Websites:  and  July 30, 2020
For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters  CLICK HERE.
Meetings are cancelled - JPNA keeps you informed on-line at and through this E-news.
Welcome new subscribers!
No138Kv Poles - Yard sign campaign widens
Sam Hughes yard signs
Jeff Park yard signs
Upcoming meeting will reveal the three recommended pathways. We will keep you informed here! See the rationale for the neighborhood stand at the JP website or see former e-newsletters at
Here comes the dirt!! Health and Heritage Trail
These are the times when seeing some dirt can make us excited! This photo records the arrival of the dirt for the berms for the linear park.
Watch the project come together!

To see proposed historic signage go to ,
(Photo courtesy of Joe O'Neil, Parks and Rec project manager for the Linear Park)
Let's get a "Slow Street" for a month!
Deadline for our application August 7
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) piloted Tucson Slow Streets, an initiative to reconfigure streets to support social distancing and encourage physical activity. The Slow Streets program temporarily closes certain streets to all but local traffic, giving Tucsonans more space to safely walk, bike, and run.


Certain streets in Tucson have been selected as candidates for a slow street month. Lester Street and Seneca have been designated as potential candidates. The JPNA is submitting an application nominating Lester. Lester is a proposed bike path by COT, but has never been designated as such.
FIRST: JPNA needs your support. For more information CLICK HERE and take the survey naming Lester and maybe offering to be a block leader (stipend offered)--if you live on Lester.
SECOND: Hurry! E-mail your name and contact info to Colleen Nichols, , our JP Pres., so she can add your name to our application. The more neighborhood names, the stronger our application - due August 7.
Slow Streets are
  • neighborhood streets, temporarily limited to local traffic only through barricades, cones, and signs.
  • Provide space for safe physical activity, transportation, and recreation (walking, wheelchair rolling, jogging, biking, and playing) in the street.  
  • Encourage people driving to use alternate routes, only using Slow Streets when necessary to reach a final destination.
  • Urge people driving to drive slowly and safely, and look out for people sharing the street.
  • Do not impact emergency vehicle access in any way.  

Slow Streets are NOT: 
  • Closed streets - local residents, emergency vehicles, environmental services, and delivery vehicles can use them to get in and out of neighborhoods. Cut-through traffic is discouraged from using these streets.   
  • Gathering places – At this time, due to public health precautions associated with COVID-19, Slow Streets are not meant to be places for gathering in large groups or socializing. While using Slow Streets, people should follow current public health guidance (Pima County Health Department)  
How about a Yard Sign for Your Street?

TDOT has initiated a "Slow Down - Drive Like You Live Here" yard sign pilot program in an effort to slow traffic down on neighborhood streets.
If you would like to take the pledge and get a yard sign,click here:

JP Neighbors recommend service providers
Need recommendations for lawn service, bee removal, plumbers, even cat groomers etc? JP website has lists and references. Go to .
Know Your Area's Neighborhood Representative
Each area in JP has a neighbor who has agreed to act as an information source. These residents will be able to answer questions or can refer you to someone who can.

Thank you JP reps!
Area #1 - Mary Worthen
Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden
Area #4 - Judy Janson
Area #5 - Joanne Osuna 798-3602
Area #6 - Lisa Jones
To see the neighborhood non-profit board go to:
Roll Offs - Brush and Bulky
Brush 'n Bulky is still scheduled for August 31. You can review what they will and will not pick up here:

Roll Offs are cancelled until further notice.
Red Tag Report
June report: TPD no longer gives the neighborhoods information on calls for "loud music" or "loud parties", only for those police reports that result in a Red Tag. In June, a residence on the 1200 block of Seneca was cited for a Red Tag - unruly gathering.

For information on the last 80 police incidents in our neighborhood go to: Incidents are listed by block not specific address.
J P Green Committee will Help You Plant!
GOOD NEWS - If you want to plant trees or shrubs in your right of way, the Green Committee will help you place them correctly, taking advantage of passive water harvesting, help you decide which plants, and plant the trees for you. NOW we can get those plants for free!!

Let Joan Hall know if you have a "right of way" that you would like planted, 520-990-8054. More shade, more birds!
Invasion of the Goatheads!
Rain is their best friend. Let's get rid of these beasts! If you see one, pull it, bag it, and toss it! When you step on them with bare feet you'll know why it's called puncture vine! 

More on how to identify goatheads: 
EDISON Parklet (Edison and Campbell)
USUALLY 3rd Saturday of the month - 8:00 am - Edison and Campbell little park---- . 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. If you see problems with trash at the park or its vicinity during the week, please notify Joanne and we will arrange to clean it up.
Still Time for the Census-Workers knocking on doors
THERE'S STILL TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS FORM - With all that has been going on in the United States lately, you may have pushed aside your reminders to complete the required U.S. Census, but there's still time. Responses help determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and guide how nearly $700 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year. It’s estimated up to $3,000 per person, per year is at stake for Arizona. The answers are kept anonymous and are used only to produce statistics. Starting this month, census workers will be knocking on doors of homes from which they've received no response. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit. Follow the links below for more information.
Masks now required in the City of Tucson
Effective immediately, every person in the City of Tucson over the age of five (5) is required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public setting. Businesses whose employees interact with the public must require employees to wear face coverings.This requirement is put in place under  Ordinance Number 11766.
City of Tucson Closed
Due to the continuing increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Arizona and Pima County, the City of Tucson will extend the reopening until further notice.  All aspects of the closing remain in effect.

This includes:
  •  All service counters and lobbies within City buildings, including Ward offices and City Hall, are closed.
  • All evictions on City-owned public housing suspended through July 31.
  • Tucson Water will continue to suspend water shutoffs through July 31.
  • City recreation centers and aquatics facilities are closed.
  • All aquatics, youth, therapeutic, and senior programming are canceled.
  • All leisure classes and softball leagues have been postponed.
  • The Senior Meal Program will continue in its modified form.
  • Transit fares are waived on Sun Link, Sun Tran, and Sun Van.
  • Tucson City Court began a phased reopening with restrictions on June 1.
  • Household Hazardous Waste will not be collected at the Los Reales Landfill or the Sweetwater location.
  • Park Tucson will continue to offer 15-minute free parking for take-out orders.

The City's has delayed reopening in order to better protect residents. If you have questions related to any city services, please do not hesitate to call the Ward 3 office at 520-791-4711.
New Lead Officer for Jefferson Park
We have been informed that the new JP Lead Officer is Ofc. Joclyn Avilez. Her email is . Phone: 520-307-1252.

JP Community Resource Officer is Erin Peters - Phone: 520-965-7670

Call 9-1-1. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. This includes welfare checks on persons who appear in distress. And let’s not forget the animals and small children left in vehicles-- engines not running and windows not cracked, while the temperatures rise. 

Online Report. To file an online report go to: . This reporting tool can be used to file certain crimes so make sure to check out the webpage for information. 

Other means of contact. You have the option to email/call the Lead Officer: or phone 520-307-1252 You, also may contact our division at or phone: (520) 791-4467. 
Senior Shopping Hours
For the different Tucson grocery stores, their safety requirements, if they deliver, and for their senior hours CLICK HERE
Free Food Map
COVID-19 Reliable sources of information
Public testing: Those with concerns about COVID-19 symptoms or exposure can now call Banner Health at 844-549-1851 to speak with a clinical team member to determine if testing is appropriate. The line will be staffed 7 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. If an individual meets CDC criteria for testing, they will be scheduled for an appointment at our new drive-through site .
 The City of Tucson created and maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 website (link below) that includes information for businesses, residents, and even activities for kids. Visit the website for the latest information about how the City is conducting business during this crisis and the latest status in the community. The site is updated as information continues to evolve.
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 Gas Tucson 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; 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.
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 what can/cannot be recycled,

August 31 - Brush and Bulky

Razor scooters call 833- LAST-MILE.
Bird Scooters call 1-866-205-2442.

Numbers are posted on the scooters!
Special "thank you"
Thanks to the business and individuals who support JP 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!
Neighborhood Contacts & Resources
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: Ofc. Joclyn Avilez. Her email is

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:
The ward offices put out 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
Amanda Monroy
Special Staff Assistant to Supervisor Betty Villegas
Pima County Board of Supervisor
130 W. Congress St., 11th Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701
520-724-8126 ■
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.