For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Here' your opportunity to ask about the many things happening in our neighborhood. JPNA will have a chock full agenda, but wants to inform our neighbors. Consider participating in the zoom meeting.
JPNA Meeting
April 28 - 6:00 – 8:00pm

 Meeting ID: 872 7641 6322 Passcode: 332826 
On Our Border--138Kv Substation!
Making your concerns known...
TEP has requested a Special Land Use Exception Permit, SELUP, in order to construct the 138Kv electrical substation site at the very edge of Jefferson Park. The Zoning Examiner is holding a virtual public hearing on May 6 at 6:00PM to decide if the request will be granted or to ask for certain conditions, additions or changes.
Here's what you can do:
Meeting" at the top of the page. To review the file May 6 Agenda- Vine Substation
  • By May 5 send a request to:, no later than 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The email should include the Zoning Examiner public hearing date, your name, and the phone number you will use for the teleconference.
  • Write a letter or send an email. See a Sample Letter with concerns listed about the project. You can also review the letters written by the Association at the Jefferson Park website.

The Zoning Examiner does not make a decision on May 6, but listens to the concerns from both parties. It is vitally important that Jefferson Park is well represented. Every email, letter, and comment becomes part of the public record.
City Park use temporarily suspended
Did you know that The International School playground is a City of Tucson Park after hours, 6:00PM on weekdays, and usually open Saturday and Sunday on the weekends.

Until very recently, it was closed for almost a year due to city-wide Covid restrictions.

However, it remains closed at the moment until the construction site is able to be secured.

What construction? The old portables have been removed, and construction will begin shortly on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, and Math) addition.
This has been in the long range plans, and much-needed, as the school has been so well attended.

We will keep you updated as to when the park will re-open. Thank you for your patience, as the top priority is to keep everyone safe!

Grant Road Widening
results of first meeting with the city
Watch the YouTube presentation Grant Road Plan Phases 5/6
The video will be presented at every meeting. It is a clear review of what is expected in each section, which includes Jefferson Park.
Attend a meeting and form your own opinion.
Click these links:
April 27- meeting/4-27-21 This is in-person. You must register for slot.

Your presence at a meeting demonstrates that we, the residents and neighbors, care about what happens to our community!
GRANT ROAD PLANS See the 30% plans at the meetings above. We will not be able to influence plans after the 30% stage. Five neighborhoods of the Grant Road Coalition have sent a letter listing their concerns. See the letter sent by the adjacent neighborhoods at

Bob Roggenthen, Project Manager, responded to the letter "The team has been working diligently on the same issues that you have highlighted in your letter. " It is time now to work on the issues with them!
The meetings will be June 29, September 28 and December 28
Plant Sale Dates - May 7,8 and 9
from 8 am to 2 pm
"Hey Mom,
You're worth a mint to me."
Colorful pots, succulents, ferns, mint, spearmint, Ruelia (purple flowers), 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!

See more pics at
5G Poles in Neighborhoods

Support responsible 5G pole placement by putting a sign in your yard.

Contact Joan Hall: or
call 520-990-8054

Country/Glenn neighborhood produced a brochure to disseminate 5G information to their residents. Click HERE to download the brochure.
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 schedule
2021 Schedule:
5/20- 5/24
9/30-10/4, 12/16-12/20
two locations:
917 E. Seneca
1822 E. Lester
Roll-off Rules 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. March -1 loud music.

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:
See code violations in Jeff Park:
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 Undergrounding Coalition and the proposal for undergrounding the TEP poles. Is it affordable? Read the proposal at: TEP continues to maintain its stand with the three overhead line 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: 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
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.