For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Neighborhood News
Thanks to our neighbors
* Erin, Rosemary, Joanne–Weeding the Linear Park,
* Jon, Joan, Cecilia, Joanne and crew-Edison Parklet
* Louie-Sunday watering Hampton/Edison Traffic Circle
* Bob -staking for trees, fabricating history markers  
* Dale Brenneman- proofreading historic markers
*Chris and Patti for cleaning up the Hampton basin.
Thanks to our partners...
* TDOT- removing downed limb
* TDOT-pedestrian signs and removing 3 dead Aleppos on Campbell Access
* Banner-dog waste boxes
* UA Hydrocats & Mortar Board
and the list continues....
Annual Meeting-Helicopter MOU
April 15 - 10am - 11am
Link TBA. E-mail if you wish to receive the link
JPNA Meeting
April 28 - 6:00 – 8:00pm
Zoom Link:
 Meeting ID: 872 7641 6322
Passcode: 332826 
Grant Road 30% Plans are here.
Several changes since original 30% plans
See the presentation of 30% shared with the Citizen's Task Force at
The first Community Meeting of the 30% plans will be at Tahoe Park (circle park in Catalina Vista) on Saturday morning, April 24th from 9:00 – 11:00 am
At the 30% stage this is your opportunity to give input. The Citizen's Grant Road Task Force was asked to give their approval of the 30% plans---they voted to wait until after the Community Meeting for community input-Thanks Guys!
Those pesky weeds
Thanks to the International Student Fellowship group!
Those pesky weeds are dropping their seeds! Many thanks to Jon H. and his "International Student Fellowship" students who pitched in Saturday and "massacred" the weeds along the Campbell access road.
Special thanks to neighbor Cecilia who worked on the north parklet with "Adopt a Park" committee head Joanne O.
North End Parklet
Thanks for the clean up Banner!
Banner is responsible for the north parklet. JPNA, under the "Adopt a Park" works on the north parklet and the access road. Tucson Department of Transportation is responsible for major landscaping issues i.e. taking out dead trees, irrigations system etc. On Friday BriteView Landscape was working. There's a brighter view there for sure! Now TDOT needs to take out the palm tree trunk and inspect the irrigation system. Thanks to the JP "Clean Up' committee for making the reports and getting things moving!!
Plant Sale Dates - May 7,8 and 9
from 8 am to 2 pm
Colorful Pots, succulents, ferns, mint, spearmint, Mexican Poppies, 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!
To Donate: Cuttings/clippings, pots, garden art, tools etc. Call Laurel Heather at 343-0073 or E-mail Call Joan D. at 300-1980 or e-mail for pot donations.
Health and Heritage Trail Updates
Hampton to Santa Rita prepares for stands for the Historic Signage
Siting the sign placements: Parks and Recreation staff marked sites last week for the new history signs which will be mounted on stands. The stands are currently under construction by neighbor Bob Schlanger and will be powder coated in a light rust color.
Additional trees have been delayed until early fall as planting before the hot summer will be asking for some losses. Trees for Tucson is supplying 24 additional trees. planting will be done by neighbor volunteers
No Parking in the Alley: Signs for the entrance and exit of each block have been approved by Transportation Department and will be installed.
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
Donations to the 5G Neighborhood Working Group have made signs available for neighbors who wish the city to consider some responsible regulation of the placement of the 5G poles.

The multi-neighborhood group convinced the Mayor and Council to ask for collocation of 5G on other utilities and notification of nearby residences to work with them as to placement.

Discussions with Mayor and Council will no doubt continue. They ask your support.
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)
Become a member, become a donor.
If you have not donated to or joined our neighborhood association, please consider it. Donation buttons are on One button is designated for membership, and a separate button is set up for tax-deductible donations.
BLUE BINS - Did you get an "OOPS!!"?
Blue ​​​Bin Monitoring to Improve the Quality of Recyclables:  On March 22nd, Environmental & General Services put "Feet on the Street" to monitor and tag recycling bins. The Bin Inspection Project is supported by a grant from The Recycling Partnership. The goal of the grant is to improve the quality of recyclables collected at the curb. Currently, 30% of recyclables collected are considered contamination. This includes non-recyclable items like plastic bags, Styrofoam, and glass as well as trash that just doesn't belong in the blue bin.  
Keep an Eye Out for the Oops Tag: 10 inspectors will go through three neighborhoods on each collection day. If the visual inspection shows non-recyclables or trash in the bin, an Oops Tag will be attached to remind the residents of correct recyclables as well as the contaminant found. If a bin is contaminated with materials that present a safety hazard to people or the sorting equipment, the bin will be collected as trash. The bin will be re-checked the next collection cycle. If the inspectors continue to find the bins contaminated, further action will occur including potential fines and possible removal from the recycling program.
Recycling Costs: Since 2018, the City's recycling program has been faced with significant cost increases due to weak markets for recyclables. Contamination ruins good recyclables and adds additional fees. Since 2018, contamination has cost the City approximately $30,000 per month. If we can reduce contamination by 50%, the excess fees will be eliminated and will save the City $360,000 each year.
QUESTIONS?  Contact Cristina Polsgrove, Public Information Officer, Tucson Environmental and General Services, Phone (520) 837-3715,
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 are coming! April 8-12
2021 Schedule:
4/8 - 4/12,
5/20- 5/24
9/30-10/4, 12/16-12/20
April 8-12
two locations:
917 E. Seneca
1822 E. Lester
Roll-off Reminders

1) Type of Material: Dirt, rock, concrete, asphalt or other heavy construction debris (10 Yards Max).
2) Weight limit: 20,000 lbs., loads exceeding weight limit will need to be lightened by customer.
For All Containers
1) No material can be sticking out of the top or overhanging on the sides.
2) Container should be loaded uniformly and tailgate secured.
3) No hazardous materials such as paint, fuel tanks, or batteries.
4) No appliances that contain Freon, (i.e. refrigerators, freezers, etc.
5) No tires are to be disposed of in containers.
6) For your safety, use caution when loading the container. Please note large amounts of cacti can become very heavy.
7) Do not overload equipment by placing sideboards above the present sides. Overloaded vehicles are a direct violation of the law and will have to be partially downloaded before being serviced.

Your cooperation in meeting these requirements is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, 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.

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.