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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood - Summer Meetings
Jefferson Park Neighbors' Meetings - Wednesdays
June 26 - 6:00 PM, Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road

July 24  - 6:00 PM Quarterly Meeting
Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Rd.

August -  No general meeting 
Grant Road Coalition Meeting - Guest Speaker
Our Linear Park - Park to Santa Rita on Grant
June 25 -5:30 Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road
Guest Speaker:  Katie Gannon, Tucson Clean and Beautiful
Planning for the Grant Road Heritage Landscape Linear Park
Come and learn about the planned park from Park Avenue to Santa Rita.  
Tucson Delivers... on Prop 101 and 407 (Park Bond)
Tucson Delivers is a website that allows residents to track the projects that have or will benefit from funding of Prop 101 and Prop 407. Both of these propositions which were approved by the voters in the City of Tucson to fund programs that will deliver better streets, a safer, strong city, strong connections and great parks. 
Tucson Delivers website: 
Your Jefferson Park Projects
One of two proposed designs for potential entrance signs on Campbell Ave
For Project
Congratulations neighbors!  Due to your efforts and interest, there is a new traffic circle at Linden and Cherry.   Our projects depend on the generosity of our neighbors and the community at large. Please consider a donation to our Projects Fund.  If you know a business who might be willing to donate, please consider asking them to participate.  
Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!
Gene Thiel, one  Lester neighbor 
two Waverly neighbors and two  Linden neighbors.  
CLICK HERE  for the donation form. Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. is a non-profit and will be sending receipts for tax purposes.
If you own your home and live in it, you will be receiving a letter with the donation form, further explaining the fundraising campaign.  Please understand that any and all donations will go to Jefferson Park projects.  No donation is too small.  Thank you!
Get your Jefferson Park T-shirt!
These well-made and wearable T-shirts are a fundraiser for JP!
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:
Building in Jefferson Park - a special neighborhood

Special rules for building in Jefferson Park
Jefferson Park is an Historic District and one of only two neighborhoods in Tucson designated a "Neighborhood Preservation Zone"  which means there are special guidelines that protect the integrity of the neighborhood. 

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.  

There are links to information sources.  So before considering additions or rebuilds, check it out. They hope it helps!
TPD & Residents
Safety Meetings
Central  Neighborhoods - Tuesdays
J une 25, July 23, August 27
6:30, Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road

Police representatives from mid-town and west side meet with neighbors to talk about safety concerns in the neighborhoods.  Join residents of Jefferson Park and nearby neighborhoods to learn about trends.
Do you know how to keep your home safe during the summer? 
NOTES FROM THE MAY MEETING: Nine  TPD officers attend our meeting!  Here are their suggestions:   
1.      Keep garage door closed. Avoid car break ins and an easy access to your home;               the door from the garage to the house is usually not as secure as other doors.                   Tools in your garage help make break in easier.
2.      Window A/C - make sure it is very secure, especially if you go out of town, or are               gone for long periods. Cut a wooden or metal dowel so window can't be lifted.
3.      Evaporative coolers - be sure to close windows/doors when you leave.
4.      Ask a trusted neighbor or someone to check your house while you are away. Clear           flyers from stacking up.
5.      Put a hold on mail and newspapers.
6.      Don't invite crime; Keep bicycles and other valuables out of sight.
7.      Don't hide keys outside.
8.      Watch out for scams.
9.      Trim shrubbery away from windows and doors.
10.    If away for summer, keep blinds closed.
11.    If away for summer, take computer games, etc. out of house.

New TPD West Community Officer (JP district) is Erin Peters. She works M-Th 8-6. Her cell is 520-965-7670. 
(Y. Lorch, JP Safety Committee)
Jefferson Park's Police Officers
Two "Lead Police Officers" are assigned to each region.  Jefferson Park is located in the Westside Division.  The two for our area are:
On Duty: Weekends and Evenings
Ofc. Francisco Santa Maria   Phone 520-589-8684

On Duty Weekdays, Days
Ofc. Jeffrey Stover   Phone 520-589-8720

If you are unable to reach the Lead Police Officer (LPO) for your area, leave a voicemail, text message, or email, and he or she will get in touch with you as soon as they are able. 
If you do not hear back from your LPO within 5 days, please call the  West Division: 520-791-4467 and request to speak with the supervisor of the officer for whom you left the message. 
Community Service Officer: Erin Peters   Office phone 520-837-7241 is our new community services officer
Lend a Hand - Neighbors helping Neighbors
lend a hand
Looking for a feel-good volunteer opportunity?  Or need help yourself?  Lend A Hand just might be the organization for you!  

LAH provides free services to seniors (60 and older) and people with disabilities.  There are no financial requirements!  It's 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 Invitation - Campbell/Grant Mural
Mural at Campbell Grant
Dear Neighbors,
We are excited to share with you the latest project at Banner-University Medicine. Starting this week, you will see artists painting murals on 5 walls around Tucson. We commissioned the muralists to create a space that represents our community. They should be completed by early next week. Once completed, the movie theater wall on Grant and Campbell will be the largest mural in Tucson. ... We are also hosting a community event with the artists on 
June 15, 9am-1pm at the Boys and Girls Club on Grant/Country Club. 
We hope you will join us to meet the artists, paint and enjoy food and giveaways. 
(Blenman/Elm list serve)
City Elections coming! Primary is August 27!
The City-wide elections this year will be August 27 for the Primary and November 5 for the General and Special Election. Since this is a City-only election, it is a Vote-By-Mail election. To get detailed information about this election please go to the Clerk's election website ( ) and scroll down to 2019 City of Tucson Elections - What You Need to Know and download the PDF file.

In Tucson, we vote by Ward in the primary election and City-wide in the general election, so it is important, regardless of what ward you live in that you are registered to vote by the Primary election deadline of July 29, 2019.
The Mayor and Wards 1 and 4 are all open seats (no incumbent is running for re-election). Councilmember Paul Cunningham is running for re-election in Ward 2 and will face an opponent in the general election. The Ward 1 seat will most likely be decided in the primary election since there is no opposition party in that race.
Without support from our elected officials, neighborhood needs will continue to languish so please get to the debates, ask questions, and cast your informed vote.
Candidate Forum:
Candidates with Primary Election challengers for upcoming City of Tucson elections, which includes three Mayoral Candidates and four Ward One Candidates, will participate in a forum sponsored by neighborhood and community organizations.  The event will take place on:
Saturday, June 22, 2019
El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway Boulevard
12 noon sharp
(TRRG newsletter)
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 pro-active, and neighbors must be diligent about reporting occurrences. 
Unruly Gatherings Statistics
Need to report an Unruly Gathering?  See the process HERE.

Loud Music calls - 1
Loud Party calls -  1
 Red Tags Issued - 0 
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. 
Tucson Residents for Responsive Government
TRRG - Yes, it is a mouthful! but it does good work for neighborhoods.  

As an organization, TRRG puts on forums and workshops, holds annual meetings and provides printed materials to elected officials and staff about issues important to neighborhoods. They cannot do that without the help of their members. 

Yearly dues are only $10 per member. Please, if you have not sent them your dues for 2019, consider doing that today. Just get onto the TRRG website ( ) and click on the yellow box to the right on the home page. You can send your check to them or pay by Credit card or PayPal. They need your help to be able to continue the work.                                                 (TRRG newsletter)
New Neighborhood Assn "Point of Contact" to City
Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega presented a letter to City Council May 21 announcing three new positions to Planning and Development services.  One of the positions will be designated as a liaison to neighborhood associations.  Rebecca Roupp is designated neighborhood liaison.  To see the letter and his list of responsibilities go to

Greening and Cleaning
Park Cleanup - Every third Saturday
Edison/Cambell Parklet
Help Needed -  3rd Saturday of the month - 8am

No RSVP needed, just show up about 8am.   

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 .
Weeds in yards and alleys
Weeds over 6" are a code violation.  Private homes are responsible for weeds to the center of the alley as well as to the curb out front. Be a good neighbor and get rid of those weeds!

A yard with weeds can be reported to Code Enforcement who will notify the homeowner.  No fines will be charged so long as the owner cleans up the weeds in a given amount of time.  If you see a yard with excessive weeds, report to - Tucson Code Enforcement  On-line at  (520) 791-5843 Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM to 4 PMor use the app:  SeeClickfix.

If a resident is elderly or disabled, the Jefferson Park Green Committee could help.  If you know someone needs help, e-mail  the Green Committee at or call Joan Hall  at  990-8054. 
Water Harvesting Classes
WMG Water Harvesting Classes: Learn the Skills, Earn the Rebate
Tucson Water makes your rainwater and greywater harvesting projects more affordable by providing rebates of up to $2,000 for qualifying systems. We offer the required educational sessions as a FREE community service at our Living Lab & Learning Center.
Rainwater Classes
Thu, June 22 @ 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
Greywater Classes
Thu, June 20 @ 5 p.m.-7 p.m. 
Online registration is required. These FREE classes fill up quickly, so register today! Read more about the rebates and see the full schedule of upcoming classes. at  
Jefferson Park Pot Holes.....
Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging over into a roadway or obstructing a sidewalk? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to  
Tucson Department of Transportation:
Free movies for the family
Free swims at city pools.
FREE SWIM AND RECREATION FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER - Kids 17 and under can beat the heat at City pools and recreation centers for free this summer. Youth will not need to pay an admission fee at 13 recreation centers during open recreation hours. Due to other center programming, those ages 12-17 are permitted after 2 p.m., and youth 7 years and up are permitted after 6 p.m. Youth also can swim for free at 19 pools during recreational swim hours. A fee will still be charged at Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center pool. Fees are $2 for adults (18 and over) and $1 for youth (17 and under). A map and hours of City pools and recreation centers can be found at the link below.

Map and hours of City pools and recreation centers:
Tucson Parks and Recreation:
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: 

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,