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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood
Health and Heritage Park-Jefferson Park Trail
Existing basin 
Hampton to Park

Park to Fremont
Coming soon
Fremont to Santa Rita
Coming soon

Yes, the weeds will finally be replaced by a lovely walking park.  Chelsea Marshall of WHEAT Design Group will be presenting the proposal in 3-D on the big screen.  The plans are in draft form, but Jefferson Park and Tucson Clean and Beautiful have been given the go-ahead and the $$ to get this done!  Come see what the future has in store for Jefferson Park and Tucson.
Wednesday, February 27, 6:00 pm
Ward III meeting room,  1510 E Grant Road
Special Topic - The Health and Heritage Park - Jefferson Park Trail 
Invited Guests:  Brent Dennis,  Tucson Parks and Recreation Director 
                         Katie Gannon, Tucson Clean and Beautiful

Tuesday, February 26, 6:00  pm
Ward III meeting room, 1510 E Grant Road
Agenda:  Linear Park Plans with Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Campbell/Grant White Paper review.
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm.  This new Coalition will meet every Fourth Tuesday after the Grant Road Coalition Meeting in the WARD III meeting room, 1510 E Grant Road.
Officers from TPD will be at the meeting to discuss crime trends in the area and be available to answer questions or receive feedback from the Coalition Neighborhoods:  Mtn/First, SAMOS, Jefferson Park, Catalina Vista, Campbell/Grant.
Banner Hospital Construction Update 
JP Banner Committee took a field trip to Warren and Lester with the Banner staff and has these updates:

1) All construction will be completed by April 22

2) See the location of the Community History Parklet (yellow arrow).

3) No Parking Request: The Committee and the JPNA will be requesting "No Parking" on the south side of Lester next to the Green Space.  Currently, there are signs for  "Non Resident Permits" (at $475 a year) installed there.

4) Security Monitoring: Banner Security has agreed to keep a record of calls to them about any encroachment into the neighborhood of patients, visitors, hospital-related traffic etc. Neighbors immediately north of Banner have experienced patients, one still  in hospital garb, wandering into the neighborhood, as well as witnessing patient  "drop offs" on the neighborhood side, and folks taking a short cut to the bus stop at north Campbell.  When the fencing comes down signs will be installed to guide people east. An accurate record will let us know if other measures need to be taken to guide folks off the Banner campus.  So, neighbors,  please follow this protocol:
Call Banner Security 520-694-6533 if you have concerns.
If the situation warrants, call 911 BUT ALSO call Banner Security so it can be recorded.   
We appreciate Banner's willingness to be pro-active and neighbors must be diligent about reporting occurrences. 
Purchase a Paver to honor someone special
Artist rendition of 
Polo Pony Statue
The Banner Green Space Community Parklet will feature concrete pavers, which will be engraved with a message of your choice.  These pavers can be ordered by sending in the form to Banner. CLICK HERE to the print form. 

Paver choices are: 2'x2' paver at $600, and 1' x 2' paver at $400.

The funds from  the pavers will raise money for the proposed Polo Pony sculpture for the parklet.

The Neighborhood Assn and Friends of Jefferson Park have purchased a paver for our advocate and good neighbor, Minnette Burges, who left us two years ago.  We honor her memory, and know that she would approve of the history park celebrating our great community.
Jefferson Park Mural gets on the map!
2136 N  Euclid
Have you seen the mural on Euclid?  Ever wonder who or how?  It is now on the City map - Murals of Tucson; Cultural Legacy through Contemporary Street Art. 

To see map with all images including the JP mural, go to the website: 
Are You protected if the grid goes down?
resiliency workshop
Resiliency Workshop at Ward III
The Resiliency workshop (Jan 27) discussed what individuals and neighbors could do in the event the grid goes down.  The possibility of a city-wide heat-related grid failure was discussed.  For the entire information booklet  CLICK HERE.  Pay particular attention to p. 17 and 24 for a list of the things each home should store in case of such an emergency.
(Thanks for link, Marsha Thanks for photo, Dorothy)
Curious cell phone towers...
Wondering about these at Mt/Grant and on Grant Road?
Have you seen these popping up? They are the new small cell towers coming to our neighborhoods. No permits required. The Federal and State governments are taking local voices out of the cell tower process for these. Random Blue Stake markings on your property are a good indicator.
More information is in Council Member Kozachik's E-newsletter:
" In the past couple of weeks, we have received several inquiries about cell towers going up in and around our residential areas. The very short message is, that as a result of some pretty successful lobbying by cell distributors, the City's voice is significantly limited."
You will NOT receive a door hanger notifying you of Brush and Bulky as you have in the past.    Brush and Bulky will NOT enter your property to pick up piles.  Please put piles IN THE ALLEY.  BOX YOUR CACTUS!!!
BRUSH AND BULKY - FEBRUARY 25   Brush & Bulky will collect:
  • Brush, tree trunks, branches and other green waste (up to 5 feet long and 24 inches in diameter)
  • Lumber (up to 5 feet long and stacked in a separate pile)
  • PVC and metal pipes (up to 5 feet long)
  • Railroad ties (limit 5)
  • Furniture, carpet, and doors
  • Lawn mowers with fuel tank and crank case removed
  • Scrap metal (bicycles, swing sets, etc., broken into 5 foot lengths)
  • Cacti (must be contained - up to 25 lbs.)
  • Appliances (remove freezer/refrigerator doors)
  • Car tires (limit of five automobile tires)
  • Metal drums (empty and cut in half)
Brush and Bulky will NOT collect:
  • Any excess over the 10 cubic-yard limit
  • Any items other than those listed above, such as
  • Stone/bricks/concrete/aggregates
  • Construction debris
  • Hazardous waste like paint/oil/pesticides/solvents/liquids
  • Glass/mirrors
  • Television and computer monitors
  • Compressed gas/air cylinder(s)
  • Vehicle parts
  • Commercially generated material
Taxes being done at Ward III
The Ward 3 Council Office will once again host United Way's tax prep service (a.k.a. VITA) this year. Every Saturday through April 13th volunteers will be available from 9 am-1 pm. The address is 1510 E Grant Rd. Assistance is on a first come, first served basis. Click  here for additional locations.
Call 520-333-5810 for more information or view the  VITA FAQ for details, including a list of required documents. Note that this is a means-tested service.  Be sure to note income limits on the VITA site.
International Day at the School
March 9 - Special Invitation to the Neighbors
Dancing, Music, and food celebrated at the International School.  

March 9 from 10am to 2pm
Great Fun!

Cyclovia coming thru Jefferson Park-April 7 
Event begins at Banner, passes our Little Free Library...
Could you get a break on your property taxes?
Do you live in a contributing property?
Does your home qualify for the property tax break??  Jefferson Park web-site provides links and explanations.  If you wonder about your property  CLICK HERE for links to important information.
Red Tag Reports
Tucson Police Department supplies monthly data on nuisance party and loud music calls made to 911 for our neighborhood.  
January Report for Jefferson Park
Loud music calls - 1
Loud Party -  2, one with no address
Red Tags issued - 0
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 - Every third Saturday
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 will 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.
Out and About....
Help with the exterior of your 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)
March 31, Sam Hughes Home Tour
2019 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour - Set for Sunday, March 31
The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour is scheduled for noon to 5pm on Sunday, March 31. This self-guided tour, held every other spring, is the major fundraiser for the largest historic neighborhood in Tucson. This year's tour consists of 21 venues, 11 of which are private homes. In addition to music and art, you will be able to sample the food fare, enjoy refreshments or receive a discount in some of our new eateries and businesses, and also see plans for three new developments. Our last tour sold out, so we don't recommend waiting until the last minute.
The Sam Hughes neighborhood is one-square mile east of and adjacent to the University of Arizona. Street parking is plentiful. The ticket/brochure, which includes descriptions of all venues and a map, is $30.  For ticket purchase and more information, go to
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
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

Banner Security
Witness any encroachment of patients or visitors etc into the neighborhood?  Banner wants to know. Please call so that the incident can be documented
Security at 520-694-6533
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,