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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood
Jefferson Park has NO Entrance Signs
Fundraiser needs your help!
Suggested design
Neighborhood volunteers have been working with the City of Tucson to get permission, city permits etc. to create Entrance Signs for Jefferson Park.  The work must be completed by a City approved contractor, so they have been soliciting bids. We can now begin to solicit donations for the effort. Our projects depend on the generosity of our neighbors and our larger community. Please consider a donation, and, if you know a business, please consider asking them to participate.  CLICK HERE for the donation form. Friends of Jefferson Park, Inc. is a non-profit and will be sending receipts for tax purposes. 
Get your Jefferson Park T-shirt!
Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
Proceeds benefit neighborhood projects

Place an order with one of the Jefferson Park area reps listed below:
Lisa:  622-1682, email:
Joanne:   798-3602, email 
Laurel-Heather:  343-0073, email:
Free plants
Cacti and succulents
Free plants
agave, bulbine,strawberry, Mexican Poppy

Free African Daisy seeds
PLANTS for FREE and for SWAP
April 24 - 6:00 pm
Neighborhood Plant Pre-Meeting Swap 5:30
April 24, Ward III,  1510 E Grant Road

Jefferson Park's Annual Plant Swap will have a pre-meeting sale of T-shirts/ swap of plants at 5:30, so come a little early to get the best plants!  Resiliency Information will be shared! 
Neighborhood Meetings Summer Schedule
May  -  No general Meeting
June 26 - 6:00 PM, Ward III office, 1510 E Grant Road
July 24  - 6:00 PM, Ward III office, 1510 E Grant Road
August -  No general Meeting - Last chance to escape the heat!
Safety Coalition
TPD & Residents
Safety Meetings for the 
Central Segments  Neighborhoods
Fourth Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm
Ward III, 1510 E Grant Road
April 23, May 28, June 25,  July 23, August 27
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.
Roll-offs, just in time  May 10 - 14
May is graduation, students are going home, folks are cleaning their yards etc.  Perfect time to supply a big garbage can!
Coming to a block near you:
                            917 E Seneca
  1850 N. Tyndall
 1740 E Edison
1822 E Lester
Thank you Tucson Environmental Services
CYCLOVIA in Review
Sunday April 7
Cyclovia at the Jefferson Park Little Free Library had free books, a mini-museum of Jeff Park history, lemonade and T-shirts for sale.  Beautiful day and many, many bikes and riders.  
The corner of Vine and Lester was really jumping!  Jeff Park volunteers visited with many Tucsonans and discussed our unique and historic neighborhood. Thanks to Ken for letting us use your corner.  The little free library is now famous!
Many thanks to the JP volunteers: Colleen, Mary, Alan, Rosemary, Trish, Laurel-Heather who manned the booth. Thanks Liz for the donuts.  And thanks to Minami who brought lemonade and two cute kids to help.
Yes, It is true what you see - a bike of bones.  One of many creative bikes!

The Banner community parklet is so near completion.  It changes every day!

Lend-A-Hand holding their Yard Sale
lend a hand
Lend a Hand

April 26 and 27, and hours are 7 to 1 pm each day. 

Benedictine Monastery at 800 N. Country Club Rd.   
Items may be dropped off at 1545 E. Water Street. The courtyard gate will be unlocked and you can put items inside the court yard.   
Last day to drop items off is April 21.
Shred-It Tucson Event Saturday
April 20,  2019 -  8:00 - 10:00 AM 
Sacred Heart Church, 601 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Special thanks to our community partner Lend-A-Hand! For more information, contact the Ward III City Council Office at (520)791-4711 or  Documents securely shredded on site  Drive-thru service  First box is FREE!  $5 suggested donation to Lend-A-Hand for additional boxes.
Photographers? - 2020 calendar
2019 African Daisies
Spring is here and the Friends of Jefferson Park would like to begin to collect photos for the 2020 calendar.  See something lovely in Jefferson Park? Take a pic!

E-mail your pictures to We will begin collecting the images.  Know that by e-mailing an image you are giving permission to print it.  Please add your contact information.  There will be no identifying names, address etc. in the calendar--just beautiful images of the neighborhood.  
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. 
Jefferson Park Pot Holes.....
HOW TO REPORT TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS - 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:
Are you protected if the grid goes down?
The Resiliency Workshop (Jan 27) discussed what individuals and neighbors could do in the event the grid goes down.  The possibility of a city-wide heat-related grid failure was discussed.  For the entire information booklet  CLICK HERE.  Pay particular attention to  
pgs. 17 and 24 for a list of the things each home should store in case of such an emergency.
Could you get a break on your property taxes?
Do you live in a contributing property?
Does your home qualify for the property tax break??  Jefferson Park web-site provides links and explanations.  If you wonder about your property  CLICK HERE for links to important information.
Red Tag Reports
Tucson Police Department supplies monthly data on nuisance party and loud music calls made to 911 for our neighborhood.
March  Report for Jefferson Park
Loud music calls - 1       
Loud Party - 6       
Red Tags issued - 2,  both sites double tagged.
How do you report an unruly gathering? 
Greening and Cleaning - Every third Saturday
We need your help, every 3rd Saturday of the month.
No RSVP needed, just show up about 8am.   BYOB-bring your own bag...or we supply. 

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 ...and our little parklet at Edison and Campbell is quite lovely.
Special Thanks to our Community Supporters!
So many times Jefferson Park benefits from the support of business and community entities.  Here we say thank you.
Support:Historic nomination and entrance signs.
Support: Buffle Grass Clean up, Greenspace and Community Park, change to no parking on north side of Lester
Support: Clean up

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 Mark Ostrand through BUMC Security at 694-6533. 
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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,