If you are interested please email Rosemary Bolza at or call 505-205-2707
Help keep your neighborhood strong
...offer to volunteer on neighborhood projects
2019 Nominations to the JPNA Board
The Jefferson Park Assn. nominating committee will create a slate of officers to recommend for 2019.  As always we encourage nominations from our neighbors to consider.  If you would like to suggest someone or offer your services please contact a member of the committee:
  • Suzanne Trappman, 740-0757 or e-mail
  • Laurel Heather Milden, 343-0073,
  • Judy Janson,
Also note that the Area Representatives are seeking an "alternate".  Someone to  help with door hanger distribution and to attend board meetings when the regular rep cannot.  Not a difficult position, and actually pretty interesting - walking, talking in the neighborhood.  Check out your area and offer to help your representative.  They will be excited to hear from you! 
Find your area and call your representative.
Offer to help out!

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 
Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden
Area #5 - Joanne Osuna
Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
2019 Nominations to the FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON PARK, INC.
If you would consider serving on the neighborhood non-profit board please contact Joan Daniels,  520-300-1980 or e-mail
Jefferson Park 2019 Calendar - $12.50
This calendar is a collection of images/events/research of your neighborhood over the past 5-10 years.

Available at JPNA meetings while they last!

Help keep our Neighborhood Historic
Contributing properties information.  Click on the newsletter to read
What kind of fence can I have? 

May I replace windows

If you think your home is over 50 years old and might qualify, look at the nomination list of the Jefferson Park contributing properties.    CLICK HERE
Banner Updates  - Elm street open Nov 21!
Red Tag Reports
Tucson Police Department supplies monthly data on nuisance party and loud music calls made to 911 for our neighborhood.  
October Report for Jefferson Park
Loud music calls - 2
Loud party calls - 5
Red Tags issued  1
Jefferson Park mails letters to any resident who was the subject of calls or red tags. Additionally owners are notified if the house was a rental.   
How do you report an unruly gathering? 
Greening and Cleaning
Parklet opportunity....
We need your help, every 3rd Saturday of the month

Jefferson Park volunteers walk the parklet at the intersection of Edison/Campbell.  They continue south up the Campbell access road...plogging along.  

No RSVP needed, just show up about 8am.  BYOB-bring your own bag...or we supply. 

If you do pick-up during the week, contact Joanne Osuna at  and your time can count.  We report our hours to Tucson Clean and Beautiful as part of the Adopt a Park program.

...And our little parklet at Edison and Campbell is quite lovely.

Now is the best time to plant trees!!
TEP customers can purchase up to two trees a year for only $5 each. There are many varieties to choose from. .

Joan Hall: 990-8054 or e-mail for more information about how the Jefferson Park Green Committee can help you plant your trees.
Report a  non-emergency crime:
Report an  emergency crime:     911
See the  latest crimes  in Jefferson Park:
See  code violations  in Jefferson Park:
Report an  issue with Banner:  Emergency 24/7 (520) 268-9575
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:
Important Contact Info
Ward III - Councilperson Paul Durham 
Paul Durham
1510 E Grant
and aide Nick Mahon

Ward III, See Paul's e-news at:
Ward VI, Steve Kozachik newsletter: 

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
Banner Construction 
and Info Line
Construction Updates on the University Campus  Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus  website  for the hospital expansion project. 
Emergency 24/7 phone number for the Banner project construction team: (520) 268-9575
UA Neighborhood Hotline 
Student Related issues can be reported to this number. 
Should not be used for 911 calls which should be directed to the TPD
24/7 available

Stay in Touch
Signing up for the E-News
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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
Come to the JPNA Monthly Meeting

Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Rd.
Renew your $15 voluntary JPNA membership dues
Renew by mail (print and mail membership form) OR

CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,