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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood - Summer Meetings
September 25, 6:00 pm.
1510 E Grant Road, Ward III 

S eptember 24, 5:30 pm.   Topic: Status of the Linear Park
1510 E Grant Road, Ward III 

September 24, 6:30 pm.   1510 E Grant Road, Ward III 
Topic: Code Enforcement - Hear about the Codes that apply to our neighborhoods, especially parking, rentals, and others
Attendees of our meetings: TPD, Ward 3 Representative, and Residents of Jefferson Park, Mountain/1st, Samos, Sugar Hill, Hedrick Acres, El Cortez, Keeling, and Catalina Vista. Adjacent neighborhoods are welcome to attend; however, we only go over incidents in the listed neighborhoods.
     1st half hour: Code Enforcement Speaker
     2nd half hour: As the eyes and ears of neighborhoods, share (quality of life) concerns with TPD. 
Following the meeting, Residents have the opportunity to speak individually with TPD.
Saturday, November 16, at 2:00 pm
Greenspace at Martin and Lester
Drop by to see the polo pony statue and historic signage, history photos of Jefferson Park and surrounding areas.

Sabuku T-shirts by Nancy Lenches, for sale at unbelievable prices!
International School Gymnasium
Saturday, November 2, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This event is co-sponsored by our two neighborhoods and supported through the Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc.  The fundraiser of beautiful T-shirts brings precious dollars to the neighborhoods for projects.  See the T-shirt designs of Nancy Lenches at her website  Nancy brings her seconds and overruns along with some new designs.  The prices for seconds are rock bottom, available nowhere else!!  We will be seeking volunteers to help!
Neighbors divide up the Work. We are lucky to live in a very involved and caring neighborhood.  We also live in a neighborhood currently experiencing many outside pressures.  If you just moved here, and want to become involved, attend a meeting.  Listen and decide where your talents could be best used.  

Just a few sample committees/projects:
Interacting with Banner on proposed projects;
Interacting with the City relating to the planned Linear Park on Grant;
Working with the City to preserve our Neighborhood Preservation Zone when new construction is proposed;
Working with the City and State to redistrict our Historic Boundaries to mitigate  for the loss of historic homes; 
Helping with newsletters, websites   ...and so much more.
Be careful in Jefferson Park! 
Many streets have parking restrictions.  Watch for signs!

If someone is illegally parked in front of your home, the number to call is: 
520-791-5071, or  email: .
Get your Jefferson Park T-shirt!
T-shirts are a JP fundraiser!
Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
Proceeds benefit neighborhood projects!
Get yours from one of the Jefferson Park area reps listed below:
Lisa:  622-1682, email:
Joanne:   798-3602, email: 
Laurel-Heather:  343-0073, email:
Banner Community Parklet - Pavers & Signs
No Parking Signs  - Coming Soon.  
As of August 1st, there should have been no parking along the the basin, both on Lester and on the south end of Warren. Parkwise will be be placing "No Parking" signs on both streets in the near future. 
Celebration of the History Plaza at Martin and Lester
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2 pm 
Quonset Hut area at Lester and Warren. 
Come and celebrate, enjoy refreshments and meet your neighbors!

Jefferson Park gateway signs on Campbell
Six month fundraising effort nears the end! To date we have $1685 toward the cost of the gateway signs on Campbell.   THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!   
All donations receive a receipt from the Jefferson Park non-profit, Friends of Jefferson Park.  If you, a neighbor or business, would like to donate, please get the donation form by  CLICKING HERE   
Unruly Gatherings Statistics
Need to report an Unruly Gathering?  See the process HERE.

Loud Music calls - 1, Loud Party calls -0, Red Tags Issued - 1 
All reports are received from TPD.  A letter is mailed to the resident and owner to let them know phone calls have been made.  If an address receives a red tag, it will appear on the front of the home. 
Census work has begun, accurate count crucial for region's future
The U.S. Census Bureau is now conducting address canvassing operations in the region for the April 1, 2020 Census. The purpose is to deliver a list of correct addresses so residents can respond online, by phone or by mail to Census questionnaires.  If the questionnaire is not sent in, then Census field workers will have to visit the address.  About 35 percent of addresses need to be verified. 
Use of technology has assisted with identifying every place where people could live or stay, comparing what they see on the ground to the existing census address list and verifying, correcting, or adding address and location information, as appropriate. However, Census workers still need to visit many areas in person. 

Security is important. Field workers will have an ID badge that includes their name, photograph, a Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date. They also will carry an official bag or laptop with the Census logo for conducting the survey. The worker will provide a letter from the Census Bureau on official letterhead stating why they are visiting your residence. Workers are in the field form 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Upon request, census field workers will provide contact information to their supervisor or Census Bureau Regional Office if you have questions.

Access is important. Pima County asks that all neighborhoods accommodate Census workers to ensure as much participation as possible in the 2020 Census.  Even if you are in a gated community.  Data collected in the Census is used to determine in legislative redistricting, transportation planning and funding decisions, community assistance programs, and drives economic development decisions. 
Fraud Alert
***Fraud Alert***Please Spread the Word***Fraud Alert***
The Tucson Police Department Financial Crimes Unit would like to remind community members to be very sk eptical about unsolicited phone calls received regarding past due payments.
TPD has recently seen an increase in community members reporting unsolicited phone calls about past due payments, such as their electric bill. The scammers will typically provide their information (although it is fictitious) and information about the community member. The scammer will claim to need payment quickly or consequences will immediately follow, such as shutting off power.
The scammers will usually request payment through prepaid cash cards which can be obtained at various local merchants. Many times, the scammers will insist on keeping the recipient on the phone to ensure they purchase the correct prepaid card. Finally, they request the numbers on the back, at which point all money becomes extremely difficult to recover.
City Survey of customer needs
When you have issues you face and it is unclear exactly who in the City of Tucson can help address the specific problem, it can be frustrating.  To make it easier for you and your neighbors to find relevant information and connect with the city employee who can help you, our city manager is developing a 311 system which will serve as a single entry-point for your inquiries. To do this effectively, however, we need to know what types of questions you typically have for city employees and how you normally contact us. Please take five minutes and complete this short survey to help us better serve you.   Here is the link to the survey: 
Every Other Week Recycling Pick-up
Beginning the week of September 30, 2019, residential recycling within the City of Tucson will be collected every other week. Your current collection day will not change. A recycling calendar and map will be in your September bill.
Jefferson Park is first and third Mondays.
Beginning October 7 then  Oct 21, 
Nov 4 then Nov 18 ... etc. etc. 

Law Library open to the public
Law Library offers free legal resources to public.
The Law Library and Resource Center of the Superior Court in Pima County is free and open to the public. The library offers a variety of resources to help you take care of your legal needs and is located on the 2nd floor of the Superior Court building at 110 W. Congress in downtown Tucson. For those who qualify, you can even speak with an attorney for free.   Stop by Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until  5:00 p.m., excluding court holidays, visit or call 520-724-8456 for more information
Public Class on Hate Crime -by TPD
The Street Crime Interdiction Unit is hosting a neighborhood forum to discuss hate and bias crimes in the Tucson area. The class is open to the public and will cover several topics, to include what constitutes a hate crime, different types of bias, emerging trends, reporting requirements, and a question/answer forum. The class will take place at the Westside Service Center (1310 W Miracle Mile) on October 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Feel free to forward to any community groups that you feel may be interested.
Please register using the link below. Questions may be directed to Tristan Pittenridge 837-2801 or Gilbert Martinez at 837-2784  

Volunteers needed for Tucson Homeless
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TUCSON HOMELESS CONNECT EVENT OCT. 4 - More than 300 homeless persons, including 100 estimated veterans, those living on the street, youth who are on their own, and families with children are expected at the Tucson Homeless Connect event on Friday, Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd. Local service providers, businesses, and volunteers will help the homeless and near-homeless get healthcare, apply for benefits, receive haircuts and receive medical screening, and get pet care. Homeless and near homeless Veterans will be able to apply for VA benefits and get help with jobs, housing, counseling and other needs. All will be served lunch. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, hygiene kit assembly, registration, hospitality, security, scheduling, and more. To volunteer or receive more information, call Patti or Larry at (520) 299-2900 or email:
Tucson Homeless Connect: 
Tugo Bike Share expanding
TUGO BIKE SHARE SYSTEM IS EXPANDING - The City of Tucson recently expanded the Tugo bike share system by adding four new stations and 51 docking points. This will make bike share more accessible to more people and neighborhoods. The new stations and docking points are now available for use at El Presidio Park, Catalina Park, Lost Barrio, and Reid Park. More than 12,000 trips (24,500 miles) have been taken on Tugo bikes in 2019, accounting for approximately 2,300 pounds of CO2 emissions saved.
Tugo announcement, map:
Tugo pricing:

Lend a Hand - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
lend a hand
LAH provides free services to seniors (60 and older) and people with disabilities.  There are no financial requirements!  Its services include transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, the bank, etc., plus delivery of fresh produce and food boxes, as well as providing incontinent supplies, yard work, minor home repair, a weekly exercise class, a monthly lunch Social and even more.  
All services are free, made possible by caring volunteers.  But, in order to support it all, we do need more volunteers, especially in the summer!  If you're interested in volunteering -- or receiving these services yourself, please contact 
Trish Gehlen at (520) 248-6882 or
Banner Hospital patients who wander...
There have been reports of patients leaving the Banner property and short-cutting through the neighborhood.  These folks are in various states of health.  Patients who are on foot are sometimes at risk, and are not good for Banner, nor for the neighborhood
Call Banner Security 520-694-6533 
if you witness any wandering patients or find any tossed bandages, etc.
If the situation warrants, call 911 
BUT ALSO call Banner Security so it can be recorded.   
We appreciate Banner's willingness to be proactive, and neighbors must be diligent about reporting occurrences. 
Greening and Cleaning
Park Cleanup - Every third Saturday
Edison/Cambell Parklet
Help Needed -  3rd Saturday of the month - 7am

No RSVP needed, just show up about 7am.    BYOB-bring your own bag...or we supply.  Clean up is quick - we usually take less than an hour. Many hands make light work!
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 note...September is tree planting time and African Daisies for Spring Color!
Get those goatheads before they get your feet/bike tires!

Goathead, or puncturevine is a nasty weed with spiky burs 

This non-native plant grows low to the ground with 5-petaled yellow flowers. The burs get stuck in shoes, bike tires, and pet's fur and feet. If you've ever stepped on one, you know how painful it can be! 

This weed is spreading throughout our neighborhood. Now is the time to take care of it, while it still has flowers before it goes to seed! Remove by hand pulling or use a hula hoe. Make sure to get the roots out. 

If you need help with removal in your yard, contact the Green Committee, Joan Hall,

Building in Jefferson Park - a unique neighborhood

Special rules for Jefferson Park
The neighborhood Land Use Committee (LUC) has created a special section, " Building/Historic Status" , on to help neighbors and their contractors understand the special circumstances when building in an NPZ (Neighborhood Preservation Zone). Also Tucson Planning and Development Dept. has a process flyer at 
Important Contacts
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
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: 

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

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 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,