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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
Our Neighborhood
2019 Jefferson Park Calendars available!
Lemonade and cookies
October 24, 6pm
Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Road
Thank you area reps for distributing the door hangers!
6-6:30    Refreshments and Conversation  
6:30-6:45 Speaker:  Resilient Communities 
6:45    B usiness Meeting  
No meetings for JPNA nor Grant Road Coalition are scheduled for December. 

Grant Road Coalition Meeting,   October 23, 6pm, Ward III Office                       
2019 Nominations to the JPNA Board
In the very near future, the Jefferson Park Assn. nominating committee will begin to create a slate of officers to recommend for 2019.  As always we encourage nominations from our neighbors for the committee to consider.  If you would like to suggest someone or offer your services please call Suzanne Trappman, committee chair at:
 740-0757 or e-mail
2019 Nominations to the FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON PARK, INC
If you would consider serving on the neighborhood non-profit board please contact Joan Daniels,  520-300-1980 or e-mail
4 roll offs will be here:
Drop off  Thursday,  Oct 25
Pick up   Monday, Oct  29
917 Seneca
1850 Tyndal (Linden and Tyndal)
1822 Lester (near Campbell access)
1740 Edison

Jefferson Park 2019 Calendar - $12.50
Images of Jefferson Park neighborhood  all year long!

This calendar is a collection of images/events/research of your neighborhood over the past 5-10 years.

Measures 11"x17" with open blocks for your notes. Available at JPNA meetings! 

"Good fences make good neighbors"...
but don't  lose your property tax break
     If your property is contributing, be careful when considering placing a fence/wall on the front of your property.  Walls on the sides and back do not disqualify the property, but walls that are in front block the view of the house and disqualify it for the property tax reduction..
     Recently we have met some folks who did not know that their home qualified as a contributing property to the Jefferson Park National Historic District.  Residences that are contributors will allow their owners to get a sizeable property tax break. But you must register your property.  CLICK    to find the registration information.
      If you think your home is over 50 years old and might qualify, look at the nomination list of the Jefferson Park contributing properties.    CLICK HERE
"Open Fencing" allows this home protection and does not disqualify it as a contributing property

 A combination wall and bars allows the view of the home and does not disqualify this home.

To enroll a contributing property do the following:
  1. Download an enrollment form at:
  2. Get your contributing property's information referenced in your Historic District's nomination form.
  3. Take 2 pictures of your house: one showing the front,  and one showing both the front and a side. example (185 KB).
  4. Have all property owners sign the completed form.
  5. Turn in your completed enrollment form & photos by Dec. 31, 2011 to:
               Becky Becerril, Pima County Assessor's Office 115 N. Church Ave., Tucson,             AZ   85701    (For questions, call 520.740.8071.)
More info at
Neighborhoods Fundraiser
Parks and Recreation return Public Park signs
Signs return to School playground. Now open as public park.

Weekend basketball game anyone?

Banner Committee Report
Jefferson Park, Catalina Vista and Blenman/Elm representatives meet with Banner to bring news back to the respective neighborhoods about the construction progress. The latest Banner project is located in the green space on Lester east of Warren (see map above). The theme of the park is the history of the site--the location of the UA ROTC polo team field and the location of the Quonset huts for returning WWII veterans and their families.

A presentation of the  project will be given at the November 28 Jefferson Park Meeting, 6pm, WARD III, 1510 E Grant Road.  Catalina Vista, Blenman/Elm and nearby neighborhoods are cordially invited.
Quonset hut shaped ramada-roof with patterns from children's drawings

Bench with backing taken from children's interpreted drawings of polo ponies/riders
Pedestal for proposed polo pony and rider sculpture.

Red Tag Reports
Tucson Police Department supplies monthly data on nuisance party and loud music calls made to 911 for our neighborhood. Included are those calls that result in red tags.  
September Report for Jefferson Park
Loud music calls - 2
Loud party calls - 9
Red Tags issued  1
Jefferson Park mails letters to any resident who was the subject of calls or red tags. Additionally owners are notified if the house was a rental.   
How do you report an unruly gathering?  Click here
Nearby Activities

WHAT:  Evening of Fun and Silent Auction
WHERE:  Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole
WHEN:  This Saturday, October 20, 5 PM to 8 PM
WHY YOU CARE: (1) A portion of all sales will benefit the ongoing work to preserve Feldman's Historic Neighborhood.  (2) There will be a lot going on downtown that evening.  At some point, you'll want to take a break.  (3) You'll get to spend part of your evening with a group of fantastic community activists!
                                                                                                                          (D. Lett)
lend a hand
for our Seniors
Lend A Hand Senior Assistance 
 Friday & Saturday November 9 & 10, 2018 7:00 am - 1:00 pm @ St Frances Cabrini Church 3201 E Presidio Rd (1 block south of Ft Lowell, ½ block east of Country Club)
A 501 (c) (3) non-profit. 
Donations are tax-deductible!
Greening and Cleaning
After the rains they are easy to pull. Watch for small, just sprouting, new plants before they go to seed!
Puncturevine, from the Zygophyllaceae or (Caltrop family) and sometimes better known as a "goathead", is a plant designed to survive. From the time the seed sprouts until it blooms and starts to form seed can vary, but usually only takes 2 - 3 weeks. The plant will continue to grow and produce seed until it is stopped. The first freeze will kill the plant in the fall.
 The seed is an amazing product of natural selection. The seed coat is extremely durable (as you well know if you've ever stepped on one with a bare foot) and in the right conditions can last upwards of 20 years. 

Pull entire vine (from the center) and put it in garbage with goatheads attached. Each goathead is a seed!
Want to green and shade your yard?
TEP customers can purchase up to two trees a year for only $5 each. There are many varieties to choose from. .

Joan Hall: 990-8054 or e-mail for more information about how the Jefferson Park Green Committee can help you plant your trees.
Help this Saturday!!
We need your help, every 3rd Saturday of the month
Jefferson Park volunteers walk the parklet at the intersection of Edison/Campbell.  They continue south up the Campbell access road...plogging along. No RSVP needed, just show up about 8am.  BYOB-bring your own bag...or we supply.  
Garbage can lid broken, wheels broken?
If your garbage or recycling can needs to be replaced because it's split, its wheels don't work, the lid is missing, etc., you can call Environmental Services and ask for it to be replaced for free.  To report a damaged container and receive a new one, complete the form online   or call 520-791-3171 (M-F 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
You can also  report online or at 791-3171 a missed pick up, report illegal waste dumping or an abandoned shopping cart, request disability assistance, and request a special Brush & Bulky pick up.

Use the on-line,  Recycle Coach app to do all of the above, plus find your collection day (trash & recycling collection schedule or Brush & Bulky Collection), report a problem or request e-mail notifications for holiday service changes and special collection events.
(excerpted from Garden District E-news)
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:
Important Contact Info
JPNA Board Members 
Jefferson Park is divided into 6 sections.  One person from each area is a voting member of the JPNA Board. These folks are the voice for their area.  Keep them informed!
Welcome packets also available from Suzanne at 740-0757 or

Area #1 - Mary Worthen 
Area #2 - Jon Heine
Area #3 - Laurel-Heather Milden
Area #5 - Joanne Osuna
Area #6 -  Lisa Jones

Your JPNA Board:  
President, Michael Crawford,
Vice President, Colleen Nichols,, 520- 792-2820
Executive Vice President, Joan Daniels,, 520-300-1980
Secretary, Rosemary Bolza,, 520-205-2708
Treasurer, Erin Posthumus,, 520-314-7883
Trish Gehlen,
Joan Hall,, 990-8054
Suzanne Trappman,, 520-740-0757
Bob Schlanger,

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

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Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 6pm Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant Rd.
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CO-EDITORS: Joan Daniels, ,   Joanne Osuna,