Websites: and March 4 , 2021
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
WELCOME BACK! Karin Uhlich will assume the councilperson position in the Ward III office until the next regular election. Karin served Ward III for 12 years and will be able to start her term with a keen understanding of the diverse needs of the area. For Jefferson Park, she was instrumental in helping to set the stage for the Health and Heritage Trail - the Linear Park, now a reality. We look forward to working with her!
Thanks Neighbor!
Jim Clark has gifted a new Little Free Library to JP. The library is located at 1625 E. Seneca. It has a upper and lower section, The upper has been just books so far but someone put some masks in it. Very nice! The lower also has books but they have been putting in toy’s for young children too.

Hood Distribution and Tim Lorenzen helped with the building materials. Jim is the carpenter. Thank you one and all!!
Jefferson Park Neighborhood Assn Meeting
Wednesday, March 24, 6 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 1408 7338
Passcode: 786605

Safety Meeting
Tuesday March 23, 6pm
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 811 1411 2367
Passcode: 915749
These meetings with Officer Erin Peters will be chaired by Rosemary Bolza, Executive VP of JPNA.
UA Students Clean us Up
Thanks U of A !
U of A HydroCats helped out again last week. they concentrated on the water basins along Vine Avenue--Maintaining our precious water retention systems.
U of A Mortar Board students cleaned the streets and Linear Park basins. It was a lot of "student power" and we appreciate!
Mountain Ave is Safer for Pedestrians!!
Thanks TDOT !
...and thanks to our neighbors who zoomed with Jesse Soto and Blake Olofson of TDOT and discussed the concerns for traffic safety in Jefferson Park. TDOT had several suggestions including signage at the Seneca, Linden, Adams and Helen crossings. These signs were promised by May...and here they are!
Jefferson Park needs to be a safe place for pedestrian and the many cyclists. The JPNA Traffic Committee continues to work with TDOT to achieve that end!
Memberships and Donations
Thanks Neighbors!
Memberships to JPNA and donations to Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc continue to come in. It is a tribute to the accomplishments of the neighborhood that both organizations receive such great support. If you have not donated or joined, please consider it. Donation buttons are on One button is designated for membership, and a separate button is set up for tax-deductible donations.
Health and Heritage Park gets Signs
Thanks Parks and Recreation &TDOT!
SIX SIGNS WHICH TELL THE HISTORY OF JEFFERSON PARK - TDOT has completed the fabrication of the history signage. A total of 6 signs tell the story of the origin of the naming of Grant Road, Fremont, Campbell and the story of Annie Lester, founder of Jefferson Park.
TWO TRAIL SIGNS - Parks and Recreation has ordered two signs for the "Health and Heritage Trail: JEFFERSON PARK". They are specially mounted on rustic stands.
Plant Sale Preparation
Thanks Donors!
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.
Donations for the coming yard sale are varied and fun: tools, yard art, and deco pots. Former neighbor Peggy brought a pick-up truck load!!

When is the date? Not set yet, so there is time for dropping off cuttings and more pots.
5G Neighborhood Working Group
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)
Glass Recycling
Feb 1- 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
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).
LAST MONTH STATS: January- 3 red tags, 5 loud party calls
February - 0 red tags, 0 loud part calls, 0 loud music

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:
See code violations in Jeff Park:
New Strategy.....Taking Legal Action?
Put the 138Kv Electric Poles UNDERGROUND
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. The Coalition believes it has a reasonable request for Undergrounding, and is considering legal action to pressure TEP.

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.
IST featured in the news
Our little 300 student school has been open--have you noticed?

This news segments tells why and how they have been so successful:
Covid Vaccination Opportunities - 55+
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
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.
Important Trash and Recycling Information
2 locations:
917 E. Seneca, and 1822 E. Lester
4/8 - 4/12, 5/20- 5/24
9/30-10/4, 12/16-12/20
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 #2: 8/30/2021

NOTE: Roll-offs are scheduled by our JPNA for our neighbors. In 2021, City of Tucson is limiting neighborhoods to 2 (instead of 4) for each date.
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.