Websites: and December 13 , 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Jefferson Park gets Dressed UP!
What makes JP a wonderful place to live? Just take a drive after dark.
 Can you find these beauties?
Meetings 2021
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 the annual meetings will be posted:

JPNA needs Safety Committee Chair: Works with TPD, schedules meetings (Zoom lately), and keeps their ear to the ground about the safety concerns of the neighborhood. Contact Colleen if interested
Banner celebrating Jefferson Park Neighborhood history
Have you seen our banners? Banners were taken from the alley wall east of Park and Grant. Two other banners were vandalized. Yuk!!
GONE. Banner celebrating all the folks who made the Linear Park a reality.
Report the choppers overhead
The med evac flight path is south of Jefferson Park. There should be no choppers over residences.
Your call will never influence any flights that are "non-compliant" if the weather or the patient care is the causative factor.

Your calls are logged in for information. If you are not sure if the chopper is TPD or Medi-Evac, call anyhow. Banner can cross reference.
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact BUMC Security at
UA HydroCats - We Thank YOU!!!
Have you noticed the rain basins along Vine are looking cleaner lately? We say thank you to the UA HydroCats ALL VOLUNTEERS! The HydroCats are members of "Students for Sustainability" (SFS), a student government program. SFS has an internal committee, HydroCats, that work on water-related issues. Among SFS projects are Compost Cats, and the Community garden at 1400 E Mabel. We are fortunate to have their help. We love that they get "down and dirty" for us.
Not too late---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 penny will help Jefferson Park. Our fundraisers for projects have been cancelled per our friendly pandemic. Invest in your neighborhood!
Every year new projects make your neighborhood a better place to live! Communications, entrance signs, and the like contribute to the quality of life in Jefferson Park. Your donation to The Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc, our neighborhood non-profit, is tax deductible. 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.
138Kv Electric Poles in Jefferson Park?
To see the current pole routes that bisect Jefferson Park!
To see the final routes suggested by TEP, go to the latest JP E-news letter - Nov 27 at
To learn about undergrounding options: To read about the Underground Coalition, go to
To make your voice heard:
Jeff Park's CWG Representatives suggest you continue to flood the TEP website, with our concerns and ask to underground the lines.
Important Trash and Recycling Information
Roll -offs are being scheduled for 2021. Watch here for the dates.

Currently roll-offs are in the neighborhood from an order last year.
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
Pickup Date #2: 8/30/2021
Little Free Library Restocked
Little free library
On behalf of the neighborhood thanks to all who donated books for our Little Free Library this
weekend. All of the shelves are now full plus we have about a dozen left over. 

The library is located on the northeast corner of Vine and Lester.
(M Worthen)
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.
November - 3 red tags, 5 loud party calls, and 1 loud music call. 
Anytime of day, any number of people if unruly, any grouping over 10 (in Covid times)
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.
December 19. 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.
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
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.