Websites:  and  March 6, 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters  CLICK HERE.
Jefferson Park Thanks U of A Mortar Board!
Three UA Mortar Board teams worked in Jefferson Park on Saturday Feb 29th. What a hard working bunch! One team took on the Mountain Avenue walkway from Grant south to the University. You may have seen them?! The second and third teams worked in yards for a couple of our senior neighbors. They are also, as bikers and walkers around the University, filling out the survey to strengthen our case for better roadways.
March Meetings

Wednesday March 25, 6:00 pm, Ward III Office
Traffic Calming in Jefferson Park
Mr. Jesse Soto and Gabriela Barillas of Tucson Department of Transportation, will be presenting future traffic plans. JP has already met with them and has formed a Traffic Advisory Committee which is looking at the best places for speed humps, chicanes, bike signage, etc. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss traffic issues near them.
No meeting in March
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30, Ward III, 1510 E Grant Road

JP Traffic Advisory Committee needs your help...
Jefferson Park Traffic Advisory Committee urges everyone to take the survey on and send the message that Jefferson Park is noticed and has concerns.

Contact Zach MacDonald to join the JP Traffic Committee.
Jefferson Park must be added to the concerns of traffic safety in Tucson.

Tucson Transportation Department will take data from the " Move " survey to decide where resources should be allocated.

If Jefferson Park doesn't speak up and become part of the count, the silence indicates that we are happy with increased traffic, potholes and unsafe bicycle/pedestrian ways.

Please fill out the on-line survey at . Scroll to the bottom and take the survey.

Did you know Lester is a designated bikeway but only has one small sign erected? Kinda unbelievable!
Test your vocabulary-What's a sharrow?
Lester is already a designated bikeway, but it has very limited signage. The Tucson traffic engineering team at TDOT will be considering adding "sharrows", which are those paintings on the roadway that look like a big white bike under white arrows-shown in black here. In addition to sharrows, they are considering more bikeway signage and pavement markings. The traffic committee hopes that so many JP folks respond to the survey that this safety feature comes to pass!! Surprise your friends and family by saying "Check out that sharrow" on your next outing.
February TEP information meeting very well attended
and Jefferson Park takes a stand
February 26 information meeting- much discussion about the path of the poles.
JPNA takes stand against any poles in residential areas.
Pathway of poles being considered through Jefferson Park. Campbell, Vine and Park. JPNA says only paths to be considered should be underground or along industrial or commercial thoroughfares-not through the neighborhood.
Make your voice heard:
Letters: addressed to:
Renee Darling - Supervisor, Environmental & Land Use Planning
TEP, Land Resources – RC131
3950 E. Irvington Road
Tucson, AZ. 85714-2114
Box 711
Mail Stop RC131
Tucson AZ 85701-0711

Meeting: Attend Community Working Group Meeting:
March 11: 6-8pm
Quincy Dougla s, 1585 E 36th St.
(one rep at the table-all others in audience)

Meeting: Attend an Open Public Hearing :
March 18: 5:30-7:30
Dunbar Pavilio n, 325 W 2nd St
(Open to all. Make your voice heard!)
To see former E-newsletters (Nov 9, Nov 18, Dec 7 and Jan 7) outlining the issue go to:
Gateway Signs at Campbell Entrance
Installer is waiting on COT permit approval--then up they go!
Health and Heritage Trail
Grant Road Park to Santa Rita
Latest update from Parks and Recreation: "The project is out to Bid. Bid proposals are due Tuesday March 3, 2020. I have 6 contractors providing proposals. Once I review all the proposals (1-2 days) I will contact you." Joe, ONeil, Project Manager
Is it Spring Yet? - Mark your calendars
Neighbors on Hampton invite you to their award winning yard-lots of good free information from these neighborhood experts!
Receiver of 2009 Tucson Botanical Gardens' Xeriscape Award.
Jefferson Park Fundraiser has over 300 plants to sell so far and we still have 2 months to go.
March Events at IST
International Day – Saturday, March 7 th Mark your calendars now! IST's 14th Annual International Day will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 10 am - 2 pm.   IST families, friends and teachers host booths by country from around the world, ISTPAWebsite  ( )
All are invited to Support IST!
March 7 * 10 am to 2pm
Come on over
EDISON Parklet needs you once a month
3rd Saturday of the month - 8:00 am - Edison and Campbell lil park
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. If you do pick up trash 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.
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; Neighbors can report homeless issues and the like. They will get it to the correct department.
City Services  "Cheat Sheet"   has links, emails, and phone numbers
to make it easier to reach anyone in the City
based on your need.
Snail-mail form comes
Between March 1-20
There are three ways to respond:
1. Secure Internet: go online and fill in questionnaire. It's safe, secure and confidential.
2. By phone: Census worker will take your information via phone.
3. By Mail: you request and fill out paper form. Return via mail.
If you don't respond...a
worker will visit in person in May.

NOTE: The Census Bureau will  never  ask you for:
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.
If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau asks you for any of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. To find out more about the 2020 Census, and to avoid scams and fraud, go to
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:
Here is our recycling list:

to read an extremely informative article on 
what can/cannot be recycled,
and it is TUCSON specific.

April 2 - Roll Offs,
May 14 - Roll-offs

August 31 - Brush and Bulky

December 11 - Roll-offs
Razor scooters call 833- LAST-MILE.
Bird Scooters call 1-866-205-2442.

Numbers are posted on the scooters!
Thanks to the business and individuals who support Jefferson Park with their donations! We appreciate you!

Thanks Zach, for donating to our Entryway Signs!
And Blackjack, thanks for the deal on our annual meeting of JPNA.
Thanks to Carly Quinn for the donation of 1/2 of cost of our gateway signs!
Area Representatives

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 

Area #2 - Jon Heine

Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden

Area #5 - Joanne Osuna

Area #6 - Lisa Jones
Neighborhood Resources:
Recommended service Providers

TPD Lead Officer for our area: Sgt. Eric Evans, 420-405-2070, email: .
On Duty: Sat- Tues, 5pm -3am

non-emergency crime: 
emergency crime:   911

See the latest crimes in Jeff Park:

See code violations in Jeff Park:  

Report an issue with Banner: 
Emergency 24/7 (520) 268-9575
Helicopter Noise/ Banner Hospital contact BUMC Security at 694-6533. 

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:
1510 E Grant*

Ward III, See Paul's e-news at:

Ward VI, Steve K's newsletter:
Paul Durham, Ward III
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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, and Joanne Osuna invite your comments.
Thanks to the editors and co-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.