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For previous editions of Jefferson Park newsletters CLICK HERE.
November Meetings/Events

Thursday - November 21, 6:00 pm*
1510 E Grant Road, Ward III 
*Note a change in November, due to holiday schedules. 

Meeting is November 26, 5 pm.  
Topic: Status of the Linear Park, 
1510 E Grant Road, Ward III.

Meeting is November 26, 6:30 pm.  
1510 E Grant Road, Ward III 

November is a busy month for everyone!
For Jefferson Park there are several important events.  Mark your calendar and support your neighborhood!

November 2-Saturday T-shirt Sale at IST school gymnasium.  Open at 9am 
Craft tables at 8 am 

November 16 - Saturday
Banner Parklet Celebration
2020 Calendar-Support Your Neighborhood
Great Holiday Gift!
The 2020 calendar features fascinating facts about the history of the "Near North Side" of Tucson.  That is the neighborhoods north of the UA and south of North Street (Grant).

Catalina Vista, Sugar Hill, Feldman, Blenman-Elm, and Jefferson Park contributed some of their history to the calendar.  Many of their early residents defined the future of Tucson.
Large calendar - big blocks for keeping track of appointments and meetings.

* 12 inches wide
* 24 inches long
* Spiral bound
* High quality gloss paper

A new segment of history every month!
Super cool for your wall and as gifts!
Want one?  It will be for sale at the following two events, also at the JPNA meetings, and from the Jefferson Park neighbors listed below.   
$16.00 each - All proceeds go to Jefferson Park neighborhood projects!
T-shirts $14 and Calendars $16.00
Jefferson Park neighbors listed below:
Lisa:  622-1682, email:
Joanne:   798-3602, email: 
Laurel-Heather:  343-0073, email:
Joan:  300-1980, email:
Saturday Nov 2 - Neighborhood Fundraiser

November 16 - Banner Parklet celebration
 John Proios will begin sandblasting on Wednesday November 6 at 8:00AM. He will start and complete the outline of the 2'X2' and 2'X1' squares on Wednesday and then begin and complete the narratives on Thursday the 7th, beginning also at 8:00AM.
October Quarterly Meeting---Spooky Great!
Spooky service

Spooky food

2020 Census Speaker

Hats and more hats

Many thanks to Laurel-Heather and Dorothy, the creative members of the planning committee.  You outdid yourselves! The hats were a crazy touch.   And thanks to the folks who brought such a variety of "spooky food" - it turned into quite a banquet!
Happy Halloween 
Thanks to the Jefferson Park neighbors who organized the "trick or treat" map.  From 6pm to 8pm we had an uptick in goblins, light sabers, dinosaurs, ghosts,  cowboys, and grim reapers.

Not to mention the patient parents who escorted the happy
gruesome crews around in the dark, dark, but beautiful night.  This is what makes memories!
Anyone know this kid??
Health and Heritage Trail coming soon to a Grant block near you
Proposed signage for the Health and Heritage Sign
Sign done in tile - sample

Linear Trail waits at sundown for some action
City of Tucson Cheat Sheet
All the possible websites and contacts for the city on one convenient click and find "Cheat Sheet"  Thank you Ward VI. CLICK HERE
Recycle notes

Lend a Hand - Neighbors Helping Neighbors
lend a hand
LAH provides free services to seniors (60 and older) and people with disabilities.  There are no financial requirements!  Its services include transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, the bank, etc., plus delivery of fresh produce and food boxes, as well as providing incontinent supplies, yard work, minor home repair, a weekly exercise class, a monthly Lunch Social and even more.  
All services are free, made possible by caring volunteers.  But, in order to support it all, we do need more volunteers, especially in the summer!  If you're interested in volunteering -- or receiving these services yourself, please contact:  Trish Gehlen at (520) 248-6882 or 
Greening and Cleaning
Park Cleanup - Every third Saturday
Edison/Cambell Parklet
Help Needed -  3rd Saturday of the month - 8:00 am
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. Many hands make light work!
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 .
Building?  Read here 

Special rules for Jefferson Park
The neighborhood Land Use Committee (LUC) has created a special section, " Building/Historic Status" , on to help neighbors and their contractors understand the special circumstances when building in an NPZ (Neighborhood Preservation Zone). Also Tucson Planning and Development Dept. has a process flyer  with important information at:
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: 

Facebook: Jefferson Park Pet  Lost animals, found animals etc 
Facebook: Jefferson Park Interactive communications and neighborhood friendly posts

Banner Hspital
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
Call Banner Security 520-694-6533 
if you witness any wandering patients or find any tossed bandages, etc.
If the situation warrants, call 911 

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

TPD Officers assigned to Jefferson Park available to you
On Duty: Weekends, Evenings
Ofc. Francisco Santa Maria  *  Phone: 520-589-8684 *  Email:

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 BUMC Security at 694-6533. 
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Come to the JPNA Monthly Meeting
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,