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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn
Slate of Officers - Voting at the Annual Meeting Jan 27
The Nominating Committee sent out letters to solicit board members in September. After two meetings and many phone calls the committee submitted its slate of officers Nov 18, 2020.
Colleen Nichols
Trish Gehlen
Rosemary Bolza
Joanne Osuna
Laurel Heather Milden
AREA 1 Representative
Mary Worthen
AREA 2 Representative
Jon Heine
AREA 3 Representative
Erin Posthumus
AREA 4 Representative
Judy Janson
AREA 5 Representative
Louie Werthmuller
Area 6 Representative
Lisa Jones
The nominating committee also makes recommendations to the newly elected board for the "At-Large" positions on the board.

There are 6 "At-Large" seats
Members at Large recommended for appointment
Joan Hall
Bob Schlanger
Michael Crawford
Ricardo Pereyda
Joan Daniels
We have one more "Member-at-Large seat available.
Many Ways to Participate. Consider....
One At-Large board seat: if you would like to nominate someone for the open At-Large seat, please contact one of your nominating Committee members, either Judy Janson or Laurel Heather Milden.
Safety Committee Chair: Works with TPD, schedules meetings (Zoom lately), and keeps their ear to the ground about the safety concerns of the neighborhood.
Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc
Slate of officers - Voting at annual meeting, Jan 27
The non-profit has an alternating election process, electing different board members in alternate years. This year the elections will be for Vice president- Colleen Nichols, Treasurer-Joan Daniels, and Statutory Agent, J Daniels. The non-profit now has four "At-Large" spaces to fill. If you are interested please contact Joan Daniels at
All invited to join the zoom meetings.

Agendas for JPNA will be posted on
Jeff Park Zoom Meetings

December Executive Board Meeting
Have a safe and restful holiday

January Meetings
Friends of Jefferson Park
Wednesday, Jan 27. 5:15.p.m. Election of officers.

Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association
Wednesday, Jan 27, 6 p.m. Election of Officers.

Links for all meetings will be posted:

If you are new to Zoom, and would like to learn more, first start at, click on resources, and download Zoom and watch some of the tutorials. Registration as a Zoom user is recommended but not required. 
Traffic News
New sign at Mountain and Grant
SPEED SCOUT - This device, a "Speed Scout" will be installed on both sides of Mountain by TDOT in the near future.
SIGNS ON MOUNTAIN - JP requested additional speed limit signs on Mountain and a "No trucks over 26'." Both have been installed.
SPEED SCOUT - This little, blinking portable contraption will be installed to remind everyone to slow down and observe the speed limit.
Sharing Holiday Lights
Contact Laurel Heather at with your location.
We will put you on the map!
Linear Park finished by the holidays???
The folks are working every day on the Linear Park. Two benches and a drinking fountain have been added. It would be a great holiday present to be able to walk the park!!
Bench near Park/Grant intersection
Looking east from Fremont. Pathways quite visible.
Bench between Santa Rita and Fremont.
Jefferson Park has an MOU, an official agreement, with Banner that the medical emergency flights approach the pad from the South using Speedway and the west side of Campbell. However, if the pilot has concerns about weather conditions, winds,or other helicopters are coming in, they may choose an alternate route. Banner makes note of all approaches and take-offs. Please report any flights you see that are irregular.

Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact BUMC Security at 520-694-6533.
TEP narrows route options for 138Kv Poles
Screen shot from TEP presentation to Mayor and Council study session Nov 4, 2020.
Jefferson Park will have poles running along Grant Road and there's a good chance that poles will be installed THROUGH the neighborhood!
Undergrounding options: To read about the Underground Coalition, Council person Steve Kozachik, and the Mayor and Council, visit the home page for the Grant Road Coalition: Information will be posted to the Grant Road Coalition website in order to give information to all our contiguous neighborhoods along the Grant Road corridor.
Jeff Park's CWG Representatives suggest: Continue to flood the TEP website, with our concerns.
Advocate for undergrounding the lines.
See the 1080 pages of comments posted to the TEP website at Click the "Comments" link at the right side of the page. Add your comment
End of Year Donations
Consider these 501c3 's
Neighborhood School: The International School of Tucson needs your support. Information on how to make a donation is on the school website at complete with links to make your tax credit donation on-line.
Lend a Hand: This 501(c)3 assists elders and others in Jefferson Park and seven other neighborhoods. Lend A Hand Senior Assistance, PO Box 41323,
Tucson, AZ 85717-1323

Every year new projects make your neighborhood a better place to live with communications, entrance signs, etc. Your donation is tax deductible to Friends. Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc is the 501(c) 3 non-profit for the neighborhood is purposed "to preserve the historic district and improve the quality of life of its residents". Checks can be sent to Friends, PO Box 41243, Tucson 85717. You will receive a receipt.
Important Trash and Recycling Information
Recycling Pickup dates (on the street): January 11, 2021; January 25, 2021; February 8, 2021; February 22, 2021; March 8, 2021; March 22, 2021; April 5, 2021; April 19, 2021; May 3, 2021; May 17, 2021; May 31, 2021*; June 14, 2021; June 28, 2021; Starting in February, no more glass in the Blue Bins. Tucson will begin to recycle and reuse glass within the community.

Brush and Bulky Pick up in Your Alley:
Pickup Date #1: 2/22/2021 and Pickup Date #2: 8/30/2021

Garbage pick up in the alley - Environmental Services sent out postcards asking if residents preferred street or alley pick. JPNA informed Environmental Services that as part of the Neighborhood Plan for our historic neighborhood, it clearly designates alley pick up.
Stay tuned for the 2021 roll-off dates!
Lend A Hand - News
Lend A Hand needs volunteers to deliver food boxes, take individuals to medical appointments, and check on folks. You may receive mileage for your volunteer time.
CONTACT US (520) 248-6882
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance
 PO Box 41323, Tucson, AZ 85717-1323
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.
October - 4 red tags and 6 loud party calls
Anytime of day, any number of people if unruly, any grouping over 10 (in Covid times)
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
EDISON Parklet (Edison and Campbell)
Back to in-person with social distancing
3rd Saturday of the month, 8:00 am, in the parklet at the end of Edison at Campbell Avenue. Many thanks to the neighbors who have been doing "pick-up" during these last 7-8 months!
We will begin again in November, and it takes very little time if several people work together. We can easily socially distance, and it really is an enjoyable way to spend an early morning. Garbage bags and tools supplied. Hoping for a big turn-out "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.
TPD Crime Protection Pamphlet
TPD has provided a Crime Prevention pamphlet with great tips your reading pleasure. You can find it at:
TPD Contacts for Jefferson Park
JP Lead Officer: Ofc. Joclyn Avilez.
Phone: 520-307-1252.

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

You, also may contact our division at or phone:
(520) 791-4467.
Symptoms: Flu vs Covid
From Councilmember Steve Kozachik's newsletter this past week:
"You know the symptoms of the flu – you’ve had it. But how do they compare with COVID-19? I poached this table from a USA Today article. It’s pretty clear that many of the symptoms are common to both viruses. The recommendation is that you get a COVID test if you feel any of them, just to be sure which one you may be coming down with. And in all cases, stay home!" (Thank you Garden District E-news for bringing this to our attention)
COVID-19 Reliable sources of information
COVID-19 Testing Available. More than 400 COVID-19 testing sites are available across Arizona. View the list with details on locations, hours of operation and more on the Arizona Department of Health Services website:
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
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 - Laurel-Heather Milden,

Area #5 - Joanne Osuna, 798-3602

Area #6 - Lisa Jones,622-1682
Emergency 24/7 (520) 268-9575
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact BUMC Security at 694-6533.

24/7 available (520) 282-3649

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 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, District 5
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.