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Quick Look
March 27 -
Grant Road Coalition Meeting: Tuesday , 6pm Ward III, Community Room

March 28 -
JPNA Assn: Wednesday, 6pm, Ward III, Community Room

March 29 -
Crime and Neighborhoods Meeting - Thursday , 6pm Ward III
Veteran police officer will speak of neighborhood/community trends and ways to prevent crime
Coffee and Donuts.  Bring your questions.
April 25 - JPNA Quarterly Meeting and plant exchange.  Start those cuttings now to be ready to exchange with your neighbors. Learn how to identify buffelgrass.
RAFFLE:  Native Seed Search Membership.
African Daisy seed packets for free.

April 10-15 - Tucson Arts Brigade Mural Fest.   The wall facing Grant Road at Edison and Santa Rita will have a team working from the 10th through the 15th creating a mural reflecting the history of Jefferson Park.  Stop by to watch!
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:     911
See historic photos of Jefferson Park:
Our Neighborhood
THANKS * Banner Health/UofA Mortar Board * THANKS
Above:  Volunteers clean front and back yard of Edison Street home

Right:  Volunteers continue to work on the 1747 N. Highland condemned property cleaning out the north side to facilitate police patrol of the property.  TPD officer texts, "Awesome!"

Fourteen large bags of buffelgrass removed from JP!
Working on Private home yard

Four teams from Banner, Shepley/Bulfinch, Sundt/DRP, Stark/Sturgeon and UA Mortar Board worked along side neighbors on four clean up projects in Jefferson Park.  Manpower, coffee, bagels, pastries, gloves, equipment and truck usage was provided. Neighbor Erin Posthumus lead a bufflegrass eradication team which collected 14 bags of bufflegrass. One team worked again on the 1747 N Highland condemned property.  They removed cacti and brush from the north side.  The remaining two teams worked on properties for which residents had asked help.  Jefferson Park volunteers, Joan, Kathy, Erin, and Laurel-Heather worked at each site.  JPNA lead organizer, Lisa,  did a splendid job of coordinating teams, tools, water, and motivation.
Neighborhood Public Park Returns
The new playset has been installed at the International School.  With the assistance of TUSD it has been completed.  Bright red and blue makes an exciting kid place!

By April, and after the Mayor and Council approves,  the new agreement between Parks and Recreation and IST will be in place.  The playground shall become a public park after school hours.  Special thanks to the International School and the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation.  Watch for the signs.  Meanwhile the playground is open!
Do you know your Neighborhood Plan?
Jefferson Park is a Federally recognized Historic District.  The neighborhood has a design manual for its Neghborhood Preservation Zone overlay.  Interesting reading.  Log on to and select one of the quick links on the right panel.
Banner Health Presentation to Neighborhood
(Photo courtesy of A. Hughes, Catalina Vista Neighborhood)
The Jefferson Park Banner Committee and representatives from adjacent neighborhoods were taken on a tour of the Banner construction.  These groups meet quarterly with Banner to understand and relate to their neighbors the latest construction changes.

A doorhanger will be distributed to Lester and Linden address which gives the latest contact numbers for the UA and Banner in order that residents may call any concerns to them.

To see the latest Power Point presentation about the construction project at Banner Health go to
Need a carpenter, plumber, etc?
Our neighbor posts a list of service providers to the Jefferson Park web-site. These are contacts specifically recommended by people in our neighborhood. The list can be found here West University Neighborhood's list are recommendations for craftsman who are particularly adept with older homes. That list appears at the end of the Jefferson Park recommendations. If you have a craftsperson who you can recommend to others e-mail Michael at
Greening and Cleaning
Want to green and shade your yard?
TEP customers can purchase up to two trees a year for only $5 each. There are many varieties to chose from. .

Joan Hall: 990--8054 or e-mail for more information about how the Jefferson Park Green Committee can help you plant your trees.
Nearby Activities
Give input to the U of A Master Plan
The UA has started the process of reviewing and revising its Master Plan, of particular importance to those neighborhoods abutting the UA, is the subject to water run-off from the UA, housing of students, and further encroachment into neighborhoods by UA sponsored buildings. i.e. Honors Dorm

You can comment online, and you can get involved in the focus groups, at this website:
Free Tax Preparation
Ward III Office every Saturday beginning February 3 and ending April 14,  
Saturday's, 9am to 1pm.
Pima County is again teaming with United Way to offer free tax-preparation assistance to anyone with a family income under $66,000.
Jefferson Park History
Circa 1950, Little girls on North Hampton.
Seeking old photos, oral histories
This newsletter has featured images which document the history of the Jefferson Park neighborhood.  The Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc will continue to research and seek photos from private sources that illustrate the deep historic and cultural ties of this neighborhood.  The Jefferson Park website has a slide show of some of the images collected so far.

With the donations of oral histories and photos from many neighbors and the archives of the AZ Historical Society it is hoped the future will bring a book.  If you can contribute or wish to participate in the project, please contact Joan Daniels, 520-300-1980 or
Important Contact Info
JPNA Board Members 
Jefferson Park is divided into 6 sections.  One person from each area is a voting member of the JPNA Board. These folks are the voice for their area.  Keep them informed!
Welcome packets also available from Suzanne at 740-0757 or

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 
Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden
Area #5 - Joanne Osuna
Area #6 -  Lisa Jones

Your JPNA Board:  
President, Michael Crawford,
Vice President, Colleen Nichols,, 520- 792-2820
Ex Vice President, Joan Daniels,, 520-300-1980
Secretary, Rosemary Bolza,, 520-205-2708
Treasurer, Erin Posthumus,, 520-314-7883
Trish Gehlen,
Joan Hall,, 990-8054
Suzanne Trappman,, 520-740-0757
Bob Schlanger,

Ward III - Councilperson Paul Durham 
Paul Durham
Welcome Paul Durham to
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 ofTransportation  (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

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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
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CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,