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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood
Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Parks and Rec, Tucson Dept of Transportation, and Jefferson Park will begin the Grant Road Linear Park
After years of this......
We will create something like this..
Jefferson Park and the Grant Road Coalition have for four years advocated for a Linear Park from Park to Santa Rita, on the lots scraped by the Grant Road Project. Finally, we have a plan!

Where is the money?  Thank you for voting for the 407 Bond.  It allots $225,000 for the park.  Thank you Ward III for getting our Linear Park in the bond package.  That money, at the latest, will be here July, 2020.  Immediately available is $48,000 to get us started from an agreement with the RTA/TDOT.

How will it look?  In 2017 JPNA worked with the UA landscape class and six concepts were created.  CLICK HERE  to see the student work.  Neighbors reviewed the student designs and selected two of particular interest.  Neighbors will work with TCB to finalize the design professionally.
What do neighbors want?
1) Water Harvesting, central pathway;
2) Visual mitigation, noise mitigation as possible;
3) A safe design that allows easy monitoring;
4) Historic signage that describes the area neighborhoods;
5) Other amenities to be considered at open meetings.

Who do we work with?  Tucson Clean and Beautiful (TCB) will partner with us.  JPNA will be creating an MOU and will form a steering committee  and meetings will be open to the neighbors.  Interested?  Sign up at the JPNA annual meeting-see below.
More Great News for our Northern Border
The pedestrian ADA beepers at intersections should only be heard from 10ft away.  Residents in Jefferson Park, 80 to 100 feet away,  were hearing the beepers 24/7.  Can anything be done?  Answer "yes". 
A chilly morning meeting yielded favorable results.   Transportation, Ward III, and neighbors met with the manufacturers of the Audible Pedestrian Signals to learn what could be done about the excessively loud beeps that were disturbing our residents.  It turns out that the manufacturer has many options programmed into those little boxes and ours were not set for a residential area.  TDOT engineer said Tucson has only set beepers for commercial areas and now would set all beepers in residential areas according to the results of our Jefferson Park experiment.  The following will occur:
1) A lower setting will be set for day time (50 dba). After a week residents will report back.
2) A much lower setting will be set for night  7pm to 6am (40dba).  After a week residents will report back.
3) The signals at intersections from First to Park will be changed.  When appropriate levels are reached all residential areas will receive the special noise leveling.
NOTE: The beeper sound will adjust to 5dba above the ambient noise level...i.e. if traffic is very loud it will increase volume, if traffic noise is low it will decrease volume. Thank you to all involved who are helping to resolve the issue and to those neighbors who doggedly pursued the problem. Many will benefit from the collective effort.
(January 10, 2019 meeting)
Twenty plus people met at Park and Grant Road with the manufacturers of the audible beepers.
TDOT technicians worked on the programming of the audible pedestrian signals

Annual Meetings
Pizza, drinks, and good company!
Thank you Planning Committee!
JPNA Neighbors'  Annual  Meeting 
Wednesday, January 23, 6:00 pm
Ward III meeting room
1510 E Grant Road

Annual Meeting Agenda:
     Pizza and Year in Review
     Committees-Please sign up to help
     Elections for 2019

NOTE: The Jefferson Park Website is being updated.  A "Neighborhood Safety" tab has been added with links to real time crime stats and advice for residents from police. Suggestions for the site can be made at the meeting. CLICK HERE and check out the tabs.

FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON PARK, INC. annual meeting-your neighborhood non-profit
will hold their annual meeting at 5:30 on Wednesday 23 at the Ward Office just prior to the JPNA annual meeting.  Election of officers and annual treasurer's report.  All invited.

Tuesday, January 22, 6:00 pm
Ward III meeting room, 1510 E Grant Road
Linear Park Plans with Tucson Clean and Beautiful
Consideration of a "Central Segments Safety Coalition"
All invited.
Door Hangers coming to your door.
Area Representatives will distribute the door hangers to all the Jefferson Park residences.  The hangers  have important contact information and an envelope for submitting your dues to the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association.  

Fifteen dollars continues to be the cost of membership.   Your dues help to support the efforts of the association.  Thanks to the combined efforts of the non-profit "Friends of Jefferson Park" and the JPNA membership, our neighborhood has a web-site, an E-news, quarterly door hangers and quarterly meetings with snacks for all.

Thank you for your membership.  A special  thanks to the many volunteers who pass out door hangers, water the traffic circles, clean the Edison parklet, plant trees, work at fundraisers, maintain the Little Free Library, serve on the board,  work with the city to maintain the Neighborhood Preservation Zone,  work with Banner Hospital to maintain our southern border.
Workshop Sign-Up
Register today!
Ward III Office, Sunday January 27, 1pm - 4pm 
Starting Early to be prepared for summer!   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:
There is no charge for the workshop! 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
...offer to volunteer on neighborhood projects
Committee Sign-Up sheets will be available at the Annual Meeting.  Come see if any are of interest to you.
Area Reps need help.  Check out your area and offer to help once every 3 months!

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 
Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden
Area #5 - Joanne Osuna
Area #6 -  Lisa Jones
Work with Banner Employees,UA Students
The Annual UA Mortar Board Neighborhood Clean-Up Project
Coming Soon (Feb 23) to our neighborhood!
Pitch-in for a morning of meeting new people, smiles, exercise & good feelings.  We need JP neighbors to work with MB/UA/Banner volunteers.  The idea isn't just for MB/UA/Banner volunteers to come & do things for us, but for all of us to work together to make, not only our own neighborhood better, but to improve our UA/Banner/neighborhood relationships as well.  And that's a worthy goal!  To offer to help or for more info, call Lisa: 622 1682
ROLL OFF's End of January!!!
Delivered on 1/31

Removed on 2/5
1850 N Tyndall
917 E Seneca
1740 E Edison 
1822 E Lester
BRUSH AND BULKY End of February!!!

Jefferson Park Brush and Bulky 
pick-ups for 2019:
2/25/2019  and  
Keeping our Historic Neighborhood
If your home is listed in the Jefferson Park Historic District as a contributing property, the JPNA and Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. have created brochures to help you get the property tax break. A one-time mailing will be done in February to all who may qualify. New people to the neighborhood will be sent the information when the representative for that area notices new folks moving in.  Keeping contributing properties qualified benefits the entire neighborhood. 
What kind of fence can I have?     Nov 9, 2018  Newsletter
May I replace windows?   October 2018 Newsletter
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
Red Tag Reports
Tucson Police Department supplies monthly data on nuisance party and loud music calls made to 911 for our neighborhood.  
November Report for Jefferson Park
Loud music calls - 0
Loud party calls - 1
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 is a rental.   
How do you report an unruly gathering? 
Greening and Cleaning - January 19
We need your help, every 3rd Saturday of the month
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.
Help with the exterior of you home.
An Opportunity for Assistance to Improve the Appearance of Your Neighborhood -  "A Brush with Kindness,"  a program of Habitat for Humanity Tucson,  partners with residents to improve the appearance of their neighborhoods, strengthen connections within the community, and help preserve affordable housing. The program also helps low-income homeowners, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. Partners repay a portion of cost of materials based on a sliding scale and ability.
Need some minor home repair? A Brush with Kindness can help!
Types of Services Provided:  painting →landscaping →fence repairs →yard cleanup →and other minor repairs.   To Learn More About Program:
   Call:  520-326-1217 ext. 209  
   Habitat Tucson is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider
(Thank you Feldman Neighborhood)
Police protocol for the homeless
When police are called about the homeless, there is a specific procedure they are to follow called the "Homeless Protocol".  The Protocol is a step by step process that ensures that the Homeless camp occupants are offered the opportunity to receive social services, the ownership of the property is verified, and the camp is cleaned up and the occupants vacate the camp.  As one of the first steps,  "Outreach Providers make contact with campers, to inform them of all resources available to assist with immediate and/or long-range needs", such as lodging, food, medical care, drug rehabilitation, etc.  At our monthly AGI crime meeting, TPD officers have mentioned that there have even been times when they drove a Homeless person directly to services right then on first contact. 

There is a Homeless Protocol Team that helps administer the steps of the protocol.  It is comprised of representatives from TPD, Environmental Services, Housing and Community Development, Transportation, Community Homeless Advocates (Old Pueblo and Field Outreach), Code Enforcement, and Parks & Recreation.  Click the link below to read the  complete steps of the Homeless Protocol. 

The Homeless Protocol applies to public property (i.e. City of Tucson property). Private property is handled by Code Enforcement  unless it is determined to be a police issue (i.e. there is fencing, posted signage forbidding trespassing, etc.).  Police accompany Outreach Providers or get involved in the camp if occupants are aggressive or refuse to vacate from the camp.
(Thank you Garden District E-news, via TPD Operations Division West)
Finding Your Lost Pet
Pima Animal Care and PACC and Pima County GIS department have developed an interactive map to find lost pets.  

Click the link below to see the map.  Once there scroll in to your neighborhood and click on the red dot (dog)  or blue dot (cat).  

A description and perhaps photo of the pet will appear.  The pets may be at PACC or with the finder.

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

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:
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact Mark Ostrand through BUMC Security at 694-6533. 
Stay in Touch
Signing up for the E-News
Go to and click on the e-news sign-up form. Or send them this form!

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,