For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Grant Road Widening
Click these links:

Your presences at these meetings means the neighbors care about what happens to our community
GRANT ROAD PLANS See the 30% plans at the meetings above. We will not be able to influence plans after the 30% stage. Five neighborhoods of the Grant Road Coalition have sent a letter listing their concerns. Go to a meeting and form your own opinions

See the letter at This part of the Grant Road project is the ONLY SEGMENT that is residential. It needs special consideration! Constructions date is 2026, plans are done way ahead.
Bob Roggenthen, Project Manager, responded to the letter "The team has been working diligently on the same issues that you have highlighted in your letter. " It is time now to work on the issues with them!
JPNA Meeting *****April 28 - 6:00 – 8:00pm
 Meeting ID: 872 7641 6322 Passcode: 332826 
The meetings will be June 29, September 28 and December 28
Another Jefferson Park Issue!!
Take a stand on the 138Kv substation request.
TEP is asking the zoning examiner for a special land use permit (SELUP). The station will be on the edge of Jefferson Park at Vine and Chauncey Lane.

To see the issues that your representatives want reviewed go to . You will also find a sample letter so you as an individual can weigh in with the zoning examiner.
Plant Sale Dates - May 7,8 and 9
from 8 am to 2 pm
"Hey Mom,
You're worth a mint to me."
Colorful pots, succulents, ferns, mint, spearmint, Ruelia (purple flowers), Mix ' n Match.

It will be fun to shop for Mother's Day or to brighten your front porch. Better than a bouquet-these jewels last and last.

Mark Your Calendars!

See more pics at
Health and Heritage Trail Updates
How about those weeds?
Neighbors met with Paul Lopez and Richard Ebright, Parks Supervisors, on April 16. Neighbors were worried about the weeds. Here's what we know:
  • Currently the weeds are blooming and spreading seeds shortly
  • Goatheads are invading and buffelgrass is present in basin
  • the ROW is the responsibility of TDOT (we filed a request with TDOT concerns)
  • Parks and Rec will be contracting with BrightView Landscaping who will spray 2x a year and clean up trash bi-weekly. We have reached out to Bright View to ask about chemicals and dates of spraying
  • Parks and Rec has a volunteer coordinator- we have reached out to him
  • Boulders will be placed on alley side to prevent cars from entering the park
  • To report any concerning activity in the park call the Maintenance Supervisor Paul Lopez 631-5617 . Call 911 if illegal or dangerous activity.
5G Yard Signs for You!

Support responsible 5G pole placement by putting a sign in your yard.

Contact Joan Hall: or
call 520-990-8054
5G Poles in Neighborhoods
Country/Glenn neighborhood produced the following brochure to disseminate 5G information to their residents. They asked us to spread their word to our residents and neighborhoods and share this brochure. Click HERE to download the brochure.

In most instances, thus far, residents and property owners are given little or ZERO warning of construction of a 35 ft pole and accessory equipment in front of their home. Please alert the Ward III office if you become aware of a new pole. If we do not notify Ward III immediately, oftentimes the Telecom Company has too much invested into a location to be willing to consider moving the pole and equipment. (Thank you, Garden District Newsletter)
Recycling- no more glass in the Blue Bins
No more glass in the blue recycling bins as of February 1. Take your glass to these purple bins located throughout Tucson.The nearest purple bins for Jefferson Park are located at:
Mansfield Park - 2000 N 4th Avenue
Ward VI Office - 3202 E 1st Street
August - Brush and Bulky Pick up in Your Alley:
Pickup Date #2: 8/30/2021
Roll-Off's schedule
2021 Schedule:
5/20- 5/24
9/30-10/4, 12/16-12/20
two locations:
917 E. Seneca
1822 E. Lester
Roll-off Rules please call 791-3171, and or visit the website:
Red Tags, Complaints, etc.
1) Loud party/Loud music calls should go to 911.
2) Additionally, if student-related, contact the UA Neighborhood Hotline to report concerns at 520-282-3649.

CLICK HERE to see Flow Chart 
REPORT anytime of day, any number of people if unruly, any grouping over 10 (in Covid times).
MONTHLY STATS: February - 0 red tags, 0 loud party calls, 0 loud music calls. March - another month without any problems!!!!

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:
See code violations in Jeff Park:

Community Safety Program and TPD Call Response

Many readers saw news reports that TPD is limiting response to some calls that do not require a commissioned officer to respond and in many cases may be better handled by other service providers. This shift aligns with the City’s Community Safety Pilot Program which aims to ensure that the right person with the right training is responding to calls. The categories that will be impacted this spring are reviewed below.

Contraband at Hospitals and Schools: TPD will stop responding to these calls at the end of April, unless they involve a firearm. After that time, hospitals will use their secure containers to dispose of suspected hazardous material. Police will work with schools to develop safe ways to dispose of hazardous contraband or have it disposed of at a police substation.

Naturally Caused Deaths at Medical Facilities: Officers do not play a role in these calls currently other than responding to provide a case report number. At the end of April, medical facilities will complete an online report.

Non-Criminal Houseless Subjects on Public Property: Community members frequently call 911 to report houseless individuals present in public spaces without articulating any criminal act being committed. If an individual is, or appears to be, unconscious, a medical response will occur. Currently, protocols already exist to have outreach offered in these cases and concerns can be reported to your Council office.

Loud Music: Whenever possible, officers will continue to respond to calls involving large, disorderly parties or gatherings if those present are engaged in violent/dangerous conduct, such as fighting, etc. TPD will stop responding to just "loud music" calls at the end of April. . NOTE: The calls will still be logged on NSN and JP will be sending letters. "Loud parties" and "unruly gatherings" calls will continue be subject to police response.

Medical Check Welfare: These are non-criminal service calls that will be directed to use other public or private resources. TPD will stop responding to these calls at the end of April.

Uncooperative Adult Victims at Hospitals: Data analysis indicates that calls identified under this category may not have been vetted effectively, limiting the response impact. The City of Tucson’s Public Safety Working Group will help identify calls for service from hospitals involving uncooperative adult victims and allow for a more appropriate response, whether that involves a patrol officer or personnel from other agencies. The department will stop responding to these calls at the end of April but will conduct further evaluation to determine alternative plans/resources for response.

Non-Criminal Transports: Officers are currently utilized to transport people to different resources throughout the city in a broad range of circumstances, but especially to treatment facilities. Officers will still have the discretion to do transports associated with calls for service that they are handling as they deem necessary. Cost efficient transportation services such as public transit and private vendors that do not involve TPD resources will be explored for these types of requests. The department will stop responding to these calls at the end of April.
From Councilmember Karin Uhlich's March 26 Ward III Newsletter and JP Safety Meeting
JP Assn and Friends of JP donate to legal fund
STOP the TEP poles! Jefferson Park has the most to lose!
Your neighborhood associations voted to assist with the funding for an attorney to deal with the issue of undergrounding the TEP poles. Sam Hughes, Feldman's, an anonymous donor and 11 other neighborhoods are supporting the undergrounding concept!

Learn about the Underground Coalition and the proposal for undergrounding the TEP poles. Is it affordable? Read the proposal at: TEP continues to stand with the three overheading options, two of which bisect Jefferson Park.

Make your voice heard:
Jeff Park's CWG Representatives suggest you continue to flood the TEP website, with our concerns and ask them to underground the lines.
Covid Vaccination Opportunities - 16+
Information about all vaccination sites across Arizona can be found at the AZDHS find vaccine webpage Note: You can use the patient portal at to make an appointment for a relative.

AZ State -
Jefferson Park neighbor, Joan Hall, continues to follow the latest vaccine opportunities. You may call her at 520-990-8054 or e-mail

Anyone who needs help registering can call 844-542-8201 or 602-542-1000 to be connected with someone who can assist in English or Spanish.
EDISON Parklet & Campbell Access Road
Thanks to the Walkers
Many thanks to the JP neighbors who include trash pick up with their dog walks along the Campbell Ave Access Road!!!
3rd Saturday of the month, 8:00 am, in the parklet at the end of Edison at Campbell Avenue some gather to perform our "Adopt a Park" work. The work also extends south and north on the roadway. Garbage bags and tools supplied. "Many hands make light work". If you do pick up trash during the week, or just prefer to pick it up at your time of choice, please 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.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
To see the 2021 schedule for drop off places go to
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital:
contact BUMC Security: 520-694-6533
The Med Evac. flight path is south of Jefferson Park. There should be no choppers over Jeff Park residences. Report non-compliant flights to Banner - 520-694-6533
Sorry to report
An uptick in mail theft in JP, and across the city. Collect your mail immediately.
Sign up for informed delivery.
Lock It it or Lose It! Vehicle break-ins or attempted break-ins are on the rise across the city. What can you do? Never leave valuables in your auto. For more information to safeguard your items, Click here.
​NON-EMERGENCY - 791-4444
​REPORT A CRIME ​88-CRIME - (882-7463)
Anonymously report suspicious activity/persons.

JP Lead Officer: Ofc. Joclyn Avilez.
Phone: 520-307-1252.

JP Community Resource Officer: Erin Peters
Phone: 520-965-7670
Need help or want to volunteer?
(520) 248-6882
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance
 PO Box 41323, T/A 85717-1323
COVID-19 Reliable sources of information
VACCINATIONS - The website is your best source of current info. Today, the site has a detailed breakdown of which subgroups within Group 1-B will be eligible, and in what order.
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.
Recycling list

to read what can/cannot be recycled
The No Transit Fares program has been extended into 2021!
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,323-1777 

Area #2 - Jon Heine,321-4343

Area #3 - Erin Posthumus, 206-661-7765

Area #5 - Louie Werthmuller, 390-9044

Area #6 - Lisa Jones,622-1682
Choppers Overhead?
The flight path is south of Banner Hospital - not over residential area.

When you see it call it in.
Contact BUMC Security at
24/7 available (520) 282-3649

Neighborhood Resources:
Recommended service Providers

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

emergency crime:   911
See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:
See code violations in Jeff Park:
Report an unruly gathering: Call 911  CLICK HERE to see Flow Chart 
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, District 5
Elvira Din, Staff Assistant to Supervisor Adelita Grijalva
Pima County Board of Supervisors,
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.